High Altitude Medicine and Physiology / Edition 3
  • High Altitude Medicine and Physiology / Edition 3
  • High Altitude Medicine and Physiology / Edition 3

High Altitude Medicine and Physiology / Edition 3

by James Milledge, John West, Michael Ward
     
 

Over the last two decades there has been an explosion of interest in mountain pursuits, and doctors face new challenges in dealing with the changes in human physiology and particular medical conditions that arise from exposure to altitude and cold. The three authors are experienced mountaineering physicians who have dealt with illness and accidents in high places and… See more details below

Overview

Over the last two decades there has been an explosion of interest in mountain pursuits, and doctors face new challenges in dealing with the changes in human physiology and particular medical conditions that arise from exposure to altitude and cold. The three authors are experienced mountaineering physicians who have dealt with illness and accidents in high places and who are known and respected internationally for their academic research in the field. The book will be invaluable reading for any doctor accompanying an exhibition to high altitude and also of interest to physicians and physiologists studying our dependence on oxygen and the ingenious physiological adjustments that allow us to live in the cold, thin air of high mountains.

Building on the success and reputation of earlier editions, and incorporating the considerable advances that have occured since the previous edition published in 1994, the third edition will establish this text as THE definitive reference on high altitude medicine and physiology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340759806
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Arnold Publications Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

History
The atmosphere
Geography and the human response to altitude
Altitude acclimatization
The ventilatory response to hypoxia and carbon dioxide
Lung diffusion
Haematology
Blood gas transport and acid-base balance
Peripheral tissues
Exercise
Limiting factors at extreme altitude
Sleep
Nutrition and intestinal function
Endocrine and renal systems at altitude
Central nervous sytem
High altitude populations
Acute mountain sickness
High altitude pulmonary edema
High altitude cerebral edema
Subacute and chronic mountain sickness
Other altitude related conditions: neurovascualar disorders, eye conditions, altitude cough, anaesthesia at altitude
Thermal balance and its regulation
Reaction to thermal extremes: cold and heat
Hypothermia
Frostbite and non-freezing cold injury
Medical conditions at altitude
Women, children and the elderly
Commercial activities at altitude
Athletes and altitude
Clinical lessons from high altitude
Practicalities of field studies.

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