Treatment of exertional heat injuries with portable body cooling unit in a mass endurance event.

Exertional heat illness (EHI) occurs mainly in active individuals pushed to their physical limits, resulting in overheating from generation of heat faster than what the body can dissipate [1]. The resultant dysfunction at cellular and organ level leads to a spectrum of diseases from minor heat cramps through heat exhaustion to life-threatening heatstroke [2… CONTINUE READING