Letters

Treatment of acute mountain sickness

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7005.629 (Published 02 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:629
  1. Andrew J Pollard
  1. Registrar Department of Paediatrics, St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1PG

    EDITOR,--Hans-Rudolf Keller and colleagues recommend descent as the treatment of choice for acute mountain sickness but show that both treatment in a portable hyperbaric chamber and administration of dexamethasone (which was the superior treatment) may facilitate descent by improving symptoms.1 Pressurisation produced only short term benefit. A previous controlled trial of treatment in a portable hyperbaric chamber by the same group also failed to …

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