Conditions and Diseases: Wounds and Injuries: Altitude Sickness
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Conditions and Diseases
Wounds and Injuries
: Altitude Sickness
Warning: Altitude Sickness Shouldn't Be Taken Lightly
Article from Health World about the effects of altitude on exercise.
Outdoor Action Guide to High Altitude
Description of altitude related illnesses, their symptoms and their treatment.
A charity that exists to perform high altitude medical research and educate the public about the topic
Basic information, including a bibliography.
Summary of prevention and treatment methods.
British Mountaineering Council - Mountain Medicine Centre
Information on altitude related illnesses with a focus on climbing at altitude.
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
Chapter from the Merck Manual on altitude sickness covering causes, treatment, and prevention.
Questions and answers about travel to destinations at altitude. Submit a question or read previously submitted questions and answers.
Supplemental Oxygen for the General Aviation Pilot
Article on determining the need for supplemental oxygen at density altitude.
Special Safety Considerations for High Altitude Mountaineering
Article on the effects of altitude with an emphasis on climbing at altitude.
Altitude Sickness and Atmospheric Pressure
Basic information plus a utility to calculate the atmospheric pressure at any altitude.
High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema: Current Concepts
Abstract of a 1996 article summarizing the current state of HAPE research and treatment.
High Altitude Pathology Institute
High altitude travel advice. Information on chronic mountain sickness, high altitude pulmonary edema, the use of hyperoxic/hypoxic adaptation chambers, and triple hypoxia syndrome.
Information about the International Hypoxia Symposium including abstracts.
Medex and Medical Expeditions
Information about and from this research charity dedicated to investigating the mechanisms of altitude related illness. Newsletter archive and planned expedition information.
High-Altitude Medical Guide
Information on the prevention, recognition, and treatment of altitude illness, as well as other health issues affecting travelers to destinations at altitude.
International Society for Mountain Medicine
Altitude tutorial. Newsletter archive. About the World Congress on Mountain Medicine and High Altitude Physiology.
Mechanism for Life-Threatening High-Altitude Sickness Uncovered
Article from the American Heart Association on a study of the mechanism that causes HAPE.
Into the Heavens
Slide presentation on altitude and its physiological effects from Samford University's Physiology of Exercise course.
Article from Emergency Medicine covering cerebral syndromes in altitude sickness from AMS to HACE.
Article from Emergency Medicine covering HAPE.
Bibliography of High-Altitude Medicine and Physiology
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High Altitude Medicine and Biology
About the magazine published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
HypoMed Global Services
Information on Hypoytherapy/Hypoxytraining. About the annual international "Hypoxia in Medicine" conference.
Basic description of common illnesses encountered at various altitudes with prevention tips.
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