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ALLMedicine™ Altitude Illness Center

Research & Reviews  101 results

Altitude Illness - Pulmonary Syndromes Treatment & Management
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/773065-treatment

Jun 22nd, 2022 - Prehospital Care The mainstay of treatment is descent for anything other than mild HAPE. Descent to an altitude below that where symptoms started is always effective treatment, but it may not be practical or possible given the topography, weather,...

Altitude Illness - Pulmonary Syndromes Clinical Presentation
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/773065-clinical

Jun 22nd, 2022 - History HAPE generally occurs 2-4 days after ascent to high altitude, often worsening at night. Decreased exercise performance is the earliest symptom, usually associated with a dry cough. The early course is subtle; as the illness progresses, the...

Altitude Illness - Pulmonary Syndromes Workup
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/773065-workup

Jun 22nd, 2022 - Imaging Studies Chest radiography The chest radiograph is usually irrelevant to field diagnosis and management but is useful in the context of a high-altitude clinic or hospital. Patchy, asymmetric, unilateral or bilateral fluffy infiltrates and a...

Altitude Illness - Pulmonary Syndromes
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/773065-print

Jun 22nd, 2022 - Practice Essentials Altitude illness refers to a group of syndromes that result from hypoxia. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) and high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) are manifestations of the brain pathophysiology, while high-altitude pulmonary edem...

Altitude Illness - Pulmonary Syndromes
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/773065-overview

Jun 22nd, 2022 - Practice Essentials Altitude illness refers to a group of syndromes that result from hypoxia. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) and high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) are manifestations of the brain pathophysiology, while high-altitude pulmonary edem...

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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  13 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 ...

Safety and Efficacy of T89 in Prevention and Treatment of Adults With Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03552263

Nov 13th, 2019 - Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is one of three syndromes of altitude illness. It is very common when people venture over 2500 meters altitude. This illness is mainly induced by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude that ...

Acetazolamide for the Prevention of High Altitude Illness: a Comparison of Dosing
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01993667

Jan 29th, 2019 - Acetazolamide, or Diamox, is the standard medical prophylaxis agent for high altitude illness. The medication is effective in preventing acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), and high altitude cerebral edema (HACE). ...

Study Looking at End Expiratory Pressure for Altitude Illness Decrease (SLEEP-AID)
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01842906

Dec 13th, 2018 - The specific aim of this study is to evaluate if an inexpensive and disposable end-expiratory pressure device can prevent acute mountain sickness (AMS). AMS is a common disorder found in 25-75% of hikers and trekkers in N. America and Europe who e...

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...

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News  7 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.

Wilderness Lab: An Exploration of Heat Loss After Avalanche Burial
https://www.medpagetoday.com/primarycare/generalprimarycare/53205

Aug 24th, 2015 - In 1981, members of the American Medical Research Expedition, led by legendary respiratory physiologist John West, collected alveolar gas samples at the summit of Mt. Everest, ushering in a modern experimental era in high altitude medicine. West a...

High-Altitude Illness
https://www.mdedge.com/emergencymedicine/article/82565/sports-medicine/high-altitude-illness
Mischa Haroutunian, MD, Michael J. Bono, MD

May 1st, 2014 - Patients participating in occupational and sports-related activities requiring ascent to high elevations are at risk of developing a range of high-altitude illnesses. Prompt recognition and treatment are paramount to improving outcomes and prevent.

Prevention and Treatment of High Altitude Sickness
https://www.mdedge.com/familymedicine/article/52372/prevention-and-treatment-high-altitude-sickness
Family Practice News;

Apr 2nd, 2012 - Altitude illness is a potentially lethal phenomenon that physicians should be aware of, particularly during winter months when many people travel to destinations at higher altitudes that may put them at risk. Altitude illness has also become impor.

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