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Canadian Respiratory Journal - Volume 7 2000, Issue 4, Pages 310-312

Information for Patients Division of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Copyright © 2000 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The development of commercial air travel has allowed safe and convenient travel to almost all parts of the world. For patients with chronic respiratory conditions, current proactive attitudes, coupled with advances in drug therapy, oxygen delivery systems and rehabilitation programs, have resulted in many more of us being able to experience the freedom of air travel. When planning for commercial air travel, patients with chronic respiratory disorders must be aware that they are subject to more potential difficulties. However, proper understanding of the problems that may be encountered, coupled with advanced planning and preparation, should minimize any problems.

Autor: Dale Lien



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