Tag: Diseases

Report: H.-U. HOLTHERM (GERMANY)

Development of a multinational Deployment Health Surveillance Capability (DHSC) for NATO

At the 2002 NATO Summit still under the impression of the terror attacks in the United States, decisive capability gaps were shown to exist within NATO. Among other issues, warnings were raised about the lack in capability for the near-real-time (NRT) detection of disease outbreaks and the determination of whether these outbreaks are to be attributed to the use of biological weaponry or to natural causes. Since 2003, under the lead of NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT), existing capabilities and systems of NATO partners have therefore been identified and examined as to their suitability for operational use in NATO deployments.

Report: DUAN LianNing, LUO Yuan, LU ChengRong, XU XianRong, WANG JianChang

Analysis of Medical Evaluation of Hematological Diseases in 83 Air Force Aircrews

The aim of this paper is to analyze the characteristics of hematological diseases in 83 Air Force aircrews and investigate its relationship to their flying ability and medical evaluation. Our results suggest that most aircrew patients can return to flying position after treatment except malignant or progressive diseases. The medical evaluation should be made according to the nature and prognosis of disease,therapeutic efficacy, as well as the flying airplane type.

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Article: B. Wölke

Hospital on the High Seas

Bumps, bruises, and third-degree burns – just like their colleagues on dry land, naval physicians have to be ready for anything.