Archivo para la categoría ‘Travel Medicine’

International travel “makes athletes ill”

Jueves, 9 de agosto de 2012 Twitter Sin comentarios

The study – published聽in “British Journal of Sports Medicine” -聽tracked the daily health of 259 elite rugby players competing in the 2010 Super 14 Rugby Tournament. Over 16 weeks, teams from Australia, South Africa and New Zealand played in all three countries. For matches played outside home turf after international travel, illness incidence was higher.聽聽Infections accounted for most of the reported illnesses. They suggest that various stressors could be involved, including changes in pollution, temperature, allergens, humidity, altitude, as well as different food, germs, and culture. It is suggested聽 that increased illness from travel is more likely to be due to the fact that the person is out of their normal environment instead of flying.

One of the authors, Prof Schwellnus said: “These findings could be relevant to the Olympics and might contribute to a home advantage.” Will there be this, one of the reasons because home atheletes win more medals at Olympics?聽 Tell us what you think..

** International travel makes athletes ill聽/ By Anna-Marie Lever/ / 09-August-2012

** Crossing 5+ time zones more than doubles illness risk for elite athletes / By Stephanie Burns /

** Elite athletes travelling to international destinations >5 time zone differences from their home country have a 2鈥3-fold increased risk of illness聽/ Abstract

By Martin P Schwellnus ,Wayne Elton Derman et al聽 / British Journal of Sports Medicine -June 2012

The role of U.S. airports in disease epidemics

Mi茅rcoles, 25 de julio de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

** More information
聽聽聽聽 Your airport is a Petri Dish聽/ Brian Fung / The Atlantic / 24th July-2012

Malaria – A hidden threat-

Lunes, 30 de abril de 2012 Pedro Ortiz Garc铆a Sin comentarios

In 2010, about 3.3 billion people – almost half of the world’s population – were at risk of malaria. Every year, this leads to about 216 million malaria cases and an estimated 655.000 deaths. People living in the poorest countries are the most vulnerable, but aside from this, Malaria is also a threat to expatriates and travelers, posing a risk that should never 聽be overstated. World Malaria Day – which was instituted by the World Health Assembly at its 60th session in May 2007 – is a day for recognizing the global effort to provide effective control of malaria. It was celebrated 25th April and we remind you the importance of protecting all the employees at risk

** World Malaria Day / WHO

** Protecting your employees from Malaria / International SOS MAlaria Brochure

驴Por qu茅 la comida del avi贸n nos sabe tan mal?

Martes, 10 de abril de 2012 Twitter Sin comentarios

Leemos en el DM de hoy que nueve de cada diez viajeros est谩n de acuerdo que las comidas del avi贸n son ins铆pidas en el mejor de los casos y asquerosas 聽en el peor. 驴Por qu茅 sucede esto, por m谩s que se esmeren las aerol铆neas en dise帽ar los platos m谩s sabrosos para sus clientes. Todo est谩 relacionado con varios factores: uno, la propia idiosincrasia del veh铆culo y sus condiciones ambientales ; y otro -factor nada desde帽able- es la complejidad log铆stica que implica servir comidas a bordo.

Quieres saber un poco m谩s, lee este inetresante art铆culo firmado por la redacci贸n de CookingIdeas , un blog de Vodafone para alimentar tu mente de ideas

** 驴Por qu茅 la comida del avi贸n nos sabe tan mal?: Un Papeo por las nubes

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Cooking Ideas. com / 27-03-2012

** If you rather聽 in english:

聽聽聽聽聽 Beyond Mile-High Grub: Can Airline Food Be Tasty?

聽聽聽聽聽 Jad Mouwad / NYT -10th/March/2012

Mapa Mundial SOS de Riesgo Sanitario para viajeros

Mi茅rcoles, 21 de marzo de 2012 Pedro Ortiz Garc铆a Sin comentarios

Aqu铆 pod茅is ver聽 en pdf la versi贸n de 2012 del Mapa Mundial del Riesgo Sanitario para viajeros y expatriados de International SOS. Asigna una escala de menor a mayor riesgo por colores facilmente reconocible, atendiendo a factores tales como riesgo enfermedad infecciosa, asistencia m茅dica y farmaceutica disponible; as铆 como, otras posibles barreras de tipo cultural, ling眉istica o administrativas. Este mapa puede ser de ayuda a la hora de planificar la gesti贸n de la salud de los viajeros o de trabajadores desplazados.聽

NOTA: Ver茅is聽 que algunos pa铆ses como Jap贸n, no aparecen en verde cuando tienen buenos sistemas sanitarios. La raz贸n es que las barreras culturales son tan importantes para los occidentales, que suponen un riesgo real para su acceso a los cuidados sanitarios.

** Mapa SOS Riesgos Sanitarios para Viajeros 2012

聽聽聽聽聽 International SOS

Tips for Travelling with Diabetes

Mi茅rcoles, 14 de marzo de 2012 Twitter Sin comentarios

Dr. Anne Peters introduces in this paper and video many useful tips for diabetics who travel by commercial planes. She talks about helping patients with doubts about their disease and how can be affected by traveling. She focuses on patients who take insulin. She highlights topics as Planning for Emergencies ,Dealing With Time Changes聽,Other Medications to Take Along聽聽or Carrying Enough Supplies and Insulin Options. Very advisable for Ame’s as weel as General Physicians -

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** Travelling with Diabetes: Help your patients prepare聽-Video 7 min – English

聽聽聽聽 Anne L. Peters M.D

** More information Advising patients travelling 聽abroad

Thrombosis Therapy & Prevention Clinical Practice Guidelines 2012

Mi茅rcoles, 8 de febrero de 2012 Jose Mar铆a P茅rez Sastre Sin comentarios

The American College of Chest Physicians has released the 9th edition of its guidelines on antithrombotic therapy and thrombosis prevention. Published in Chest, the guidelines provide risk stratification recommendations for major clinical areas, including medical therapy, surgery, cardiovascular disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke, pregnancy, pediatrics, and travel. It is extremely advisable for Ame’s and persons traveling long-haul聽 operations….

IATA Aviation Health London Conference 2011 – Presentations-

Martes, 20 de diciembre de 2011 Jose Mar铆a P茅rez Sastre Sin comentarios
The Aviation Health Conference聽that was held in London 聽last October continued to emphasize cabin crew and passenger health, but will also targeted a wider audience, including flight deck crew when appropriate. Here you can see presentations regarding to Cosmic Radiation, Flight fatigue, Cabin Hygiene, Malaria and crews and Health effects of volcanic ashes. Very advisable to read for aviation medical examiners as well as to聽 flight crews.聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽
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** IATA Aviation Health Conference Speakers and Program聽- about speakers and their presentations-

Compa帽铆a a茅rea demandada tras morir un hombre por la comida del avi贸n

Mi茅rcoles, 14 de diciembre de 2011 Pedro Ortiz Garc铆a Sin comentarios

Seg煤n informa Europa Press desde Miami , los familiares de un pasajero que viajaba en un vuelo operado por American 聽Airlines (AA) han demandado a la aerol铆nea por servir una comida en mal estado que le caus贸 la muerte y, adem谩s, por no atenderle adecuadamente cuando presentaba s铆ntomas de malestar durante el trayecto.聽El hecho tuvo lugar el pasado 28 de mayo despu茅s de que聽el聽afectado聽consumiera un plato que ‘supuestamente‘ conten铆a pollo en mal estado durante el vuelo Barcelona-Nueva York a bordo de un avi贸n de AA. La familia apunta a que se cometi贸 alg煤n tipo de negligencia al almacenar o conservar la comida ya que estaba contaminada con la bacteria ‘Clostridium Perfringens’.

** American Airlines demandada tras morir un hombre por la comida del avi贸n

聽聽聽聽聽聽 El Mundo / 2-12-2011

Spotlight on Prevention for travelers and expatriates

Lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2011 Pedro Ortiz Garc铆a Sin comentarios

In the coming weeks International SOS and Control Risks have organized a free-access Web Seminars on prevention management in the areas of health and safety for expatriates and travelers, which may be of interest. In the attached link you can sign if you wish to attend or聽 can ask for a recording of the event.

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