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May 11th, 2012

"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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Tags: altitude research, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, mountain climbing


May 11th, 2012

Physiology at Altitude

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Tags: altitude research, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, physiology


May 10th, 2012

Dispatch from the Field (5-10-12)

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From Joel Streed, Mayo Clinic News Network Today is a day of organizing and hopefully a little relaxing.  After bringing more than 600 kilos of equipment to Mount Everest Basecamp, it’s time to make sure everything gets back home.  So the team will be going through everything, packing and repacking equipment and personal gear.  Later, […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, National Geographic, physiology, The North Face


May 8th, 2012

Monitoring Climbers could help detect medical trends via devices

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Followers of this Everest blog are now familiar with our team, including Dr. Amine Issa. One of his jobs on the expedition was to work with the monitoring devices on the climbers. Before he left for Nepal, he recorded the chalk talk below for us to explain what they would be looking for in the […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, biotechnology, heart diseae, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, remote monitoring


May 8th, 2012

Cognitive Game Testing for Everest Climbers

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One of the tests the Mayo research team conducted on Mount Everest was a series of cognitive tests, in particular, the use of a video game to evaluate mental clarity. Altitude can easily impact a person’s thinking without them knowing it. Before he left for Nepal, Dr. Amine Issa described the cognitive game and how […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, cognitive function, computer game, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, physiology, research


May 8th, 2012

Dispatch from the Field (5-8-12) – Return to Lukla

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From Joel Streed, Mayo Clinic News Network The trek is over….  the team has arrived back in Lukla.  With our goal of Lukla close at hand, we left Namche Bazaar early this morning for the 7 (or so) hour walk to Lukla.  It was a big climb right at the finish, but we all arrived […]

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Tags: altitude research, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, mountain climbing


May 7th, 2012

Two new audio reports from Everest

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Correspondent Joel Streed is filing audio updates as the Mayo medical research team begins the descent from Mount Everest, the bulk of their scientific work in the field completed. Audio quality varies on these two reports — but given the location, it’s understandable.

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


May 7th, 2012

"Tent" Trials for Everest

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The Mayo Everest Research Team has spent the last several weeks learning how the body reacts to extreme altitude by testing National Geographic and The North Face climbers preparing to summit Mt. Everest. But before they left to set up their base camp laboratory they conducted simulation experiments at Mayo Clinic. One of the tests […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, clinical trials, heart disease, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, pulmonary edema, The North Face


May 7th, 2012

Altitude, Heart Patients and Lung Fluid

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The Mayo research team on Mt. Everest is preparing to trek out from base camp this week and one of the goals of their expedition has been to study how and why people, at extremely high altitudes, develop fluid buildup on their lungs. The same thing happens to patients with congestive heart failure. Researchers say […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, heart disease, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, The North Face


May 5th, 2012

Dr. Johnson on Medical Edge Radio Show from Everest

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Mayo Clinic’s syndicated radio program Medical Edge Weekend had a special guest this morning, live from Mount Everest. Listen to that segment as it aired. Hosted by Mayo physician Dr. Tom Shives and Tracy McCray, the show airs on affiliated stations every Saturday morning and is streamed live on the Internet. It’s the only show […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mayo Clinic, Medical Edge radio, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, physiology


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