Principles of Clinical Medicine for Space Flight

Principles of Clinical Medicine for Space Flight

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Over the years, a large body of knowledge has developed regarding the ways in which space flight affects the health of the personnel involved. Now, for the first time, this clinical knowledge on how to diagnose and treat conditions that either develop during a mission or because of a mission has been compiled by Drs. Michael Barratt and Sam L. Pool of the NASA/Johnson Space Center. Complete with detailed information on the physiological and psychological affects of space flight as well as how to diagnose and treat everything from dental concerns to decompression to dermatological problems encountered, this text is a must have for all those associated with aerospace medicine.After more than 40 years of human spaceflight operations, the U.S. and Russian spaceflight programs now have sufficient ... to perform the strenuous treadmill exercises that maintain muscle mass, lower-extremity proprioception, and aerobic capacity. ... only at the direction of the flight surgeon or after satisfying the circumstances cited in the medical procedures manual. ... During the PMC, the Mission Control Center establishes a completely private link between 101 Barratt_Ch05.pdf.

Title:Principles of Clinical Medicine for Space Flight
Author:Michael R. Barratt, Sam Lee Pool
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-03-20


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