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Having a sick or injured relative abroad can be distressing. We hope to relieve you of any concerns or uncertainty by providing comprehensive information on the different aspects of worldwide patient repatriations. For this reason, we regularly publish detailed articles on these topics in our blog. Of course, we are always at your disposal to answer any questions – including about our news articles – at any time.

When a serious illness can no longer be cured, many patients want to spend their last weeks or months in a dignified setting, with good medical care. A stay in a hospice is an excellent option for such patients because they will be well cared for in every respect. However, not everyone wants to be transferred to their nearest hospice ...

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A thrombosis is a blood clot, also called a thrombus. Normally, a blood clot is an important protective mechanism of the body: after an external injury, the blood coagulates, the wound closes and is thus protected from the penetration of bacteria and germs. However, in the blood vessels inside the body, blood should always flow freely. If a ...

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Especially in old age, but also after a serious illness, some people may no longer be able to manage their daily lives on their own and may require help. Depending on the degree to which their independence is impaired, different types of assistance may be needed. Some people may only need minimal support, such as help with cleaning or ...

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When it comes to saving a life, time is one of the most important factors for both patients and doctors. The sooner doctors assist a patient, the more are the chances of saving a life. But what if you need specialist care back home and the most adequate healthcare facilities are not available in your current location? This article will cover ...

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What is an air ambulance? An air ambulance, as the name implies, is a special type of aircraft whose purpose is to transport sick or injured patients from one location to another, often between counties. These aircraft come readily equipped with medical apparatus, together with medical personnel on board, to ensure the safety and stability of ...

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What is a medical evacuation? A medical evacuation or Medevac is the emergency removal of one or more people to the nearest healthcare institution, such as a hospital or clinic, generally by air. It is frequently required in life-threatening or other extreme situations where the individual's life is at grave risk. Medical evacuation costs ...

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What is an air ambulance? An aircraft service that securely delivers ill, injured, or clinically critical patients from one area to another is known as an air ambulance. They're loaded with life-saving hospital equipment, medicines, and machines. An air ambulance also has licensed medical professionals, critical care nurses, and ...

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What is an air ambulance? An air ambulance is used to transfer injured or sick patients across large distances or out of isolated locations in a safe, supervised, comfortable, and timely manner. They are packed with life-saving materials and instruments, such as medical gadgets and monitors, as well as highly qualified medical ...

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Hardening and scarring of the lung tissue – also known as pulmonary fibrosis – affects the performance of the lungs. Shortness of breath and coughing are among the most common symptoms, and the patient’s overall physical stamina decreases. As the air in the passenger cabin of a scheduled airliner is thinner than at ground level, problems can ...

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A cerebral oedema is an accumulation of fluid in the brain. It is often associated with brain injuries or strokes and can cause serious complications. The human skull provides very little space for the accumulation of fluid and prevents the brain tissue from expanding. This increases the pressure on the brain and can lead to dizziness ...

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People who fall ill during a stay abroad often think about booking a medical repatriation to get them home. This is especially true if the healthcare service in the country they are staying in is not as good as in their home country. While many patients in this situation want to return home as soon as possible, others hesitate in making the ...

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If you get injured while you are travelling abroad, then there can be certain untoward situations where the only option available to transport you back home to better healthcare services is through an air ambulance. We might usually not think about it while we are healthy and consider it as an improbable event. But who knows what can happen ...

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Ever heard of the terms medevac and casevac? Well, these two words are combinations – Casevac is for Causality Evacuation whereas Medevac is for Medical Evacuation. The basics are the same as both refer to transportation of passengers who require urgent medical care and quick conveyance to the medical centre. It might be confusing but both ...

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Skiing is a favourite holiday activity in winter and there is a huge influx of tourists. People love to spend their precious holidays skiing across the border. As amazing as it sounds, skiing in the Alpines is risky – and there are frequent accidents observed during skiing or snowboarding. These accidents are of multiple types – some ...

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Strokes occur unexpectedly – no pre-signs or pre-indications, a true medical threat even for those people with no pre-existing medical conditions or symptoms.  Hence, they can happen to people who are flying abroad, raising many questions. What are the risk factors? Can someone fly after a stroke with a normal airline and in a normal ...

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When it comes to flying after a medical procedure or surgery, cases cannot be generalized and may vary from case to case. It can be safe for some patients, while for some others, it might have some risk factors. It’s not uncommon to ask ourselves after surgery whether we can fly safely? How soon can you fly after surgery? How long after ...

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What is Low Blood Count? (White blood cell count) White Blood Cells (WBC), also known as leukocytes, are responsible for fighting infections. WBC count between 4,000 and 11,000 per microliter of blood is considered normal. If your WBC count falls below this range, it will be regarded as low; this means that your body is prone to infections ...

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Do you know what an air ambulance is? Well, it is lifesaving transportation – that is primarily used to transport the sick and injured patients for both short or long-distance travels in case of medical emergencies.  An air ambulance is equipped with almost all the related materials/ tools that are required for emergency repartition while ...

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An Air ambulance is like a private airplane – should any medical emergency happens to someone in a foreign country or a remote land away from the loved ones, then people look for medical repatriation services. So far, the air ambulance is the most convenient and direct way of returning home for treatment. Based on your choice and ...

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According to the World Health Organisation, the prevalence and burden of COPD are projected to increase over the coming decades, due to an ageing population. It is also estimated by the same organisation, that currently, 63 million people have moderate-to-severe COPD.  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a preventable disease ...

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