Aaron Brillhart

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OBJECTIVE This exploratory study assessed a potential relationship between elevated carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) levels and acute mountain sickness (AMS) at 4300 m on Denali. Additional analysis assessed the relationship among COHb levels, AMS, and climber characteristics and behaviors. METHODS Participants were screened for AMS with the Lake Louise(More)
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(More)
OBJECTIVES Adequate vocal cord visualization via laryngoscopy is a key component of successful endotracheal intubation. Several tools exist to facilitate laryngoscopy in difficult airways. We compared one such device, the Rusch "ViewMax" (Rusch, Duluth, Ga), to a standard Macintosh laryngoscope blade (Heine USA Ltd, Dover, NH) using human cadaver models.(More)
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