The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released a brochure that lists its aviation research and education reports produced since 1984 in chronological order and arranged by the broad topic area.¬†All reports are available electronically on the ATSB internet site¬† and hard copies are available on request. This brochure will be updated annually. Undoubtfully this can be very useful for all of us devoted to this aeromedical field.
El Boeing 777 es un avi√≥n comercial de reacci√≥n, bimotor, de largo alcance y fuselaje ancho construido por la compa√Ī√≠a estadounidense Boeing Commercial Airplanes, en su sede de Everett, Washington. United lo puso por primera vez en servicio en 1995. Hasta 2010, casi 845 aparatos est√°n volando en el mundo, siendo Emirates la mayor operadora con 85 aviones de este tipo. ¬°Disfruta de este fascinante video¬°
A new algorithm can accurately predict a patient’s 1- and 5-year risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) using simple clinical variables, according to a study in BMJ. The following were some of the factors predictive of incident VTE: older age, higher BMI, cigarette smoking, varicose veins, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, renal disease, recent hospital admission, antipsychotic drug use, and tamoxifen use. The authors say the algorithm may be useful in identifying patients most likely to benefit from intervention.¬†Perhaps it ¬†might be useful for your clinical aeroomedical ¬†practice as well.
The results of this study indicate ¬†that stability in relationships and home life were the most important factors in helping pilots cope with stress and ¬†that the effects of domestic stress carry over to the pilots‚Äô work world, directly influencing work stress and indirectly affecting pilots‚Äô perceptions of their flying performance‚Ä¶.suggesting the need for management to maintain awareness of how the quality of home life may affect the work environment and overall performance. You can read this and other interesting articles at new AerosafetyWorld July-August 2011 issue.
A B747 Qantas Flight 1 flying from Sydney to London through Kangaroo Route overrun runway at landing in heavy rain for a Bangkok¬† stopover, 23-September-1999. This incident was Qantas’ most significant incident in fifty years of jet aircraft operation. There were no significant passenger injuries during an orderly evacuation of the aircraft ordered some 20 minutes after the rough landing. Thirty-eight passengers reported minor injuries. The aircraft was repaired and was returned to service. Here you can see a powerpoint presentation by Peter Thomas about the whole repairing process that took place to resume its flights more than six months after the accident. One can imagine through these photos ¬†how complex and¬†challenging ¬†can become such a work.
Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors publishes innovative, original, high-quality applied research covering all aspects of the aerospace domain.It is the ¬†Official Organ of the European Association for Aviation Psychology. In order to make the journal accessible to both practitioners and scientific researchers, the contents are broadly divided into original “scientific research articles” and “papers for practitioners”. It is expected to be abstracted/indexed initially in PsycINFO and PSYNDEX. Do not forget to check it out this new journal, see our colleagues in the Editorial Board and START WRITING!
Robert Orford has shared with all of us through Aeromed-List this interesting “Virtual Tour” of one of the most important Aviation Museums in the world,¬†especially ¬†regarding to military aviation. The National Museum of US Air Force¬†can be visited at 1100 Spaatz Street¬†,Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433¬†. You can get plenty of information as well as many related links that can be useful for your daily job or just sit down, relax and enjoy these beautiful and historical sights.
Knuffingen Airport is an incredible new miniature model,¬†based on Hamburg‚Äôs airport, that has finally opened to the public. It‚Äôs on display at Miniatur Wunderland, in Hamburg. It cost 3.5million Euros ‚Äď but the result is plane-ly amazing. Its view is worthwhile, but if you¬†do not¬†expect to go to Germany soon, you at least can see the following Photo Gallery and Video published by Peter ThornHill on Daily Mail.
Las Discromatopsias¬†m√°s frecuentes se heredan¬†ligadas al sexo: las transmiten las mujeres y la padecen los varones. Se estima que entre un 5-8% de los varones y un 1% de las mujeres padecen alg√ļn tipo de alteraci√≥n en la visi√≥n de colores… ¬†
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 [...]
Prof Uwe St√ľben reports that ¬†”The Scientific Board of the European School of Aviation¬†¬†Medicine”¬† has decided to offer the scientific award to all EASA member states, starting in 2011. The European School of Aviation Medicine Award recognizes work that demonstrates excellence in clinical practice, education and/or administration in the field of aviation, aerospace, travel medicine [...]