International maritime health
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Social security for seafarers globally.
The social security protection is one of the essential elements of decent work. The issue is complexand no previous epidemiological studies of the coverage among the seafarers have yet been performed. The aim was to overcome the gap of knowledge to promote the further discussion and plan the impleme...
Awareness of health risks at the workplace and of risks of contracting communicable diseases including those related to food hygiene, among ...
The awareness of health risks on board ships in terms of knowledge of dangers and discomfort at the workplace, and of risks of contracting communicable diseases including those related to food hygiene was assessed in a sample of workers of an Italian shipping company. Analysis was performed on crew...
Global partnership on HIV and mobile workers in the maritime sector.
Guidance to the International Medical Guide for Ships 3(rd) edition: interim advice regarding the best use of the medical chest for ocean-go...
Mortality from disease among fishermen employed in the UK fishing industry from 1948 to 2005.
Although commercial fishing has become established as the most hazardous occupation in Western countries, relatively little has been reported on mortality from disease among fishermen. To investigate the causes of work-related mortality from disease in the UK fishing industry from 1948 to 2005, tren...
Telemedicine--education and practice.
We are observing in the last decade. Therefore, there is a need for cooperation between doctors and engineers in the fields of research, education and in offering medical services. Interdisciplinary character of telemedicine requires cooperation especially between medical and technical universities....
Assessment of clinical course and outcome of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Angola diagnosed by microscopic and molecular methods.
We assessed the efficacy of treatment in falciparum malaria based on clinical, microscopic and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) examination, and estimated the prevalence of mutations in the pfcrt gene in the P. falciparum isolates from chloroquine-treated patients. In 159 (95%) patients P. falciparum...
Delayed treatment of bubble related illness in diving--review of standard protocol.
The basic treatment of diver with bubble related illness consists of recompression in medical hyperbaric facility. However transportation of injured diver to hyperbaric chamber can last for several hours. During that time the process induced by gas bubbles spread out and finally result in activation...
A review of fatigue in fishermen: a complicated and underprioritised area of research.
Fatigue in fishing has been a highly underprioritised area of research, even though fatigue has been found to be the largest single contributing factor in accidents. The aim of this article/paper is to provide an overview of the research conducted on fatigue in fishermen up to date, in order to esta...
Stress and fatigue at sea versus quality of life. Gdansk, 11 June 2012. II International Congress on Maritime, Tropical, and Hyperbaric Medi...