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Commercial Drivers License

Zijian Zheng, Pan Lu, Brenda Lantz
INTRODUCTION: Truck crashes contribute to a large number of injuries and fatalities. This study seeks to identify the contributing factors affecting truck crash severity using 2010 to 2016 North Dakota and Colorado crash data provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. METHOD: To fulfill a gap of previous studies, broad considerations of company and driver characteristics, such as company size and driver's license class, along with vehicle types and crash characteristics are researched...
June 2018: Journal of Safety Research
Hermann H Klein
Although medical students are rarely instructed in traffic medicine in Germany, they are obliged to inform their patients about their fitness to drive after having become a medical doctor. This article gives an overview on the fitness to drive for patients with syncope by referring to the driving license regulation and the current guidelines released by the department of traffic. The driving license regulation distinguishes between group 1 and group 2 drivers. Group 1 drivers drive vehicles with a total weight less than 3...
May 15, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
James Weis, Ashvin Bashyam, Gregory J Ekchian, Kathryn Paisner, Nathan L Vanderford
Background: A large number of highly impactful technologies originated from academic research, and the transfer of inventions from academic institutions to private industry is a major driver of economic growth, and a catalyst for further discovery. However, there are significant inefficiencies in academic technology transfer. In this work, we conducted a data-driven assessment of translational activity across United States (U.S.) institutions to better understand how effective universities are in facilitating the transfer of new technologies into the marketplace...
2018: F1000Research
J Alam, K Blackburn, D Patrick
Neflamapimod (previously code named VX-745) is a clinical phase 2b-ready highly specific inhibitor of the intra-cellular enzyme p38 mitogen activated protein kinase alpha ("p38α") that is being developed as a disease-modifying drug for Alzheimer's disease (AD) that acts via targeting synaptic dysfunction. Neflamapimod was discovered through a proprietary structure-based drug discovery platform at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and developed previously by Vertex through to phase 2a in rheumatoid arthritis...
2017: Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease
Simone Baiardi, Chiara La Morgia, Lucia Sciamanna, Alberto Gerosa, Fabio Cirignotta, Susanna Mondini
The significant social and economic impact of excessive daytime sleepiness makes sleep evaluation a primary medical need in commercial drivers. However, the best screening tool is still matter of debate. In our cohort of 221 commercial drivers, only ten (4.5%) had Epworth Sleepiness Scale scores indicative of excessive daytime sleepiness. These findings and the lack of concordance in estimating excessive daytime sleepiness among commercial drivers in previous studies using the same psychometric measure indicate that the Epworth Sleepiness Scale is not a reliable tool...
October 23, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
Michelle Cardoso, Fred Fulton, Colin McKinnon, Jack P Callaghan, Michel J Johnson, Wayne J Albert
A postural evaluation of commercial licensed truck drivers was conducted to determine the ergonomic benefits of a truck seat prototype in comparison with an industry standard seat. Twenty commercially licensed truck drivers were recruited to perform a 90-min driving task. Postures were assessed using accelerometers and a backrest and seat pan pressure mapping system. Subjective discomfort measurements were monitored using two questionnaires: ratings of perceived discomfort (RPD) and the automotive seating discomfort questionnaire (ASDQ)...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
Naomi J Anderson, Caroline K Smith, Jesse L Byrd
INTRODUCTION: The trucking industry has a high burden of work-related injuries. This study examined factors, such as safety climate perceptions, that may impact injury risk. METHOD: A random sample of 9800 commercial driver's license holders (CDL) were sent surveys, only 4360 were eligible truck drivers. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression models were developed to describe the population and identify variables associated with work-related injury. RESULTS: 2189 drivers completed the pertinent interview questions...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Salifu Nanga, Nii Afotey Odai, Anani Lotsi
In this study, the average accident risk of commercial drivers in the Greater Accra region of Ghana and its associated risks were examined based on a survey data collected using paper-based questionnaires from 204 commercial drivers from the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The Cox Proportional Hazards Model was used for multivariate analysis while the Kaplan-Meier (KM) Model was used to study the survival patterns of the commercial drivers. The study revealed that the median survival time for an accident to happen is 2...
June 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
Roland A Snijder, Johannes T A Knape, Toine C G Egberts, Annemoon M D E Timmerman
A 67-year critically ill patient suffered from a hypertensive crisis (200 mm Hg) because of a norepinephrine overdose. The overdose occurred when the clinician exchanged an almost-empty syringe and the syringe pump repeatedly reported an error. We hypothesized that an object between the plunger and the syringe driver may have caused the exertion of too much force on the syringe. Testing this hypothesis in vitro showed significant peak dosing errors (up to +572%) but moderate overdose (0.07 mL, +225%) if a clamp was used on the intravenous infusion line and a large overdose (0...
April 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
Ganesh M Babulal, Aaron Addison, Nupur Ghoshal, Sarah H Stout, Elizabeth K Vernon, Mark Sellan, Catherine M Roe
Background: The number of older adults in the United States will double by 2056. Additionally, the number of licensed drivers will increase along with extended driving-life expectancy. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of injury and death in older adults. Alzheimer's disease (AD) also negatively impacts driving ability and increases crash risk. Conventional methods to evaluate driving ability are limited in predicting decline among older adults. Innovations in GPS hardware and software can monitor driving behavior in the actual environments people drive in...
2016: F1000Research
Franziska Degenhardt, Barbara Heinemann, Jana Strohmaier, Marvin A Pfohl, Ina Giegling, Andrea Hofmann, Kerstin U Ludwig, Stephanie H Witt, Michael Ludwig, Andreas J Forstner, Margot Albus, Sibylle G Schwab, Margitta Borrmann-Hassenbach, Leonard Lennertz, Michael Wagner, Per Hoffmann, Dan Rujescu, Wolfgang Maier, Sven Cichon, Marcella Rietschel, Markus M Nöthen
Duplications in 16p11.2 are a risk factor for schizophrenia (SCZ). Using genetically modified zebrafish, Golzio and colleagues identified KCTD13 within 16p11.2 as a major driver of the neuropsychiatric phenotype observed in humans. The aims of the present study were to explore the role of KCTD13 in the development of SCZ and to provide a more complete picture of the allelic architecture at this risk locus. The exons of KCTD13 were sequenced in 576 patients. The mutations c.6G>T and c.598G>A were identified in one patient each...
December 2016: Psychiatric Genetics
Jessica Reagh, Martyn Bullock, Juliana Andrici, John Turchini, Loretta Sioson, Adele Clarkson, Nicole Watson, Amy Sheen, Grace Lim, Leigh Delbridge, Stan Sidhu, Mark Sywak, Ahmad Aniss, Phillip Shepherd, Daniel Ng, Paul Oei, Michael Field, Diana Learoyd, Bruce G Robinson, Roderick J Clifton-Bligh, Anthony J Gill
A quarter of patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) have germline mutations in the RET proto-oncogene indicating MEN2. Therefore genetic testing is recommended for all patients presenting with MTC. Approximately 40% of MTCs have somatic RET mutations. Somatic mutations in the RAS genes are the next most common driver mutations and appear to be mutually exclusive with germline RET mutation. The single most common somatic RAS mutation is HRASQ61R (c.182A>G), reported in 4.6% to 11% of all MTCs. Mutation-specific immunohistochemistry (IHC) initially developed to identify the NRASQ61R mutation in melanoma (clone SP174) has proven highly sensitive and specific...
January 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Katrin Busch, Hans-Reimer Rodewald
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation has yielded tremendous information on experimental properties of HSCs. Yet, it remains unclear whether transplantation reflects the physiology of hematopoiesis. A limitation is the difficulty in accessing HSC functions without isolation, in-vitro manipulation and readout for potential. New genetic fate mapping and clonal marking techniques now shed light on hematopoiesis under physiological conditions. RECENT FINDINGS: Transposon-based genetic marks were introduced across the entire hematopoietic system to follow the clonal dynamics of these tags over time...
July 2016: Current Opinion in Hematology
Motao Zhu, Songzhu Zhao, D Leann Long
BACKGROUND: As a phased approach to initiating driving, graduated driver licensing restricts driving by young drivers with the aim of reducing crashes. It might increase riding with parents or on buses, which might be safer, or walking or biking, which might be more dangerous. We examined whether it increases nondriver injuries, and whether it reduces total injuries combining drivers and nondrivers. METHODS: We conducted longitudinal analyses of 1995-2012 traffic injuries from 43 states...
September 2016: Epidemiology
Jesper Jørgensen, Panos Kefalas
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research is to identify the pricing, reimbursement, and market access (P&R&MA) considerations most relevant to advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) in the Big5EU, and to inform their manufacturers about the key drivers for securing adoption at a commercially viable reimbursed price. METHODOLOGY: The research was structured following three main steps: 1) Identifying the market access pathways relevant to ATMPs through secondary research; 2) Validating the secondary research findings and addressing any data gaps in primary research, by qualitative interviews with national, regional, and local-level payers and their clinical and economic advisors; 3) Collating of primary and secondary findings to compare results across countries...
2015: Journal of Market Access & Health Policy
Benjamin McManus, Karen Heaton, David E Vance, Despina Stavrinos
OBJECTIVE: The Useful Field of View (UFOV) assessment, a measure of visual speed of processing, has been shown to be a predictive measure of motor vehicle collision (MVC) involvement in an older adult population, but it remains unknown whether UFOV predicts commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driving safety during secondary task engagement. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the UFOV assessment predicts simulated MVCs in long-haul CMV drivers. METHOD: Fifty licensed CMV drivers (Mage = 39...
October 2, 2016: Traffic Injury Prevention
Christopher Izehinosen Okpataku
OBJECTIVE: To determine the pattern and reasons for psychoactive substance use by long-distance commercial vehicle drivers in a Nigerian city. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All licensed long-distance commercial vehicle drivers who travel a distance of at least 500 km from the city metropolis were recruited. Each fourth consecutive driver who was to load his vehicle for the day was interviewed at the 10 long-distance motor parks. They responded to a sociodemographic and semi-structured pro forma requesting the type of drug used and the reason and pattern of use...
October 2015: Indian Journal of Public Health
Huarong Wang, Xian Mo, Ying Wang, Ruixue Liu, Peiyu Qiu, Jiajun Dai
Road traffic accidents resulting in group deaths and injuries are often related to coach drivers' inappropriate operations and behaviors. Thus, the evaluation of coach drivers' fitness to drive is an important measure for improving the safety of public transportation. Previous related research focused on drivers' age and health condition. Comprehensive studies about commercial drivers' cognitive capacities are limited. This study developed a toolkit consisting of nine cognition measurements across driver perception/sensation, attention, and reaction...
October 2016: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
Jessica L Kerr, Kelsey D Frichtl, Erin M Behnen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate diabetes management in Commercial Driver License (CDL) holders, how prescribing habits change when treating this patient population, and health care providers' knowledge of regulations concerning insulin use in CDL holders. METHODS: A survey was posted on the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Communities of Interest websites and was open for 2 weeks. The anonymous survey collected demographic data and evaluated the perspectives of health care providers on diabetes management in CDL holders...
April 2015: Diabetes Educator
A Ghomashchi, Z Zheng, N Majaj, M Trumpis, L Kiorpes, J Viventi
Many experiments in neuroscience require or would benefit tremendously from a wireless neural recording system. However, commercially available wireless systems are expensive, have moderate to high noise and are often not customizable. Academic wireless systems present impressive capabilities, but are not available for other labs to use. To overcome these limitations, we have developed an ultra-low noise 8 channel wireless electrophysiological data acquisition system using standard, commercially available components...
2014: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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