Ken Zafren

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Prevention of high altitude illness
    Ken Zafren
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, AK, USA Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA Himalayan Rescue Association, Kathmandu, Nepal International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine ICAR MEDCOM, USA Electronic address
    Travel Med Infect Dis 12:29-39. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Frostbite: prevention and initial management
    Ken Zafren
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California, USA
    High Alt Med Biol 14:9-12. 2013
  3. doi request reprint D-dimer is not elevated in asymptomatic high altitude climbers after descent to 5340 m: the Mount Everest Deep Venous Thrombosis Study (Ev-DVT)
    Ken Zafren
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California, USA
    High Alt Med Biol 12:223-7. 2011

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Publications3

  1. doi request reprint Prevention of high altitude illness
    Ken Zafren
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, AK, USA Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA Himalayan Rescue Association, Kathmandu, Nepal International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine ICAR MEDCOM, USA Electronic address
    Travel Med Infect Dis 12:29-39. 2014
    ..There are also brief sections on how to decrease sleep disturbance at high altitude, travel to high altitude for patients with pre-existing illness and advice for travelers ascending to high altitude. ..
  2. doi request reprint Frostbite: prevention and initial management
    Ken Zafren
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California, USA
    High Alt Med Biol 14:9-12. 2013
    ..Therapy with aspirin or ibuprofen may be helpful, but evidence is limited. Thrombolytic treatment within the first 24 hours after rewarming seems to be beneficial in some cases of severe frostbite. Prostacyclin therapy is very promising...
  3. doi request reprint D-dimer is not elevated in asymptomatic high altitude climbers after descent to 5340 m: the Mount Everest Deep Venous Thrombosis Study (Ev-DVT)
    Ken Zafren
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California, USA
    High Alt Med Biol 12:223-7. 2011
    ..We enrolled 76 high altitude climbers. None had a positive D-dimer test. The absence of positive D-dimer tests suggests a low prevalence of DVT in asymptomatic high altitude climbers...