Tag acute mountain sickness
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

High Altitude illness

High altitude illness includes: acute mountain sickness; high altitude cerebral edema (HACE); high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE); high altitude retinal haemorrhages
EBM Gone Wild mountain 340

Deep breathing to prevent acute mountain sickness

Mountain sickness can effect even the fittest among us. It is so prevalent that there are myriads of studies showing the lowest effective dose of acetazolamide, as it has unwelcome side effects. While other studies have shown that ibuprofen is effective…

Pulmonary Puzzler 340

Above the clouds

Environmental Enigma: One of your colleagues tells you he is going to climb Mt Kilimanjaro next month. He has never been to altitude before and asks you how he can prevent altitude sickness while on his trek...
EBM Gone Wild snow 340

Predicting altitude sickness?

At the time this paper was written (1995), we did not have a good way to predict which people would likely develop acute mountain sickness. We still don’t have a good way, but that isn’t keeping investigators from trying to…