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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282538/barometric-pressure-change-and-heart-rate-response-during-sleeping-at-%C3%A2-3000%C3%A2-m-altitude
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Masahiro Horiuchi, Junko Endo, Yoko Handa, Hiroshi Nose
We investigated effects of change in barometric pressure (P B) with climate change on heart rate (HR) during sleep at 3000 m altitude. Nineteen healthy adults (15 males and four females; mean age 32 years) participated in this study. We measured P B (barometry) and HR (electrocardiography) every minute during their overnight stay in a mountain lodge at ~ 3000 m. We also measured resting arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) and evaluated symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS) by using the Lake Louise Questionnaire at 2305 and 3000 m, respectively...
December 27, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259975/relationship-between-smoking-and-acute-mountain-sickness-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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REVIEW
Cristina Masuet-Aumatell, Alba Sánchez-Mascuñano, Fernando Agüero Santangelo, Sergio Morchón Ramos, Josep Maria Ramon-Torrell
Aims: Previous epidemiological investigations of the relationship between smoking and acute mountain sickness (AMS) risk yielded inconsistent findings. Therefore, a meta-analysis of observational studies was performed to determine whether smoking is related to the development of AMS. Methods: Searches were performed on PubMed, Scopus, Embase, and Web of Science for relevant studies that were published before November 2016 reporting smoking prevalence and AMS. Two evaluators independently selected studies, extracted data, and assessed study quality...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245548/on-identification-errors-in-i-scytalopus-i-i-speluncae-i-m%C3%A3-n%C3%A3-tri%C3%A3-s-and-i-s-pachecoi-i-maur%C3%A3-cio-from-southern-brazil-with-new-data-on-distribution-and-biogeography-of-these-taxa-aves-rhinocryptidae
#3
Giovanni Nachtigall Maurício, Marcos Ricardo Bornschein
The Brazilian tapaculo Scytalopus speluncae species-group has been the subject of intense taxonomic work in the past 18 years, with six new species being named in that time lapse and other taxonomic problems having been highlighted (Bornschein et al. 1998, 2007; Maurício 2005; Raposo et al. 2006, 2012; Mata et al. 2009; Whitney et al. 2010; Maurício et al. 2010, 2014; Pulido-Santacruz et al. 2016). One of the most persistent of these problems involves the oldest name in this group, S. speluncae (Ménétriès), and the taxa it may represent...
November 20, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202898/isolated-psychosis-during-exposure-to-very-high-and-extreme-altitude-characterisation-of-a-new-medical-entity
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Katharina Hüfner, Hermann Brugger, Eva Kuster, Franziska Dünsser, Agnieszka E Stawinoga, Rachel Turner, Iztok Tomazin, Barbara Sperner-Unterweger
BACKGROUND: Psychotic episodes during exposure to very high or extreme altitude have been frequently reported in mountain literature, but not systematically analysed and acknowledged as a distinct clinical entity. METHODS: Episodes reported above 3500 m altitude with possible psychosis were collected from the lay literature and provide the basis for this observational study. Dimensional criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders were used for psychosis, and the Lake Louise Scoring criteria for acute mountain sickness and high-altitude cerebral oedema (HACE)...
December 5, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187176/frequency-of-dea-1-antigen-in-1037-mongrel-and-purebreed-dogs-in-italy
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E Carli, A Carminato, S Ravagnan, K Capello, M T Antognoni, A Miglio, T Furlanello, D Proverbio, E Spada, A Stefani, F Mutinelli, M Vascellari
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of dog erythrocyte antigen (DEA 1) in canine population is approximately 40-60%. Often data are limited to a small number of breeds and/or dogs. The aims of this study were to evaluate frequency of DEA 1 in a large population of purebred and mongrel dogs including Italian native breeds and to recognize a possible association between DEA 1 and breed, sex, and genetic and phenotypical/functional classifications of breeds. Frequencies of DEA 1 blood group collected from screened/enrolled blood donors and from healthy and sick dogs were retrospectively evaluated...
November 29, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176544/pi3k-akt-signal-transduction-molecules-maybe-involved-in-downregulation-of-erythroblasts-apoptosis-and-perifosine-increased-its-apoptosis-in-chronic-mountain-sickness
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Chengyu Zhao, Zhanquan Li, Linhua Ji, Jie Ma, Ri-Li Ge, Sen Cui
BACKGROUND Chronic mountain sickness (CMS) has a higher incidence in the plateau region. The one of its principal characters is excessive erythrocytosis. The PI3K-Akt pathway plays an important role in the process of erythropoiesis, and could downregulate apoptosis by regulating apoptosis-related molecules. In this paper, we explored the change in apoptosis of erythroblasts and the effect of the PI3K-Akt signal pathway on erythroblasts apoptosis in CMS. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 22 CMS and 20 non-CMS participants were involved in this study...
November 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172727/objective-versus-self-reported-sleep-quality-at-high-altitude
#7
Paul J Anderson, Christina M Wood-Wentz, Kent R Bailey, Bruce D Johnson
Anderson, Paul J., Christina M. Wood-Wentz, Kent R. Bailey, and Bruce D. Johnson. Objective versus self-reported sleep quality at high altitude. High Alt Med Biol. 16:000-000, 2017. BACKGROUND: Previous studies have found little relationship between polysomnography and a diagnosis of acute mountain sickness (AMS) using the Lake Louise Symptom Questionnaire (LLSQ). The correlation between sleep question responses on the LLSQ and polysomnography results has not been explored. We compared LLSQ sleep responses and polysomnography data from our previous study of workers rapidly transported to the South Pole...
November 27, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166795/pharmacological-interventions-for-preventing-acute-mountain-sickness-a-network-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
#8
Kannan Sridharan, Gowri Sivaramakrishnan
BACKGROUND: Individuals ascending to high altitude are at a risk of getting acute mountain sickness (AMS). The present study is a network meta-analysis comparing all the interventions available to prevent AMS. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for randomized clinical trials evaluating the use of drugs to prevent AMS. Incidence of AMS was the primary outcome and incidence of severe AMS, paraesthesia (as side effect of acetazolamide use), headache and severe headache, and oxygen saturation were the secondary outcomes...
November 23, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156832/associations-of-high-altitude-polycythemia-with-polymorphisms-in-epas1-itga6-and-erbb4-in-chinese-han-and-tibetan-populations
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Yiduo Zhao, Zhiying Zhang, Lijun Liu, Yao Zhang, Xiaowei Fan, Lifeng Ma, Jing Li, Yuan Zhang, Haijin He, Longli Kang
High altitude polycythemia (HAPC) is a common chronic disease at high altitude, which is characterized by excessive erythrocytosis (females, hemoglobin ≥ 190 g/L; males, hemoglobin ≥ 210 g/L). It is the most common disease in chronic mountain sickness casued primarily by persistent arterial hypoxia and ventilatory impairment. However, the disease is still unmanageable and related molecular mechanisms remain largely unclear. This study aims to explore the genetic basis of HAPC in the Chinese Han and Tibetan populations...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153259/reduction-of-olfactory-sensitivity-during-normobaric-hypoxia
#10
Tilman Huppertz, Jessica Freiherr, Bernhard Olzowy, Ulrich Kisser, Jutta Stephan, Gunther Fesl, Kathrin Haegler, Berend Feddersen, Rainald Fischer, Klaus Mees, Sven Becker
OBJECTIVE: Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is caused by a low partial pressure of oxygen and may occur above 2500m. The aim of this research was to evaluate olfactory and gustatory abilities of healthy subjects during baseline conditions and after seven hours of normobaric hypoxia. METHODS: Sixteen healthy subjects were assessed using the Sniffin' Sticks, as well as intensity and pleasantness ratings. Gustatory function was evaluated utilizing the Taste Strips. Experiments were carried out under baseline conditions (518m altitude) followed by a second testing session after seven hours of normobaric hypoxia exposure (comparable to 4000m altitude)...
November 15, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136449/does-this-patient-have-acute-mountain-sickness-the-rational-clinical-examination-systematic-review
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REVIEW
David Meier, Tinh-Hai Collet, Isabella Locatelli, Jacques Cornuz, Bengt Kayser, David L Simel, Claudio Sartori
Importance: Acute mountain sickness (AMS) affects more than 25% of individuals ascending to 3500 m (11 500 ft) and more than 50% of those above 6000 m (19 700 ft). AMS may progress from nonspecific symptoms to life-threatening high-altitude cerebral edema in less than 1% of patients. It is not clear how to best diagnose AMS. Objective: To systematically review studies assessing the accuracy of AMS diagnostic instruments, including the visual analog scale (VAS) score, which quantifies the overall feeling of sickness at altitude (VAS[O]; various thresholds), Acute Mountain Sickness-Cerebral score (AMS-C; ≥0...
November 14, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136446/acute-mountain-sickness
#12
Jill Jin
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November 14, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100088/natural-selection-on-genes-related-to-cardiovascular-health-in-high-altitude-adapted-andeans
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Jacob E Crawford, Ricardo Amaru, Jihyun Song, Colleen G Julian, Fernando Racimo, Jade Yu Cheng, Xiuqing Guo, Jie Yao, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, João A Lima, Jerome I Rotter, Josef Stehlik, Lorna G Moore, Josef T Prchal, Rasmus Nielsen
The increase in red blood cell mass (polycythemia) due to the reduced oxygen availability (hypoxia) of residence at high altitude or other conditions is generally thought to be beneficial in terms of increasing tissue oxygen supply. However, the extreme polycythemia and accompanying increased mortality due to heart failure in chronic mountain sickness most likely reduces fitness. Tibetan highlanders have adapted to high altitude, possibly in part via the selection of genetic variants associated with reduced polycythemic response to hypoxia...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077517/therapeutic-efficacy-of-methazolamide-against-intermittent-hypoxia-induced-excessive-erythrocytosis-in-rats
#14
Zhiqing Zhang, Zhonghai Xiao, Bingnan Deng, Xiaohua Liu, Wei Liu, Hongjing Nie, Xi Li, Zhaoli Chen, Danfeng Yang, Ruifeng Duan
Zhang, Zhiqing, Zhonghai Xiao, Bingnan Deng, Xiaohua Liu, Wei Liu, Hongjing Nie, Xi Li, Zhaoli Chen, Danfeng Yang, and Ruifeng Duan. Therapeutic efficacy of methazolamide against intermittent hypoxia-induced excessive erythrocytosis in rats. High Alt Med Biol 00:000-000, 2017.-This study aimed to determine whether methazolamide is effective for the treatment of chronic mountain sickness. Forty-eight male Wistar rats were randomly divided into eight groups: normoxia control, hypoxia control, hypoxia + acetazolamide (30 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1)), and five hypoxia + methazolamide groups (5, 10, 30, 90, and 120 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1))...
October 27, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074708/wearable-physiologic-sensors-and-real-time-algorithms-for-detection-of-acute-mountain-sickness
#15
Stephen R Muza
This is a mini-review of potential wearable physiological sensors and algorithms (process and equations) for detection of acute mountain sickness (AMS). Given the emerging status of this effort, the focus of the review is on the current clinical assessment of AMS, known risk factors (environmental, demographic and physiological), and current understanding of AMS pathophysiology. Studies that have examined a range of physiological variables to develop AMS prediction and/or detection algorithms are reviewed to provide insight and potential technological roadmaps for future development of real-time physiological sensors and algorithms to detect AMS...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070145/-effect-of-erk1-2-signaling-pathway-inhibitor-pd98059-on-the-expression-of-ras-braf-mek-erk1-2-in-marrow-nucleated-red-blood-cells-of-cms-patients
#16
Yuan-Fang Han, Lin-Hua Ji, Ting-Ting Feng, Fang Liu, Sen Cui, Juan Su
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of ERK1 / 2 signaling pathway inhibitor PD98059 on Ras, Raf, MEK, ERK1, ERK2 expression in order to explore a new way for basic research and clinical treatment of the chronic mountain sickness(CMS). METHODS: Sixteen CMS patients were selected, the bone marrow was collected for isolation of monomuclear cells (MNC), the cells were sorted by using CD71 and CD235a antibody magnetic beads, then positive cells were diveded into 5 groups: blank control, DMSO and PD98059 5, 10 and 20 µmol/L, and were cultured in hypoxid condition for 72 hours...
October 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042272/effects-of-dietary-nitrate-on-respiratory-physiology-at-high-altitude-results-from-the-xtreme-alps-study
#17
Andrew F Cumpstey, Philip J Hennis, Edward T Gilbert-Kawai, Bernadette O Fernandez, Matthieu Poudevigne, Alexandra Cobb, Paula Meale, Kay Mitchell, Helen Moyses, Helmut Pöhnl, Monty G Mythen, Michael P W Grocott, Martin Feelisch, Daniel S Martin
Nitric oxide (NO) production plays a central role in conferring tolerance to hypoxia. Tibetan highlanders, successful high-altitude dwellers for millennia, have higher circulating nitrate and exhaled NO (ENO) levels than native lowlanders. Since nitrate itself can reduce the oxygen cost of exercise in normoxia it may confer additional benefits at high altitude. Xtreme Alps was a double-blinded randomised placebo-controlled trial to investigate how dietary nitrate supplementation affects physiological responses to hypoxia in 28 healthy adult volunteers resident at 4559 m for 1 week; 14 receiving a beetroot-based high-nitrate supplement and 14 receiving a low-nitrate 'placebo' of matching appearance/taste...
December 1, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029226/new-insights-into-the-genetic-basis-of-monge-s-disease-and-adaptation-to-high-altitude
#18
Tsering Stobdan, Ali Akbari, Priti Azad, Dan Zhou, Orit Poulsen, Otto Appenzeller, Gustavo F Gonzales, Amalio Telenti, Emily H M Wong, Shubham Saini, Ewen F Kirkness, J Craig Venter, Vineet Bafna, Gabriel G Haddad
Human high-altitude (HA) adaptation or mal-adaptation is explored to understand the physiology, pathophysiology and molecular mechanisms that underlie long-term exposure to hypoxia. Here we report the results of an analysis of the largest whole-genome-sequencing of Chronic Mountain Sickness (CMS) and non-CMS individuals, identified candidate genes and functionally validated these candidates in a genetic model system (Drosophila). We used PreCIOSS algorithm that uses Haplotype Allele Frequency score to separate haplotypes carrying the favored allele from the non-carriers and accordingly prioritize genes associated with the CMS or non-CMS phenotype...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021909/managing-diabetes-at-high-altitude-personal-experience-with-support-from-a-multidisciplinary-physical-activity-and-diabetes-clinic
#19
Gary Malcolm, Sian Rilstone, Sivasujan Sivasubramaniyam, Carol Jairam, Stephen Chew, Nick Oliver, Neil E Hill
OBJECTIVE: Physical activity is important for well-being but can be challenging for people with diabetes. Data informing support of specialist activities such as climbing and high-altitude trekking are limited. A 42-year-old man with type 1 diabetes (duration 30 years) attended a Multidisciplinary Physical Activity and Diabetes Clinic planning to climb Mont Blanc during the summer and trek to Everest Base Camp in the autumn. His aims were to complete these adventures without his diabetes impacting on their success...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986453/reduced-cardiac-calcineurin-expression-mimics-long-term-hypoxia-induced-heart-defects-in-drosophila
#20
Rachel Zarndt, Stanley M Walls, Karen Ocorr, Rolf Bodmer
BACKGROUND: Hypoxia is often associated with cardiopulmonary diseases, which represent some of the leading causes of mortality worldwide. Long-term hypoxia exposures, whether from disease or environmental condition, can cause cardiomyopathy and lead to heart failure. Indeed, hypoxia-induced heart failure is a hallmark feature of chronic mountain sickness in maladapted populations living at high altitude. In a previously established Drosophila heart model for long-term hypoxia exposure, we found that hypoxia caused heart dysfunction...
October 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
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