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Most recent articles on Alertness

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Articles on Alertness in N Eng J Med, Lancet, BMJ


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Evidence Based Medicine

Cochrane Collaboration on Alertness

Bandolier on Alertness

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Clinical Trials

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Trial results on Alertness

Clinical Trials on Alertness at Google

Guidelines / Policies / Govt

US National Guidelines Clearinghouse on Alertness

NICE Guidance on Alertness


FDA on Alertness

CDC on Alertness


Books on Alertness


Alertness in the news

Be alerted to news on Alertness

News trends on Alertness


Blogs on Alertness


Definitions of Alertness

Patient Resources / Community

Patient resources on Alertness

Discussion groups on Alertness

Patient Handouts on Alertness

Directions to Hospitals Treating Alertness

Risk calculators and risk factors for Alertness

Healthcare Provider Resources

Symptoms of Alertness

Causes & Risk Factors for Alertness

Diagnostic studies for Alertness

Treatment of Alertness

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

CME Programs on Alertness


Alertness en Espanol

Alertness en Francais


Alertness in the Marketplace

Patents on Alertness

Experimental / Informatics

List of terms related to Alertness

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


Alertness is the state of paying close and continuous attention. It is the opposite of inattention, which is failure to pay close attention to details or making careless mistakes when doing work or other activities, trouble keeping attention focused during tasks, appearing not to listen when spoken to, failure to follow instructions or finish tasks, avoiding tasks that require a high amount of mental effort and organization, such as projects, frequently losing items required to facilitate tasks or activities, such as supplies, excessive distractibility, forgetfulness, procrastination i.e. inability to begin an activity, difficulties with activities (cleaning, administrative, etc.), difficulty falling asleep which may be due to too many thoughts at night, frequent emotional outbursts, easily frustrated, and easily distracted.