Variables contributing to acute mountain sickness on the summit of Mt Whitney.

@article{Wagner2006VariablesCT,
  title={Variables contributing to acute mountain sickness on the summit of Mt Whitney.},
  author={Dale R. Wagner and Jamison D. Fargo and Daryl Parker and Kevin Tatsugawa and Troy A Young},
  journal={Wilderness & environmental medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          221-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The interaction of 15 variables representing physical characteristics, previous altitude exposure, and ascent data was analyzed to determine their contribution to acute mountain sickness (AMS). METHODS Questionnaires were obtained from 359 volunteers upon reaching the summit of Mt Whitney (4419 m). Heart rate and arterial oxygen saturation were measured with a pulse oximeter, and AMS was identified by Lake Louise Self-Assessment scoring. Multiple logistic regression analysis was… CONTINUE READING
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