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Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society
Site of a group of medical scientists studying the effects of altitude and the causes and management of acute mountain sickness.
American Academy of Family Physicians
Overview article with an informational handout for patients.
Urinary Leukotriene E4 Levels in HAPE
Abstract of a study of the association between urinary excretion of leukotriene-E4 (LTE4) and high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) in order to determine whether HAPE involves inflammatory mechanisms.
CDC Travelers' Health Information on Altitude Illness
CDC's advisory for people planning travel to destinations at altitude.
Pardoes Altitude & Acclimatization Page
Information on proper acclimatization and hydration to reduce the incidence of altitude illness. Discussion of altitude's effect on diet, menstruation, and medications. Bibliography and links.
Non-Physician Altitude Tutorial
Tutorial from the International Society for Mountain Medicine covering acclimatization, AMS, HACE, and HAPE. Includes treatment and prevention information.
High Altitude Medicine
About the book by Herb Hultgren, M.D., including ordering information.
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
Article on a personal experience with HAPE.
Family Practice Notebook: High Altitude Sickness
Outline of symptoms, prevention, and diagnosis for all altitude related illnesses.
eMedicine Health - Mountain Sickness
Consumer health resource center providing information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment.
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (and me)
Personal account of an experience with HAPE.
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