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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...