Guest Editorial

Recognising and mitigating the risk of altitude-related illness

Ross Hofmeyr, Walther Meyer, Mike James, Rik De Decker

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Authors' affiliations

Ross Hofmeyr, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town; and WildMedix, Cape Town

Walther Meyer, WildMedix, and Venture Forth International, Cape Town

Mike James, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

Rik De Decker, Division of Paediatric Cardiology, University of Cape Town, and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa; and International Commission for Alpine Rescue, Kloten, Switzerland

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Keywords

Altitude; Wilderness medicine; Expedition medicine; Altitude physiology

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2016;106(9):834-835. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i9.11389

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-08-10
Date published: 2016-08-11

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