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Effectiveness of Pre-Acclimatization Strategies for High Altitude Exposure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22653279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
ABSTRACT: Acute mountain sickness (AMS) and large decrements in endurance exercise performance occur when unacclimatized individuals rapidly ascend to high altitude. Six altitude and hypoxia pre-acclimatization strategies were evaluated to determine their effectiveness for minimizing AMS and improving performance during altitude exposure. Strategies using hypobaric chambers or true altitude were much more effective overall than those using normobaric hypoxia (breathing <20.9% oxygen).
Authors:
Charles S Fulco; Beth A Beidleman; Stephen R Muza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Exercise and sport sciences reviews     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1538-3008     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375434     Medline TA:  Exerc Sport Sci Rev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Thermal and Mountain Medicine Division, United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine Natick, Massachusetts 01760.
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