How high is too high? Updated!

This week, Julie Lin (PGY-02) gave a great talk on high altitude sickness of her resident update talk. Below are her slides from the presentation. Also, click on the click below to read the article from NEJM by Bartsch and Swenson about acute high altitude illness.

Acute High-Altitude Illnesses

Dr. Biff Palmer, Professor of Internal Medicine and Division of Nephrology at UTSW, authored the following articles below regarding high altitude illness. Specifically, he discusses the role of hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) in causing reduced appetite and increased energy expenditure as well as an overview of the condition. Of note, Dr. Palmer has reached the “Seven Summits” so he definitely knows a thing or two about this topic! Click on the links below!

Ascent to Altitude as a Weight Loss Method: The Good and Bad of Hypoxia Inducible Factor Activation

Physiology and pathophysiology with ascent to altitude