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.... mg with 2.5a€“ 5.0 mg of dextroamphetamine, orally while on the launch pad for SMS prophylaxis with variable success. ... Chafing from wearing the U.S. space suit (extravehicular mobility unit, EMU), particularly in areas subject to intertrigo and on the fingertips, is also common. ... The manual dexterity and tactile sensitivity required to perform EVA tasks demand that the fingertip be in close contact withanbsp;...

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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