Difficult Decisions at Altitude: The Management of an Acutely Dyspneic Porter at 5000 Meters

F. Bellis, R. Parris, Doug Thake, P. Richards

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    Abstract

    We report a case of a porter who presented with acute dyspnea during an expedition in Nepal at 5000 m above sea level. We present the difficulties involved in making the correct diagnosis in this patient under austere conditions and discuss the difficult decisions that must be made in caring for such a patient.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)212-218
    JournalWilderness & Environmental Medicine
    Volume16
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

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    Keywords

    • altitude
    • expedition medicine
    • dyspnea
    • ethics
    • alveolar gas equation

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