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2009-08-13 00:43:59

Taking dexamethasone, used in the treatment of high altitude cerebral edema, may improve exercise capacity in some mountaineers, Swiss researchers said. Lead authors Dr. Manuel Fischler of the University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland, and Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca, of the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, recruited 23 mountaineers with a history of high altitude pulmonary edema and administered baseline cardiopulmonary exercise tests a low elevation at 1607 feet. All participants...

2009-08-11 12:37:08

Taking dexamathasone prophlyactically may improve exercise capacity in some mountaineers, according to Swiss researchers. Dexamathasone, known popularly to climbers as "dex," has been used for years to treat altitude-related symptoms in mountaineers, but has never been tested for its ability to improve exercise capacity at high altitude."We have known that both tadalafil and dexamethasone are good for preventing high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and dex for treating symptoms of acute...

2009-08-08 15:42:22

A New York hot dog vendor says he was evicted from his spot by the Metropolitan Museum of Art because he could not afford the $53,558 monthly rent. Vendor Pasang Sherpa, 51, said while he routinely made up to $1,500 daily at his busy vending location by the New York museum, he fell $310,000 behind on the Parks Department rent, the New York Daily News reported Saturday. I'm going crazy, said Sherpa, who agreed in 2008 to pay nearly $643,000 annually for the vendor rights to the museum...

2009-05-26 15:39:00

Hahn, Waterfall and Arnot Complete the First Ascent Success SEATTLE, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Led by renowned First Ascent guide Dave Hahn, the "Return to Everest" expedition's second summit team has reached the top of the world's highest mountain. Hahn was joined on the summit on the morning of May 23 by fellow First Ascent guides Seth Waterfall and Melissa Arnot, as well as members of their production crew and Sherpas. Their successful summit means that all five First Ascent guides on the...

2009-05-19 13:22:00

Viesturs and Whittaker Return Eddie Bauer to the Top of the World SEATTLE, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On the morning of May 19, two legendary mountaineers on the First Ascent "Return to Everest" expedition reached the highest point on Earth. Ed Viesturs and Peter Whittaker stood on the summit with members of their production crew before descending to High Camp at 26,000 feet. Forced to spend an extra 24 hours in the "death zone" while waiting for high winds and whiteout conditions to improve,...

2009-05-11 07:15:00

TROY, Mich., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- "The dollars are in the details. This is a natural progression for us," says Sandy Munro, Founder and CEO of Munro & Associates. "You have got to know the details in order to make good estimates. Our business is founded on revealing details so we can roll up total costs quickly." Global competition demands careful planning and efficient execution. Accurate cost estimating can be the difference between success and failure. In response to customer...

2009-03-20 08:45:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountain Travel Sobek is proud to announce its 40th anniversary in 2009 as the oldest and most experienced adventure travel company in the U.S. To celebrate this milestone, they are giving away 40 FREE trips to some of their most popular destinations including Macchu Pichu, Morocco, and the Swiss Alps. Travelers who book an adventure by April 17th for 2009 travel can bring a companion free on select departures, but hurry, once the 40 trips are...

2009-03-06 17:41:23

A group of 10 female mountaineers in Nepal announced in the capital, Kathmandu, that they plan to scale the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. The women said Friday that they climbed Mount Everest on Nepal's border with China last May and they are now planning expeditions to climb Mount Aconcagua of Argentina, Mount McKinley of the United States, Mount Kilimanjaro of Tanzania, Mount Elbrus in Russia, Mount Vinson Massif of Antarctica, Mount Kosciusko of Australia and Mount...

2009-01-14 20:20:56

As sub-zero temperatures are being reported across the United States, doctors warn of frostbite danger. Exposure to very cold can cause the skin cells to become frozen and damaged -- sometimes permanently -- and bad cases may necessitate amputation. Signs that areas may be frostbitten include feeling numb or hard and frozen and appearing waxy, white, or grayish. It takes only minutes for exposed skin to become frostbitten if the temperature falls below 20 degrees F and the wind is blowing...

2009-01-13 13:48:00

Then warm up - and protect yourself from the dangers of frostbite ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Severe temperatures are hitting most of the country this week, but cold weather is no excuse to sit inside over the long winter months. If you do go outside for some fresh air and exercise, make sure to guard yourself from frostbite. When body tissues are frostbitten, skin cells become damaged -- sometimes permanently. Therefore, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons...