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Going high with preexisting neurological conditions.
High Alt Med Biol 2007; 8(2):108-16HA

Abstract

This review presents the potential impact of high altitude exposure on preexisting neurological conditions in patients usually living at low altitude. The neurological conditions include permanent and transient ischemia of the brain, occlusive cerebral artery disease, cerebral venous thrombosis, intracranial hemorrhage and vascular malformations, multiple sclerosis, intracranial space-occupying lesions, dementia, extrapyramidal disorders, migraine and other headaches, and epileptic seizures. New developments in diagnostic work-up and treatment of preexisting neurological conditions are also mentioned where applicable. For each neurological disorder, the authors developed absolute and relative contraindications for a trip to high altitude. These recommendations are not based on the results of controlled randomized trials, but mainly on case reports, pathophysiological considerations, and extrapolations from the low altitude situation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland. ralf.baumgartner@usz.chNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17584004

Citation

Baumgartner, Ralf W., et al. "Going High With Preexisting Neurological Conditions." High Altitude Medicine & Biology, vol. 8, no. 2, 2007, pp. 108-16.
Baumgartner RW, Siegel AM, Hackett PH. Going high with preexisting neurological conditions. High Alt Med Biol. 2007;8(2):108-16.
Baumgartner, R. W., Siegel, A. M., & Hackett, P. H. (2007). Going high with preexisting neurological conditions. High Altitude Medicine & Biology, 8(2), pp. 108-16.
Baumgartner RW, Siegel AM, Hackett PH. Going High With Preexisting Neurological Conditions. High Alt Med Biol. 2007;8(2):108-16. PubMed PMID: 17584004.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Going high with preexisting neurological conditions. AU - Baumgartner,Ralf W, AU - Siegel,Adrian M, AU - Hackett,Peter H, PY - 2007/6/23/pubmed PY - 2007/9/22/medline PY - 2007/6/23/entrez SP - 108 EP - 16 JF - High altitude medicine & biology JO - High Alt. Med. Biol. VL - 8 IS - 2 N2 - This review presents the potential impact of high altitude exposure on preexisting neurological conditions in patients usually living at low altitude. The neurological conditions include permanent and transient ischemia of the brain, occlusive cerebral artery disease, cerebral venous thrombosis, intracranial hemorrhage and vascular malformations, multiple sclerosis, intracranial space-occupying lesions, dementia, extrapyramidal disorders, migraine and other headaches, and epileptic seizures. New developments in diagnostic work-up and treatment of preexisting neurological conditions are also mentioned where applicable. For each neurological disorder, the authors developed absolute and relative contraindications for a trip to high altitude. These recommendations are not based on the results of controlled randomized trials, but mainly on case reports, pathophysiological considerations, and extrapolations from the low altitude situation. SN - 1527-0297 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17584004/full_citation L2 - https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/ham.2006.1070?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -