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Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (15/04/2014 02.47)

Road accidents and eccessive daytime sleepiness: social implications, reversibility of deficits and diagnostics procedures

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The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is one of the major cause of road accidents. Such disorder is characterized by the presence of recurrent apnea during sleep which generates episodes of hypoxemia and sleep pattern interruption, with consequent EDS and reduced cognitive performance. The objective of the study is to identify and quantify cognitive deficits and their reversibility in OSAS patients after ventilotherapy (CPAP), to quantify road accidents frequency and severity comparing healthy volunteers and OSAS patients. The protocol includes: neuropsychological tests, investigation on medical history and on frequency of accidents, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. The protocol will be repeated at 7 and 42 days of therapy in the group of patients. We will assess the prevalence of sleep disorders in a population of professional drivers. The study aims to reduce the risk of road accidents in conditions of EDS secondary to sleep disorder

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Eligibility criteria

The call (n. rep. 859), the requirements and how to apply are available at the following address:

Selection process

qualifications and interview (in Turin) - Dates and venues of the interviews are published on the website of the University of Turin at the official notice board ( by the date of the deadline

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceyes
Covers research costsyes
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Universita' degli Studi di Torino

Public research
Turin - Italy