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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923417/mechanisms-of-memory-dysfunction-during-high-altitude-hypoxia-training-in-military-aircrew
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Daniel A Nation, Mark W Bondi, Ellis Gayles, Dean C Delis
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive dysfunction from high altitude exposure is a major cause of civilian and military air disasters. Pilot training improves recognition of the early symptoms of altitude exposure so that countermeasures may be taken before loss of consciousness. Little is known regarding the nature of cognitive impairments manifesting within this critical window when life-saving measures may still be taken. Prior studies evaluating cognition during high altitude simulation have predominantly focused on measures of reaction time and other basic attention or motor processes...
December 7, 2016: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918229/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-trachoma-in-southern-nations-nationalities-and-peoples-region-ethiopia-results-of-40-population-based-prevalence-surveys-carried-out-with-the-global-trachoma-mapping-project
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Tesfaye Haileselassie Adera, Colin Macleod, Misganu Endriyas, Michael Dejene, Rebecca Willis, Brian K Chu, Yohannes Letamo, Tebeje Misganaw, Tamiru Mesele, Emebet Mekonnen, Alemayehu Sisay, Yeneneh Mulugeta, Wondu Alemayehu, Khumbo Kalua, Tezera Kifle Destu, Yilikal Adamu, Jennifer L Smith, Abu Beyene, Addisu Tadesse, Anthony W Solomon
PURPOSE: We sought to estimate the prevalence of trachoma at sufficiently fine resolution to allow elimination interventions to begin, where required, in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. METHODS: We carried out cross-sectional population-based surveys in 14 rural zones. A 2-stage cluster randomized sampling technique was used. A total of 40 evaluation units (EUs) covering 110 districts ("woredas") were surveyed from February 2013 to May 2014 as part of the Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP), using the standardized GTMP training package and methodology...
December 5, 2016: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906593/does-swimming-at-a-moderate-altitude-favor-a-lower-oxidative-stress-in-an-intensity-dependent-manner-role-of-nonenzymatic-antioxidants
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Rafael A Casuso, Jerónimo Aragón-Vela, Gracia López-Contreras, Silvana N Gomes, Cristina Casals, Yaira Barranco-Ruiz, Jordi J Mercadé, Jesus R Huertas
Casuso, Rafael A., Jerónimo Aragón-Vela, Gracia López-Contreras, Silvana N. Gomes, Cristina Casals, Yaira Barranco-Ruiz, Jordi J. Mercadé, and Jesus R. Huertas. Does swimming at a moderate altitude favor a lower oxidative stress in an intensity-dependent manner? Role of nonenzymatic antioxidants. High-Alt Med Biol. 00:000-000, 2016-we aimed to describe oxidative damage and enzymatic and nonenzymatic antioxidant responses to swimming at different intensities in hypoxia. We recruited 12 highly experienced swimmers who have been involved in competitive swimming for at least 9 years...
December 1, 2016: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846230/influence-of-elevation-data-resolution-on-spatial-prediction-of-colluvial-soils-in-a-luvisol-region
#4
Vít Penížek, Tereza Zádorová, Radka Kodešová, Aleš Vaněk
The development of a soil cover is a dynamic process. Soil cover can be altered within a few decades, which requires updating of the legacy soil maps. Soil erosion is one of the most important processes quickly altering soil cover on agriculture land. Colluvial soils develop in concave parts of the landscape as a consequence of sedimentation of eroded material. Colluvial soils are recognised as important soil units because they are a vast sink of soil organic carbon. Terrain derivatives became an important tool in digital soil mapping and are among the most popular auxiliary data used for quantitative spatial prediction...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820657/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-trachoma-in-oromia-regional-state-of-ethiopia-results-of-79-population-based-prevalence-surveys-conducted-with-the-global-trachoma-mapping-project
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Berhanu Bero, Colin Macleod, Wondu Alemayehu, Solomon Gadisa, Ahmed Abajobir, Yilikal Adamu, Menbere Alemu, Liknaw Adamu, Michael Dejene, Addis Mekasha, Zelalem Habtamu Jemal, Damtew Yadeta, Oumer Shafi, Genet Kiflu, Rebecca Willis, Rebecca M Flueckiger, Brian K Chu, Alexandre L Pavluck, Anthony W Solomon
PURPOSE: To complete the baseline trachoma map in Oromia, Ethiopia, by determining prevalences of trichiasis and trachomatous inflammation - follicular (TF) at evaluation unit (EU) level, covering all districts (woredas) without current prevalence data or active control programs, and to identify factors associated with disease. METHODS: Using standardized methodologies and training developed for the Global Trachoma Mapping Project, we conducted cross-sectional community-based surveys from December 2012 to July 2014...
November 7, 2016: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779956/emergency-medical-considerations-in-a-space-suited-patient
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Alejandro Garbino, Derek M Nusbaum, Daniel M Buckland, Anil S Menon, Jonathan B Clark, Erik L Antonsen
The Stratex Project is a high altitude balloon flight that culminated in a freefall from 41,422 m (135,890 ft), breaking the record for the highest freefall to date. Crew recovery operations required an innovative approach due to the unique nature of the event as well as the equipment involved. The parachutist donned a custom space suit similar to a NASA Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), with life support system mounted to the front and a parachute on the back. This space suit had a metal structure around the torso, which, in conjunction with the parachute and life support assembly, created a significant barrier to extraction from the suit in the event of a medical emergency...
2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766103/development-of-prediction-model-and-experimental-validation-in-predicting-the-curcumin-content-of-turmeric-curcuma-longa-l
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Abdul Akbar, Ananya Kuanar, Raj K Joshi, I S Sandeep, Sujata Mohanty, Pradeep K Naik, Antaryami Mishra, Sanghamitra Nayak
The drug yielding potential of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) is largely due to the presence of phyto-constituent 'curcumin.' Curcumin has been found to possess a myriad of therapeutic activities ranging from anti-inflammatory to neuroprotective. Lack of requisite high curcumin containing genotypes and variation in the curcumin content of turmeric at different agro climatic regions are the major stumbling blocks in commercial production of turmeric. Curcumin content of turmeric is greatly influenced by environmental factors...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750391/clarification-on-altitude-training
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Grégoire P Millet, Franck Brocherie, Raphael Faiss, Olivier Girard
The authors report that many LHTL studies in normobaric hypoxia (NH) "failed to show a positive outcome", which in our view is only partially true. In a cross-over design, we (Saugy et al. 2016) recently tested if LHTL in hypobaric hypoxia (HH) would lead to larger performance enhancement than in NH. Our hypothesis was that HH (i.e. natural altitude) would lead to larger enhancement than NH but the results were contrary to this hypothesis. So we cannot support the affirmation by Lundby & Robach that "natural altitude remains the best approach"...
October 17, 2016: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736249/training-at-2100-m-altitude-affects-running-speed-and-session-rpe-at-different-intensities-in-elite-middle-distance-runners
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Avish P Sharma, Laura A Garvican-Lewis, Brad Clark, Jamie Stanley, Eileen Y Robertson, Philo U Saunders, Kevin G Thompson
PURPOSE: This investigation sought to determine the effect of training at 2100 metres natural altitude on running speed (RS) during training sessions over a range of intensities relevant to middle-distance running performance. METHODS: In an observational study, 19 elite middle-distance runners (mean ± SD; Age, 25 ± 5 years; VO2 max, 71 ± 5 ml.kg.min-1) completed either 4-6 weeks of sea-level training (CON, n = 7), or a 4-5 week natural altitude training camp living at 2100 m and training at 1400-2700 m (ALT, n = 12) following a period of sea-level training...
October 13, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27710149/heightened-exercise-induced-oxidative-stress-at-simulated-moderate-level-altitude-vs-sea-level-in-trained-cyclists
#10
Alex J Wadley, Ida S Svendsen, Michael Gleeson
Altitude exposure can exaggerate the transient increase in markers of oxidative stress observed following acute exercise. However, these responses have not been monitored in endurance-trained cyclists at altitudes typically experienced whilst training. Endurance trained males (n=12; mean (±SD) age: 28 ± 4 years, V̇O2max 63.7 ± 5.3 ml/kg/min) undertook two 75-min exercise trials at 70% relative V̇O2max; once in normoxia and once in hypobaric hypoxia, equivalent to 2000m above sea level (hypoxia). Blood samples were collected before, immediately after and 2 h post-exercise to assess plasma parameters of oxidative stress (protein carbonylation (PC), thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and catalase activity (CAT))...
October 6, 2016: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667380/cardiovascular-effects-of-altitude-on-performance-athletes
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Ankit B Shah, Neil Coplan
Altitude plays an important role in cardiovascular performance and training for athletes. Whether it is mountaineers, skiers, or sea-level athletes trying to gain an edge by training or living at increased altitude, there are many potential benefits and harms of such endeavors. Echocardiographic studies done on athletes at increased altitude have shown evidence for right ventricular dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, but no change in left ventricular ejection fraction. In addition, 10% of athletes are susceptible to pulmonary hypertension and high-altitude pulmonary edema...
2016: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634605/respiratory-muscle-training-and-exercise-endurance-at-altitude
#12
Samuel Helfer, Joseph Quackenbush, Michael Fletcher, David R Pendergast
BACKGROUND: Climbing and trekking at altitude are common recreational and military activities. Physiological effects of altitude are hypoxia and hyperventilation. The hyperventilatory response to altitude may cause respiratory muscle fatigue and reduce sustained submaximal exercise. Voluntary isocapnic hyperpnea respiratory muscle training (VIHT) improves exercise endurance at sea level and at depth. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that VIHT would improve exercise time at altitude [3600 m (11,811 ft)] compared to control and placebo groups...
August 2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622961/yoga-practice-improves-physiological-and-biochemical-status-at-high-altitudes-a-prospective-case-control-study
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Gidugu Himashree, Latika Mohan, Yogesh Singh
UNLABELLED: Context • High altitude (HA) is a psychophysiological stressor for natives of lower altitudes. Reducing the morbidity and optimizing the performance of individuals deployed in an HA region has been attempted and reported with varied results. Objective • The present study intended to explore the effects of comprehensive yogic practices on the health and performance of Indian soldiers deployed at HAs. Design • The research team designed a prospective, randomized, case-control study...
September 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27587868/reference-values-for-the-diffusing-capacity-determined-by-the-single-breath-technique-at-different-altitudes-the-latin-american-single-breath-diffusing-capacity-reference-project
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Juan Carlos Vázquez-García, Rogelio Pérez-Padilla, Alejandro Casas, Patricia Schönffeldt-Guerrero, Jonatan Pereira, Claudia Vargas-Domínguez, Mónica Velázquez-Uncal, David Martínez-Briseño, Luis Torre-Bouscoulet, Laura Gochicoa-Rangel
BACKGROUND: The lung diffusion capacity (DLCO) determined by the single-breath technique greatly helps in the differential diagnosis and classification of severity of common lung diseases. However, widespread use of single-breath DLCO tests in Latin America has been limited, in part, by the lack of appropriate reference values. Our objective was to derive robust reference equations for single-breath DLCO from healthy Hispanic adults, using the most recent guidelines and taking into account altitude above sea level and hemoglobin...
September 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583364/exercise-induced-hypoxaemia-developed-at-sea-level-influences-responses-to-exercise-at-moderate-altitude
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Anne-Fleur Gaston, Fabienne Durand, Emma Roca, Grégory Doucende, Ilona Hapkova, Enric Subirats
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of exercise-induced hypoxaemia (EIH) developed at sea-level on exercise responses at moderate acute altitude. METHODS: Twenty three subjects divided in three groups of individuals: highly trained with EIH (n = 7); highly trained without EIH (n = 8) and untrained participants (n = 8) performed two maximal incremental tests at sea-level and at 2,150 m. Haemoglobin O2 saturation (SpO2), heart rate, oxygen uptake (VO2) and several ventilatory parameters were measured continuously during the tests...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573155/crew-recovery-and-contingency-planning-for-a-manned-stratospheric-balloon-flight-the-stratex-program
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Anil S Menon, David Jourdan, Derek M Nusbaum, Alejandro Garbino, Daniel M Buckland, Sean Norton, Johnathan B Clark, Erik L Antonsen
The StratEx program used a self-contained space suit and balloon system to loft pilot Alan Eustace to a record-breaking altitude and skydive from 135,897 feet (41,422 m). After releasing from the balloon and a stabilized freefall, the pilot safely landed using a parachute system based on a modified tandem parachute rig. A custom spacesuit provided life support using a similar system to NASA's (National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Washington, DC USA) Extravehicular Mobility Unit. It also provided tracking, communications, and connection to the parachute system...
October 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553127/dietary-nitrate-supplementation-enhances-high-intensity-running-performance-in-moderate-normobaric-hypoxia-independent-of-aerobic-fitness
#17
Oliver Michael Shannon, Lauren Duckworth, Matthew John Barlow, David Woods, Jose Lara, Mario Siervo, John Paul O'Hara
Nitrate-rich beetroot juice (BRJ) increases plasma nitrite concentrations, lowers the oxygen cost (V⋅O2) of steady-state exercise and improves exercise performance in sedentary and moderately-trained, but rarely in well-trained individuals exercising at sea-level. BRJ supplementation may be more effective in a hypoxic environment, where the reduction of nitrite into nitric oxide (NO) is potentiated, such that well-trained and less well-trained individuals may derive a similar ergogenic effect. We conducted a randomised, counterbalanced, double-blind placebo controlled trial to determine the effects of BRJ on treadmill running performance in moderate normobaric hypoxia (equivalent to 2500 m altitude) in participants with a range of aerobic fitness levels...
September 30, 2016: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27513565/projecting-the-global-distribution-of-the-emerging-amphibian-fungal-pathogen-batrachochytrium-dendrobatidis-based-on-ipcc-climate-futures
#18
Gisselle Yang Xie, Deanna H Olson, Andrew R Blaustein
Projected changes in climate conditions are emerging as significant risk factors to numerous species, affecting habitat conditions and community interactions. Projections suggest species range shifts in response to climate change modifying environmental suitability and is supported by observational evidence. Both pathogens and their hosts can shift ranges with climate change. We consider how climate change may influence the distribution of the emerging infectious amphibian chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), a pathogen associated with worldwide amphibian population losses...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27467760/the-effect-of-an-altitude-training-camp-on-swimming-start-time-and-loaded-squat-jump-performance
#19
Amador García-Ramos, Igor Štirn, Paulino Padial, Javier Argüelles-Cienfuegos, Blanca De la Fuente, Carmen Calderón, Juan Bonitch-Góngora, Katja Tomazin, Boro Strumbelj, Vojko Strojnik, Belén Feriche
This study evaluated the influence of an altitude training (AT) camp on swimming start time and loaded squat jump performance. To accomplish this goal, 13 international swimmers (8 women, 5 men) were allocated to both the control (Sea Level Training, SLT) and experimental conditions (AT, 2320 m above sea level) that were separated by a one year period. All tests (15 m freestyle swimming start and loaded squat jumps with additional loads of 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% of swimmers' body weight) were performed before and after a concurrent 3-week strength and endurance training program prescribed by the national coach...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27465634/acute-physiological-and-performance-responses-to-high-intensity-resistance-circuit-training-in-hypoxic-and-normoxic-conditions
#20
Domingo J Ramos-Campo, Jacobo A Rubio-Arias, Tomás Freitas, Arturo Camacho, José Fernando Jiménez-Diaz, Pedro E Alcaraz
The aim of this study was to analyze physical performance and physiological variables during High-Intensity Resistance Circuit Training (HRC) with the addition of two levels (moderate and high) of systemic hypoxia. Twelve resistance-trained young male subjects participated in the study. After a 6RM testing session, participants performed three randomized trials of HRC: normoxia (NORM: FiO2=0.21; ∼0 m altitude), moderate hypoxia (MH: FiO2=0.16; ∼2.100 m altitude) or high hypoxia (HH: FiO2=0.13; ∼3.800 m altitude), as controlled by a hypoxic generator...
July 19, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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