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An additional case of a pilot experiencing hypoxia-like symptoms also popped up

The Air Force has been struggling since 2008 to determine why its pilots have suffered relatively rare but repeated “physiological events” involving hypoxia-like symptoms while flying the F-22s — about two dozen of them out of thousands of training missions … Continue reading

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Researchers Identify Potential Risk Factors for Severe Altitude Sickness

Measuring specific, exercise-related responses can help physicians determine who may be more at risk for severe high altitude illness (SHAI), according to a study conducted by researchers in France. The researchers also found that taking acetazolamide (ACZ), a drug frequently … Continue reading

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Hypoxia like symptoms. Air Force returns 170 grounded F-22s to service.

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The nation’s F-22 fighter jets went back into service Wednesday, four months after they were grounded over pilot complaints about a lack of oxygen. Air Force instructor pilots began flying the stealth jet fighters at … Continue reading

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Two Men Died in Staten Island Breath-Holding Accident

AB Managing Editor: By Michael Popke — A second man has died following an underwater training accident at a public pool on Staten Island. The New York Daily News reports that 21-year-old off-duty lifeguard Jonathan Proce died Sunday at New … Continue reading

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High Altitude Training

Dr. Gary Wadler, M.D., the chairman of WADA’s Prohibited List and Methods Subcommittee, says: “There’s tremendous individual variability that makes it hard to predict who will benefit,” . “In a highly controlled, hospital-level environment, the equipment probably isn’t dangerous,” he … Continue reading

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pulse oximetry at high altitude

Luks, Andrew M., Erik R. Swenson. High Alt. Med. Biol. 12:109–119, 2011. Pulse oximetry is a valuable, noninvasive, diagnostic tool for the evaluation of ill individuals at high altitude and is also being increasingly used to monitor the well-being of … Continue reading

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MOUNTAIN SICKNESS FACTS

Acute Mountain sickness (AMS) is the term given to a number of symptoms that occur after rapid ascent to high altitude.   Severe forms may be life threatening because of pulmonary or cerebral oedema.  Mild forms of this illness can affect … Continue reading

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At 8.30am on 11 May 2011 I was privileged to be the first climber for the 2011 season to stand on top of the world. At the same time, I became the 68th Australian in history to summit Mt Everest.

by Paul Hameister At 8.30am on 11 May I was privileged to be the first climber for the 2011 season to stand on top of the world. At the same time, I became the 68th Australian in history to summit … Continue reading

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High Altitude Living Reduces Risk of Dying from Heart Conditions: Low O2 Makes Genes Creating new Blood Vessels

ScienceDaily (Mar. 26, 2011) — Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in partnership with the Harvard School of Global Health have found that people living at higher altitudes have a lower chance of dying from ischemic heart … Continue reading

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Hypoxia 2011: Registration Extended

Hypoxia/Mountain Medicine Scientist/Clinician: You have previously been to the International Hypoxia Symposia or one of our sister meetings regarding mountain medicine. As a fellow scientist/clinician interested in the effects of hypoxia, we want to inform you of the latest developments … Continue reading

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