The Russian experience in medical care and health maintenance of the International Space Station crews
Bogomolov, V. V., et al. (2007). "The Russian experience in medical care and health maintenance of the International Space Station crews." Acta Astronautica 60 4–7: 237-246
The main purpose of the medical support system aboard International Space Station (ISS) is crew health maintenance and high level of work capability assurance prior to during and after in space flights. In the present communication the Russian point of view dealing with the problems and achievements in this branch is presented. An overview on medical operations during flight and after finalization of the space missions based on Russian data of crew health and environment state monitoring, as well as data on the inflight countermeasures (prophylaxis) jointly with data on operational problems that are specific to ISS is presented. The report summarizes results of the medical examination of Russian members of the ISS and taxi crews during and after visits to the ISS.