Ernsting's Aviation and Space Medicine 5E

Author: David Gradwell,David J Rainford

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444179950

Category: Medical

Page: 904

View: 8672

Ernsting's Aviation and Space Medicine applies current understanding in medicine, physiology and the behavioural sciences to the medical challenges and stresses that are faced by both civil and military aircrew, and their passengers, on a daily basis. The fifth edition of this established textbook has been revised and updated by a multi-disciplinary team of experienced contributors, and includes new chapters on space physiology and medicine, passenger safety, rotary wing operation by land and sea, and UAVs. It remains the recommended textbook for those studying for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians, recognized worldwide as a standard in the field, and for similar overseas qualifications. Ernsting's Aviation and Space Medicine remains an essential companion for all civil and military aviation medicine practitioners, both when preparing for professional examinations and in daily practice, and for those in the many disciplines of the behavioural and life sciences that include some study of aviation, its physiology and related issues. It is also recommended reading for those with a wider interest in the medical problems of professional or recreational flying, air transport and the aviation industry.

Ernsting's Aviation and Space Medicine

Author: David David

Publisher: CRC PressI Llc

ISBN: 9781444179941

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 914

View: 3016

Ernsting's Aviation and Space Medicine applies current understanding in medicine, physiology and the behavioural sciences to the medical challenges and stresses that are faced by both civil and military aircrew, and their passengers, on a daily basis. The fifth edition of this established textbook has been revised and updated by a multi-disciplinary team of experienced contributors, and includes new chapters on space physiology and medicine, passenger safety, rotary wing operation by land and sea, and UAVs. It remains the recommended textbook for those studying for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians, recognized worldwide as a standard in the field, and for similar overseas qualifications. Ernsting's Aviation and Space Medicine remains an essential companion for all civil and military aviation medicine practitioners, both when preparing for professional examinations and in daily practice, and for those in the many disciplines of the behavioural and life sciences that include some study of aviation, its physiology and related issues. It is also recommended reading for those with a wider interest in the medical problems of professional or recreational flying, air transport and the aviation industry.

Principles of Clinical Medicine for Space Flight

Author: Michael R. Barratt,Sam Lee Pool

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387681641

Category: Medical

Page: 596

View: 1581

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.

Rayman's Clinical Aviation Medicine

Author: Russell B. Rayman

Publisher: Castle Connolly Graduate Medical

ISBN: 9780972307673

Category: Medical

Page: 485

View: 2016

The 5th edition of Russell Rayman, MD's go-to resource on Clinical Aviation Medicine is an up-to-date textbook, written by eight experienced physicians, providing Flight Surgeons and Aviation Medical Examiners with guidance for determining aeromedical disposition decisions, whether civil, military, or private.

High G Flight

Physiological Effects and Countermeasures

Author: David G. Newman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317122011

Category: Medical

Page: 268

View: 2290

This book provides a unique, authoritative and detailed examination of the physiological and clinical consequences of human exposure to high G forces. Pilots of military fast jets, civilian aerobatic pilots and astronauts during the launch and re-entry phases of spaceflight are frequently and repetitively exposed to high G forces, for which the human body is not fundamentally designed. The book examines not only the nature of the high G environment, but the physiological effects of exposure to high G on the various systems of the human body. In particular, the susceptibility of the human cardiovascular system to high G is considered in detail, since G-Induced Loss of Consciousness (G-LOC) is a serious hazard for high G pilots. Additionally, the factors that influence tolerance to G and the emerging scientific evidence of physiological adaptation to high G are examined, as are the various countermeasures and techniques that have been developed over the years to protect pilots from the potentially adverse consequences of high G flight, such as the G-suit and positive pressure breathing. The accumulated knowledge of human exposure to high G is drawn together within High G Flight, resulting in a definitive volume on the physiological effects of high G and their countermeasures.

Aviation Medicine and the Airline Passenger

Author: Andrew R. C. Cummin,A. N. Nicholson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780340806371

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 3273

The only book of its kind, this comprehensive reference provides information on the implications of disease to the well being of airline passengers, and how such diseases may affect their fitness to fly. This is completely unlike other aviation medicine texts that concentrate on health conditions as they effect pilot and other crewmembers. Hospital Consultants, General Practitioners and Physicians in Occupational Medicine will frequently be asked questions by patients regarding their fitness to fly, and this book will be an invaluable source of information during consultations. The content includes practical advice on pre-flight assessment and the in-flight management of individual medical disorders, including possible exacerbations of chronic conditions during flight as well as acute emergencies. Background information on the physiology of aviation and the cabin environment is provided at a level appropriate for the non-specialist, and the book includes an important chapter on the medico-legal implications for physicians who are asked to participate in the care of other passengers taken ill during a flight. While airlines have their own guidelines regarding the management of in-flight medical emergencies, this book will also be of considerable interest to those involved in training cabin crew members to deal with these situations.

Space Physiology and Medicine

From Evidence to Practice

Author: Arnauld E. Nicogossian,Richard S. Williams,Carolyn L. Huntoon,Charles R. Doarn,James D. Polk,Victor S. Schneider

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493966529

Category: Medical

Page: 509

View: 8751

As space medicine evolved from the late 1950s onward, the need arose for a ready reference for students and practitioners on the basic concepts of this new specialty. Through three editions edited by leaders in the development of space medicine, this classic text has met the need. This fourth edition of Space Physiology and Medicine provides succinct, evidence-based summaries of the current knowledge base in space medicine and serves as a source of information on the space environment, responses, and practices. Additionally, there is extensive online material available for each chapter, featuring overviews and self-study questions.

Going Higher

Oxygen, Man, and Mountains, 5th Edition

Author: Charles S Houston, M.D.,David E Harris, PH.D.,Ellen Zeman, PH.D.

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594851797

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 4396

* Cutting-edge information on how to prevent, diagnose, and treat altitude illness and hypoxia in everyday life * Interweaves fascinating research discoveries with dramatic first-person accounts * Authored by a celebrated mountaineer and physician who pioneered research in the field From the time of his historic expedition to Nanda Devi in the high Himalaya, Charles Houston, M.D., was fascinated by the effects of altitude on the human body. Why do people get sick in the mountains? What are the symptoms of hypoxia -- lack of sufficient oxygen -- that also occurs in everyday life, sometimes chronically due to disease? How can we decrease the incidence of illness and death? This edition incorporates current research on the effects of altitude on humans, and Houston (now deceased) joined forces with an educator and a medical writer in a text made even more accessible for the average reader while retaining the depth of material of particular use to the medical community. This edition of this seminal text added chapters on vision and the eye at altitude, chronic and subacute altitude illness, and the limits to work at altitude (with implications for athletic training). It presents information on genetics and gender differences and more on flight and space travel, on understanding and treating sea-level hypoxic illnesses, and on who can (or should not) go to high altitude, and much more. With an expanded glossary of terms.

Fundamentals of Aerospace Medicine

Author: Jeffrey R. Davis, M.D.,Robert Johnson,Jan Stepanek

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781774666

Category: Medical

Page: 724

View: 8902

Now in its Fourth Edition with a new editorial team, this comprehensive text addresses all medical and public health issues involved in the care of crews, passengers, and support personnel of aircraft and space vehicles. Coverage includes human physiology under flight conditions, clinical medicine in the aerospace environment, and the impact of the aviation industry on global public health. This edition features new chapters on radiation, toxicology and microbiology, dental considerations in aerospace medicine, women's health issues, commercial human space flight, space exploration, and unique aircraft including parachuting. Other highlights include significant new information on respiratory diseases, cardiovascular medicine, infectious disease transmission, and human response to acceleration.

Harper's Practical Genetic Counselling, Eighth Edition

Author: Angus Clarke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 144415432X

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 8889

Easy to use, and useful when kept close at hand in the room where you work. The book is a pleasure to read: the style elegant and authoritative.' Lancet '...this book is a wonderful reference to enable primary physicians to be informed about their patients.' Annals of Internal Medicine Universally used across the world by genetic counsellors, medical geneticists and clinicians alike, Harper's Practical Genetic Counselling has established itself as the essential guide to counselling those at risk from inherited disorders. Increasingly, common disorders are known to have a genetic component and this book provides invaluable and up to date guidance through the profusion of new information in this area and the associated psychosocial and ethical considerations and concerns. Within its established, tried and trusted framework, the book contains new chapters on: laboratory methods, new genetic sequencing techniques and the applications of genome-wide SNP association studies, genetic susceptibility, cross cultural aspects and the genetic counselling process. It has expand chapters on genetic screening and screening of newborn, treatment techniques and rational approaches to treatment, non-Mendelian inheritance, free fetal DNA in prenatal screening and diagnosis. Key features: - Fully updated to provide the very latest information when in a busy consulting room or clinic - Clear and authoritative advice applicable to everyday clinical practice - Reflects the rapid development of knowledge in this area, including the implications of the human genome project and related technology The eighth edition of this popular, best selling text continues to be an essential source of reference for trainee and practitioner genetic counsellors, medical geneticists and clinicians. Also it provides valuable background for specialist nurses, counsellors, social scientists, ethicists as well as genetics laboratory staff.

Fundamentals of Space Medicine

Author: Gilles Clément

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402034343

Category: Science

Page: 361

View: 6296

This readable text presents findings from the life science experiments conducted during and after space missions. It provides an insight into the space medical community and the real challenges that face the flight surgeon and life science investigator.

Fake Silk

The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon

Author: Paul David Blanc

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300204663

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 8369

When a new technology makes people ill, how high does the body count have to be before protectives steps are taken? This disturbing book tells a dark story of hazardous manufacturing, poisonous materials, environmental abuses, political machinations, and economics trumping safety concerns. It explores the century-long history of "fake silk," or cellulose viscose, used to produce such products as rayon textiles and tires, cellophane, and everyday kitchen sponges. Paul Blanc uncovers the grim history of a product that crippled and even served a death sentence to many industry workers while also releasing toxic carbon disulfide into the environment. Viscose, an innovative and lucrative product first introduced in the early twentieth century, quickly became a multinational corporate enterprise. Blanc investigates industry practices from the beginning through two highly profitable world wars, the midcentury export of hazardous manufacturing to developing countries, and the current "greenwashing" of viscose as an eco-friendly product. Deeply researched and boldly presented, this book brings to light an industrial hazard whose egregious history ranks with those of asbestos, lead, and mercury.

Community Translation

Author: Mustapha Taibi,Uldis Ozolins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474221661

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 5105

Investigating an important field within translation studies, Community Translation addresses the specific context, characteristics and needs of translation in and for communities. Traditional classifications in the fields of discourse and genre are of limited use to the field of translation studies, as they overlook the social functions of translation. Instead, this book argues for a classification that cuts across traditional lines, based on the social dimensions of translation and the relationships between text producers and audiences. Community Translation discusses the different types of texts produced by public authorities, services and individuals for communities that need to be translated into minority languages, and the socio-cultural issues that surround them. In this way, this book demonstrates the vital role that community translation plays in ensuring communication with all citizens and in the empowerment of minority language speakers by giving them access to information, enabling them to participate fully in society.

Basic Flight Physiology

Author: Richard Reinhart

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071596701

Category: Transportation

Page: 311

View: 3588

The #1 Guide to Flight Physiology_Now Updated and Expanded with the Latest INSIGHTS for ENHANCING AIRCREW SAFE PERFORMANCE! The Third Edition of Basic Flight Physiology has been completely updated and expanded with information on THAT WILL REDUCE PILOT IMPAIRMENT IN FLIGHT. This definitive guide to PHYSIOLOGICAL human factors in the flying environment provides a wealth of preventive measures pilots can take to anticipate and compensate for HUMAN FACTORS that cause 70% of all aviation accidents. Packed with over 100 INFORMATIVE illustrations, this resource contains UNDERSTANDABLE coverage of THE MANY PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS THAT AFFECT PILOT PERFORMANCE PLUS crew resource management, in-flight medical emergencies, health maintenance programs, and more. The Third Edition of Basic Flight Physiology features: Methods for dealing with vertigo and DISORIENTATION Critical information on tolerance to FATIGUE Techniques for handling self-imposed and environmental stresses Guidance on the effects of caffeine, alcohol, and OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS Explore Every Aspect of “Medical Airworthiness”: • Human Factors Defined • Basic Human Anatomy • The Atmosphere • Situation Awareness • Altitude Physiology • Hearing and Vibration • Vision • Orientation • Self-Imposed Medical Stress • Environmental Stresses • Sleep, Jet Lag, and Fatigue • Acceleration • Crew Resource Management • Human Factors of Automation • In-Flight Medical Emergencies • Health Maintenance Program • Medical Standards, Regulation, and Certification

A New Beginning in Sight

Author: Eric J Arnott

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340813199

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 492

Consultant eye surgeon, Eric Arnott, was one of the original pioneers of small-incision surgery. He was the first to perform modern Phaco surgery in Europe and designed lens implants that have restored the sight to millions of patients. The word autobiography is simply insufficient to describe this book, which is a remarkable testament to the life, works and marriage of a remarkable man. The book details the original invention of the lens implant by Harold Ridley, who Eric worked with in his early years of medical training. It goes on to follow the development of small-incision Phaco surgery, instigated by Charlie Kelman, and the disinterest and contempt held by the peers of these ophthalmologic pioneers. The author describes every advance in this field of ophthalmology in fascinating detail. The importance to Eric of religion, spirituality, family life and helping others less fortunate than himself is reinforced in this enthralling and at times very amusing read. Arnott draws you into his narrative, rousing thoughts of disbelief as you are compelled to continue reading, each new chapter and event in his life proving as fascinating as the last. Entertaining and illuminating, A New Beginning in Sight provides a detailed history of ophthalmology and is essential reading for ophthalmologists, other specialists and non-specialists alike.

A History of Psychology

Original Sources and Contemporary Research

Author: Ludy T. Benjamin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 663

View: 7669

This book is a reader in the history of psychology that covers the field from Descartes and Locke and the rise of modern science through the neobehaviorism of the 1950's. It is unlike any previous reader treating the history of psychology in that it combines primary and secondary sources. The history of psychology course is offered in the psychology department at most four-year schools.

Handbook of Spectroscopy, 4 Volume Set

Author: Günter Gauglitz,David S. Moore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527654720

Category: Science

Page: 1993

View: 1700

This second, thoroughly revised, updated and enlarged edition provides a straightforward introduction to spectroscopy, showing what it can do and how it does it, together with a clear, integrated and objective account of the wealth of information that may be derived from spectra. It also features new chapters on spectroscopy in nano-dimensions, nano-optics, and polymer analysis. Clearly structured into sixteen sections, it covers everything from spectroscopy in nanodimensions to medicinal applications, spanning a wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum and the physical processes involved, from nuclear phenomena to molecular rotation processes. In addition, data tables provide a comparison of different methods in a standardized form, allowing readers to save valuable time in the decision process by avoiding wrong turns, and also help in selecting the instrumentation and performing the experiments. These four volumes are a must-have companion for daily use in every lab.