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Document ID (ISN)41385
CIS number 84-546
ISSN - Serial title 0294-0817 - Médecine aéronautique et spatiale
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Abbas L., Bierre N., Fuchez J., Bellanger G.
Title Results of a computerised questionnaire survey on renal colic among the flight crew of civilian aircraft
Original title Résultats d'une enquête informatisée sur la colique néphrétique du personnel navigant technique de l'aviation civile et commerciale [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 1983, Vol.22, No.87, p.199-206. 5 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) nephritis; air transport; aircraft
Descriptors (secondary) France; questionnaire survey; drinks at work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Air transportation
Nutrition