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Emmanuel Cauchy, Christopher B Davis, Mathieu Pasquier, Eric F Meyer, Peter H Hackett
Despite advances in outdoor clothing and medical management of frostbite, individuals still experience catastrophic amputations. This is a particular risk for those in austere environments, due to resource limitations and delayed definitive treatment. The emerging best therapies for severe frostbite are thrombolytics and iloprost. However, they must be started within 24 hours after rewarming for recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) and within 48 hours for iloprost. Evacuation of individuals experiencing frostbite from remote environments within 24 to 48 hours is often impossible...
March 2016: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
Scott E McIntosh, Aaron Brillhart, Jennifer Dow, Colin K Grissom
OBJECTIVE: To describe search and rescue activity performed by the National Park Service (NPS) on Denali, the highest point in North America. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all search and rescue (SAR) operations by the NPS from 1990 to 2008. Descriptive analysis was used to describe these cases as well as chi-square and logistic regression analysis to determine which mountaineers were more likely to require a rescue. RESULTS: During the study period, 1...
June 2010: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
Ken Phillips, Maura J Longden, Bil Vandergraff, William R Smith, David C Weber, Scott E McIntosh, Albert R Wheeler
Reports of overdue persons are common for search and rescue personnel. Search incidents for missing persons are conducted following established industry standard practices, which are continuously refined through experience and the analysis of previous search operations. Throughout this process, elements of uncertainty exist, and the knowledge and experience of the searchers and search managers may influence the outcome significantly. A sound knowledge of current search tactics will help search and rescue medical providers function more effectively during search operations...
June 2014: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
Ken Phillips, Maura J Longden, Bil Vandergraff, David C Weber, Scott E McIntosh, William R Smith, Albert R Wheeler
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June 2015: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
Donald C Cooper, John R Frost
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June 2015: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
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