Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 15th, 2000
At a time when both the number of airline passengers (which is expected to double by 2018) and the prevalence of obstructive pulmonary disease are growing spectacularly, a test of this kind should prove increasingly valuable.
In commercial aircraft, air pressure is rarely as high as at sea level. At cruising height (generally around 10,000 meters), pressurized cabins do procure a certain comfort, but the oxygen content is only the equivalent of the air...
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