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Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233251/this-month-in-aerospace-medicine-history
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January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233250/you-re-the-flight-surgeon
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Mahakian CG. You're the flight surgeon: hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2018; 89(1):74-77.
January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233249/you-re-the-flight-surgeon
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Kitz R. You're the flight surgeon: blepharitis. Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2018; 89(1):72-74.
January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233248/results-of-amhp-journal-survey-on-open-access
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Pamela C Day
Day PC. Results of AMHP journal survey on Open Access. Aerospace Med Hum Perform. 2018; 89(1):70-71.
January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233247/pelvic-organ-prolapse-in-a-fighter-pilot-with-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Kerry Buckley, Jami Gann, Heather Barbier, Joy Greer
BACKGROUND: Few researchers have studied symptomatic younger to middle-aged women with pelvic organ prolapse. The association between highly strenuous activity and prolapse symptoms is largely theoretical. It is also known that a genetic component likely contributes to early-onset pelvic organ prolapse, but prevention and treatment with respect to this has not been explored. Service restrictions differ for active duty women who are diagnosed with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse. CASE REPORT: We present a case of a 33-yr-old Gravida 1 Para 1 fighter pilot who developed symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse after a vaginal delivery...
January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233246/intraocular-lens-use-in-an-astronaut-during-long-duration-spaceflight
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Thomas H Mader, C Robert Gibson, Josef F Schmid, William Lipsky, Ashot E Sargsyan, Kathleen Garcia, Jeffrey N Williams
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this paper is to report the first use of an intraocular lens (IOL) in an astronaut during long duration spaceflight (LDSF). An astronaut developed a unilateral cataract and underwent phacoemulsification with insertion of an acrylic IOL. Approximately 15 mo later he flew on a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS), where he successfully completed a 6-mo mission. CASE REPORT: Ocular examination, including ultrasound (US), was performed before, during, and after his mission and he was questioned regarding visual changes during each portion of his flight...
January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233245/occupational-specific-strength-predicts-astronaut-related-task-performance-in-a-weighted-suit
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Andrew Taylor, Christopher J Kotarsky, Colin W Bond, Kyle J Hackney
BACKGROUND: Future space missions beyond low Earth orbit will require deconditioned astronauts to perform occupationally relevant tasks within a planetary spacesuit. The prediction of time-to-completion (TTC) of astronaut tasks will be critical for crew safety, autonomous operations, and mission success. This exploratory study determined if the addition of task-specific strength testing to current standard lower body testing would enhance the prediction of TTC in a 1-G test battery. METHODS: Eight healthy participants completed NASA lower body strength tests, occupationally specific strength tests, and performed six task simulations (hand drilling, construction wrenching, incline walking, collecting weighted samples, and dragging an unresponsive crewmember to safety) in a 48-kg weighted suit...
January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233244/modeling-predictors-of-duties-not-including-flying-status
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Anthony P Tvaryanas, Converse Griffith
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to reuse available datasets to conduct an analysis of potential predictors of U.S. Air Force aircrew nonavailability in terms of being in "duties not to include flying" (DNIF) status. METHODS: This study was a retrospective cohort analysis of U.S. Air Force aircrew on active duty during the period from 2003-2012. Predictor variables included age, Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC), clinic location, diagnosis, gender, pay grade, and service component...
January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233243/pilot-mental-health-negative-life-events-and-improving-safety-with-peer-support-and-a-just-culture
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Sanne Mulder, Diederik de Rooy
BACKGROUND: In the last 35 yr, 17 commercial aviation accidents and incidents, with 576 fatalities, could likely have been attributed to mental disease of a pilot. Screening tools for mental health risks in airline pilots are needed. There is growing interest in pilot peer-support programs and how to incorporate them in a just culture, meaning that pilots can report mental health complaints without a risk of job or income loss. We combined findings from aviation accidents and incidents with a search of scientific literature to provide data-based recommendations for screening, peer-support, and a just culture approach to mental health problems...
January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233242/preflight-in-flight-and-postflight-imaging-of-the-cervical-and-lumbar-spine-in-astronauts
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Michael F Harrison, Kathleen M Garcia, Ashot E Sargsyan, Douglas Ebert, Roy F Riascos-Castaneda, Scott A Dulchavsky
BACKGROUND: Back pain is a common complaint during spaceflight that is commonly attributed to intervertebral disc swelling in microgravity. Ultrasound (US) represents the only imaging modality on the International Space Station (ISS) to assess its etiology. The present study investigated: 1) The agreement and correlation of spinal US assessments as compared to results of pre- and postflight MRI studies; and 2) the trend in intervertebral disc characteristics over the course of spaceflight to ISS...
January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233241/protective-knee-braces-and-the-biomechanics-of-the-half-squat-parachute-landing
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Di Wu, Chao Zheng, Ji Wu, Longfeng Wang, Xiang Wei, Lizheng Wang
INTRODUCTION: Knee injuries are common among paratroopers and skydivers during landing maneuvers. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of dropping height and the use of protective knee braces on parachute landing biomechanics. METHODS: The study cohort consisted of 30 male elite paratroopers with formal parachute landing training and more than 2 yr of parachute jumping experience. Each participant was instructed to jump off a platform at two different heights (40 and 80 cm, respectively) and land on force plates in a half-squat posture...
January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233240/sleep-on-long-haul-layovers-and-pilot-fatigue-at-the-start-of-the-next-duty-period
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Jan Cosgrave, Lora J Wu, Margo van den Berg, T Leigh Signal, Philippa H Gander
INTRODUCTION: Layovers are critical for pilot recovery between flights and minimum layover durations are required by regulation. However, research on the factors affecting layover sleep and safety performance indicators (SPIs) before subsequent flights is relatively sparse. The present project combined data from 6 studies, including 8 long-range and 5 ultra-long range out-and-back trips across a range of different layover destinations (299 pilots in 4-person crews, 410 layovers, 1-3 d layover duration)...
January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233239/perfluorocarbon-in-delayed-recompression-with-a-mixed-gender-swine-model-of-decompression-sickness
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William A Cronin, Aaron A Hall, Charles R Auker, Richard T Mahon
INTRODUCTION: Perfluorocarbons (PFC) are fluorinated hydrocarbons that dissolve gases to a much greater degree than plasma and hold promise in treating decompression sickness (DCS). The efficacy of PFC in a mixed gender model of DCS and safety in recompression therapy has not been previously explored. METHODS: Swine (25 kg; N = 104; 51 male and 53 female) were randomized into normal saline solution (NSS) or PFC emulsion treatment groups and subjected to compression on air in a hyperbaric chamber at 200 fsw for 31 min...
January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233238/neck-kinematics-and-electromyography-while-wearing-head-supported-mass-during-running
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Matthew M Hanks, JoEllen M Sefton, Gretchen D Oliver
BACKGROUND: Advanced combat helmets (ACH) coupled with night-vision goggles (NVG) are required for tactical athletes during training and service. Head and neck injuries due to head supported mass (HSM) are a common occurrence in military personnel. The current study aimed to investigate the effects of HSM on neck muscle fatigue that may lead to chronic stress and injury of the head and neck. METHODS: Subjects wore an ACH and were affixed with electromagnetic sensors to obtain kinematic data, as well as EMG electrodes to obtain muscle activations of bilateral sternocleidomastoid, upper trapezius, and paraspinal muscles while running on a treadmill...
January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233237/medical-implications-of-space-radiation-exposure-due-to-low-altitude-polar-orbits
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Jeffery C Chancellor, Serena M Auñon-Chancellor, John Charles
INTRODUCTION: Space radiation research has progressed rapidly in recent years, but there remain large uncertainties in predicting and extrapolating biological responses to humans. Exposure to cosmic radiation and solar particle events (SPEs) may pose a critical health risk to future spaceflight crews and can have a serious impact on all biomedical aspects of space exploration. The relatively minimal shielding of the cancelled 1960s Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) program's space vehicle and the high inclination polar orbits would have left the crew susceptible to high exposures of cosmic radiation and high dose-rate SPEs that are mostly unpredictable in frequency and intensity...
January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233236/looking-forward-in-the-new-year
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Valerie E Martindale
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January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233235/the-year-in-review
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Frederick Bonato
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January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157353/index-to-departments-news-subjects-and-names-in-the-news
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December 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157352/reviewer-s-index
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December 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
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December 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
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