Optic nerve sheath diameter, intracranial pressure and acute mountain sickness on Mount Everest: a longitudinal cohort study.

@article{Sutherland2008OpticNS,
  title={Optic nerve sheath diameter, intracranial pressure and acute mountain sickness on Mount Everest: a longitudinal cohort study.},
  author={Andrew Ian Sutherland and David Stuart Morris and Christopher G. Owen and Anthony John Bron and Robert C. Roach},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={183-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD), as a correlate of intracranial pressure (ICP), with acute mountain sickness (AMS). DESIGN Longitudinal cohort study of mountaineers from sea level to 6400 m. SETTING Mount Everest (North side). PARTICIPANTS 13 mountaineers (10 men, 3 women; aged 23-52 years) on a British expedition to climb Mount Everest. INTERVENTIONS ONSD was measured ultrasonically, 3 mm behind the globe using B scans recorded with an OTI… CONTINUE READING
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