Heat tolerance in women--reconsidering the criteria.

@article{Druyan2012HeatTI,
  title={Heat tolerance in women--reconsidering the criteria.},
  author={Amit Druyan and Chen Makranz and D. S. Moran and Ran Yanovich and Yoram Epstein and Yuval Heled},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={
          58-60
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Exertional heat stroke (EHS) is the most dangerous heat-related injury. EHS may be followed by a state of heat intolerance. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) performs heat tolerance tests (HTT) to all heat injury victims 6-8 wk following injury as part of the "return to duty" process. The HTT protocol and normal values are based on vast experience with young healthy men. Over the last several years an increasing number of female soldiers have been joining combat units. Heat injuries… CONTINUE READING

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