Jeremy prepares for Xtreme Everest expedition

31 January 2013

Xtreme Everest is a dedicated team of intensive care doctors, nurses and scientists. They conduct experiments on themselves and other volunteers at high altitude in order to develop novel therapies to improve the survival rates of patients in intensive care. Alumni gifts have helped to support the volunteers who participate in these expeditions, which provide practical knowledge that can be translated to the intensive care wards in our hospitals.

Jeremy prepares for everest expedition

For the upcoming expedition that departs on March 1 Jeremy Bentham will be joining a team led by Dr Dan Martin from the UCL Centre for Altitude Space and Extreme Environment Medicine.

The picture shows Jeremy undergoing sea-level testing at The Caudwell Xtreme Everest 'pop-up' Laboratory at The London Clinic.

This is the second Everest assault the group have undertaken with the first in 2009 resulting in the publication of some 20 scientific papers. The team will be researching the effects of hypoxia - a lack of oxygen reaching the body's vital organs, which is a common problem for patients in an intensive care unit.

You can find out more by listening to Dr Ned Gilbert-Kawai speaking at a lunchhour lecture on 24 January.

Translational lessons from mountain to bedside

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