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Ward, Milledge and West's High Altitude Medicine and Physiology

; Philip N Ainslie ; Justin S Lawley ; Robert C Roach ; Tatum S Simonson

This pre-eminent work has developed over six editions in response to man's attempts to climb higher and higher unaided, and to spend more time at altitude for both work and recreation. Building on this established reputation, the new and highly experienced authors provide a fully revised and updated text that will help doctors continue to improve the health and safety of all people who visit, live or work in the cold, thin air of high mountains. Les mer
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This pre-eminent work has developed over six editions in response to man's attempts to climb higher and higher unaided, and to spend more time at altitude for both work and recreation. Building on this established reputation, the new and highly experienced authors provide a fully revised and updated text that will help doctors continue to improve the health and safety of all people who visit, live or work in the cold, thin air of high mountains.
The sixth edition remains invaluable for any doctor accompanying an expedition or advising patients on a visit to altitude, those specialising in illness and accidents in high places, and for physicians and physiologists who study our dependence on oxygen and the adaptation of the body to altitude.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Foreword


Acknowledgments


1. History of high altitude medicine and physiology


SECTION I. THE ENVIRONMENT AND ITS PEOPLE


2. The atmosphere


3. Geography


4. High altitude residents


5. Travelers and workers at high altitude


6. Genetics and genomics of exposure to high altitude


SECTION II. PHYSIOLOGIC RESPONSES TO HYPOXIA


7. Acclimatization


8. Pulmonary gas exchange


9. Control of breathing


10. Oxygen affinity and acid-base balance


11. Cardiovascular system


12. Central nervous system


13. Hematologic responses


14. Peripheral tissues


15. Energy balance and metabolism


16. Endocrine and metabolism


17. Sleep


18. Exercise


19. Physiology of extreme altitude


SECTION III. CLINICAL HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE


20. Acute mountain sickness


21. High altitude cerebral edema


22. High altitude pulmonary edema


23. Other medical conditions that occur at high altitude


24. Chronic altitude illness


25. High altitude travel with preexisting medical conditions


26. Children, the elderly, and women at high altitude


27. Other environmental illnesses in the mountains


Index

Om forfatteren

Andrew Luks is a Professor at the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, The University of Washington, Seattle, USA


Phillip Ainslie is a Professor at the School of Health & Exercise Sciences and Co-Director, Centre for Heart, Lung & Vascular Health, The University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada


Justin Lawley is a Professor at the Institute for Sports Science, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria


Robert Roach is an Associate Professor, Altitude Research Center, Division of Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, Denver, USA


Tatum Simonson is an Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine and Co-Director, Center for Physiological Genomics of Low Oxygen, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, USA