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Legal aspects of cruise medicine - can a non-US ship's doctor be sued for malpractice in Florida?
An English ship's doctor treated a non-US female patient for abdominal discomfort on a foreign-flagged cruise ship off the coast of Haiti. In Mexico the patient underwent abdominal surgery, followed by complications, for which her lawyers wanted to take the ship's doctor to court in Florida, USA. A...
Aspirin in the treatment of decompression sickness: what can we learn from French experience?
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the Norwegian Arctic. Air ambulance operations 1999-2009 and future challenges in the region.
Background. Air ambulance operations in the Arctic have to deal with remote locations, long distances, rough weather conditions, seasonable darkness, and almost no alternative for landing. Despite these challenges, people expect high quality, specialist health care. Objective. This study aimed to an...
Severe malaria--analysis of prognostic symptoms and signs in 169 patients treated in Gdynia in 1991-2005.
In the period 1991-2005, 169 patients with the diagnosis of malaria were hospitalized in the Department of Tropical and Parasitic Diseases, Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia (from 2003--the Academic Centre of Maritime and Tropical Medicine, Medical University of Gdańsk). All the...
Regulations and control of in-transit fumigated containers as well as of fumigated cargo ships.
We included the question "Are fumigated containers on board?", in the form of the Maritime Declaration of Health we demand. A computer controlled information and communication system network between ports and its link with the Waterways and Shipping Directorate would enable comprehensive plausibilit...
The health services on board Italian ships.
Increase in mariner deaths in Vanuatu Fleet.
Hyperbaric oxygen as a method of therapy of sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
Sudden hearing loss is a sensorineural hearing impairment, which develops over a period of few hours to a few days. Several theories have been proposed regarding the development of sudden sensorineural hearing loss. The incidence of sudden sensorineural hearing loss has been reported to range from 5...
Japanese Seamen's Insurance Foundation (SEMPOS).
The Hungarian Aviation and Maritime Medicine Center.