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Management of a respiratory emergency in the Antarctic winter: A case of foreign body aspiration

Coldron, Joanna. 2007 Management of a respiratory emergency in the Antarctic winter: A case of foreign body aspiration. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, 18 (2). 120-126. 10.1580/06-WEME-CR-017R2.1

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Abstract/Summary

We report on a case of left main bronchus occlusion by an inhaled foreign body at a remote Antarctic scientific base during the austral winter. We present the dilemmas of on-site treatment and the challenges of aeromedical evacuation from such a remote environment.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1580/06-WEME-CR-017R2.1
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Other Special Projects
ISSN: 1080-6032
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Additional Keywords: Antarctic regions; aeromedical evacuation; foreign bodies; bronchi
NORA Subject Terms: Management
Medicine
Health
Date made live: 18 Feb 2011 14:50
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/11711

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