Aviation and travel medicine

Bagshaw, Michael, Cheng, Ian C., and Bor, Robert (2015) Aviation and travel medicine. In: Zuckerman, Jane N., Brunette, Gary W., and Leggat, Peter A., (eds.) Essential Travel Medicine. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, pp. 241-256.

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Commercial air travel is generally comfortable, speedy, and safe and accepted as a part of everyday life for many people in the developed world. Human physiology can be affected by the flight environment, particularly changes in pressure, sensory perception, and trans-meridian travel. For the fit and healthy traveller this is usually of no concern, but certain physical or psychological conditions can be exacerbated by flight. This chapter describes the basic physics and physiology of the flight environment and clinical aspects of aviation medicine. Guidelines are provided for assessing an individual's fitness to fly as an airline passenger.

Item ID: 39190
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-118-59736-1
Keywords: pressure; ozone; radiation; hypoxia; decompression; jet lag; deep venous thrombosis; motion sickness; fear of flying; fitness to fly
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2016 01:55
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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