"Be smart when you are high! Travel with a friend at #highaltitude", tweets David Simel, MD , who co-authored a recent Rational Clinical Examination (RCE) Systematic Review in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He linked the tweet to this publication entitled "Does This Patient Have Acute Mountain Sickness?", which was published November 14.
The research team assessed the accuracy of existing AMS diagnostic instruments. So, what is the simplest instrument to use for diagnosing AMS according to them? You'll have to read the article to find out!
"Be smart when you are high! Travel with a friend at #highaltitude"
Simel is the Chief of Medicine in the Durham VA, Professor of Medicine (GIM), and is also an editor for the JAMA RCE series.
Follow him on Twitter @DavidLSimel
Here is the citation:
Meier D, Collet TH, Locatelli I, Cornuz, J, Kayser, B, Simel, DL, Sartori, C. Does This Patient Have Acute Mountain Sickness?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review. JAMA. November 2017;318(18):1810-1819.