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Research & Reviews 60 results
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...
American Family Physician;
May 14th, 2021 - Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Altitude Illness, Transfusions, Group B Streptococcus, Acute Pain.|2021||
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...
Respiratory Research; Fu X, Yang C et. al.
Feb 14th, 2021 - Chinese Yunnan Province, located in the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, is a famous tourist paradise where acute high-altitude illness common occurs among lowland people visitors due to non-acclimatization to the acute hypobaric hypoxia (AHH) conditions. ...
Wilderness & Environmental Medicine; Dekker MCJ, Mremi A et. al.
Jan 13th, 2021 - A significant number of climbers on Mount Kilimanjaro are affected by altitude-related disorders. The aim of this study was to determine the main causes of morbidity and mortality in a representative cohort of climbers based on local hospital reco...
Guidelines 2 results
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 & 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...
News 6 results
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...
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.
May 1st, 2014 - High-Altitude Cerebral Edema High-altitude cerebral edema, a condition that can be considered on a continuum with AMS, is hallmarked by progressive neurological symptoms. It is defined by either the presence of a change in mental status and/or ata.
Family Practice News;
Apr 2nd, 2012 - Bottom Line High altitude illness has become a more common concern with increasing global travel. Prevention is paramount, with emphasis on slow ascent.
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.