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Accession Number ADA571145
Title Effectiveness of Preacclimatization Strategies for High-Altitude Exposure.
Publication Date Jan 2013
Media Count 10p
Personal Author B. A. Beidleman C. S. Fulco S. R. Muza
Abstract Acute mountain sickness (AMS) and large decrements in endurance exercise performance occur when unacclimatized individuals rapidly ascend to high altitudes. Six altitude and hypoxia preacclimatization strategies were evaluated to determine their effectiveness for minimizing AMS and improving performance during altitude exposures. Strategies using hypobaric chambers or true altitude were much more effective overall than those using normobaric hypoxia (breathing < 20.9% oxygen).
Keywords Altitude acclimatization
Ams(Acute mountain sickness)
Carbon dioxide
Endurance exercise performance
Esq(Environmental symptoms questionnaire)
High altitude
Hypobaric chambers
Hypobaric hypoxia
Moderate altitude residence
Nh(Normobaric hypoxia)
Oxygen saturation
Preacclimatization strategies
Tt(Time trials)
Ventilatory response

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57E - Clinical Medicine
57W - Stress Physiology
Corporate Author Army Research Inst. of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA. Thermal and Mountain Medicine Div.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1315
Contract Number N/A

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