Wilderness Medical Society practice guidelines for the prevention and treatment of acute altitude illness
: 2014 update.
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is by far the most common high altitude illness
The most common form of altitude illness
is AMS, which generally resolves within 24-72 hours of acclimatisation.
Symptoms of infection and altitude illness
among hikers in the Mount Everest Region of Nepal.
Con: hypoxic cardiopulmonary exercise testing identifies subjects at risk for severe high altitude illnesses
. High Alt Med Biol 2014; 15(3): 318-20.
: risk factors, prevention, presentation, and treatment.
Abbreviations: AMS = acute mountain sickness, ANCOVA = analysis of covariance, HA = high altitude, HAI = high altitude illness
, LLS = Lake Louise Score, MS = multiple sclerosis, NVWSC = National Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, SCI = spinal cord injury, TBI = traumatic brain injury.
is a potentially lethal phenomenon that physicians should be aware of, particularly during winter months when many people travel to destinations at higher altitudes that may put them at risk.
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Measuring specific, exercise-related factors can help physicians determine who may be more at risk for severe high altitude illness
(SHAI), French researchers say.
"One of the main issues with altitude illness
is that it varies dramatically between individuals," said Dr.
High altitude illness
risk factors include younger age, rate of ascent, altitude obtained, and living at low altitude at baseline.
of Washington Travel and Tropical Medicine Service) provide 45 chapters that discuss pre-travel concerns like air carrier issues, immunizations, malaria prevention, water disinfection, and prevention and self treatment of traveler's diarrhea; advice for special travelers relating to altitude illness
, diving, children, HIV, chronic medical conditions, immigrants, and expatriates; and fever, diarrhea, skin lesions, sexually transmitted diseases, and worms.
Other problems may include animal bites, envenomation, sexually transmitted infections for adolescents, travelers' diarrhea, and altitude illness
Common conditions such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, diabetes and pregnancy do not affect susceptibility to altitude illness
. Anemia, particularly sickle cell disease, creates a much higher risk.