Korean J Aerosp Environ Med.  2001 Dec;11(4):187-193.

The Results of Aeromedical Consultation, ROKAF: 1991-2000

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  • 1Surgeon General office, HQs, ROKAF, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND
This study is aimed to analyze the results of aeromedical consultation of ROKAF for recent 10 years.
METHODS
We reviewed the records of all ROKAF rated personnel who developed a medical problem requiring aeromedical consultation during the period from 1991 to 2000.
RESULTS
We collected 263 cases. The most frequent clinical categories were ENT and musculoskeletal problems. In the group of fighter pilots, 30 cases were classified into permanent grounding. Chronic hepatitis and Herniated disc were the main causes. In the group of undergraduate pilots, aerotitis media by high altitude flight and airsickness by high performance flight, were the main causes.
CONCLUSION
According to this study, we need to reinforce the supervision about the revealed major causes.

Keyword

Aeromedical consultation; Permanent grounding; ROKAF pilots

MeSH Terms

Altitude
Hepatitis, Chronic
Intervertebral Disc Displacement
Motion Sickness
Organization and Administration
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