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The negative effects of space exposure on the CNS

A study elucidates that a journey to Mars will be a large milestone for all humankind. Throughout history, health dangers associated with exploratory voyages to expand our frontiers. Travelling through deep space, the final frontier, is planned for the 2030s by NASA. The lessons learned from the adverse health effects of space exposure have been encountered from previous, less-lengthy missions

Knowledge and Attitudes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A recent study of Latin American general practitioners found no significant association between knowledge of Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the number of years in practice suggesting an overall lack of sleep medicine content in the medical school curriculum in Latin American countries over time. In Ecuador, Universities have 40 h of Respiratory Medicine curriculum and only 10% are dedicated to teaching sleep apnea.

The level of medical students’ knowledge of OSA at the time of graduation, therefore, can provide insight into their future medical practice in diagnosing OSA and prepare them to be alert when a patient presents with possible sleep apnea.

Local Anesthetics for Brain Tumor Resection

In this study, researchers estimated the procedure can be carried out under general anesthesia, sedation with local anesthesia or under local anesthesia only. Literature shows a large variation in the postoperative pain intensity ranging from no postoperative analgesia requirement in two-thirds of the patients up to a rate of 96% of the patients suffering from severe postoperative pain.