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ALLMedicine™ Altitude Illness Center

Research & Reviews  68 results

Older Age as a Predictive Risk Factor for Acute Mountain Sickness.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2021.10.003
The American Journal of Medicine; Small E, Phillips C et. al.

Oct 30th, 2021 - Older populations are increasing and comprise a substantial portion of high-altitude travelers. Aging physiology may influence susceptibility to acute mountain sickness, though prior research remains inconclusive. The goal of this study was to inv...

Early Signs of Altitude Illness in Patients With COPD
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03957759

Oct 7th, 2021 - This study evaluates whether structured self-monitoring (SSM) by a symptom checklist in combination with a pulse oximeter worn at the wrist allows lowlanders with COPD to accurately identify whether or not they will experience an altitude-related ...

High-altitude illness: updates in prevention, identification, and treatment.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/34402609
Emergency Medicine Practice; Shroff NA, Balbin J et. al.

Aug 18th, 2021 - High-altitude illness is a continuum of syndromes that includes the potential for death. Understanding how to prevent altitude illness and how to treat it if it occurs is fundamental to trip planning and is an important role of medical advisors to...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Altitude Illness, Transfusions, Group B Streptococcus, Acute ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/33983003
American Family Physician;

May 14th, 2021 - Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Altitude Illness, Transfusions, Group B Streptococcus, Acute Pain.|2021||

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Diagnosis of Acute High Altitude Illness: A Case Report.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wem.2020.12.004
Wilderness & Environmental Medicine; Wipplinger F, Holthof N et. al.

Mar 22nd, 2021 - With the advent of high-quality portable ultrasound machines, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has gained interest as a promising diagnostic tool for patients with high altitude illness. Although POCUS is used successfully in hospital environments...

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Guidelines  2 results

Wilderness Medical Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatmen...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wem.2019.04.006
Wilderness & Environmental Medicine; Luks AM, Auerbach PS et. al.

Jun 30th, 2019 - To provide guidance to clinicians about best preventive and therapeutic practices, the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) convened an expert panel to develop evidence-based guidelines for prevention and treatment of acute mountain sickness, high alt...

Wilderness Medical Society consensus guidelines for the prevention and treatment of acu...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wem.2010.03.002
Wilderness & Environmental Medicine; Luks AM, McIntosh SE et. al.

Jul 2nd, 2010 - To provide guidance to clinicians about best practices, the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) convened an expert panel to develop evidence-based guidelines for the prevention and treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude cerebral ed...

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Clinicaltrials.gov  6 results

Early Signs of Altitude Illness in Patients With COPD
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03957759

Oct 7th, 2021 - This study evaluates whether structured self-monitoring (SSM) by a symptom checklist in combination with a pulse oximeter worn at the wrist allows lowlanders with COPD to accurately identify whether or not they will experience an altitude-related ...

Prevention of Altitude Illness With Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Study (PAINS)
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01171794

Dec 13th, 2018 - This study was designed to bring together elements of prior studies and go one step further for definitive data on several points. The trial will employ two pharmaceutical intervention arms, which will compare placebo (the standard of care - infor...

Inhaled Budesonide for Altitude Illness Prevention
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02941510

Mar 13th, 2017 - A randomized, double-blinded study will be conducted to validate the results of previous literature on the use of budesonide in the prevention of altitude sickness. It will be conducted using healthy participants overseen by experienced wilderness...

Sleep Related Breathing Disturbances and High Altitude Pulmonary Hypertension in Kyrgyz Highlanders
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01621061

May 15th, 2014 - High altitude pulmonary hypertension, a form of altitude illness that occurs in long-term residents at altitudes >2500 m, is characterized by dyspnea, hypoxemia, impaired exercise performance and hypertension in the pulmonary circulation. Whether ...

Evaluation of the Prevention and Treatment Effects of Chinese Medicine on High Altitude Illness
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01682551

Sep 17th, 2012 - This study is a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. It aims to demonstrate that (1) Chinese medicine prescription "Wu Zhu Yu Tang" can prevent Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS) (2) "Wu Zhu Yu Tang" can prevent AMS especially fo...

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News  4 results

Mountain Climbing Survival Tips -- It's All in the Details
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/915187

Jul 12th, 2019 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Robert D. Glatter, MD: Hi. I'm Dr Robert Glatter, editorial member and advisor for Medscape Emergency Medicine. With the recent spate of deaths of climbers on Mount Everest filling the news, it seems li...

Dung Lung: Reactive Airway Disease Syndrome From Yak-Dung Biomass Fuel Smoke
https://www.mdedge.com/emergencymedicine/article/119280/pulmonology/dung-lung-reactive-airway-disease-syndrome-yak-dung
Nicholas C. Kanaan, MD; David Pomeranz et. al.

Dec 2nd, 2016 - Case A 30-year-old man without prior respiratory illness presented with coughing, wheezing, dyspnea on exertion, and decreased exercise tolerance after a 7-hour overnight exposure to yak-dung smoke. This episode took place at 4,240 m elevation in.

New Travel Medicine Guidelines: Not Just Vaccines
https://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicine/article/13894/infectious-diseases/new-travel-medicine-guidelines-not-just-vaccines
Miriam E. Tucker

New travel medicine guidelines issued by the Infectious Diseases Society of America clearly illustrate that the field has expanded far beyond simply giving a few exotic immunizations. “An awareness has developed among practitioners that prevention.

Guidelines Map New Horizons of Travel Medicine
https://www.mdedge.com/pediatrics/article/39594/infectious-diseases/guidelines-map-new-horizons-travel-medicine
Miriam E. Tucker

New travel medicine guidelines issued by the Infectious Diseases Society of America clearly illustrate that the field has expanded far beyond simply giving a few exotic immunizations. “An awareness has developed among practitioners that prevention.

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