Health advice for travellers with chronic illness

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Abstract

Older people and those with chronic illnesses are travelling overseas more than ever before. Basic but important considerations are adequate supplies of medication (carried in the hand luggage), a health summary and medication list. Travel is associated with increased risk of deep venous thrombosis. Exercises can be advised, but evidence is currently lacking on the benefit of aspirin or low molecular weight heparin for prophylaxis. In assessing lung disease and cardiac disease exercise tolerance is a guide to the patient's fitness for air travel. Vaccinations are important but care is needed when giving live vaccines to immunocompromised patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Prescriber
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Air Travel
Exercise Tolerance
Low Molecular Weight Heparin
Immunocompromised Host
Venous Thrombosis
Lung Diseases
Aspirin
Heart Diseases
Vaccination
Chronic Disease
Vaccines
Hand
Exercise
Health

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Health advice for travellers with chronic illness. / Zwar, N.

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