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Index of Modesti et al for Identifying a Patient at Risk for Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Purpose:

To identify a climber who is at risk for developing acute mountain sickness (AMS) using the predictive index of Modesti et al.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Pulmonology & Critical Care
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

W94, T70

Description:

Modesti et al developed a predictive index which can help to identify a patient at increased risk for developing acute mountain sickness (AMS). A patient at risk may benefit from an intervention to reduce or avoid the risk. The authors are from the University of Florence, University of Milan-Bicocca, University of Milan and the Instituto Auxologico Italiano in Italy.

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