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Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of High Altitude Illness.
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2017 May; 35(2):241-260.EM

Abstract

High altitude illness encompasses a spectrum of clinical entities to include: acute mountain sickness, high altitude cerebral edema, and high altitude pulmonary edema. These illnesses occur as a result of a hypobaric hypoxic environment. Although a mild case of acute mountain sickness may be self-limited, high altitude cerebral edema and high altitude pulmonary edema represent critical emergencies that require timely intervention. This article reviews recent advances in the prevention and treatment of high altitude illness, including new pharmacologic strategies for prophylaxis and revised treatment guidelines.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 12401 East 17th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045, USA. Electronic address: christopher.davis@ucdenver.edu.Institute for Altitude Medicine, PO Box 1229, Telluride, CO 81435, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28411926

Citation

Davis, Christopher, and Peter Hackett. "Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of High Altitude Illness." Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, vol. 35, no. 2, 2017, pp. 241-260.
Davis C, Hackett P. Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of High Altitude Illness. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2017;35(2):241-260.
Davis, C., & Hackett, P. (2017). Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of High Altitude Illness. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, 35(2), 241-260. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emc.2017.01.002
Davis C, Hackett P. Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of High Altitude Illness. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2017;35(2):241-260. PubMed PMID: 28411926.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of High Altitude Illness. AU - Davis,Christopher, AU - Hackett,Peter, PY - 2017/4/17/entrez PY - 2017/4/17/pubmed PY - 2017/4/22/medline KW - Acute mountain sickness KW - Altitude KW - High altitude cerebral edema KW - High altitude pulmonary edema KW - Prevention KW - Treatment SP - 241 EP - 260 JF - Emergency medicine clinics of North America JO - Emerg. Med. Clin. North Am. VL - 35 IS - 2 N2 - High altitude illness encompasses a spectrum of clinical entities to include: acute mountain sickness, high altitude cerebral edema, and high altitude pulmonary edema. These illnesses occur as a result of a hypobaric hypoxic environment. Although a mild case of acute mountain sickness may be self-limited, high altitude cerebral edema and high altitude pulmonary edema represent critical emergencies that require timely intervention. This article reviews recent advances in the prevention and treatment of high altitude illness, including new pharmacologic strategies for prophylaxis and revised treatment guidelines. SN - 1558-0539 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28411926/Advances_in_the_Prevention_and_Treatment_of_High_Altitude_Illness_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -