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Food safety on board tankers. Results of analysis from 'Healthy Ship' project.

Int Marit Health 2019 ;70(1):68-75

University of Camerino, School of Medicinal and Health Products Sciences, Camerino, Italy.

Background: Microbiological monitoring of surfaces used for food preparation, as required by the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan, is important in risky conditions as those observed in the kitchens of ships. Limits to introduce a classification of risk levels and methods to adopt in conditions as those occurring in tankers have not been investigated. This paper presents the results of the "Healthy Ship" project on HACCP monitoring of surfaces used in food preparation on Italian flag tankers. Read More

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January 2019

Malaria vaccine for travellers - where are we now?

Int Marit Health 2019 ;70(1):65-67

Outpatient Clinic of Hepatology, Voivodship Hospital, Szczecin, Poland.

The authors present a short summary of the current state of malaria vaccine development and the per- spectives for the availability of a malaria vaccines for travellers from non-endemic countries. There is currently no commercially available malaria vaccine for travellers. The efficacy of the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine is limited and differs dramatically from the effects of other vaccines administered in travel medicine. Read More

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January 2019

Study of the changes in respiratory function in self-contained underwater breathing apparatus divers.

Int Marit Health 2019 ;70(1):61-64

Military Medical Academy, Centre of Military Medical Expertise Aero and Maritime Medicine, Varna, Bulgaria.

Background: The objective was to investigate the respiratory function of professional divers by conducting spirometry and to compare the data obtained with those of non-divers.

Materials And Methods: This study involved 52 military divers who carried out dives at small and medium depths using a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) with open-circuit regulators attached to a mouthpiece. The control group consisted of 48 persons from deck commands with similar physiological characteristics and lifestyle that were not divers and had never been under increased pressure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2019.0009DOI Listing
January 2019
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Dungeness crab fishermen perceptions of injury causation and factors in staying safe.

Int Marit Health 2019 ;70(1):55-60

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States.

Background: Commercial fishing is a hazardous occupation in the United States (US). Injury surveillance data relies heavily on US Coast Guard reports, which capture injuries severe enough to require reporting. The reports do not incorporate the fishermen's perspective on contributing factors to injuries and staying safe while fishing. Read More

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January 2019

Occupational injuries and diseases in fish farming in Finland 1996-2015.

Int Marit Health 2019 ;70(1):47-54

University of Nebraska Medical Centre, Omaha, NE, USA.

Background: The agriculture, forestry and fishing industry sector has high rates of occupational injuries. Fishing has globally particularly high occupational fatality rates, but injuries and illnesses to people working in its sub-sectors, aquaculture and fish farming, are not well understood.

Materials And Methods: This study characterised injuries and occupational diseases to fish farmers and people employed on fish farms in Finland using national employment and accident insurance (workers' compensation) data. Read More

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January 2019
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Request for professional medical aid on board ocean-going ships in the Republic of Croatia.

Int Marit Health 2019 ;70(1):42-46

Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Split, Croatia.

Despite modern ship technologies, high-quality crew accommodation and exceptional communications, the absence of a doctor on board presents an issue in terms of the timely, adequate and efficient response to acute health disorders and life-threatening injuries. A serious health condition of an injured or sick person, insufficient medical knowledge of the on-board officers, inadequately equipped ship's infirmary, or scarce supply of medicines are among the typical reasons for requesting professional shore-based medical assistance. This can be achieved by requesting Radio Medical Advice or by activating air-borne medical assistance, i. Read More

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January 2019

A Medical Support in Offshore Racing - Workshop on Medical Support for Offshore Yacht Races, Telemedical Advice Service (TMAS), 1-2 December 2018, London, United Kingdom.

Int Marit Health 2019 ;70(1):27-41

Maritime Academy Antwerp, Belgium.

The safety and health of sailors offshore is of major concern. World Sailing (WS) and International Maritime Health Association (IMHA) are taking seriously the potential dangers to the safety and health at sea. By the nature of their sport, the sailors racing in offshore racing environment can be exposed to injuries and other health problems that can endanger their lives. Read More

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January 2019

Toxic jellyfish in Thailand.

Int Marit Health 2019 ;70(1):22-26

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

Jellyfish stings are common in Thailand. Stings can range from mild skin irritation to severe systemic symptoms resulting in death. Jellyfish envenomation is becoming an important public health concern. Read More

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January 2019

Is it worth to continue to analyse the factors of cardiovascular risk among the sailors? Review of literature.

Int Marit Health 2019 ;70(1):17-21

Department of Occupational, Metabolic and Internal Diseases, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland.

Background: Cardiovascular diseases are still the most common cause of death from natural causes among seafarers. The aim of the study was to determine which of the cardiovascular risk factors listed in the current recommendations of the European Society of Cardiology occur among seafarers.

Materials And Methods: The paper is a review of literature from PubMed Database. Read More

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January 2019
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A survey of jellyfish sting knowledge among Thai divers in Thailand.

Int Marit Health 2019 ;70(1):11-16

Department of Clinical Immunology, Faculty of Medical Technology, Western University, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

Background: In tropical regions, jellyfish envenomation is a persistent hazard for people who spend time in the sea. Jellyfish stings can be dangerous, and among the people who face the greatest risk are scuba divers. This study therefore sought to determine the level of knowledge divers in Thailand have about the threat of jellyfish envenomation. Read More

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January 2019

Crew and passenger deaths from vessel accidents in United Kingdom passenger ships since 1900.

Int Marit Health 2019 ;70(1):1-10

Medical School, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom.

Background: There is very limited systematic analysis of the causes and consequences of maritime accidents across the whole passenger sector during the twentieth century either in United Kingdom (UK) or in other maritime nations, but some of the larger events have been the subject of detailed investigations that led to improved safety measures. In recent years, there has been increased attention to the analysis of passenger ship accidents, especially in relation to the two now dominant markets: vehicle/passenger ferries and cruise ships.

Materials And Methods: Long-term trends since 1900 in passenger and crew deaths on UK seagoing pas- senger ships that have sustained a maritime accident, as defined by Lloyds Register, have been collated and analysed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2019.0001DOI Listing
January 2019
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Doctors in a hyperbaric medical unit: what is the hyperbaric exposure?

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(4):304-305

Société Française de Médecine Maritime (SFMM), French Society of Maritime Medicine, Brest, France; Occupational Diseases Unit, University Hospital of Brest, France; Laboratoire d'Etudes et de Recherches en Sociologie (LABERS), EA 3149, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0047DOI Listing
January 2018
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Personality profiles of divers: integrating results across studies.

Int Marit Health 2018;69(4):297-303

Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Cape Town, South Africa.

Background: There are numerous reports on diver personality, spanning across five decades, across national boundaries, and using a range of measures to describe diver profiles. However, the range of reports poses challenges to interpreting new studies, particularly when having to compare findings across generations, measurements, and national/cultural contexts. This paper aimed to review and integrate diver personality descriptions, drawing on the available studies that reported trait theory based data for naval and sport divers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0046DOI Listing
January 2018
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The older traveller.

Int Marit Health 2018;69(4):285-296

Department of Epidemiology and Tropical Medicine; Military Institute of Medicine, Warsaw, Poland.

All over the world there has been a sudden increase in the number of international travels, mostly for touristic purposes. According to the World Tourism Organisation, the number of international journeys exceeded 1.323 billion in 2017 and it continues to grow. Read More

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January 2018
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Acute respiratory tract infection symptoms and the uptake of dual influenza and pneumococcal vaccines among Hajj pilgrims.

Int Marit Health 2018;69(4):278-284

National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS), The Children's Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia; Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, The Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia; Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, School of Biological Sciences and Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia; WHO Collaborating Centre for Mass Gatherings and High Consequence/High Visibility Events, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.

Background: Hajj pilgrims are encouraged to take influenza and pneumococcal vaccines prior to their travel to safeguard against acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs). It is unclear whether dual immunisation with influenza and pneumococcal vaccines have had any impact on ARTI symptoms. To this end, we have examined the data of the last several years to assess whether combined influenza and pneumococcal vaccination has affected the rate of ARTI symptoms among Hajj pilgrims. Read More

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January 2018
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Food hygiene knowledge and awareness among undergraduate maritime students.

Int Marit Health 2018;69(4):270-277

Dokuz Eylül University Maritime Faculty, Tınaztepe Campus, İzmir, Turkey.

Background: Reducing the crew size of the galley department on merchant vessels causes heavy workload for the remaining food handlers on board. This situation in return, could trigger risky behaviours and create an unsanitary environment which can facilitate the spread of various gastrointestinal disorders on ships. In such cases, ensuring and supervising food hygiene and food safety on board is up to maritime captains and officers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0043DOI Listing
January 2018
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Occupational disease due to Anisakis simplex in fish handlers.

Int Marit Health 2018;69(4):264-269

Maritime Health Unit, ISM Tarragona, Spain, Spain.

Background: Anisakis is a marine nematode. Its larvae can be found encysted in several species, both in the abdominal cavity and in the adjacent musculature. The most commonly affected commercial species are hake, whiting, cod, and mackerel. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0042DOI Listing
January 2018
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Seafarers' views on the impact of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 on their living and working conditions: results from a pilot study.

Int Marit Health 2018;69(4):257-263

Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Neu-Ulm, Germany, Wileystraße 1, 89231 Neu-Ulm, Germany; Centre of Maritime Health and Society, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg, Denmark.

Background: The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC2006) entered into force in 2013 and is the first comprehensive set of standards for better living and working conditions covering aspects such as wages, contracts, food, medical care and social security. Currently, the Convention covers more than 90% of the world's shipping fleet. The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of the MLC2006 on the living and working conditions of seafarers and to test and adjust the methods for future use through a pilot study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0041DOI Listing
January 2018
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Offshore workers and health behaviour change: an exploration using the Theoretical Domains Framework.

Int Marit Health 2018;69(4):248-256

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Background: Previous research has identified the importance of promoting behaviour change within the offshore workforce. This qualitative study sought to: identify self-care behaviours perceived to require behaviour change within the offshore workforce, and explore perceived potential behavioural determinants.

Materials And Methods: This study included the perspectives of both offshore workers (OWs, n = 16) and healthcare practitioners (HCPs, n = 12) from the global workforce. Read More

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January 2018
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Patterns of injury amongst cruise ship passengers requiring hospitalisation.

Int Marit Health 2018;69(4):243-247

Florida International University-Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA.

Background: The number of commercial cruise ship passengers continues to rise and is projected to reach 27.2 million passengers worldwide in 2018. Accidental injury aboard these ships can result in serious morbidity and mortality. Read More

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January 2018
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Occupational risk perception, stressors and stress of fishermen.

Int Marit Health 2018;69(4):233-242

Graduate School of Health Engineering, Casablanca, Morocco.

Background: The aim of this survey was to assess the stress in fishermen by analysing its relationship with sociodemographic and professional characteristics, by evaluating work stressors, and by estimating psychosomatic symptoms.

Materials And Methods: This cross-sectional survey involved representative sample of 828 artisanal and coastal fishermen. All participants were men and had a regular activity for at least 2 years. Read More

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January 2018
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Gastroenteritis outbreaks on cruise ships: are sanitation inspection scores a true index of risk?

Int Marit Health 2018;69(4):225-232

Cruise Ship Physician, Woodborough, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom.

Background: The utility of cruise ship sanitation scores as indicators of future gastroenteritis outbreak was investigated by means of a 5-year review of inspection scores and outbreaks of gastroenteritis as reported under the Vessel Sanitation Programme of the United States Public Health Centers for Disease Control.

Materials And Methods: Between 2012 and 2017 a total of 1197 inspections were published online, with a mean score of 95.7 out of 100. Read More

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January 2018
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Vessel sanitation inspection scores and acute gastroenteritis outbreaks on cruise ships.

Authors:
Eilif Dahl

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(4):223-224

Department of Occupational Medicine, Norwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.

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January 2019
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Establishment of the International Maritime Health Foundation: the next step in scientific publishing in maritime health.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(3):153-156

The Bulletin of the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine (IMTM) was published first time in 1948 as a preliminary publication. Since then it has developed and from 1999 it is known as International Maritime Health (IMH). Initially it was published by the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine (IMTM) in Gdynia. Read More

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February 2019
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Turkish Telemedical Assistance Service: last four years of activity.

Int Marit Health 2018;69(3):184-191

Dokuz Eylül University Maritime Faculty, Tınaztepe Campus, 35035 İzmir, Turkey.

Background: Telemedical Assistance Service (TMAS) is very important for seafarers and passengers who are far from full-fledged health services. This study aimed to determine the frequency of using Turkish TMAS by seafarers and other patients and to compare the given services.

Materials And Methods: The data obtained from calls to Turkish TMAS in between 2014 and 2017 are composed of 5080 calls. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0030DOI Listing
February 2019
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Chronic symptoms persisting after travel-related infections.

Int Marit Health 2018;69(3):207-212

Outpatient Clinic of Hepatology, Voivodship Hospital in Szczecin, Broniewskiego 2, 70-001 Szczecin, Poland.

The authors present the current state of knowledge about the long term sequelae of the common travel-related infections associated with immunological dysregulation. Travellers' diarrhoea, chikungunya and dengue are common in travellers and protracted manifestations such as post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome (travellers' diarrhoea), arthritis (chikungunya) or post-dengue syndrome may be more prevalent than previously thought. Attention should be paid to active prevention of the infections during travel, especially when an effective treatment against long-term sequelae has not been established. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0033DOI Listing
February 2019
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Infectious diseases affecting occupational divers: review of 2017 literature.

Int Marit Health 2018;69(3):176-180

French Maritime Medicine Society (Société Française de Médecine Maritime SFMM); Université de Bretagne Occidentale, 22, rue Camille Desmoulins, 29200 Brest, France.

Background: Occupational divers are prone to many health risks. For instance, they can get infections. We reviewed the infectious diseases in occupational divers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0028DOI Listing
February 2019
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Managing medical emergencies: risks and responses.

Authors:
Sue Stannard

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(2):151-152

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November 2018
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Awareness of health risks and communicable diseases among undergraduate maritime students.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(2):142-148

Dokuz Eylül University Maritime Faculty, Tınaztepe Campus, 35035 İzmir, Turkey.

Background: In case of an emergency related to crew's health the first responsible person on board is the appointed officer of the ship. Sometimes these officers aren't just the only responsible person but also the only available option. Therefore, they are expected to handle various types of cases from disease outbreaks to food poisoning. Read More

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November 2018
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Hepatitis E virus seroprevalence in Polish soldiers serving in harsh environmental conditions.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(2):137-141

Department of Epidemiology and Tropical Medicine, Military Institute of Medicine, Szaserów 128, 04-141 Warsaw, Poland.

Background: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is an under-recognised aetiological factor of viral hepatitis; it is most commonly transmitted via the oral-faecal route, but can also be transmitted by blood or blood products, vertically from an infected mother to the foetus or by transplanted organs. The aim of the study was to present the current seroprevalence of HEV among soldiers from the Polish Special Forces deployed on military operations carried out in harsh environmental conditions.

Materials And Methods: The research conducted between October and November 2016 involved 253 active duty soldiers, 237 men and 16 women, aged 26-57, without clinical symptoms of infection, participants in military operations in Asia and Africa. Read More

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November 2018
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Training needs among maritime professionals: a cross sectional study.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(2):129-136

Center for Maritime Health and Society, Institute of Public Health, Southern Danish University, Niels Bohrs Vej 9,, 6700 Esbjerg, Denmark.

Background: Maritime medical practice includes assessment of fitness, management of medical emergencies and healthcare on board and ashore. A better response to seagoing professionals' health requirements can be achieved when all the respective stakeholders have a common understanding. Training is a powerful tool to raise awareness and in particular continuing professional development is very significant in sustaining competencies of these professionals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0019DOI Listing
November 2018
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Management of a polytrauma in the maritime environment.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(2):126-128

Université de Bretagne Occidentale, 22, rue Camille Desmoulins, 29200 Brest, France.

Background: A polytraumatised person is a severely injured patient with an association of several injuries including at least one life-threatening. In an isolated and hostile environment like the maritime environment, the principles of early care and fast evacuation of a polytraumatised person are sometimes difficult to apply.

Clinical Case: We report the story of a patient with a bilateral fracture of the lower extremities following an accident on board a Moldavian tugboat off the coasts of Djibouti. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0018DOI Listing
November 2018
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Prevalence of consumption of psychoactive substances amongst dockers.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(2):118-125

Graduate School of Health Engineering, 24 rue Lafontaine, Quartier Racine, 20100 Casablanca, Morocco.

Background: Dockers in the port facilities are exposed to significant psychosocial risks (stress, suffering at work, etc.) related to heavy organisational, environmental, physical, chemical constraints, etc. These workers are particularly affected by the consumption of psychoactive substances because of the dangerousness and complexity of their work. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0017DOI Listing
November 2018
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Occupational safety and health in maritime sector in Morocco 60 years after independence: current state, constraints and prospects.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(2):110-117

Graduate School of Health Engineering, 24 rue Lafontaine, Quartier Racine, 20100 Casablanca, Morocco.

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the situation 60 years after independence, to assess the current state, to highlight the constraints and to propose recommendations for improving occupational health in the maritime sector.

Materials And Methods: This study was based on collecting data of: 1) Legislative texts on occupational health and safety; 2) Statistics from administrations (Ministry of Health and Ministry of Marine Fisheries), general medical council of Morocco, scientific societies and associations of occupational health and maritime medicine; 3) Analysis of a self-questionnaire sent to 22 physicians working in fishermen's health services and listed in the yearbook 2017 of the Moroccan Society of Maritime Medicine. It included five sections: socio-demographic and professional characteristics, training, assessment of activities, constraints in their exercise and ten priority recommendations to improve the situation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0016DOI Listing
November 2018
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Causes and circumstances of maritime casualties and crew fatalities in British merchant shipping since 1925.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(2):99-109

Swansea University, Swansea, UK.

Background: To determine the causes and circumstances of vessel accidents that led to fatalities in British merchant shipping since 1925, and among British seafarers who were employed in non-United Kingdom shipping since 1985. Secondly, to establish trends in vessel accidents and crew fatalities, and associations with type of casualty and location, type of ship, cargo carried and season.

Materials And Methods: Reviews of annual mortality returns, marine accident investigation reports, death inquiry files, Lloyd's casualty returns, online newspapers, shipwreck websites and other searches over the period from 1925 to 2017 but excluding 1939 to 1946. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0015DOI Listing
November 2018
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Violations of safe diving practices among 122 diver fatalities.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(2):94-98

Professional Association of Diving Instructors.

Background: Diving is a popular recreation with an excellent safety record, with an estimated 1.8 deaths per 1 million dives. This study investigated the relationship between intentional deviation from accepted diving practices (violations) and diver fatalities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0014DOI Listing
November 2018
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Analysing the effects of working period on psychophysiological states of seafarers.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(2):84-93

Istanbul Technical University, Sahil Cad. Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: Human factor has become a critical issue due to the fact that all operational processes in maritime transportation have been accelerated with technological innovations. Irregular and long working hours, rapid change of working environments and other organisational and/or individual factors have negative impact on the performance of the seafarers as well as other transportation workers and/or shift workers. Seafarers working under the influence of these stressor factors, naturally, are affected from psychophysiological and cognitive aspects, which in return decrease their overall performances. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0013DOI Listing
November 2018
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Cruise ship pathologies in remote regions.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(2):75-83

University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis.

Background: Navigations on cruise ships are rising and tend to spread to remote areas like polar regions. Our aim was to assess the prevalence of pathologies encountered on a cruise ship navigating in remote areas including Polar Seas.

Materials And Methods: A prospective observational, descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted aboard a cruise ship with an overall capacity of 200-264 passengers and 140 crewmembers, sailing in remote areas as the Arctic Ocean and the Antarctic Peninsula over a period of 205 days. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0012DOI Listing
November 2018
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The paediatric traveller.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(1):70-74

Department of Epidemiology and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia, Military Institute of Medicine, Poland.

International travel with children, which is the opportunity for the family to see the world together, has become commonplace. If you are travelling with children the journey needs to be carefully planned, especially in cases of visiting a region with harsh environment or poor sanitation. It is particularly important in terms of thermoregulation (hot climate) and the immune system (protection against pathogens causing infectious and invasive diseases) as these are not fully developed in small children. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0011DOI Listing
September 2018
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The pregnant traveller.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(1):63-69

Department of Epidemiology and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia, Military Institute of Medicine, Poland.

Travelling during pregnancy has become increasingly common. Many pregnant women travel for pleasureand recreation and a lot of them continue to work and therefore often travel on business, sometimes to areas with poor standards of sanitation and limited access to health care providers. During pregnancy, it is extremely important that a woman has a regular access to maternal health care, also in temporary destinations, especially in areas characterised by harsh environmental conditions, and places where the prevalence of infectious diseases is high. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0010DOI Listing
September 2018
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Health effects of hyperbaric exposure on chamber attendants: a literature review.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(1):58-62

French Maritime Medicine Society (Société Française de Médecine Maritime SFMM); Université de Bretagne Occidentale, 22, rue Camille Desmoulins, 29200 Brest, France.

Background: Inside attendants working in hyperbaric chambers are exposed to risks related to the hyperbaric environment, handling and care. The aim of this study is to review the literature focusing on the impact of this activity on health.

Materials And Methods: This is a literature review using the Medline database. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0009DOI Listing
September 2018
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Occupational lung cancer among fisherman: a triple case report.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(1):46-50

Centre des Etudes Doctorales SVS, Faculté de médecine et de pharmacie, Université MED V, Rabat, Av. Mohamed Belarbi El Alaoui . Rabat Institut, 10000 Rabat, Morocco.

Background: The World Health Organisation places lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer mortality in the world. The fishermen are one of the most important consumers of tobacco, which remains the main risk factor for lung cancer. However, there are no epidemiological data on the role of other causes, particularly occupational ones, in genesis of this disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0007DOI Listing
September 2018
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An outbreak of gastroenteritis on board an oil drilling rig in Ghana.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(1):51-57

University of Ghana School of Public Health, University of Ghana School of Public Health, P.O. Box LG 13, Legon-Accra, Accra, Ghana.

The article describes an outbreak of gastroenteritis which occurred on an oil drilling rig which operated in the Jubilee fields of Ghana (offshore Takoradi) between May 2011 and December 2013. An outbreak occurred on board approximately 10 h following a Christmas day buffet. Various Ghanaian and continental dishes were served during the occasion. Read More

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September 2018
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Maritime environment health risks related to pathogenic microorganisms in seawater.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(1):35-45

French Maritime Medicine Society (Société Française de Médecine Maritime SFMM); Université de Bretagne Occidentale, 22, rue Camille Desmoulins, 29200 Brest, France.

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September 2018
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Benzodiazepine prescriptions on merchant ships without a doctor on board: analysis from medical records of Centro Internazionale Radio Medico (CIRM).

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(1):28-34

Telemedicine and Telepharmacy Centre University of Camerino, 62032 CAMERINO, Italy; Research Department, International Radiomedical Centre (CIRM), 00144 Rome, Italy.

Background: Benzodiazepines are drugs widely used for the treatment of anxiety and insomnia. The present study has analysed the prescriptions of this class of drugs among sailing seafarers, to evaluate the appropriateness of prescribed therapies.

Materials And Methods: This study assessed the benzodiazepine prescriptions made by Centro Internazionale Radio Medico (CIRM) doctors from 2011 to 2015. Read More

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September 2018
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Prevalence of skin diseases amongst Moroccan fishermen.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(1):22-27

Graduate School of Health Engineering, 24 rue Lafontaine, Quartier Racine, 20100 Casablanca, Morocco.

Background: The main objective was to evaluate the prevalence of skin diseases amongst fishermen, to specify the different clinical forms, associations and most frequent localisations, and to identify potential aetiological factors. The secondary objectives were to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of seafarers regarding occupational dermatoses to conduct information, awareness and education campaigns on risk factors and behaviours and to propose adapted prevention.

Materials And Methods: This cross-sectional survey involved 1102 artisanal fishermen who attended the annual legal medical consultation at the occupational health service. Read More

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September 2018
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Prevalence of chronic obstructive respiratory diseases amongst fishermen.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(1):13-21

Graduate School of Health Engineering, 24 rue Lafontaine, Quartier Racine, 20100 Casablanca, Morocco.

Background: The objective was to screen and evaluate the prevalence of respiratory diseases and obstructive ventilatory defects among fishermen in Morocco.

Materials And Methods: This observational and cross-sectional epidemiological study involved 924 men over 20 years old and with at least two years of seniority. It included a questionnaire and a spirometry. Read More

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September 2018
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The status of the doctor and variations in the percentage of unfit declarations in medical examinations of shipping and offshore employees in the Netherlands.

Int Marit Health 2018 ;69(1):8-12

Baarda Medical Service / Baarda Medische Keuringen, Ruisdaelstraat 7a, 4462 AC Goes, Netherlands.

Background: Both shipping medical examinations in 2012-2013 and 2015 and oil and gas offshore medical examinations in 2009-2011 in the Netherlands show a decline in the percentage of declarations of unfitness as the number of examinations performed annually by each physician increases.

Materials And Methods: The data from the electronic databases for shipping employees 2012-2013 and 2015 and the data collected from doctors examining offshore workers from 2009 to 2011 (based on data from a voluntary questionnaire) were subject to a statistical analysis to be able to assess which variables affect the rate of unfitness declaration.

Results: Both shipping and offshore data show a decline in the percentage of declarations of unfitness as the number of examinations performed annually by each physician increases. Read More

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September 2018
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