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Pilots incapacitated by cold?

Miércoles, 17 de octubre de 2012 Twitter 2 comentarios

The British AAIB (Air Accident Investigation Branch) released their bulletin concluding  the probable cause of an incident that British Airways A321 had near London on Dec 20th 2011 :
“The symptoms experienced by the commander may have been the result of the after-effects of a cold, combined with coincidental head and aircraft movement. The temporary symptoms experienced by the co-pilot may have been a reflection of the potentially evolving situation of an incapacitation at an early stage in the flight leading to possible mild hyperventilation.”

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** Incident: British Airways A321 near London on Dec 20th 2011, both flight crew nearly passed out 

Simon Hradecky / 11th-Oct-2012 / The Aviation Herald

Recommends Against Routine Electrocardiogram Screening

Miércoles, 5 de septiembre de 2012 Pedro Ortiz García Sin comentarios

The leading cause of death in the United States is coronary heart disease (CHD). In 2004,  the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against electrocardiogram  (ECG) in asymptomatic adults. Besides, ECG is not recommended as part of periodic health examinations, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. This report from the USPSTF updates the 2004 recommendations on ECG screening for asymptomatic adults at low, intermediate, or high risk for CHD events.

 

You can see herein below the whole article published by MedScape / August 2012

News Author: Laurie Barclay, MD
CME Author: Penny Murata, MD

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Mortalidad general y por causas en Madrid

Viernes, 20 de julio de 2012 Jose María Pérez Sastre Sin comentarios

La mortalidad nos da una buena aproximaci√≥n al estado de salud de las poblaciones; al ser un fen√≥meno demogr√°fico inevitable, irrepetible e irreversible permite generar indicadores que ayudan a comprender la situaci√≥n actual de mortalidad en un determinado territorio.¬†En Espa√Īa la mayor parte de los fallecimientos se debe a enfermedades cr√≥nicas, fundamentalmente cardiovasculares y c√°ncer, que llevan asociados diferentes factores de riesgo evitables. El objetivo de este informe es describir la mortalidad general y espec√≠fica por edad y sexo en la Comunidad de Madrid¬† en 2009, valorando su evoluci√≥n y tendencias en los √ļltimos a√Īos.

 

** Informe Mortalidad Madrid 2009

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Boletin Oficial Comunidad de Madrid / n¬ļ3 Vol 18 . Marzo 2012

      Servicio Epidemiología / Salud Madrid ISSN 1695-7059

Dossier sobre Enfermedades Profesionales

Lunes, 16 de julio de 2012 Luis Cotarelo Sin comentarios

Comenzamos con un Documento que forma parte de una serie de dossieres sobre temas ¬†de particular complejidad o que han tenido actualizaciones y adaptaciones legislativas en los √ļltimos tiempos. Parte de un planteamiento del riesgo pluridisciplinar, incluyen datos sobre la realidad espa√Īola (datos sobre poblaci√≥n expuesta, percepci√≥n del problema, datos econ√≥micos, etc), normativa y enlaces a materiales complementarios o de particular inter√©s. ISTAS. 34 p√°ginas.

 

**¬† Informe sobre “Enfermedades Profesionales” ISTAS

      Instituto Sindical de Trabajo, Ambiente y Salud/ CCOO

Debido al interés que los temas ocupacionales despiertan en nuestros visitantes, es por lo que abrimos una nueva sección como Medicina del Trabajo/ Ocupacional. Esperemos que sea de vuestro interés. (Nota Editor Sema)

Air France 447 Rio Janeiro-Paris Final Report

Viernes, 6 de julio de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

Une action erron√©e du copilote alors aux commandes de l’avion, peut-√™tre induit en ¬†erreur par le directeur de vol, un instrument informatique. Selon le rapport final du Bureau d’enqu√™tes et d’analyses, et m√™me si celui-ci pointe d’autres facteurs, il s’agit de la cause essentielle ayant conduit l’AF¬†447 d’Air France faisant la liaison entre Rio de Janeiro et Paris √† s’ab√ģmer dans l’oc√©an Atlantique, le 1er¬†juin 2009 (228 morts).

 

** AF 447 Accident Final ENGLISH Report   26,6 MB  -224 pages-

¬†¬†¬†¬† BEA¬† (Bureau d’enqu√™tes et d’analyses¬†pour la s√©curit√© de l‚Äôaviation civile¬†)

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Minist√®re de l ‚Äô√Čcologie, du D√©veloppement durable, des Transports et du Logement¬†

     France/ July 2012 

** Les dernières minutes du vol AF447  (Infographie-Le Monde)

Malaria – A hidden threat-

Lunes, 30 de abril de 2012 Pedro Ortiz García 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 ¬†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

NTSB: Pilot overwhelmed by G-forces in Reno crash

Jueves, 12 de abril de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

The pilot of the P-51 Mustang that crashed at the Reno Air Races last September experienced overwhelming g-forces at the outset of the incident, and likely was incapacitated almost instantly, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.¬†The safety board said the pilot rapidly experienced more than 9 g’s of acceleration, enough to decrease blood flow to his brain and render him unconscious….

 

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Sudden Hearing Loss – Clinical Practice Guideline-

Sudden hearing loss is defined as a rapid onset, ocurring over a 72-hour period, of a subjective sensation of hearing impairment in one or both ears. The primary presenting is a full or blocked ear, because this is so common and non-specific symtom, both, patients and physicians are not sufficiently worried by it and therefore, evaluation and treatment is oftenly delayed. As AME’s we should not overstate any prompt evaluation including otoscopy and audiometry -the most used criterion is a decrease in hearing of 30 dB afecting at least 3 consecutive frecuencies. Here you can download the Clinical Practice Guideline published by American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery-

 

** Sudden Hearing Loss: Clinical Practice Guideline

     Stacher,R; Chandrasekhar,S; Sanford,A; Rosenfeld,R; Seth,S; et al

    Otolaringology- Head and Neck Surgery- March 2012 146:S1

2010 Aerospace Medical Certification Statistical Handbook

Jueves, 1 de marzo de 2012 Estrella Forster Sin comentarios

The annual Aerospace Medical Certification Statistical Handbook reports descriptive characteristics of all active U.S. civil aviation airmen and the aviation medical examiners (AMEs) that perform the required medical examinations.This has not been readily accessible since 1998. Here you can get useful information as for instance regarding AMEs: Of the 3,651 active AMEs, 93% were civilian, 2.4% federal, and 4.6% military. Nearly 50% reported their medical specialty as family practice. Their average age was 59.4 years; the majority (52%) did not hold a pilot license, and 82% were male.

 

** 2010 Aerospace Medical Certification Statistics Book

Guía Clínica para Trastornos relacionados con el consumo de Alcohol

Jueves, 23 de febrero de 2012 Jose María Pérez Sastre Sin comentarios

Desde hace ya varios a√Īos existe la tendencia favorable a elaborar e implantar gu√≠as y protocolos cl√≠nicos basados en revisiones validadas cient√≠ficamente. Esta Gu√≠a editada por la Conserjer√≠a de Igualdad y Bienestar Social de la Junta de Andaluc√≠a, se enmarca en esa necesidad que tenemos los profesionales sanitarios de contar con recomendaciones basadas en la evidencia que disminuyan las incertidumbres en el abordaje de problemas complejos. Se¬†plantea ¬†el tema del Abuso de Alcohol en su triple perspectiva: m√©dica , psicol√≥gica y social y seguro que puede ser muy √ļtil en nuestro quehacer diario. No te asustes por las 226 p√°ginas, se lee de forma amena.

 

**Guía Clínica para el Abordaje de Trastornos relacionados con el consumo de Alcohol

    Cruz Guevara,FJ; Castro Bohorquez,R y Girón García S.

    Tirado Rodriguz,P.

    Coordinación/ Dirección General Drgodependencias y Adicciones

    Conserjería para Igualdad y Bienestar Social / Junta de Andalucía