Unintentional drowning: Role of medicinal drugs and alcohol

Abstract Background Alcohol is a well-known risk factor in unintentional drownings. Whereas psychotropic drugs, like alcohol, may cause psychomotor impairment and affect cognition, no detailed studies have focused on their association with drowning. Finland provides extensive post-mortem toxicologic...

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Main Authors: Tuulia Pajunen, Erkki Vuori, Frank F. Vincenzi, Pirjo Lillsunde, Gordon Smith, Philippe Lunetta
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2017-05-01
Series:BMC Public Health
Online Access:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12889-017-4306-8