MountainMedic wrote:I love Medscape - good find. It would be awesome to do a study like that. I'm bored shitless stuck down here convalescing, so let me know if you want help trying to set this up. I've been away from academic research for a year or so now, but would love to help. Oh, and BenfromtheEast is currently finishing up a master's in biostats...
The biggest problem we'd have is sufficient numbers for statistical significance. However, to my knowledge, the study hasn't been done, so it would be worthwhile.
Can't imagine any greater repository of sojourners to high altitude than this site. Not only would it provide the greatest number of participants, but it would "give back" to the participants as well if it pans out as successful. The risk is nil, the potential reward great. It would be good to get faculty from Denver Health EM Residency on board - makes it easier to get published. Also would help with study design. I put the idea on the back burner a couple years ago, but if you're interested, maybe we could do the study. It would be fun, and interesting to see the outcome.
I'll be busy with winter 14ers this upcoming season - and as far as study participants, we'd probably do better in the warm season anyway. We could kick it around this winter and maybe come up with something to implement by summer.