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Archive for May, 2012

May 21st, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Bringing it to the patient

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May 20th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Tales from Everest

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We had the pleasure of sitting in on Edie Grossfield’s Post-Bulletin interview with Amine and Bryan. Some untold stories were told and a good deal of the team’s personality came through. The team is watching for news of the Everest ascent which is set to begin tomorrow from base camp. Clearly the weather is being cooperative […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, physiology


May 17th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

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One in a series of articles on the science of the expedition, this by Doug Summerfield, M.D. and Bryan Taylor, Ph.D. One interesting, and potentially very dangerous, component of Mountain Sickness is the development of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). HAPE occurs in ~6% of those who travel to altitudes above 14,000 feet and is […]

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May 17th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Prelude to an Ascent

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The North Face/National Geographic climbers are nearing the end of their wait. Talk about patience! The weather seems to be allowing a small window at the end of the “season” for some ascents. The Mayo expedition team members, now back in Minnesota, [see TV interview with Dr. Bryan Taylor] will be watching with great interest […]

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May 16th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Everest Ascent planned for 25th

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National Geographic and North Face have announced the decision to abandon the planned ascent on the West Ridge of Everest due to bad conditions. Conrad Anker, head of the expedition, hopes to climb with the team going up the Southeast Ridge. That group will leave base camp on the 21st, hoping to summit on the […]

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May 15th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Reflections of Climbers on Research

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Research is continuing on the Everest climb. Yes, the Mayo team is back in Minnesota, but now the data crunching begins as equipment is being retrieved via one shipping outlet  or another on its way back from Nepal. At least two manuscripts will be started almost immediately. Back on Everest, the climbers have a two-week […]

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May 13th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Arrival – 5-12-12

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The team arrived shortly after 7 on Saturday evening to the delight of family, friends and colleagues. Several TV stations captured the event before everyone rushed off for some private time, American food, and rest. WCCO TV coverage KSTP TV coverage

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May 11th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Coming Home

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The Mayo Clinic Everest Research team is scheduled to arrive home tomorrow evening, landing at the Minneapolis airport at 7:15. The team will then rest up for a bit and reunite in the lab at Mayo to begin evaluation of data while they await the summiting of the two North Face/National Geographic climbing teams in […]

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May 11th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

"I just need to pick up a few things…on my way to Everest."

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Just before the Mayo research team left for Mount Everest some of the members realized they were short a few items. So our medical researchers (Bryan, Alex and Amine) made a quick trip to the “corner store”.  [Shooting and editing by Dan Dwyer]

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May 11th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Physiology at Altitude

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