Medical issues associated with commercial flights.

@article{Silverman2009MedicalIA,
  title={Medical issues associated with commercial flights.},
  author={Danielle Silverman and Mark A Gendreau},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2009},
  volume={373 9680},
  pages={2067-77}
}
Almost 2 billion people travel aboard commercial airlines every year. Health-care providers and travellers need to be aware of the potential health risks associated with air travel. Environmental and physiological changes that occur during routine commercial flights lead to mild hypoxia and gas expansion, which can exacerbate chronic medical conditions or incite acute in-flight medical events. The association between venous thromboembolism and long-haul flights, cosmic-radiation exposure, jet… CONTINUE READING
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