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Prehospital resuscitation of the buried avalanche victim
In North America and Europe, approximately 150 people die of avalanches per year, and fatalities are presumed to be many times higher in developing countries. Four factors are decisive for survival: grade of burial, duration ...
Respiratory Failure and Spontaneous Hypoglycemia During Noninvasive Rewarming From 24.7°C (76.5°F) Core Body Temperature After Prolonged Avalanche Burial
Clinical reports on management and rewarming complications after prolonged avalanche burial are not common. We present a case of an unreported combination of respiratory failure and unexpected spontaneous hypoglycemia ...
Equipment of medical backpacks in mountain rescue
We conducted a survey of equipment in medical backpacks for mountain rescuers and mountain emergency physicians. The aim was to investigate whether there are standards for medical equipment in mountain rescue organizations ...
Comparison of avalanche survival patterns in Canada and Switzerland
BACKGROUND: Current recommendations for rescue and resuscitation of people buried in avalanches are based on Swiss avalanche survival data. We analyzed Canadian survival patterns and compared them with those from ...