Effects of Recent Alcohol Consumption Level on Neurocognitive Performance in HIV+ Individuals.

Authors: Douglas-Newman KR, Kranzler HR, Pond T, Smith RV, Spiers MV

Journal: Addictive Disorders & their Treatment

OBJECTIVES: Although HIV+ individuals may be at increased risk of alcohol-related cognitive impairment, the relations between drinking level and cognitive performance in these individuals are not well understood. We examined whether higher levels of recent drinking […]

Driving While Drinking: Performance Impairments Resulting From Social Drinking

Authors: Nicola J Starkey, Samuel G Charlton

Journal: Accident; Analysis and Prevention

Previous research has shown that the effects of alcohol on drivers’ performance can differ depending on whether blood alcohol concentrations are increasing or decreasing. The present research used a more ecologically representative alcohol consumption protocol in […]

Qualitative similarities in cognitive impairment associated with 24 h of sustained wakefulness and a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05%.

Authors: Collie A, Darby DG, Falleti MG, Maruff P, McStephen M

Journal: Journal of Sleep Research

Previous studies that have quantified fatigue-related cognitive impairment as blood alcohol concentration (BAC) equivalents have been limited by two issues: the effect of practice on tests of cognition and, more importantly, the statistic used to quantify […]

Cognitive impairment in Aboriginal people with heavy episodic patterns of alcohol use.

Authors: Cairney S, Clough A, Jaragba M, Maruff P

Journal: Addiction

BACKGROUND: With chronic alcohol abuse, cognitive studies suggest that progressive cognitive decline may precede more serious and irreversible neurological syndromes. The early detection of cognitive impairment may therefore aid in the prevention of permanent brain damage. […]

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