I have a new research study just starting in the fall and I need subjects aged 19-45 who have had HAPE diagnosed by a physician. At this point I am just recruiting the HAPE-suceptible (the people who have been to altitude without getting sick are easy to find).
I will post the official flyer (approved by our IRB) below.
If you are interested and think you fit the bill as a subjects you can contact me(contact below) or shoot me a PM. If you are just generally interested in our research shoot me a PM and I can forward you a reprint of a similar study.
official recruitment notice:
Volunteers needed for high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) research study
We are seeking volunteers for a research study aimed to improve our understanding of high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE). HAPE is a condition where the lungs fill with fluid upon ascent to high altitude. The study will involve magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lungs and will also involve short periods of breathing low levels of oxygen similar to being at high altitude. We are looking for volunteer research participants between 18 and 45 years old who have had HAPE, previously diagnosed by a Doctor. We are also seeking volunteers who have been to high altitude, but have never experienced any altitude related illness.
What volunteers will do in the study: There will be two parts to the study. The first part lasts approximately 45 minutes and will involve a medical examination to ensure you qualify for the study and some tests of your lung function. In the second part, which will last about 4 hours divided into two 2 hour sessions, you will breathe air from a mask while MRI images of your lungs are obtained. You will also be asked to briefly inhale and exhale different gas mixtures including 100% Oxygen and 12.5% Oxygen (equivalent to being at 12,500 ft).
The study will take place in San Diego, Ca and will be run by researchers from the University of San Diego Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical Center.
For more information, please contact
Michael Patz MD
Resident Physician and Bonica Research Scholar
Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine.
Email – [email protected]