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Alexei Navalny’s ambulance flight

October 2020

The case of Alexei Navalny has been all over the media in recent weeks. The well-known Russian opposition leader suddenly collapsed on Thursday, 22.08.2020, on a domestic flight to Moscow, and had to be taken to hospital. On the same day he was put into a medically induced coma. At the request of his colleagues, Mr Navalny was taken to Berlin …….

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Fit to fly?

October 2020

In case of acute illness, chronic conditions, or during pregnancy, the question arises whether a patient is fit to fly. Before certifying the fitness for travel, the medical condition of the passenger has to be assessed carefully. But who is in charge of making the final decision? And which illnesses are known to cause problems while flying …..

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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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Flying with a brain tumour

September 2020

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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Flying with cerebral oedema

September 2020

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 vs. Medevac – The Key Differences

September 2020

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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What is Medical Repatriation?h4>

September 2020

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 Ambulance clients are often …

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