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Document ID (ISN)101774
CIS number 03-654
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gontcharov I.B., Kovachevich I.V., Pool S.L., Navinkov A.L., Barratt M.R.
Title Medical care system for NASA-Mir spaceflights
Bibliographic information Dec. 2002, Vol.73, No.12, p.1219-1223. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract A fundamental goal of space medicine is to maintain the health and fitness of space crews. Meeting this goal requires reliable, effective, up-to-date medical support systems for use in microgravity. This article describes some of the factors considered in the design and assembly of Russian and U.S. in-flight medical care systems. The successful mutual use of U.S. and Russian medications and medical equipment under the NASA-Mir program conclusively demonstrated the importance and advantages of cooperation among participating space agencies. Continued progress toward the integration of U.S. and Russian flight medical systems will further increase the effectiveness of the medical support of joint missions aboard the International Space Station.
Descriptors (primary) health services; space travel; medical supervision; health service equipment
Descriptors (secondary) Russian Federation; international cooperation; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceRussian Federation; USA
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Occupational health services
Space travel