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High altitude cognitive performance and COPD interaction.
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PMID:  19048098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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INTRODUCTION: Thousands of people work and perform everyday in high altitude environment, either as pilots, or shift workers, or mountaineers.The problem is that most of the accidents in this environment have been attributed to human error. The objective of this study was to assess complex cognitive performance as it interacts with respiratory insufficiency at altitudes of 8000 feet and identify the potential effect of hypoxia on safe performance.
METHODS: Twenty subjects participated in the study, divided in two groups: Group I with mild asymptomatic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and Group II with normal respiratory function. Altitude was simulated at 8000 ft. using gas mixtures.
RESULTS: Individuals with mild COPD experienced notable hypoxemia with significant performance decrements and increased number of errors at cabin altitude, compared to normal subjects, whereas their blood pressure significantly increased.
Authors:
C Kourtidou-Papadeli; C Papadelis; D Koutsonikolas; S Boutzioukas; C Styliadis; O Guiba-Tziampiri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hippokratia     Volume:  12 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1790-8019     ISO Abbreviation:  Hippokratia     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-02     Completed Date:  2010-06-16     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101296613     Medline TA:  Hippokratia     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-90     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Medicine, Laboratory of Experimental Physiology, Thessaloniki, Greece. papadeli@koz.forthnet.gr
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