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Travel to high altitude with pre-existing lung disease.
Eur Respir J 2007; 29(4):770-92ER

Abstract

The pathophysiology of high-altitude illnesses has been well studied in normal individuals, but little is known about the risks of high-altitude travel in patients with pre-existing lung disease. Although it would seem self-evident that any patient with lung disease might not do well at high altitude, the type and severity of disease will determine the likelihood of difficulty in a high-altitude environment. The present review examines whether these individuals are at risk of developing one of the main forms of acute or chronic high-altitude illness and whether the underlying lung disease itself will get worse at high elevations. Several groups of pulmonary disorders are considered, including obstructive, restrictive, vascular, control of ventilation, pleural and neuromuscular diseases. Attempts will be made to classify the risks faced by each of these groups at high altitude and to provide recommendations regarding evaluation prior to high-altitude travel, advice for or against taking such excursions, and effective prophylactic measures.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98108, USA. aluks@u.washington.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17400877

Citation

Luks, A M., and E R. Swenson. "Travel to High Altitude With Pre-existing Lung Disease." The European Respiratory Journal, vol. 29, no. 4, 2007, pp. 770-92.
Luks AM, Swenson ER. Travel to high altitude with pre-existing lung disease. Eur Respir J. 2007;29(4):770-92.
Luks, A. M., & Swenson, E. R. (2007). Travel to high altitude with pre-existing lung disease. The European Respiratory Journal, 29(4), pp. 770-92.
Luks AM, Swenson ER. Travel to High Altitude With Pre-existing Lung Disease. Eur Respir J. 2007;29(4):770-92. PubMed PMID: 17400877.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Travel to high altitude with pre-existing lung disease. AU - Luks,A M, AU - Swenson,E R, PY - 2007/4/3/pubmed PY - 2007/6/28/medline PY - 2007/4/3/entrez SP - 770 EP - 92 JF - The European respiratory journal JO - Eur. Respir. J. VL - 29 IS - 4 N2 - The pathophysiology of high-altitude illnesses has been well studied in normal individuals, but little is known about the risks of high-altitude travel in patients with pre-existing lung disease. Although it would seem self-evident that any patient with lung disease might not do well at high altitude, the type and severity of disease will determine the likelihood of difficulty in a high-altitude environment. The present review examines whether these individuals are at risk of developing one of the main forms of acute or chronic high-altitude illness and whether the underlying lung disease itself will get worse at high elevations. Several groups of pulmonary disorders are considered, including obstructive, restrictive, vascular, control of ventilation, pleural and neuromuscular diseases. Attempts will be made to classify the risks faced by each of these groups at high altitude and to provide recommendations regarding evaluation prior to high-altitude travel, advice for or against taking such excursions, and effective prophylactic measures. SN - 0903-1936 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17400877/full_citation L2 - http://erj.ersjournals.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=17400877 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -