International maritime health
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Relationships between work environment factors and workers' well-being in the maritime industry.
The aim of this study was to determine whether physical and psychosocial work factors are related to the levels of job satisfaction and intentions to leave in the maritime industry, and to determine whether there exist cross-cultural differences in work factors, job satisfaction and intentions to le...
Global partnership on HIV and mobile workers in the maritime sector.
Human and fishing vessel losses in sea accidents in the UK fishing industry from 1948 to 2008.
Time for revision of seafarers vision testing?
Life rafts--ventillation is vital.
Oxidative stress during oxygen tolerance test.
We observed a small, however statistically significant increase of PC and decrease of t-SH. A significant decrease of HSP70 was detected, however false positives of initial measurements are suspected. In summary, in young healthy subjects 30 min of breathing oxygen under pressure of 280 kPa(a) induc...
Standards on medical fitness examinations for Navy divers.
The German Navy employs approximately 480 divers in their primary and secondary role. Before entering diving training, every diver has to pass an intensive physical examination programme at the German Naval Medical Institute (NMI) in Kiel-Kronshagen. Annual follow-ups ensure the currency of the medi...
Risk of cardiovascular diseases in seafarers.
Seafarers experience a lot of job-related risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Considering the healthy-worker effect due to the biennial pre-employment examination and the periodical medical fitness tests, a (slightly) elevated risk for CVD among seafarers is assumed compared to the refer...
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...