6th Edition

Ward, Milledge and West’s High Altitude Medicine and Physiology




ISBN 9780367001353
Published February 16, 2021 by CRC Press
554 Pages 49 Color & 194 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This pre-eminent work has developed over six editions in response to man's attempts to climb higher and higher unaided, and to spend more time at altitude for both work and recreation. Building on this established reputation, the new and highly experienced authors provide a fully revised and updated text that will help doctors continue to improve the health and safety of all people who visit, live or work in the cold, thin air of high mountains.
The sixth edition remains invaluable for any doctor accompanying an expedition or advising patients on a visit to altitude, those specialising in illness and accidents in high places, and for physicians and physiologists who study our dependence on oxygen and the adaptation of the body to altitude.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

1. History of high altitude medicine and physiology

SECTION I. THE ENVIRONMENT AND ITS PEOPLE

2. The atmosphere

3. Geography

4. High altitude residents

5. Travelers and workers at high altitude

6. Genetics and genomics of exposure to high altitude

SECTION II. PHYSIOLOGIC RESPONSES TO HYPOXIA

7. Acclimatization

8. Pulmonary gas exchange

9. Control of breathing

10. Oxygen affinity and acid–base balance

11. Cardiovascular system

12. Central nervous system

13. Hematologic responses

14. Peripheral tissues

15. Energy balance and metabolism

16. Endocrine and metabolism

17. Sleep

18. Exercise

19. Physiology of extreme altitude

SECTION III. CLINICAL HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE

20. Acute mountain sickness

21. High altitude cerebral edema

22. High altitude pulmonary edema

23. Other medical conditions that occur at high altitude

24. Chronic altitude illness

25. High altitude travel with preexisting medical conditions

26. Children, the elderly, and women at high altitude

27. Other environmental illnesses in the mountains

Index

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Author(s)

Biography

Andrew Luks is a Professor at the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, The University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Phillip Ainslie is a Professor at the School of Health & Exercise Sciences and Co-Director, Centre for Heart, Lung & Vascular Health, The University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada

Justin Lawley is a Professor at the Institute for Sports Science, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Robert Roach is an Associate Professor, Altitude Research Center, Division of Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, Denver, USA

Tatum Simonson is an Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine and Co-Director, Center for Physiological Genomics of Low Oxygen, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, USA