Cognitive Effects of Dexamethasone at High Altitude

Lafleur, John; Giron, Miguel; Demarco, Michael; Kennedy, Robert; BeLue, Rhonda; Shields, Christopher
March 2003
Wilderness & Environmental Medicine (Allen Press Publishing Serv;Spring2003, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p20
Academic Journal
Presents a study that examined the therapeutic effects of dexamethasone on person affected by high-altitude illness. Theory concerning the effect of dexamethasone on the leakiness of cerebral vessels; Presence of cerebral edema on persons with acute mountain sickness; Important variables that relate to the ability measure cognitive and psychomotor effects of acute exposure to altitude.


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