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Gestoken door een pijlstaartrog

Een interessant case report in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine.

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Middelen gebruik en misbruik in de bergen

UIAA MedCom richtlijn voor medici

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Duikongevallen

Een Nederlandse cohort studie.

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Fotokeratitis

Fotokeratitis wordt veroorzaakt door een acute hoge dosis UV straling. Het kan leiden tot ernstige oogpijn, tranen, conjunctivale chemosis, blepharospasme en verslechtering van zicht. 

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Heat-related illness

Physical exertion in high temperatures forces the body to adapt to the heat stress. The physiological response can reach a limit at which the advantages do not weigh up to the disadvantages of this response. At this point heat-related illnesses like heat cramp, syncope, exhaustion and stroke can develop.

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Smoking as a risk factor for Altitude Sickness?

An original research published in the Wilderness & Environmental Journal claims it does, so in case you haven't quit yet, this might be the last push...

 

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Why Wilderness Medicine matters

Michiel van Veelen, co-founder of Outdoor Medicine, published an article in the Emergency Physicians International Journal on how Outdoor Medicine training gives doctors the tools they need for everyday emergencies outside the hospital.

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Guideline: Prevention and treatment of frostbite

A very cold guideline to keep you warm this holiday season: The WMS has published an update for the guideline “prevention and treatment of frostbite”. We present you a useful summary and some recommendations.

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