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Children, the elderly, and women at high altitude

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26 Children, the elderly, and women at high altitude Introduction Children Physiologic responses at high altitude Acute altitude illness Other issues with high altitude travel Advanced age Underlying medical conditions…

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Central nervous system

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12 Central nervous system Introduction Historical Central consequences of hypoxemia General changes in cerebrovascular function during hypoxia Ionic and neurotransmitter changes in the brain during hypoxia Vascular endothelial growth factor…

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Acute mountain sickness

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20 Acute mountain sickness Introduction The scope of the problem Risk factors for acute mountain sickness Genetic predisposition Exercise capacity Physical activity following arrival Age and sex Body habitus Smoking…

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High altitude travel with preexisting medical conditions

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25 High altitude travel with preexisting medical conditions Introduction General approach What altitudes pose risk for patients with chronic conditions? Specific medical conditions Cardiovascular conditions Pulmonary disorders Hematologic disorders Diabetes…

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