Navigation Links
High risk of acute mountain sickness on Mount Kilimanjaro
Date:10/6/2010

New Rochelle, NY, October 6, 2010 Climbers of high peaks such as Mount Kilimanjaro are at high risk for Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Trekkers should not ignore AMS warning signs, which can progress to more serious medical outcomes. Mountain climbers can best minimize their risk for altitude sickness by becoming acclimatized to increased altitudes before an ascent, according to a study in the current issue of High Altitude Medicine & Biology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com). The article is available free online at www.liebertpub.com/ham

The study, entitled "Incidence and predictors of acute mountain sickness among trekkers on Mount Kilimanjaro," evaluated the incidence of AMS among trekkers of this popular climbing destination. Stewart Jackson, J. Kenneth Baillie, and colleagues from University of Edinburgh (Scotland) and Muhimbili University College of Health Science (Tanzania), compared the effects of three increasingly difficult and rapid ascent routes, the option of a single rest day during the climb, and use by a sub-group of climbers of prophylactic acetazolamide.

The authors reported a similar rate of AMS among climbers with or without prophylactic drug use. Furthermore, a mid-climb rest day did not affect the incidence of AMS. Only prior acclimatization to increased altitude offered a significant protective effect against AMS.

"This important article emphasizes the dangers of rapid ascent rates on a mountain that attracts thousands of visitors every year. Hopefully it will help to reduce the high frequency of high altitude diseases," says John B. West, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of High Altitude Medicine & Biology and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.


'/>"/>

Contact: Vicki Cohn
vcohn@liebertpub.com
914-740-2156
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Vitamin C rapidly improves emotional state of acutely hospitalized patients, say LDI researchers
2. CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces study data documenting oral efficacy of lasmiditan (COL-144), a selective 5-HT1F receptor agonist, in the treatment of acute migraine attacks
3. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy could lead to acute myeloid leukemia in children
4. Vicious circle offers new acute leukemia treatment target
5. Study shows pine bark naturally relieves symptoms of acute hemorrhoids
6. First-in-class treatment for acute leukemia
7. Inherited risk factors increase odds of developing childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
8. Pitt team first to profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients
9. A miR boost enables acute leukemia cells to mature
10. Ocera Therapeutics licenses novel treatment for acute hepatic encephalopathy from UCLB
11. When acute hepatitis develops into chronic hepatitis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
High risk of acute mountain sickness on Mount Kilimanjaro
(Date:4/14/2015)... April 14, 2015  HYPR Corp. today announced ... ® ) Alliance tm , an industry consortium ... commit to share technology and collaborate to deliver ... interoperable, more secure and private, and easier to ... verification that protects sensitive user information and eliminates ...
(Date:4/13/2015)... 2015 According to a ... Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020", the global biometrics market ... 14% till 2020. The biometrics market is garnering ... and review of biometric management systems. The constant ... with greater efficiency, are resulting in increasing installation ...
(Date:4/10/2015)... April 10, 2015 Research and ... the "Security Competitive Profiles - NEC" report ... NEC will continue to supply a range ... market, with a company focus on the development of ... Winning opportunities in the Asia-Pacific ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 2HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 3Global Biometrics Market to Cross US$ 21 Billion by 2020: TechSci Research 2NEC Security Competitive Profile 2015 2
... , Evidence from the Challenger Deep- the deepest surveyed point ... foraminifera living at extreme depths of more than ten kilometres ... the ocean surface. The Challenger Deep is located in ... in the hadal zone beyond the abyssal zone, and plunges ...
... species provide the bulk of our food supply and new ... production. However there are significant barriers limiting crop improvement, such ... large and complex genomes. , Now, in the 11 February ... the John Innes Centre, the US Department of Energy Joint ...
... Feb. 11, 2010 Family history, infection and stress all may ... premature baby but they don,t fully explain why some women ... article published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. ... share information databases, biological samples and new perspectives will ...
Cached Biology News:Homebuilding beyond the abyss 2First member of the wheat and barley group of grasses is sequenced 2Prevention is key research goal for premature babies, scientists say 2
(Date:4/21/2015)... The North American chromatography systems market is estimated ... 2019. Based on geography, this market has been segmented into ... Mexico . The U.S. accounted for the largest market ... factors driving the growth of chromatography systems in these regions ... prime users of chromatography techniques. The growth in ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 Contract Research Organization ... plans to relocate into a new 41,500 ft2 facility. ... headquarters, currently located at 16825 W. 116th St. in Lenexa, ... half times the customized laboratory space, will remain in the ... company was founded more than twenty years ago. Remaining ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... April 21, 2015 Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... multi-arm Phase 1 study of MM-141, a bispecific antibody ... an oral session by Dr. Mansoor Saleh , ... Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. ... as a monotherapy and in combination with everolimus or ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... LAKE FOREST, Calif. , April 21, ... the leading provider of advanced cryogenic logistics ... markets including immunotherapies, stem cells, cell lines, ... medicine, today announced that Dr. Mark ... present at the 3rd Annual BioLogistics Summit in ...
Breaking Biology Technology:North American Chromatography systems Market by Types, & by End-Users - Forecast to 2019 2North American Chromatography systems Market by Types, & by End-Users - Forecast to 2019 3XenoTech Plans Expansion to New Global Headquarters after Impressive Revenue Growth in 2014 2XenoTech Plans Expansion to New Global Headquarters after Impressive Revenue Growth in 2014 3First-in-Human Phase 1 Trial of MM-141 Demonstrates Activity in Biomarker Positive Patients 2First-in-Human Phase 1 Trial of MM-141 Demonstrates Activity in Biomarker Positive Patients 3First-in-Human Phase 1 Trial of MM-141 Demonstrates Activity in Biomarker Positive Patients 4First-in-Human Phase 1 Trial of MM-141 Demonstrates Activity in Biomarker Positive Patients 5Cryoport to Present at the 3rd Annual BioLogistics Summit in San Francisco, CA 2Cryoport to Present at the 3rd Annual BioLogistics Summit in San Francisco, CA 3
... AMLN ) will be presenting at the FBR ... 28, 2008 at 9:45 a.m. ET / 6:45,a.m. PT. ... Pharmaceuticals, will be providing a corporate overview., The ... a,recording will be made available following the event. The ...
... AstraZeneca (NYSE:,AZN) announced today that it supports ... the company,s latest step to provide the public,with ... Sponsored by Sens. Charles Grassley of Iowa ... a national registry of payments that,biopharmaceutical companies, device ...
... Biosciences,Corporation (Nasdaq: MATK ) announced that it intends ... 2008 on June 4, 2008, at approximately 4:00,p.m. Eastern ... Martek will,conduct a conference call to discuss the results ... interested parties may listen to the call,live via webcast ...
Cached Biology Technology:AstraZeneca Supports Transparency Legislation on Payments to Health Care Providers 2
2.0 GHz Compaq Computer with 512 MB RAM, 32 MB AGP Graphics Card, 40 GB Hard Drive, 1 Serial Port & Open PCI Slot, Windows 2000 OS, MS Office, CD Read/Writer and 18 Flat Panel Monitor...
Zebrafish Vitellogenin ELISA System, 96 wells. ELISARange: 0.5-100 ng/ml.Sensitivity: 0.3 ng/ml.Sample volume: 100 ul.Suitable for use with Zebrafish plasma samples.3-h protocol.Store at 2-8 C. Categ...
Quartz-Halogen, 100 W, High Intensity...
... 1;heading 2;Many mammalian ... experimental situations create ... transfection and other ... ViraPower Lentiviral Expression ...
Biology Products: