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Xtreme Archive - But isn't Lhasa a dog?

Bus ride to Kathmandu Aiport for connecting flight to Lhasa

2nd May 2018 // Its the 29 August 2006 and the team are preparing to head to Cho Oyu for a dress rehearsal prior to the Caudwell Xtreme Everest expedition. Full article>

Xtreme Everest to visit Duke University this June

17th Apr 2018 // Join Xtreme Everest and the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University on the 14 June 2018 as they present the Xtreme Everest Symposium: Human Tolerance of Hypoxia: Going to Extremes to Understand Critical Illness conference. This conference will review the Xtreme Everest medical research program that takes lessons learned in extreme low oxygen environments, including that found on the summit of Mount Everest, and brings them back to the bedside of the intensive care unit (ICU). Full article>

Xtreme Archive - Life as the Medical Officer for the Xtreme Alps expedition

Adam Booth - our Medical Officer

13th Apr 2018 // It's the 14 August 2010 and the bookies have announced they have stopped taking bets on Prince William and Kate Middleton tying the knot in 2011. Meanwhile on the Alps, the appointed Medical Officer Adam was wondering how to solve a problem like diarrhea and altitude sickness. Full article>

The 6th ISEH 5k & 10k Run

12th Apr 2018 // Join the ISEH on Sunday 24 June at the beautiful London's Regents Park for their annual 5k & 10k run. You can choose either a 5K or 10K route which will be chip timed and fully signed and marshalled. The route is flat so ideal for all ages and fitness levels. In addition there will also be a 2.5K route. You don’t have to run you can walk or jog on your own or with friends, family and colleagues and enjoy the park's amazing scenery. Full article>

Le gène de l'altitude

9th Apr 2018 // The Xtreme Everest paper and research looking at Sherpa adaptation continues to be making headlines around the world. Full article>

Call for abstracts: Submit today for Dingle 2018

20th Mar 2018 // Dingle 2018 is now accepting abstracts for their conference in October. This year will be the 19th Current Controversies in Anaesthsia and Peri-Operative Medicine Congress. Full article>

Apply today: Funded PhD looking at the human neurovascular response to cold

Climbers in the Khumbu icefall

15th Mar 2018 // CASE Medicine's colleagues, Professors Mike Tipton and Hugh Montgomery, are offering a funded PhD looking at studying the human neurovascular response to cold. The project will involve using military subjects. Clinically based applicants (such as physiology, ICU, anaesthesia, occupational health, GP etc) are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. Full article>

Kay looks at the "wisdom of hindsight" in BACCN journal article

Kay presents at BACCN 2017

28th Feb 2018 // The latest British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) journal features an article from Xtreme Everest's Kay Mitchell which follows on from her keynote lecture at the 2017 annual conference. Full article>

Prof Mike Grocott awarded a NIHR Senior Investigator

Professor Mike Grocott

21st Feb 2018 // Congratulations to Xtreme Everest's Professor Mike Grocott, who has recently been received a NIHR Senior Investigator award. Full article>

Xtreme Everest featured in Wired magazine

12th Feb 2018 // Xtreme Everest have been featured in the latest issue of Wired magazine as they look at the history of our research, what we've been able to find out and what this means for patients in ICU. Full article>

Dzien Dobry Xtreme Everest!

Dzien Dobry TVN Anna Senkara with Dr Andrew Murray

6th Feb 2018 // Xtreme Everest's Dr Andrew Murray was recently interviewed for the Polish morning show Dzien Dobry about his work relating to his Sherpa paper. Full article>

POETTS group release new paper on consensus clinical guidelines for CPET

6th Feb 2018 // Dr Denny Levett who is part of the Xtreme Everest team and President of the international Perioperative Exercise Testing and Training Society (POETTS) has recently co-authored a paper looking at the increase in use of perioperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) and defining suitable clinical testing guidelines for such testing, which will help to standardise testing ensuring that results are valid and reproducible to help inform clinical decision making. Full article>

Could patient-controlled fluid administration lead to more rapid rehydration?

6th Feb 2018 // Xtreme Everest's Prof Monty Mythen and Prof Hugh Montgomery are authors on a recent paper featured in the British Journal of Anaesthesia which looks at fluid management, and in particular focuses on a feasibility study undertaken to look at patient vs clinician directed fluid administration. Full article>

Let's get fit with WesFit!

11th Jan 2018 // Xtreme Everest's Prof Mike Grocott and Dr Sandy Jack have been working on a new cancer prehabilitation study which has received STP (sustainability and transformation partnership) funding and will be starting this year in the Wessex area. Full article>

New paper looks at oxygenation targets trial in critically ill children

10th Jan 2018 // A new paper from Xtreme Everest's Dr Mark Peters, which is co-authored by Prof Mike Grocott was recently published at the end of 2017. The paper, called Protocol for a randomised pilot multiple centre trial of conservative versus liberal oxygenation targets in critically ill children (Oxy-PICU). looks at the proposal for the first randomised trial to compare conservative and liberal systemic oxygenation targets in mechanically ventilated children. Full article>

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

20th Dec 2017 // The Xtreme Everest team would like to wish all our sponsors, collaborators, and supporters a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018! Full article>

Dan and Mike talk hypoxia with the TopMed Talk team

Summit 2007

1st Dec 2017 // Xtreme Everest's Dr Dan Martin has recently spoken to the Top Med Talk team about the Xtreme Everest research project and what our results have shown so far in relation to human adaptation to hypoxia. Full article>

Watch us now on Operation Ouch!

16th Nov 2017 // Did you catch us last night on CBBC? The Xtreme Everest team were luckily enough to be invited to join Drs Chris and Xand Van Tulleken on their award winning programme Operation Ouch! Full article>

Tune in to TopMed Talk for the latest medical news

23rd Oct 2017 // A new website brings the latest medical news to your ears. Recorded live at conferences, journal clubs and with phone in discussions, the team behind Top MedTalk hope to not only keep you informed, but also give the listener opportunities for further learning but linking to journal articles and events that can be attended. Full article>

Xtreme Alps paper looks at benefits of dietary nitrate at high altitude

23rd Oct 2017 // It has been known for years that nitric oxide (NO) production is plays a huge role in helping in conferring tolerance to hypoxia, our studies have shown that Tibetan highlanders have higher nitrate and exhaled NO (ENO) than lowlanders, The team were keen to see if nitrate supplements that have show to reduce the oxygen cost of exercise in normoxia, would be of benefit at high altitudes. Full article>

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