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The Genetics Of Mountain Sickness
2013-08-16 05:14:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has discovered the genetic basis of chronic mountain sickness (CMS), a condition developed during prolonged exposure to high altitudes, according to research appearing in the August 15 edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics. The condition, which is also known as “Monge's disease,” is the result of low oxygen levels and can cause severe damage to the body, including heart attacks,...

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2010-06-08 09:10:00

A new study pinpoints the genetic changes that enable Tibetans to thrive at altitudes where others get sick. In the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team has identified a gene that allows Tibetans to live and work more than two miles above sea level without getting altitude sickness. A previous study published May 13 in Science reported that Tibetans are genetically adapted to high altitude. Now, less than a month later, a second study by...

2010-05-05 11:36:34

A special issue of Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases High altitude medicine is a "natural research laboratory" for the study of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. As such, it can shed light on conditions and diseases that mimic the low oxygen content of the atmosphere at the top of mountains. Yves Allemann, MD, FESC, Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital, Bern, and Urs Scherrer, MD, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, have assembled an international...

2008-06-17 03:00:08

By Richalet, Jean-Paul Rivera-Ch, Maria; Maignan, Maxime; Privat, Catherine; Pham, Isabelle; Macarlupu, Jose-Luis; Petitjean, Olivier; Leon-Velarde, Fabiola Rationale: Monge's disease is characterized by an excessive erythrocytosis, frequently associated with pulmonary hypertension, in high-altitude dwellers. It has a considerable impact on public health in high-altitude regions. A preliminary study demonstrated the efficiency of acetazolamide (Acz) (250 mg/d for 3 wk) in reducing serum...


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