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OBJECTIVE To examine patterns of mortality among climbers on Mount Everest over an 86 year period. DESIGN Descriptive study. SETTING Climbing expeditions to Mount Everest, 1921-2006. PARTICIPANTS 14,138 mountaineers; 8030 climbers and 6108 sherpas. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Circumstances of deaths. RESULTS The mortality rate among mountaineers above(More)
BACKGROUND Acute mountain sickness may be caused by cerebrovascular fluid leakage due to oxidative damage to the endothelium. This may be reduced by oral antioxidant supplementation. AIM To assess the effectiveness of antioxidant supplementation for the prevention of acute mountain sickness (AMS). DESIGN A parallel-group double blind, randomized(More)
In recent years, there has been a shift in the donor demographics with an increase in donation after circulatory death (DCD). Livers obtained from DCD donors are known to have poorer outcomes when compared to donors after brainstem death and currently only a small proportion of DCD livers are used. This review outlines the recent technological developments(More)
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