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Selected Altitude Medicine Bibliography


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General Altitude Medicine
HACE & other neurological problems


General Altitude Medicine

Barry PW: Altitude Related Cough, Does It Exist? ISMM News, 7: 3, 8-10 (Summer 1997)
Bircher HP, Eichenberger U, Maggiorini M, et al.: Relationship of mountain sickness to physical fitness and exercise intensity during ascent. J Wilderness Med 1994; 5:302-11.
Dubowitz G: The Effect of Temazepam on Arterial Oxygen Saturation During Sleep at High Altitude. British Mount Everest Medical Expedition 1994. (This appeared as an abstract on their web page, which no longer exists. I am not sure it was ever published in a journal)
Hackett PH, Rennie D: The incidence, importance, and prophylaxis of acute mountain sickness. Lancet 1976; 2:1149-1154.
Hackett PH, Hornbein TF: Disorders of High Altitude. In: Murry & Nadel (eds): Textbook of Respiratory Medicine; Saunders, Philadelphia 1988; 2:1646-63.
Hackett PH, Oelz O: The Lake Louise Consensus on the Definition and Quantification of Altitude Illness. In: Sutton JR, Coates G, Houston CS: Hypoxia and Mountain Medicine; Queen City Printers 1992; 327-330.
Hackett PH, Roach RC: High-Altitude Medicine. In: Auerbach PS (ed): Wilderness Medicine, 3rd edition; Mosby, St. Louis, MO 1995; 1-37.
Hutchison S, and Litch JA: Acute myocardial infarction at high altitude. JAMA 1997; 278: 1661-2.
Litch JA: Safety at extreme altitude. Wilderness and Environ Med 1996; 7(3): 259-60.
Litch JA: Drug-induced hypoglycemia presenting as acute mountain sickness. Wilderness and Environ Med 1996; 7(3): 232-5.
Maggiorini M, Buhler B, Walter M, et al.: Prevalence of acute mountain sickness in the Swiss Alps. BMJ 1990; 301(6756):853-855.
Montgomery AB, Mills J, Luce JM: Incidence of Acute Mountain Sickness at Intermediate Altitude. JAMA 1989; 261:732-734.
Parker SJ, Hollingshead KF, Dietz TE, Hackett PH: Preliminary prospective randomized trial of hyperbaria versus dexamethasone. (Abstract) Proc. Ninth International Hypoxia Symposium (1995).
Singh I, Khanna PK, Srivastava MC, et al.: Acute mountain sickness. NEJM 1969; 280:175-84.
Taber R: Protocols for the use of a portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of high altitude disorders. J Wilderness Med 1990; 1:181-92.
Ward MP, Milledge JS, West JB: Acute and subacute mountain sickness. In: Ward et al., High Altitude Medicine and Physiology, 2nd edition; Chapman & Hall Medical, London 1995; 366-87.

High Altitude Cerebral Edema & Other Neurological Problems at Altitude

Bärtsch P, Maggi S, Kleger G, Ballmer P, Baumgartner R: Sumatriptan for high-altitude headache. The Lancet, 344:1445 (November 19, 1994).
Jenzer G, Bärtsch P: Migraine with aura at high altitude. J Wilderness Med 1993; 4:412-15.
Litch JA, Basnyat B, Zimmerman M: Subarachnoid hemorrhage at high altitude. Western J of Med 1997; 167(3): 180-1.
Mailton AJ, Cymmerman A, Black PM: High altitude cerebral edema. Neurosurgery 1986; 19:841-49.
Shlim DR, Cohen MT: Guillain-Barre Syndrome presenting as High Altitude Cerebral Edema. N Engl J Med 1989; 321:321:545.
Shlim DR, Meijer HJ: Suddenly symptomatic brain tumors at altitude. Ann Emerg Med 1991; 20:315-316.
Song S-Y, Asaji T, Tanizaki Y, et al.: Cerebral thrombosis at altitude: its pathogenisis and the problems of prevention and treatment. Aviat Space Environ Med 1986; 57:71-76.
Ward MP, Milledge JS, West JB: High-altitude cerebral edema and retinal heaemorrhage. In: Ward et al., High Altitude Medicine and Physiology; 2nd edition, Chapman & Hall Medical, London 1995; 412-18, 552.
Wohns RN: Transient ischemic attacks at high altitude. Crit Care Med 14(5):517, 1986

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

Bärtsch P, Maggiorini M, Ritter M, et al.: Prevention of high altitude pulmonary edema by nifedipine.
N Engl J Med 1991; 325:1284-89.
Hackett PH, Roach RC: High altitude pulmonary edema. J Wilderness Med 1990; 1:3-26.
Houston CS: Acute pulmonary edema of high altitude. N Engl J Med 1960; 263:478-80.
Nakagawa S, Kubo K, Koizumi T, et al.: High-altitude pulmonary edema with pulmonary thromboembolism. Chest 1993; 103:948-50.
Schoene RB, Hackett PH, Henderson WR, et al.: High-altitude pulmonary edema: characteristics of lung lavage fluid. JAMA 1986; 256:63-69.
Schoene RB: High-altitude pulmonary edema: Pathophysiology and clinical review. Ann Emerg Med 1987; 16:987-92.
Shlim DR, Papenfus K: Pulmonary embolism presenting as high-altitude pulmonary edema. Wilderness Environ Med 1995; 6:220-24.
Singh I, Kapila C, Khanna P, et al.: High altitude pulmonary edema. Lancet 1965; 30:229-34.
Ward MP, Milledge JS, West JB: High-altitude pulmonary edema. In: Ward et al.: High Altitude Medicine and Physiology, 2nd edition; Chapman & Hall Medical, London 1995; 388-411.
West JB, Colice GL, Lee Y-J, et al.: Pathogenesis of high-altitude pulmonary oedema: direct evidence of stress failure of pulmonary capillaries. Eur Respir J 1995; 8:523-529.
Zafren K, Reeves JT, Schoene R: Treatment of high-altitude pulmonary edema by bed rest and supplemental oxygen. Wilderness Environ Med 1996; 2:127-32.

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