MRI Evidence: Acute Mountain Sickness Is Not Associated with Cerebral Edema Formation during Simulated High Altitude

@inproceedings{Mairer2012MRIEA,
  title={MRI Evidence: Acute Mountain Sickness Is Not Associated with Cerebral Edema Formation during Simulated High Altitude},
  author={Klemens Mairer and Markus G{\"o}bel and Michaela Defrancesco and Maria Wille and Hubert J Messner and Alexander Loizides and Michael Schocke and Martin Burtscher},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a common condition among non-acclimatized individuals ascending to high altitude. However, the underlying mechanisms causing the symptoms of AMS are still unknown. It has been suggested that AMS is a mild form of high-altitude cerebral edema both sharing a common pathophysiological mechanism. We hypothesized that brain swelling and consequently AMS development is more pronounced when subjects exercise in hypoxia compared to resting conditions. Twenty males were… CONTINUE READING

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