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  1. Examinations regarding the prevalence of intestinal parasitic diseases in Polish soldiers contingents assigned to missions abroad.

    International maritime health 62(1):31 (2011) PMID 21534223

    The aim of this paper is to present the program of diagnostic examinations regarding the detection and following treatment of intestinal parasitic diseases in the population of Polish soldiers serving in different climatic and sanitary conditions. Intestinal parasitoses remain one of the health ...
  2. Medical support of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    International maritime health 62(1):71 (2011) PMID 21534227

    The system of medical support in the territory of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan is based on four levels of medical treatment. Level 4 is organized outside the war theatre, in the territories of the countries that are a part of the stabilization forces of international organizations...
  3. Epidemiological investigation in theatres of military operations.

    International maritime health 62(1):82 (2011) PMID 21534229

    The organization and implementation of anti-epidemic support in the Polish Armed Forces carrying out mandatory tasks in theatres of military operations poses a difficult and imperceptible problem in the field of medical assistance of military contingents. One of the operative instruments designe...
  4. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) testing and prevention in the cruise industry.

    International maritime health 62(1):3 (2011) PMID 21534219

    There are no internationally recognized guidelines regarding HIV for employees on cruise ships. The aim of the study was to survey and compare current practices for crews in the cruise industry regarding HIV testing and prevention. Medical representatives from cruise companies were invited to co...
  5. Health problems of peacekeepers carrying out mandatory tasks in Chad, Central Africa.

    International maritime health 62(1):37 (2011) PMID 21534224

    The article presents the results of the author's own studies concerning the morbidity profile in the group of soldiers serving in the Polish Military Contingent (PMC) deployed to Chad in the period May 2008-April 2009 within the framework of a European Union operation (EUFOR) and a United Nation...
  6. Health hazards in areas of military operations conducted in different climatic and sanitary conditions.

    International maritime health 62(1):41 (2011) PMID 21534225

    This paper reviews the most common health hazards occurring among personnel of peacekeeping and stabilization missions functioning within armed conflicts in the contemporary world. Military operations have been executed in diverse climatic and sanitary conditions, which are frequently unfamiliar...
  7. Should I stay or should I go? Motivational profiles of Danish seafaring officers and non-officers.

    International maritime health 62(1):20 (2011) PMID 21534222

    Other studies have shed light on specific types of seafarers' job stressors and job satisfaction. However, so far there have not been any systematic attempts to capture the motivational profile of seafarers when it comes to both work demands and work resources. The purpose of this study is to ex...
  8. Risk of misclassification of decompression sickness.

    International maritime health 62(1):17 (2011) PMID 21534221

    Decompression sickness (DCS) is classified on the basis of which organ system is affected, and neurological DCS is considered more severe than DCS in joints and skin with respect to response to recompression treatment and risk of long-term sequelae. Gas bubble formation interstitially in the tis...
  9. Oral health of seafarers - a review.

    International maritime health 62(1):8 (2011) PMID 21534220

    Poor oral health of seafarers is known to cause pain and suffering for individuals and logistical complications for shipping companies during voyages. The aim of the study was to discuss the oral health of seafarers against the backdrop of available publications. A systematic review of all liter...
  10. Sickness profile among Polish troops deployed to Afghanistan in the years 2003-2005.

    International maritime health 62(1):63 (2011) PMID 21534226

    This article presents the results of individual research concerning the sickness profile in the group of soldiers of the Polish Military Contingent (PMC) deployed to Afghanistan within the international stabilization forces in the years 2003-2005. Retrospective analysis was based on medical reco...
  11. Reasons for medical evacuation of soldiers serving in Iraqi Freedom Operation.

    International maritime health 62(1):77 (2011) PMID 21534228

    This article presents the results of the authors' own studies concerning the evacuation of Polish soldiers serving in the Centre South Zone in Iraq during the Iraqi Freedom Operation. Analysis was based on the medical and personnel documents of 4800 soldiers of the Multinational Division Centre ...
  12. Occupational asthma in the commercial fishing industry: a case series and review of the literature.

    International maritime health 61(1):13 (2010) PMID 20496322

    We present a case series of snow crab-induced occupational asthma (OA) from a fishing and processing vessel, followed by a review of OA in the commercial fishing industry. OA is typically caused from an IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reaction after respiratory exposure to aerosolized fish and she...
  13. A first response bag with standardized contents for medical emergencies on cruise ships.

    International maritime health 61(1):18 (2010) PMID 20496323

    There are no international rules regarding which medical supplies to bring when the nurseon- duty is called to emergencies outside a cruise ship's infirmary. Ideally, one First Response Bag should contain all that is needed to manage the initial 10-15 minutes of any medical emergency until the p...
  14. Deaths on board: medical and legal implications for the maritime physician.

    International maritime health 61(1):24 (2010) PMID 20496324

    When death at sea occurs many people are implicated. The assignees of victims often look for detailed circumstances of deaths at sea, and the doctor, besides his preventative role, has to certify the death on board and try to determine the circumstances with a view to a legal investigation if it...
  15. Public health significance of chickenpox on ships - conclusions drawn from a case series in the port of Hamburg.

    International maritime health 61(1):28 (2010) PMID 20496325

    Despite international notification requirements, the magnitude of disease transmission on board ships remains undetermined. This case series aims to exemplify that varicella aboard ships is a topic of interest for maritime medicine and of public health significance. Systematic presentation of ca...
  16. Report on the 6th workshop "How to Handle import containers safely", Hamburg, Germany.

    International maritime health 61(1):44 (2010) PMID 20496329

  17. Bioaerosols on Tri-city (Gdańsk-Sopot-Gdynia) beaches.

    International maritime health 61(1):41 (2010) PMID 20496328

    Bioaerosol formation is an important process of mass and energy exchange between the sea and the atmosphere by means of droplets of marine dust. Studies of marine aerosol activity developed in the last decades of the 20th century. Those studies revealed that concentrations of bacteria in aerosol...
  18. Dengue antibodies in Polish travellers returning from the tropics. Evaluation of serological tests.

    International maritime health 61(1):36 (2010) PMID 20496327

    Dengue is a viral disease caused by an RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae, occurring as four serotypes (DEN-1, -2, -3, -4). It is transmitted to humans by the Aedes mosquitoes, mainly A. aegypti. The occurrence of dengue is strictly related with their preferred breeding areas...
  19. Passenger accidents and injuries reported during 3 years on a cruise ship.

    International maritime health 61(1):1 (2010) PMID 20496320

    The objective was to register and analyze data from all passenger injuries reported to the medical centre of a cruise ship with a median passenger load of 719 per day during a three-year period, and to determine high risk areas, equipment, and behaviour. All reported passenger injuries were regi...
  20. Varicella among seafarers: a case study on testing and vaccination as a cost-effective method of prevention.

    International maritime health 61(1):32 (2010) PMID 20496326

    Many individuals together in semi-confined settings increase the risk of outbreaks of infectious diseases. A single case of varicella on a cruise ship can thus result in rapid spread and elevated costs for the cruise provider in terms of repatriation, ship diversion, law suits, and loss in curre...