|Document ID (ISN)||41385|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0294-0817 - Médecine aéronautique et spatiale
|Convention or series no.
||Abbas L., Bierre N., Fuchez J., Bellanger G.
||Results of a computerised questionnaire survey on renal colic among the flight crew of civilian aircraft
||Résultats d'une enquête informatisée sur la colique néphrétique du personnel navigant technique de l'aviation civile et commerciale [in French]|
||3rd quarter 1983, Vol.22, No.87, p.199-206. 5 ref.
||This computerised questionnaire survey was conducted in 1982 to find out the frequency of renal colic among the flight crews of Air France, as compared with a previous survey in 1967. Starting in 1966, Air France flight personnel have been advised to drink only non-carbonated water during flights as a preventive measure, and the effects of this recommendation were also investigated in this survey. The 1967 survey found the renal colic incidence to be 7.6% among flight personnel, as opposed to 3.4% among ground workers. The new survey shows an incidence of 10.3% among flight personnel, with a positive correlation with seniority of service. The main factor causing renal colic seems to be the lowering of humidity during flight. The importance of following the preventive advice is emphasised.
||nephritis; air transport; aircraft
||France; questionnaire survey; drinks at work
||D - Periodical articles
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system