Dr. Gregory Brammer on Aerospace Medicine

Aeromedicine or as otherwise called, space medicine, studies the effects of space travel – both physiological and psychological – on the human body. As Dr. Gregory Brammer learned decades ago, the medically important elements include a combination of temperature, lack of oxygen, air sickness and of course the effects of the gravitational force that can be very taxing for the human body.

Dr Gregory Brammer

Space Medicine Today
The science behind aeromedicine still relies heavily on a relatively controlled environment without the transfer of medical technology. The truth is that the current medical capabilities do not make it possible to rely on diagnostic and surgical tools and machines while in orbit. The limiting factors are real and they are here to stay. Until medical and technological improvements are made, aeromedicine will remain a mostly theoretical field.

The Future
The future is often brighter, and that is almost certainly the case with space medicine. With time, the complete medical support of planetary missions could be possible. There are surgical robots in advanced stages, including one being developed by Virtual Incision, a startup company that was founded a decade ago. They have developed a rather small – fist-sized – robot that could potentially do abdominal laparoscopic surgery in space, whenever the need arises. The tech is equipped with a highly efficient camera on the top, along with two arms. As usual, the problem is the very specific environment. In space, even the most basic surgical operations could be challenging because bodily fluids could find their way into the machinery, endangering the shuttle.

Dr. Gregory Brammer hopes that space medicine will improve significantly in the near future, getting to a point where the full medical support of a planetary mission becomes possible.

Sources:
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=31752
http://www.spacesafetymagazine.com/spaceflight/space-medicine/

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Dr. Gregory Brammer – The Main Problems with Ketogenic Diets

As an expert physician who often provides EMS services, Dr. Gregory Brammer regularly meets patients who have been admitted to the hospital because of an eating disorder or have followed an extreme diet. While Ketogenic diets are popular, which is not necessarily a good thing, they should still be considered extreme for a variety of medical and dietary reasons.

Dr Gregory Brammer

First the Facts

Ketosis occurs in the human body when for whatever – usually dietary – reasons, it cannot get enough carbohydrates to maintain traditional glucose synthesis. It can handle it in the end, but only because it is a remarkable biological machine, and not because ketogenic diets are in fact good. Any diet that provides at least 70% of the daily caloric intake from fat can be considered ketogenic. In these cases, the body has no other resolve but to rely on ketone metabolism.

Is It Good?

The short answer is no. The main problem with the diet is that it works, but not for reasons many people mistakenly think. A ketogenic diet will cause weight loss in the vast majority of the cases, but not because the body was magically turned into a more efficient biological machine. In fact, the opposite happens. The body struggles while being in a ketogenic state, and the weight loss simply happens because of the reduced daily caloric intake. Anybody who cuts out carbohydrates – easily the most calorically dense energy source – almost entirely will fall well below their normal maintenance calories.

Dr. Gregory Brammer hopes that people will choose carbohydrate moderation instead of drastic ketogenic diets, and still enjoy the same benefits without the associated risks.

Sources:
https://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/ugly-truth-about-ketogenic-diets
http://www.healthline.com/health-news/keto-diet-is-gaining-popularity-but-is-it-safe-121914

Dr. Gregory Brammer – Camping Tips for Beginners

Dr. Gregory Brammer is a medical professional who is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of BrammerMD, and he has been working in emergency medicine for almost twenty years. He understands the importance of being healthy and active, which is why he gets outside to go hiking, mountaineering, and camping. Here are some camping tips for beginners.

Dr Gregory Brammer

Dr Gregory Brammer

Make sure you have plenty of light to set up camp. Many campers make the mistake of getting to a campsite too late, which forces them to set up camp in the dark. Even with a flashlight or headlamp, setting up camp in the dark can be a frustrating process, which will turn a fun getaway into a stressful adventure.

Don’t leave any trace. This is a common rule of thumb for most campgrounds, and it’s especially important if you’re camping in a free camp zone somewhere in national or state forest land. It’s important that you don’t leave any waste behind that isn’t naturally biodegradable so that you don’t harm the environment. Camping is about being outdoors, and you need to preserve the environment in the process.

Have a good understanding of the wildlife in the area. If you’re camping in area where bear activity is common, make sure your food is secured and unreachable by the wildlife at night. The scent of food can attract a bear from a great distance, and it could cause them to go searching campsites for the source.

Dr. Gregory Brammer is an experienced camper who understands the risks of camping in the wild. He always does what he can to protect the environment, and stay safe.

Dr. Gregory Brammer – Things to Remember When Working in Emergency Medicine

Dr. Gregory Brammer is an expert when it comes to emergency medicine, and he has been working as a physician in the field for nearly twenty years. He has a great deal of experience in emergency situations, and he’s also been able to train other medical professionals to work in EMS as well. Here are some things to remember when working in emergency medicine.

Dr Gregory Brammer

When you’re working in emergency medicine, you need to be well rested and alert. Always make sure you get enough rest and have plenty of energy before working your shift as an EMT or paramedic. Not being able to think critically in stressful situations can mean all the difference in the world in terms of life and death.

Assess the situation as quickly as possible. As an emergency medical professional, you need to be able to work quickly in order to save lives, and your ability to assess situations quickly can mean all the difference in the world. Take note of the biggest issues first, and take things one step at a time. Remember to stay calm, and think about what you’ve been trained to do.

In addition, you need to be able to work well with others. As a paramedic or EMT, you’ll be working with other professionals trained in the same field. Make sure you work in conjunction with each other instead of fighting for control. Cooperation can save a patient’s life, and stabilize them on the way to a medical facility.

Dr. Gregory Brammer understands what it means to be successful in emergency medicine, and he can prepare others for the job.

Dr. Gregory Brammer – Tips for Improving Your Basketball Skills

Dr. Gregory Brammer is an authority in the field of emergency medicine, and he is the Chief Executive Officer of BrammerMD, which is a legal medical consulting company. In addition to his medical career, he’s also an accomplished athlete who played basketball during college. Here are some useful tips for basketball players who want to improve their game.

Dr Gregory Brammer

Work on your ball handling skills. Even if you aren’t typically a ball handler, when you do have the ball, you’ll want to know what to do with it. There are a number of dribbling practices and drills you can do on your own to improve your ball handling skills during a game. Work on using both your dominant and non-dominant hand in order to catch opponents by surprise.

Shoot the ball every day. Basketball players competing on a high level make sure they take hundreds of shots on a daily basis so that they’re comfortable during the game. However, you want to take realistic shots based on the position you play, otherwise the exercise won’t be worth it. It’s fun to take shots from far away, but if you play close up it won’t do much good.

Work on your follow through. This means that when you shoot the ball or even pass it to another teammate, you want to make sure that you follow through with your motion to ensure the ball’s path is smooth and accurate. Throwing the ball up with little regard to form will greatly decrease accuracy.

Dr Gregory Brammer has been playing basketball for a number of years, and he knows what you need to do in order to improve.

Dr. Gregory Brammer – Basic Hands-Only CPR Tips

Dr. Gregory Brammer has developed a reputation as an innovator in the field of advanced cardiac life support and has been involved in the training of many paramedics on the subject, particularly during his tenure as a Physician Supervisor for the Washington Area Fire Departments and a range of EMS providers in the Greater Seattle area. Basic CPR is a technique that even those outside of the medical profession can use, so follow these steps should you ever find yourself in a position where you need to apply hands-only CPR.

Dr Gregory Brammer

  • Place the heel of your hand on the patient’s breastbone, which is at the center of the chest, then place your other hand on top and interlock your fingers.
  • Position yourself correctly by keeping your shoulders above your hands.
  • Use your entire body weight to push down into the chest to a depth of 5-6cm/2-2.5 inches.
  • Keeping your hands on the chest, release the compression and allow the chest to return to its natural position.
  • Repeat these compressions in quick success, achieving a rate between 100 and 120 compressions per minute until an ambulance arrives and emergency medical professionals can take over.

Dr. Gregory Brammer understands that there is potential for more lives to be saved if more people are capable of carrying out hands-only CPR. If you are having trouble with these steps, there are a number of stores that provide practice dummies that you can use to develop your technique so that you are prepared if an emergency situation does arise.