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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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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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THE EFFECTS OF INTERMITTENT HYPOXIC TRAINING ON AEROBIC CAPACITY AND ENDURANCE PERFORMANCE IN CYCLISTS

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of intermittent hypoxic training (IHT) with 95 % of lactate threshold workload (WRLT) on aerobic capacity and endurance performance in well-trained cyclists. Twenty male elite cyclists, randomly divided into … Continue reading

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climb to the summit of the planet at 8848m

“Failure is not having the courage to try” On 30 March 2011 I arrive in Nepal for the privileged opportunity of an attempt to climb to the summit of the planet at 8848m. Tibetans call her “Chomolungma”, Mother Goddess of … Continue reading

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