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Critical evaluation of the association between elevated MCV and alcohol-related traffic accidents: a retrospective study on 6244 car crash cases.

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Summary of "Critical evaluation of the association between elevated MCV and alcohol-related traffic accidents: a retrospective study on 6244 car crash cases."

Erythrocyte Mean Corpuscolar Volume (MCV) has been used for decades as a biomarker of chronic alcohol abuse and in the treatment of alcohol dependence. More recently, it has also been adopted to investigate the fitness of subjects to hold the driving license to prevent traffic accidents. So far, however, the studies on the association of MCV with an increased risk of alcohol-associated car accidents are extremely scarce if not totally absent. To the best of our knowledge, the present work is the first specifically aimed at studying a plausible association between elevated MCV and crash accidents correlated with alcohol abuse.

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Name: Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research
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