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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763853/text-mining-and-network-analysis-to-find-functional-associations-of-genes-in-high-altitude-diseases
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Balu Bhasuran, Devika Subramanian, Jeyakumar Natarajan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Travel to elevations above 2500 m is associated with the risk of developing one or more forms of acute altitude illness such as acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) or high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE). Our work aims to identify the functional association of genes involved in high altitude diseases. METHOD: In this work we identified the gene networks responsible for high altitude diseases by using the principle of gene co-occurrence statistics from literature and network analysis...
May 2, 2018: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657371/comparison-of-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-between-both-eyes-a-bedside-ultrasonography-approach
#2
Uday Yanamandra, Amul Gupta, Srinivasa A Bhattachar, Sushma Yanamandra, Subrat K Das, Sagarika Patyal, Rajan Grewal, Velu Nair
Context: Optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) has long been accepted as a reliable proxy of intracranial pressure especially in critical care and bedside settings. The present consensus is to measure ONSD in both eyes and take average value, which is cumbersome and a potential cause of discomfort to the patient. Aim: We aim to compare the values of ONSD of the right and left eye in a random sample as measured by bedside ocular ultrasonography (USG) in Indian adults...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593196/the-plasma-level-changes-of-vegf-and-soluble-vegf-receptor-1-are-associated-with-high-altitude-pulmonary-edema
#3
Shukun Zhang, Juanli Liu, Dongmei Jiang, Tana Wuren, Siqing Ma, Yansheng Du, Xin Yi, Shizheng Wu
Hypoxia-induced plasma levels of VEGF and sFlt-1 are responsible for increased vascular permeability occurred in both brain and pulmonary edema. Currently, it remains unclear the exact roles of VEGF and sFlt-1 in High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) pathogenesis. In this study, plasma levels of VEGF and sFlt-1 from 10 HAPE and 10 non-HAPE subjects were measured and compared. The results showed that plasma levels of both VEGF and sFlt-1 in HAPE patients were significantly increased as compared to the non-HAPE group...
2018: Journal of Medical Investigation: JMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587872/sequencing-the-exons-of-human-glucocorticoid-receptor-nr3c1-gene-in-han-chinese-with-high-altitude-pulmonary-edema
#4
Hui Du, Jing Zhao, Zhanhai Su, Yongnian Liu, Yingzhong Yang
BACKGROUND: High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a serious acute mountain sickness that mainly occurs in non-acclimatized individuals after rapid ascent to high altitude. The precise etiology of HAPE remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate whether NR3C1 gene polymorphism is associated with the susceptibility to HAPE. METHODS: The exons of NR3C1 gene were sequenced by a ABI 3730 DNA analyzer in 133 HAPE patients and matched 135 healthy Han Chinese controls from the Yushu area in Qinghai (the altitude greater than 3500 m)...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541032/the-influence-of-co-2-and-exercise-on-hypobaric-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-edema-in-rats
#5
Ryan L Sheppard, Joshua M Swift, Aaron Hall, Richard T Mahon
Introduction: Individuals with a known susceptibility to high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) demonstrate a reduced ventilation response and increased pulmonary vasoconstriction when exposed to hypoxia. It is unknown whether reduced sensitivity to hypercapnia is correlated with increased incidence and/or severity of HAPE, and while acute exercise at altitude is known to exacerbate symptoms the effect of exercise training on HAPE susceptibility is unclear. Purpose: To determine if chronic intermittent hypercapnia and exercise increases the incidence of HAPE in rats...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529715/interventions-for-preventing-high-altitude-illness-part-2-less-commonly-used-drugs
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REVIEW
Alejandro Gonzalez Garay, Daniel Molano Franco, Víctor H Nieto Estrada, Arturo J Martí-Carvajal, Ingrid Arevalo-Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: High altitude illness (HAI) is a term used to describe a group of mainly cerebral and pulmonary syndromes that can occur during travel to elevations above 2500 metres (˜ 8200 feet). Acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude cerebral oedema (HACE) and high altitude pulmonary oedema (HAPE) are reported as potential medical problems associated with high altitude ascent. In this second review, in a series of three about preventive strategies for HAI, we assessed the effectiveness of five of the less commonly used classes of pharmacological interventions...
March 12, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470103/an-approach-to-children-with-pulmonary-edema-at-high-altitude
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Deborah R Liptzin, Steven H Abman, Ann Giesenhagen, D Dunbar Ivy
Liptzin, Deborah R., Steven H. Abman, Ann Giesenhagen, and D. Dunbar Ivy. An approach to children with pulmonary edema at high altitude. High Alt Med Biol. 19:91-98, 2018. INTRODUCTION: Diagnosis of high-altitude illness can be more challenging in children, especially those who are preverbal. Families often travel to high elevations for family vacations, either for skiing, hiking, and/or camping. They may present to their primary care providers looking for anticipatory guidance before travel or may follow-up after developing high-altitude illness...
March 2018: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443612/elevated-vasodilatory-cyclases-and-shorter-telomere-length-contribute-to-high-altitude-pulmonary-edema
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Manjari Rain, Himanshi Chaudhary, Ritushree Kukreti, Tashi Thinlas, Ghulam Mohammad, Qadar Pasha
Rain, Manjari, Himanshi Chaudhary, Ritushree Kukreti, Tashi Thinlas, Ghulam Mohammad, and Qadar Pasha. Elevated vasodilatory cyclases and shorter telomere length contribute to high-altitude pulmonary edema. High Alt Med Biol. 19:60-68, 2018. AIM: High-altitude (HA) genetics is complex with respect to health and disease (HA pulmonary edema i.e., HAPE). Based on the widely recognized fact that oxidative stress is a major trigger of several physiological processes, this study was designed to establish the significance of vasodilatory cyclases and telomere length in HA physiology...
March 2018: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366758/transcriptomic-profiling-reveals-gene-expression-kinetics-in-patients-with-hypoxia-and-high-altitude-pulmonary-edema
#9
Li Yuhong, Wuren Tana, Bai Zhengzhong, Tang Feng, Ga Qin, Yang Yingzhong, Guan Wei, Wang Yaping, Charles Langelier, Matthew T Rondina, Ri-Li Ge
OBJECTIVE: High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a life threatening condition occurring in otherwise healthy individuals who rapidly ascend to high altitude. However, the molecular mechanisms of its pathophysiology are not well understood. The objective of this study is to evaluate differential gene expression in patients with HAPE during acute illness and subsequent recovery. METHODS: Twenty-one individuals who ascended to an altitude of 3780 m were studied, including 12 patients who developed HAPE and 9 matched controls without HAPE...
April 20, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097771/subclinical-pulmonary-dysfunction-contributes-to-high-altitude-pulmonary-edema-susceptibility-in-healthy-non-mountaineers
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Rajinder K Gupta, Poonam Soree, Koundinya Desiraju, Anurag Agrawal, Shashi Bala Singh
HAPE susceptible (HAPE-S, had HAPE episode in past) subjects may have subclinical cardio-pulmonary dysfunction. We compared the results of pulmonary function tests in 25 healthy HAPE-S non-mountaineers and 19 matched HAPE resistant (HAPE-R, no HAPE episode in past). Acute normobaric hypoxia (FIo2 0.12) was administered at sea level to confirm hypoxia intolerance in HAPE-S. Unlike HAPE-R, HAPE-S subjects had elevated baseline and post-hypoxia systolic pulmonary arterial pressures (20.9 ± 3 vs 27.3 ± 5 mm Hg during normoxia and 26...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953687/association-between-regulator-of-telomere-elongation-helicase1-rtel1-gene-and-hape-risk-a-case-control-study
#11
Hao Rong, Xue He, Linhao Zhu, Xikai Zhu, Longli Kang, Li Wang, Yongjun He, Dongya Yuan, Tianbo Jin
High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a paradigm of pulmonary edema. Mutations in regulator of telomere elongation helicase1 (RTEL1) represent an important contributor to risk for pulmonary fibrosis. However, little information is found about the association between RTEL1 and HAPE risk. The present study was undertaken to tentatively explore the potential relation between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in RTEL1 and HAPE risk in Chinese Han population. A total of 265 HAPE patients and 303 healthy controls were included in our case-control study...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910201/reentry-high-altitude-pulmonary-edema-in-the-himalayas
#12
Santosh Baniya, Christopher Holden, Buddha Basnyat
Baniya, Santosh, Christopher Holden, and Buddha Basnyat. Reentry high altitude pulmonary edema in the Himalayas. High Alt Med Biol. 18:425-427, 2017.-Reentry high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), a subset of HAPE, is a well recognized, life-threatening illness documented almost exclusively in the North and South Americans, who live at high altitude (>2500 m) and return to their homes after a brief sojourn of days to months at lower altitude. This phenomenon has not been reported in Sherpas or other people of Tibetan origin in Nepal or India...
December 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876136/electron-microscopy-observation-of-human-pulmonary-ultrastructure-in-two-patients-with-high-altitude-pulmonary-edema
#13
Yunden Droma, Akane Kato, Takashi Ichiyama, Nobumitsu Kobayashi, Takayuki Honda, Takeshi Uehara, Masayuki Hanaoka
We examined the pulmonary ultrastructure in tissue from two patients with high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) by electron microscopy. In one case, we found that neutrophils were trapped in pulmonary capillary lumen of alveolar-capillary wall and part of the cytoplasm of a neutrophil protruded and adhered to the capillary endothelium. There were several degranulated vacuoles in the cytoplasm of the neutrophil. The pulmonary capillary wall was deformed, thickened, and swollen and there was evidence of degeneration...
September 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846035/high-altitude-pulmonary-edema-in-mountain-community-residents
#14
Christine Ebert-Santos
Ebert-Santos, Christine. High-altitude pulmonary edema in mountain community residents. High Alt Med Biol. 18:278-284, 2017.-High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) affects lowlanders ascending quickly to elevations above 2440 m. Mountain resident children with no travel can sometimes develop HAPE as was observed over 30 years ago (Fasules et al., 1985). This is not well known and children instead are diagnosed as having pneumonia or asthma. In our clinic at 2800 m, we see children presenting with severe hypoxemia, clinical, and radiographic findings consistent with HAPE despite no recent travel...
September 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673745/high-altitude-pulmonary-edema-in-a-mining-worker-with-an-abnormal-rise-in-pulmonary-artery-pressure-in-response-to-acute-hypoxia-without-prior-history-of-high-altitude-pulmonary-edema
#15
Almaz Ch Akunov, Meerim A Sartmyrzaeva, Abdirashit M Maripov, Kubatbek Muratali Uulu, Argen T Mamazhakypov, Akylbek S Sydykov, Akpay Sh Sarybaev
High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a potentially life-threatening form of noncardiogenic pulmonary edema that may develop in otherwise healthy individuals upon ascent to high altitude. A constitutional susceptibility has been noted in some individuals, whereas others appear not to be susceptible at all. In our report, we present a case of HAPE triggered by concurrent respiratory tract infection and strenuous exercise in a mining worker with an abnormal rise in pulmonary artery pressure in response to acute hypoxia, without a prior history of HAPE during almost a year of commuting between high altitude and lowland areas...
June 30, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653390/interventions-for-preventing-high-altitude-illness-part-1-commonly-used-classes-of-drugs
#16
REVIEW
Víctor H Nieto Estrada, Daniel Molano Franco, Roger David Medina, Alejandro G Gonzalez Garay, Arturo J Martí-Carvajal, Ingrid Arevalo-Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: High altitude illness (HAI) is a term used to describe a group of cerebral and pulmonary syndromes that can occur during travel to elevations above 2500 metres (8202 feet). Acute hypoxia, acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude cerebral oedema (HACE) and high altitude pulmonary oedema (HAPE) are reported as potential medical problems associated with high altitude. In this review, the first in a series of three about preventive strategies for HAI, we assess the effectiveness of six of the most recommended classes of pharmacological interventions...
June 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415562/genome-wide-association-study-of-high-altitude-pulmonary-edema-in-a-han-chinese-population
#17
Xun Li, Tianbo Jin, Mingxia Zhang, Hua Yang, Xuewen Huang, Xiaobo Zhou, Wenchao Huang, Lipeng Qin, Longli Kang, Ming Fan, Suzhi Li
A two-stage genome-wide association study (GWAS) was performed to identify and analyze genes and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) in a Han Chinese patient population. In the first stage, DNA samples from 68 patients with recurrent HAPE were scanned using Affymetrix SNP Array 6.0 Chips, and allele frequencies were compared to those of 84 HapMap CHB samples to identify candidate SNPs. In the second stage, the 77 identified candidate SNPs were examined in an independent cohort of samples from 199 HAPE patients and 304 controls...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398844/breathlessness-at-high-altitude-first-episode-of-bronchoconstriction-in-an-otherwise-healthy-sojourner
#18
Sanjeeb Sudarshan Bhandari, Pranawa Koirala, Sadichhya Lohani, Pratibha Phuyal, Buddha Basnyat
Bhandari, Sanjeeb Sudarshan, Pranawa Koirala, Sadichhya Lohani, Pratibha Phuyal, and Buddha Basnyat. Breathlessness at high altitude: first episode of bronchoconstriction in an otherwise healthy sojourner. High Alt Med Biol.. 18:179-181, 2017-High-altitude illness is a collective term for less severe acute mountain sickness and more severe high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and high-altitude cerebral edema, which we can experience while traveling to high altitude. These get better when we get down to the lower altitudes...
June 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353602/association-between-genetic-polymorphism-of-telomere-associated-gene-acyp2-and-the-risk-of-hape-among-the-chinese-han-population-a-case-control-study
#19
Linhao Zhu, Lijun Liu, Xue He, Mengdan Yan, Jieli Du, Hua Yang, Yuan Zhang, Dongya Yuan, Tianbo Jin
High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a hypoxia-induced, life-threatening, pulmonary edema, which is characterized by exaggerated pulmonary hypertension caused by stress failure. ACYP2 was found to associated with telomere length, the aim of this study was to identify whether ACYP2 polymorphisms increase or decrease HAPE risk in the Chinese Han individuals.In present study, we have genotyped 7 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ACYP2 to determine the haplotypes in a case-control study with 265 HAPE patients and 303 healthy individuals...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285976/high-altitude-illness-in-pilgrims-after-rapid-ascent-to-4380%C3%A2-m
#20
Ken Zafren, Matiram Pun, Nirajan Regmi, Gobinda Bashyal, Bhuwan Acharya, Subarna Gautam, Sujan Jamarkattel, Shankar Raj Lamichhane, Suman Acharya, Buddha Basnyat
BACKGROUND: The goal of the study was to characterize high altitude illness in Nepali pilgrims. METHODS: We kept standardized records at the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) Temporary Health Camp at Gosainkund Lake (4380 m) in the Nepal Himalaya during the annual Janai Purnima Festival in 2014. Records included rate of ascent and Lake Louise Score (LLS). We defined High Altitude Headache (HAH) as headache alone or LLS = 2. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) was LLS≥3...
March 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
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