Respiratory system at high altitude: pathophysiology and novel therapy options.

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Summary of "Respiratory system at high altitude: pathophysiology and novel therapy options."

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.

Affiliation

Section of Respiratory and Altitude Medicine, Medizinische Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.

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Name: Wiener klinische Wochenschrift
ISSN: 1613-7671
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