The outer limits of medicine: How doctors treated an astronaut’s blood clot in space

 Good News Notes:

“Physician and space travel devotee Stephan Moll’s first wish when NASA reached out for a consultation was to examine the patient in person – at the International Space Station.

Given the impracticality of that desire, the coagulation expert and University of North Carolina professor settled for an approach that combined old-fashioned medicine with cutting-edge means.

Moll hopes the resolution of the astronaut’s blood clot in the internal jugular vein not only leads to further research on travel in zero-gravity but also inspires wider use of telemedicine.”

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