Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute

Category: Preflight Medical Screenings

Preflight Medical Screenings of Patients: Conclusion

Nevertheless, the severity of lung dysfunction was reflected by the large numbers of COPD and other respiratory patients who were receiving oral corticosteroids or home oxygen therapy or who electively requested in-flight supplemental oxygen. A comparison of in-flight morbidity between screened passengers and patients who had not undergone preflight screening would have been informative. However,…

Preflight Medical Screenings of Patients: Discussion

The findings in this report indicate that large numbers of patients referred for preflight medical screening are receiving medication, have a wide range of medical diagnoses, and were recently discharged from an acute care hospital. The largest group consisted of patients requesting in-flight oxygen therapy. The oxygen group consisted primarily of elderly patients with COPD…

Preflight Medical Screenings of Patients: Analysis

Over 80 percent (911) of the patients were using prescribed medications (Table 2). Approximately 40 percent of the patients were using one or two bron-chodilators (aerosol or tablet), ranging from one to four types in all groups, except for the nonpulmonary group (range, none to one). Oral corticosteroids were used by 192 (21.5 percent) patients…

Preflight Medical Screenings of Patients: Results

The medical advisory service evaluated 1,115 patients during the 12-month period, with 93 ± 13.3 (SD) screenings per month (Fig 1). These patients represented 0.003 percent of the 42,770,468 passengers flown on the carriers domestic flights during 1991 (S. Whitehead, oral communication, August, 1992). The advisory service also screened 784 patients referred from Delta in…

Preflight Medical Screenings of Patients: Materials and Methods

The medical screening policies and practices of commercial air carriers in the United States vary greatly. One major domestic carrier in the United States, Delta Air Lines, routinely refers passengers with known medical conditions, needs, or uncertain health status to a 24-h airline medical advisory service (Air Ambulance, Inc., San Carlos, Calif) for preflight screening…

Preflight Medical Screenings of Patients

Travel by commercial jet aircraft is a popular, expeditious, safe, and generally affordable mode of transportation for patients with a variety of medical conditions or handicaps. The annual number of patients who travel by air and their medical conditions are not known, although limited data about in-flight morbidity and mortality provide some insights about the…