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This mini-review conveys information on lung function in hypoxia. Included are presentations of shape and layering of the atmosphere, physiologic basics of lung function at high altitude, pathophysiology of high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and of current and potential therapy approaches for HAPE.
Section of Respiratory and Altitude Medicine, Medizinische Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Wiener klinische Wochenschrift
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There is uncertainty whether acclimatized low-landers who return to high altitude after a sojourn at low altitude have a higher incidence of pulmonary edema than during the first exposure to high alti...
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Subhyaloid hemorrhages can occur as a result of exposure to high altitude. We hereby report a clinical picture of subhyaloid hemorrhage associated with high altitude. The case demonstrates optical coh...
Exposure of healthy subjects to high altitude hypoxia elicits changes in cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic features as weel as in exercise performance similar, for some aspects, to...
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prospective controlled interventional trial evaluating the efficacy of a 3-weeks asthma rehabilitation program at high altitude (3200m) and low altitude (760m) on lung function and asthma ...
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