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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

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 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

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


May 5th, 2012

NatGeo writer blogs on Mayo research team

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It’s nice when your colleagues write about you… and that’s what NatGeo writer Mark Jenkins did in his latest post on the NatGeo blog. Thanks Mark! See Mayo Puts Us to the Test

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


May 5th, 2012

Hilaree on Life as a Mom on a Mountain

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Check out this Outside magazine interview with Hilaree on her life as a mother and mountain climber. She mentions Mayo’s team about two-thirds into the interview in her response to the question on down time at base camp. And here are some late photos from base camp. Latest word is the crew will begin packing […]

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


May 5th, 2012

Dispatch from the Field (extra)

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Conducting medical research in the field can take lots of improvising: equipment can fail, power is often a big question mark and weather can play havoc with your work. Still, there are those that see the whole world as a lab.  In the picture below, researcher Alex Kasak works with urine samples at the dinner […]

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


May 5th, 2012

Dispatch from the Field 5-5-12

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From Joel Streed, Mayo Clinic News Network Not even a fresh coating of snow could slow the team down this morning as they began what looks to be the last day of field testing. With the climbers in a holding mode, waiting for conditions to improve on the mountain there’s really no new data to […]

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


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