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ALLMedicine™ Altitude Illness Center

Research & Reviews  72 results

Implications of a patent foramen ovale on environmental physiology and pathophysiology:...
https://doi.org/10.1113/JP281108
The Journal of Physiology; Lovering AT, Kelly TS et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - The foramen ovale is an essential component of the foetal circulation contributing to oxygenation and carbon dioxide elimination that remains patent under certain circumstances, in ∼ 30% of the healthy adult population, without major negative sequ...

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||

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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 ...

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...

Measurement of Retinal Venous Pressure in Chronic Low-oxygen Environment
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01771770

Dec 11th, 2013 - Conduct a field study to describe and quantify the retinal venous pressure (RVP) in healthy volunteers under conditions of controlled chronically reduced ambient pressure and oxygen partial pressure in the mountains. Obtaining indications regardin...

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...

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.

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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