Prediction of acute mountain sickness by monitoring arterial oxygen saturation during ascent.

@article{Karinen2010PredictionOA,
  title={Prediction of acute mountain sickness by monitoring arterial oxygen saturation during ascent.},
  author={Heikki M. Karinen and Juha E. Peltonen and Mika K{\"a}h{\"o}nen and Heikki Olavi Tikkanen},
  journal={High altitude medicine & biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={325-32}
}
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a common problem while ascending at high altitude. AMS may progress rapidly to fatal results if the acclimatization process fails or symptoms are neglected and the ascent continues. Extensively reduced arterial oxygen saturation at rest (R-Spo₂) has been proposed as an indicator of inadequate acclimatization and impending AMS. We hypothesized that climbers less likely to develop AMS on further ascent would have higher Spo₂ immediately after exercise (Ex-Spo₂) at… CONTINUE READING

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