Last Published:  04/20/22 11:43:20 AM (Central)
Responsible Element: Exploration Medical Capability (ExMC)
Status: Closed
Closure Rationale
New gap used as placeholder for closeout work. Renal and kidney-related tasks have been mapped to Renal-101.
Closure Documentation:
No Closure Documentation Available

Initial State:
Certain medical conditions may present unique challenges to mitigate due to the spaceflight environment, resource limitations, or mission operational concept.  This gap provides a pathway for researching information and technology relevant to any specifically identified medical condition on an as-needed basis.

Projects will be conducted to explore avenues that will:
    1. Evaluate specific medical condition risks identified by the ExMC Operational Research divisioon for consideration for clinical resource needs.
    2. Identify and develop relevant screening, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up capabilities.
    3. Develop the capability to diagnose or treat renal stones in an exploration missions.
    4. Develop the capability to diagnose or treat bone fractures in an exploration missions.
    5. Develop the capability to screen for, diagnose, and treat disease due to dust exposure during exploration missions.
    6. Develop the capability to optimally treat musculoskeletal injuries during exploration missions.

Target for Closure
Identify a set of conditions and provide recommendations or technology to mitigate the set of conditions.
Risk Risk of Renal Stone Formation
Risk Risk of Adverse Health Outcomes and Decrements in Performance Due to Medical Conditions that occur in Mission, as well as Long Term Health Outcomes Due to Mission Exposures
You are here! Gap Med12: We do not have the capability to mitigate select medical conditions.

Multi-Disciplinary Research Plans

No Documentation Available