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The effect of graded ischaemia in the legs on the regulation of body temperature during steady-state exercise was investigated in seven healthy males. It was hypothesised that graded ischaemia in the working muscles increases heat storage within the muscles, which in turn potentiates sweat secretion during exercise. Blood perfusion in the working muscles(More)
Although there is general agreement that the initial treatment of freezing cold injury (FCI) should be rapid rewarming to prevent direct injury from intracellular ice formation and protein denaturation, there is less conformity in the clinical intervention after rewarming. Medical treatment is directed towards the prevention of additional injury due to(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether previous freezing cold injuries (FCI) would affect digit skin temperatures and rewarming rates during a follow-up cold stress test protocol. DESIGN Nonrandomized control trial. METHODS Twenty elite alpinists participated; alpinists with previous FCI requiring digit amputations (injured, INJ: n = 10 total, n = 8 male) were(More)
Freezing cold injuries (frostbite) of the extremities are a common injury among alpinists participating in high altitude expeditions, particularly during inclement weather conditions. Anecdotally, a digit that has suffered frostbite may be at greater risk to future cold injuries. In this case study, we profile a 62-year-old elite alpinist who suffered(More)
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