Editors: Salim Surani, Shyamsunder Subramanian

Sleep & Safety

eBook: US $49 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $113
Printed Copy: US $89
Library License: US $196
ISBN: 978-1-60805-390-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-271-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2011
DOI: 10.2174/97816080527141110101

Introduction

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that upto 4 percent of all fatal crashes are caused by drowsy driving and as many as 100,000 patients deaths per year may be due to fatigue related medical errors by doctors and nurses in the United States.

These problems of sleepiness, fatigue, and the contributions of inadequate sleep and night work, to human error and accidents have high costs in both lives lost and economic impact.

This e-book covers the physiology of sleep, the pathophysiology of sleep deprivation, the relationship to daytime alertness and fatigue, the relevance of sleep-related fatigue in various industry and occupational settings and its importance as a public safety issue. The e-book should serve as a useful reference to readers interested in sleep research and public health and safety management.

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Contributors

Editor(s):
Salim Surani
Texas A&M University
USA


Shyamsunder Subramanian
Case Western Reserve University
USA




Contributor(s):
Phillip Alapat
Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary
Critical care and Sleep Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston
Texas
USA


Dennis Auckley
Associate Professor Division of Pulmonary
Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Director, MetroHealth’s Center for Sleep Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center, School of Medicine
Case Western reserve University,
Ohio
USA


Diwakar Balachandran
Assistant Professor Director, Sleep Center
Division of Pulmonary Medicine
University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center
Houston Texas
USA


Swetha Bopparaju
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston
TX
USA


Shehkar A Ghamande
Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical care Medicine
West Virginia University
Morgantown
WV
USA


Neelam Konnur
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
West Virginia University
Morgantown
WV
USA


Vidya Krishnan
Pulmonary & Critical care Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center, School of Medicine
Case Western reserve University
Ohio
USA


Christopher Miller
Research Fellow in Sleep Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland
Ohio
USA


Siva Ramachandran
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Sleep Wellness Center of Pottstown
Pottstown
PA
USA


Kannan Ramar

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester
MN
USA


Vishal Sawhney
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston
Texas
USA


Shyamsunder Subramanian
Assistant Professor
Director Sleep Clinic
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston
Texas
USA


Salim Surani
Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical care, and Sleep Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston
Texas
USA
/
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Texas A&M University
Texas
USA


Erik K St. Louis
Division of Pulmonary, Critical care, and Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine and Neurology
Mayo Clinic and Foundation
Rochester
Minnesota
USA


Kingman P Strohl
Professor of Medicine, Anatomy, and Oncology
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland
Ohio
USA




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