Accession Number : ADA550454
Title : Review of Military Mountain Medicine Technology and Research Barriers
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
Report Date : Sep 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 26
Abstract : The subject matter of this review is hypobaric hypoxia, an environmental stress resulting from ascent to progressively higher terrestrial elevation or altitude above 1,200 meters (m) (3,937 feet (ft)). NATO RTO HFM-146 reviewed the empirical evidence of the adverse impact of high terrestrial elevations on health and physical and mental performances and current capabilities to mitigate these aversive impacts. The report identifies needed mountain medicine capabilities and technology and research barriers (gaps) blocking achievement of these capabilities.
Descriptors : *MILITARY MEDICINE , *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY) , ALTITUDE ACCLIMATIZATION , ALTITUDE SICKNESS , DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , HYPOBARIC CONDITIONS , HYPOXIA , MOUNTAINS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE