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Flying with pneumonia

September 2020

Pneumonia is the world's second most common infectious disease after diarrhoea. In hospitals and clinics, it occurs more frequently than heart attacks or strokes. But what exactly is pneumonia? The name of the disease says it all: pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung tissue, either unilaterally – only in one lung – or bilaterally, in ...

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In Germany, around 7,000 people a year fall ill when a problem occurs when there is a failure in the regulation of the proliferation of new cells as new tissue is forming in the brain. This is commonly referred to as a brain tumour.  What exactly is a brain tumour? The simplest way to describe a brain tumour is to look at it as an ...

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There are some health conditions that only become apparent following another disease. Sometimes such disorders can be more dangerous than the disease that causes or triggers them. This is certainly true of cerebral oedema (brain swelling). What is cerebral oedema? Basically, the term cerebral oedema exists under three different ...

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Casevac and medevac are both portmanteaus whose definitions are both a combination of two words, namely 'Casualty Evacuation' and 'Medical Evacuation' respectively. They both refer to the same basic principle of transporting individuals in urgent need of medical attention, and one may be led to think that they can be used interchangeably ...

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Air Ambulance London

September 2020

London is home to a population of approximately 9 million people, and one of the largest and oldest cities in the world, with a rich, vibrant history stretching back to the Roman empire. The city is renowned for its economy, architecture, culture and iconic landmarks. London is one amongst many cities across the United Kingdom that are ...

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Repatriation is the process where a person is taken back to their home country. Quite often, however, most people require medical repatriation when they get injured or ill and cannot get the medical treatment they need locally. As a result, they have to be flown to the closest suitable medical facility. Medical Air Service clients are often ...

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Should you or a loved one require emergency medical repatriation, an air ambulance from Dubai is one of the fastest ways to transport a critically ill patient.  Initial, quick medical attention at local hospitals will often suffice. Later on, however, most patients will typically want to go home for further treatment in their home country ...

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Should you travel abroad to Bangladesh and fall ill or suffer a severe injury, local hospitals might not have the capability to provide effective care for you. In such a situation, an air ambulance from Bangladesh can be your lifeline in times of trouble. That’s where Medical Air Service comes in. To begin with, our air ambulance from ...

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Under what conditions is a medical repatriation possible? This question is probably posed by many patients who have been seriously ill or have had an accident during a stay abroad. Depending on the situation, different aspects play a role: medical factors determine the feasibility of a patient transport. However, the conditions under which ...

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The quality of the healthcare system of Romania is among the poorest in Europe. In the years after the fall of communism only few hospitals were built. Thus, many people prefer to cross the border in order to get reliable and fast medical services if they fall severely ill or suffer an injury in Romania. Here is everything you need to know ...

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Comprised of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is a popular tourist destination for people all around the globe, and many are proud to call the country home for its innumerable beaches, unique landscapes, rich culture, and affordability. The country has recently begun investing more heavily in the quality of healthcare they provide ...

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With its diverse natural landscape, emerging vibrant cities, and rich history, Ghana is both an excellent place to visit and call home. Its economy is growing by around seven percentage points annually, and the country has been widely praised for its success in bringing its citizens out of extreme poverty. At the turn of the millennium, Ghana ...

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What is an air ambulance? An air ambulance is just what it sounds like. It’s an aircraft specially outfitted to transport patients in need of medical care. Often when we think of air ambulances, we think of air rescue helicopters taking patients in need of emergency care to the nearest ICU. While that is one version of an air ambulance, there ...

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South Africa is an amazing country with a rich history and stunning geography that draws millions of travelers every year. We don’t like to think about illness or injury while we travel, but if you are taking a trip to South Africa, it’s important to know what the medical situation is there and if you might need an air ambulance from South ...

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With its history going back thousands of years and amazing sites like the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt is a destination that millions of travelers flock to every year. While we prefer to think about all the great things when planning a trip, it’s important to also make plans for what to do if you are injured or fall ill while ...

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Flying with COPD

March 2020

Many people need to travel to get medical care from a specialist or medical center equipped to treat their condition. However, some medical conditions make it difficult to travel, especially when you need to travel long distances by air. One condition which can adversely affect a person’s ability to fly is COPD. For those suffering from this ...

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Malaysia is a beautiful country with sandy beaches, verdant jungles, and amazing cities that offer parks and gardens next to towering skyscrapers. Malaysia also has a robust medical system that makes it one of the top destinations in the world for medical tourism, with more than 1 million foreigners seeking treatment in Penang and Kuala Lumpur ...

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Surgical procedures have become normal due to medical advancements and patients around the world are taking to it. Most of the patients prefer that their surgeries are performed by specialized veteran surgeons even if they have to travel abroad for it. Other patients happen to need surgery while abroad on holiday or on a business trip ...

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India is a beautiful country, full of culture and potential. India is a premier tourist destination. It is popular for safaris, honeymoon destinations, adventurous activities, spiritual places, and historical sights. There are several aspects of travelling that you should consider when travelling to India. The foremost amongst them is your ...

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Who wouldn’t enjoy a trip to Malaysia? Where else would you find such breathtaking beaches and elegant guest service? But before travelling consider taking a look at the country’s healthcare facilities. Being proactive is a much better approach than being reactive. As such medical emergency can happen at any time also. So, it is important that ...

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Many people travel to Kenya each year for business or to go on holiday. It’s a beautiful country on the shores of Lake Victoria, with mountains and thriving cities. Sadly, Kenya’s healthcare system is still in many ways below the quality of other industrialized nations. Kenya has been improving its health system over the last few decades, but ...

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Nigeria is a beautiful country with stunning landscapes and bustling cities. However, the quality of healthcare services is poor, especially in rural areas. One of the major problems is the density of nurses, midwives, and doctors. The World Health Organization rates the density as 1.95 healthcare workers for every 1,000 people in the country ...

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A common concern for expectant parents is if flying during your pregnancy is safe. The good news is that with a healthy pregnancy, it's likely safe to fly. The second trimester of a pregnancy is the best time to fly for many women as by that time morning sickness has subsided and your energy levels are high. It is safe to fly, though, up to 36 ...

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Air ambulances work as any other ambulance and help transfer patients from one place to another. Most of the time, users require the usage of air ambulance in an emergency where there is a life-threatening medical condition or simply to transfer a patient. But you may also require non-urgent patient transport if you have been travelling and ...

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