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Congratulations Professor Levett!

Dr Denny Levett checks one of the custom made Lode bikes

15th Jun 2018 // Congratulations are in order to Xtreme Everest's Denny Levett who is now Professor of Perioperative Medicine and Critical Care at the University of Southampton. Full article>

Listeners all over the world tune in to Xtreme Everest live

15th Jun 2018 // Yesterday saw the Xtreme Everest team visit our colleagues and friends at the Duke Anaesthesia department based at Duke University for a special Xtreme Everest symposium. Full article>

Apply today: Funded PhD in Cerebrovascular and Environmental Physiology


15th Jun 2018 // The School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Bangor University are offering a full time PhD studentship in Cerebrovascular and Environmental Physiology: Investigating human cerebrovascular responses to extreme environmental stress. Full article>

Xtreme Archive - Intensive care 'has lasting impact on mental health'

12th Jun 2018 // Its the 14 October 2012 and a study carried out by a team which included Xtreme Everest's Prof Monty Mythen had been published, which looked at the long term impact on the mental health of intensive care patients. Full article>

Listen live to the Duke University Xtreme Everest Symposium

8th Jun 2018 // Sad to be missing being at the Duke University Xtreme Everest Symposium event? Don't worry our friends at TopMed Talk are going to be live broadcasting the whole event! Full article>

Xtreme Archive - But isn't Lhasa a dog?

Bus ride to Kathmandu Aiport for connecting flight to Lhasa

2nd May 2018 // Its the 29 August 2006 and the team are preparing to head to Cho Oyu for a dress rehearsal prior to the Caudwell Xtreme Everest expedition. Full article>

Xtreme Everest to visit Duke University this June

17th Apr 2018 // Join Xtreme Everest and the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University on the 14 June 2018 as they present the Xtreme Everest Symposium: Human Tolerance of Hypoxia: Going to Extremes to Understand Critical Illness conference. This conference will review the Xtreme Everest medical research program that takes lessons learned in extreme low oxygen environments, including that found on the summit of Mount Everest, and brings them back to the bedside of the intensive care unit (ICU). Full article>

Xtreme Archive - Life as the Medical Officer for the Xtreme Alps expedition

Adam Booth - our Medical Officer

13th Apr 2018 // It's the 14 August 2010 and the bookies have announced they have stopped taking bets on Prince William and Kate Middleton tying the knot in 2011. Meanwhile on the Alps, the appointed Medical Officer Adam was wondering how to solve a problem like diarrhea and altitude sickness. Full article>

The 6th ISEH 5k & 10k Run

12th Apr 2018 // Join the ISEH on Sunday 24 June at the beautiful London's Regents Park for their annual 5k & 10k run. You can choose either a 5K or 10K route which will be chip timed and fully signed and marshalled. The route is flat so ideal for all ages and fitness levels. In addition there will also be a 2.5K route. You don’t have to run you can walk or jog on your own or with friends, family and colleagues and enjoy the park's amazing scenery. Full article>

Le gène de l'altitude

9th Apr 2018 // The Xtreme Everest paper and research looking at Sherpa adaptation continues to be making headlines around the world. Full article>

Call for abstracts: Submit today for Dingle 2018

20th Mar 2018 // Dingle 2018 is now accepting abstracts for their conference in October. This year will be the 19th Current Controversies in Anaesthsia and Peri-Operative Medicine Congress. Full article>

Apply today: Funded PhD looking at the human neurovascular response to cold

Climbers in the Khumbu icefall

15th Mar 2018 // CASE Medicine's colleagues, Professors Mike Tipton and Hugh Montgomery, are offering a funded PhD looking at studying the human neurovascular response to cold. The project will involve using military subjects. Clinically based applicants (such as physiology, ICU, anaesthesia, occupational health, GP etc) are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. Full article>

Kay looks at the "wisdom of hindsight" in BACCN journal article

Kay presents at BACCN 2017

28th Feb 2018 // The latest British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) journal features an article from Xtreme Everest's Kay Mitchell which follows on from her keynote lecture at the 2017 annual conference. Full article>

Prof Mike Grocott awarded a NIHR Senior Investigator

Professor Mike Grocott

21st Feb 2018 // Congratulations to Xtreme Everest's Professor Mike Grocott, who has recently been received a NIHR Senior Investigator award. Full article>

Xtreme Everest featured in Wired magazine

12th Feb 2018 // Xtreme Everest have been featured in the latest issue of Wired magazine as they look at the history of our research, what we've been able to find out and what this means for patients in ICU. Full article>

Dzien Dobry Xtreme Everest!

Dzien Dobry TVN Anna Senkara with Dr Andrew Murray

6th Feb 2018 // Xtreme Everest's Dr Andrew Murray was recently interviewed for the Polish morning show Dzien Dobry about his work relating to his Sherpa paper. Full article>

POETTS group release new paper on consensus clinical guidelines for CPET

6th Feb 2018 // Dr Denny Levett who is part of the Xtreme Everest team and President of the international Perioperative Exercise Testing and Training Society (POETTS) has recently co-authored a paper looking at the increase in use of perioperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) and defining suitable clinical testing guidelines for such testing, which will help to standardise testing ensuring that results are valid and reproducible to help inform clinical decision making. Full article>

Could patient-controlled fluid administration lead to more rapid rehydration?

6th Feb 2018 // Xtreme Everest's Prof Monty Mythen and Prof Hugh Montgomery are authors on a recent paper featured in the British Journal of Anaesthesia which looks at fluid management, and in particular focuses on a feasibility study undertaken to look at patient vs clinician directed fluid administration. Full article>

Let's get fit with WesFit!

11th Jan 2018 // Xtreme Everest's Prof Mike Grocott and Dr Sandy Jack have been working on a new cancer prehabilitation study which has received STP (sustainability and transformation partnership) funding and will be starting this year in the Wessex area. Full article>

New paper looks at oxygenation targets trial in critically ill children

10th Jan 2018 // A new paper from Xtreme Everest's Dr Mark Peters, which is co-authored by Prof Mike Grocott was recently published at the end of 2017. The paper, called Protocol for a randomised pilot multiple centre trial of conservative versus liberal oxygenation targets in critically ill children (Oxy-PICU). looks at the proposal for the first randomised trial to compare conservative and liberal systemic oxygenation targets in mechanically ventilated children. Full article>

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