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Title Association of postmortem blood hemoglobin A1C levels with diabetic conditions in aviation accident pilot fatalities [electronic resource] / Vicky L. White [and others].

Imprint Washington, DC : U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Aerospace Medicine, [2001]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  TD 4.210:01/12    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Title from title screen (viewed on Aug. 22, 2007).
"July 2001."
"Final report."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary A previous study has shown a correlation between diabetic pilots and elevated postmortem vitreous humor and urine glucose levels. This information has helped accident investigators assess the medical condition of the pilot at the time of the accident and allowed the Office of Aviation Medicine (OAM) to closely monitor medical certification standards concerning diabetic pilots. Vitreous humor glucose levels can be influenced by several non-diabetic factors such as stress and medications. Therefore, it would be useful to know the HbA1C level of the pilot to confirm the diagnosis of diabetes and help assess the pilot's prior control of the diabetic condition. The analysis of blood collected from aviation accidents is complicated by the frequent delay of several weeks in receiving specimens. Autopsies are often delayed by difficulties in recovering bodies from remote accident sites, specimen collection, and sending samples to the laboratory. This delay in analysis requires that HbA1C levels be stable in postmortem blood for extended periods of time. Earlier studies have reported HbA1C stability in postmortem blood collected and tested shortly after death. This study intends to examine the stability of HbA1C in blood stored over an extended period of time.
Subject Forensic hematology -- United States.
Air pilots -- Health and hygiene -- United States.
Aircraft accidents -- Human factors -- United States.
Hyperglycemia -- diagnosis -- Evaluation Studies.
Accidents, Aviation -- Evaluation Studies.
Diabetes Mellitus -- metabolism -- Evaluation Studies.
Glucose -- analysis -- Evaluation Studies.
Glycosuria -- Evaluation Studies.
Postmortem Changes -- Evaluation Studies.
Vitreous Body -- chemistry -- Evaluation Studies.
Air pilots -- Health and hygiene. (OCoLC)fst00802434
Aircraft accidents -- Human factors. (OCoLC)fst00802784
Forensic hematology. (OCoLC)fst00931970
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author White, Vicky L.
United States. Office of Aerospace Medicine.
Other Form: Association of postmortem blood hemoglobin A1c levels with diabetic conditions in aviation accident pilot fatalities i, 4 p. (OCoLC)47700361
Standard No. NLM 101320087
Gpo Item No. 0431-E-04 (online)
Sudoc No. TD 4.210:01/12

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