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Wilderness Analgesia

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Brad L Bennett, Tamara Hew-Butler, Martin D Hoffman, Ian R Rogers, Mitchell H Rosner
Exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) typically occurs during or up to 24 hours after prolonged physical activity, and is defined by a serum or plasma sodium concentration below the normal reference range of 135 mEq/L. It is also reported to occur in individual physical activities or during organized endurance events conducted in austere environments in which medical care is limited or often not available, and patient evacuation to definitive care is often greatly delayed. Rapid recognition and appropriate treatment are essential in the severe form to ensure a positive outcome...
September 2013: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
Grant S Lipman, Kurt P Eifling, Mark A Ellis, Flavio G Gaudio, Edward M Otten, Colin K Grissom
The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) convened an expert panel to develop a set of evidence-based guidelines for the recognition, prevention, and treatment of heat-related illness. We present a review of the classifications, pathophysiology, and evidence-based guidelines for planning and preventive measures as well as best-practice recommendations for both field- and hospital-based therapeutic management of heat-related illness. These recommendations are graded based on the quality of supporting evidence and the balance between the benefits and risks or burdens for each modality...
December 2013: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
Katie W Russell, Courtney L Scaife, David C Weber, Jeremy S Windsor, Albert R Wheeler, William R Smith, Ian Wedmore, Scott E McIntosh, James R Lieberman
The Wilderness Medical Society convened an expert panel to develop evidence-based guidelines for the management of pain in austere environments. Recommendations are graded on the basis of the quality of supporting evidence as defined by criteria put forth by the American College of Chest Physicians. This is an updated version of the original WMS Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Pain in Remote Environments published in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 2014;25(1):41-49.
December 2014: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
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