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EXPERIMENT INFORMATION

Operational Monitoring of Blood Parameters for First Time Shuttle Flyers (LSAHNEWSV6_2)
Research Area:
Clinical medicine
Endocrinology
Hematology
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Description
OBJECTIVES:
Shuttle astronauts receive medical evaluations 10 and 3 days before launch, on the day of landing, and 3 days after landing. These medical evaluations are performed for three purposes: 1) identification of occult disease before flight, 2) surveillance of health impacts, and 3) collection of normative data on biomedical parameters for use in flight operations. A wide variety of lab analytes (blood and urine chemistry, hematology, immunology, and endocrinology) are assayed during each evaluation.


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Publications
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Operational monitoring of pre- and postflight blood parameters for first time shuttle flyers. In: Longitudinal Study of Astronaut Health Newsletter. October 1997; 6(2):1-4.

Keywords
Cholesterol
Glucose
Hemoglobins
Hydrocortisone
Leukocyte count
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Data Information
Data Availability
Archive is complete. All data sets are on the Web site.
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Parameters
Cholesterol
Cortisol
Glucose
Hemoglobin
Platelet count
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
LSAH 01/01/1989 05/31/2010 21 years

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Pamela A. Bieri
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)