high-altitude cerebral edema


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high-altitude cerebral edema

A syndrome attributed to vasogenic cerebral edema Clinical Headaches, nausea, disorientation, impaired cognitive function, death Management Transport Pt to a lower altitude. See Mountain sickness.
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High-altitude cerebral edema evaluated with magnetic resonance imaging: clinical correlation and pathophysiology.
A The higher you climb, the less oxygen that's available for you to breathe and the greater the risk you'll develop high-altitude illness, which includes acute mountain sickness and the more serious high-altitude cerebral edema and high-altitude pulmonary edema.
Schaaf had died due to high-altitude cerebral edema, the Daily Express reports.
High-altitude illness refers to acute mountain sickness (AMS), high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE), and high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE).
Furthermore, if you are unable to properly acclimatize to the thin mountain air, there is the risk for acute mountain sickness or the potentially fatal high-altitude pulmonary edema and high-altitude cerebral edema.
Specifically, HAI includes acute mountain sickness (AMS), high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE), and high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) (Table 1).
It has long been known that dexamethasone prevents the often severe headaches of acute mountain sickness as well as high-altitude cerebral edema, and in addition is a useful therapy for these conditions.
High-Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) occurs when the brain swells severely.
The most common of these illnesses, which can present as low as 2,000 m, is AMS which is usually self-limited but can progress to the more severe and potentially fatal entities of high-altitude cerebral edema and high-altitude pulmonary edema11.
Acute mountain sickness, with symptoms such as headaches and vomiting, can easily develop into the much more serious high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) or pulmonary edema (HAPE).
A The higher you climb, the less oxygen that's available for you to breathe and the greater the risk that you'll develop high-altitude illness, which includes acute mountain sickness (AMS) and the more serious high-altitude cerebral edema and high-altitude pulmonary edema.
Micro hemorrhages in nonfatal high-altitude cerebral edema.

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