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Marrakesh, Morocco - 03/08/17 -> 04/08/17

On 31/07 a tourist was admitted in a local hospital in Marrakech with a severe pneumopathy, fever, hyperleucocytosis, elevated CRP and polypnoea. With oxygen therapy, antibiotics and corticoisteroides his situation improved favorable. Due to the unclear situation the assistance center in Brussels decided to send our emergency doctor to ev...
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Pisa, Italy - 04/08/17 -> 05/08/17

On 27/07, during her holidays, our patient was brought to the ER with an acute myocardial infarction. Thanks to the swift action of the hospital the patient recovered very fast after an angioplasty and was fit to fly on a commercial plane. Our IC nurse escorted her home where she will receive follow up by her local cardiologist.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia - 02/08/17 -> 03/08/17

A Belgian tourist was admitted on 24 of July to the Cardiology Department of the Universitary Hospital of Ljubljana via the ER after an acute anterior mycoardial infarction (STEM). In the ER he sustained periinfarct VF and was successfully defibrillated and resuscitated after 20 seconds of BLS. An invasive coronarography showed a two vess...
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Foligno, Italy - 31/07/17 -> 01/08/17

Our patient was admitted on the 22nd of Juyly with a pulmonary embolism due to a DVT. With a fast diagnosis and some oral anticoagulation therapy, our patient recovered fast and was fit to fly a week later. Our IC nurse brought her back an a commercial airplane.
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Zarautz, Spain, 05/07/17 -> 06/07/17

On 6 July our IC nurse flew to Zarautz, Basque Country, Spain. In this known surfers paradise, our patient broke her ankle which needed operation. The family decided to operate her in Belgium. Our IC nurse escorted the patient on a commercial plane with two extra reserved seats and brought her back to her parents.
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Diano Marina, Italy - 30/06/17 -> 01/07/17

Our IC nurse was sent to the Flower Riviera region to escort a Belgian patient who had an accident with his bike. Result: 5 fractured ribs without pulmonary complications. We brought the patient back on a commercial airplane to end the mission at his home address.
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Rhodos, Greece - 27/06/17 -> 28/06/17

​A young male tourist had to be admitted in a local hospital in Rhodos due to shortness of breath and a swollen L leg. An echo doppler showed a DVT L due to massive pulmonary embolisms. A treatment of one week with O2 and LMWH was satisfactory to start the repatriation back home. Our IC nurse escorted the patient on a commercial plane with the...
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Marrakech, Morocco - 23/06/17 -> 24/06/17

​Known with COPD, our patient had a consultation in a local hospital after a shortness of breath, and cyanosis. With a saturation of 53% he was brought to the ICU due to the exacerbation of his COPD. After a week of hospitalisation, AB-therapy and cortisone he was stable enought to take a commercial flight with our ICU escort and POC. His saturatio...
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Alicante, Spain - 11/06/17 -> 12/06/17

After a visit in a local hospital, our patiënt had to be admitted during three weeks because of a digestive hemoraghe on oesophagal varices and a hepatic cirrosis. After stabilisation with tranfusion of packed cells he was declared fit to fly. Because of the risk of bleeding and a shortness of breath, our medical doctor was sent out to repatri...
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain - 18/05/17 -> 19/05/17

A belgian tourist was admitted to the local hospital in Santa Cruz de Tenerife due to short of breathness. She was diagnosed with a pulmonary effusion and a small embolism. After treatment with LMW heparin she was fit to return home. With a saturation of 92% on room air we send out our IC nurse together with the Personal Oxygen Concentrator to assi...
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