Book 2007

Problems of High Altitude Medicine and Biology


ISBN: 978-1-4020-6299-5 (Print) 978-1-4020-6300-8 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-9

    Introduction: 45 Years Of Mountain Medicine

  3. Chapter

    Pages 11-37

    High Altitude Pulmonary Hypertension And Chronic Mountain Sickness-Reappraisal Of The Consensus On Chronic And Subacute High Altitude Diseases

  4. Chapter

    Pages 39-55

    The Cellular Effects Of Hypoxia In The Pulmonary Circulation

  5. Chapter

    Pages 57-68

    Angiogenesis And Chronic Hypoxic Pulmonary Hypertension

  6. Chapter

    Pages 69-86

    Tetrahydrobiopterin And Pulmonary Hypertension

  7. Chapter

    Pages 87-99

    Hypoxia-Induced Proliferation Of Human Pulmonary Arterial Smooth Muscle Cells (Pasmc) Is Involved In The Suppression Of Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitors, P21, P27 And P53

  8. Chapter

    Pages 101-117

    Pulmonary Adaptation To High Altitude In Wild Mammals

  9. Chapter

    Pages 119-131

    The Lung At High Altitude: Between Physiology And Pathology

  10. Chapter

    Pages 133-143

    Sildenafil And Hypoxic Pulmonary Hypertension

  11. Chapter

    Pages 145-150

    The Role Of Antioxidants In Modulation Of Acclimatization Processes

  12. Chapter

    Pages 151-168

    Gene Polymorphisms And High Altitude Pulmonary Hypertension

  13. Chapter

    Pages 169-184

    Genetic Factors In The Acute Response To Hypoxia In Animals Models

  14. Chapter

    Pages 185-195

    Who Gets High Altitude Pulmonary Edema And Why?

  15. Chapter

    Pages 197-209

    Effects Of Inhaled Nitric Oxide And Oxygen In High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

  16. Chapter

    Pages 211-220

    Altered Autoregulation Of Cerebral Blood Flow In Hypoxia: Relevance To The Pathophysiology Of Acute Mountain Sickness

  17. Chapter

    Pages 221-229

    Cardiac Limitation To Exercise Capacity At High Altitudes

  18. Chapter

    Pages 231-247

    Pediatric High Altitude Heart Disease: A Hypoxic Pulmonary Hypertension Syndrome

  19. Chapter

    Pages 249-257

    Clinical And Functional Features Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease In The Highlanders Of Kyrgzstan

  20. Chapter

    Pages 259-262

    Monitoring The Morphological And Functional Parameters Of Platelets In Patients With Thrombocytopenic Purpura During High Mountain Treatment

  21. Chapter

    Pages 263-273

    Role Of Exogenous Hypoxia In Treatment Of Chronic Glomerulonephritis

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