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Automobile exhaust derived air pollutants have become a major health hazard. Coupled with the inhalation of fuel vapour, as occurs in petrol station workers, this may lead to significant impairment of lung function. Spirometric lung functions were studied in 58 petrol station workers to examine this possibility. The forced vital capacity (FVC), forced(More)
Oxygen, the gas vital to sustain life, can also destroy it. It may become toxic at an elevated partial pressure, which may be the result of a rise in inspired oxygen concentration, an increase in environmental pressure or a combination of both. The toxicity tends to express itself most recognizably in one of several forms including central nervous system(More)
We read the article titled " Remote ischemic precondition-ing delays the onset of acute mountain sickness in nor-mobaric hypoxia " with great interest (Berger et al. 2015). The authors have concluded that remote ischemic precon-ditioning (RIPC) of 45 min before exposure to normo-baric hypoxia transiently reduces symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS) and(More)
BACKGROUND The criteria used for diagnosing high altitude illnesses are largely based on Western literature. This study was undertaken to define objective, simple and reliable diagnostic criteria for high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) in Indian soldiers at altitudes between 2700 m and 3500 m. METHODS Clinical data of 235 cases of HAPE that occurred(More)
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