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High-altitude medical problems.

Abstract

A spectrum of medical problems, including self-limited acute mountain sickness, high-altitude retinopathy, and the potentially fatal high-altitude pulmonary and cerebral edemas, may afflict residents and sojourners at higher elevations. However, appropriate prevention and prompt recognition will minimize the impact of these disorders. Prevention is predicated upon slow ascent to altitude and minimizing initial exertion at altitude; in selected cases, preventive drug therapy with Diamox (Lederle, Pearl River, New York) is helpful. Early recognition and descent to lower altitude remain the cornerstones of therapy.

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3815970

Citation

Mountain, R D.. "High-altitude Medical Problems." Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 1987, pp. 50-4.
Mountain RD. High-altitude medical problems. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1987.
Mountain, R. D. (1987). High-altitude medical problems. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, (216), 50-4.
Mountain RD. High-altitude Medical Problems. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1987;(216)50-4. PubMed PMID: 3815970.
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TY - JOUR T1 - High-altitude medical problems. A1 - Mountain,R D, PY - 1987/3/1/pubmed PY - 1987/3/1/medline PY - 1987/3/1/entrez SP - 50 EP - 4 JF - Clinical orthopaedics and related research JO - Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. IS - 216 N2 - A spectrum of medical problems, including self-limited acute mountain sickness, high-altitude retinopathy, and the potentially fatal high-altitude pulmonary and cerebral edemas, may afflict residents and sojourners at higher elevations. However, appropriate prevention and prompt recognition will minimize the impact of these disorders. Prevention is predicated upon slow ascent to altitude and minimizing initial exertion at altitude; in selected cases, preventive drug therapy with Diamox (Lederle, Pearl River, New York) is helpful. Early recognition and descent to lower altitude remain the cornerstones of therapy. SN - 0009-921X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3815970/High_altitude_medical_problems_ L2 - http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=linkout&SEARCH=3815970.ui DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -