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Selected publications from our members


1. Dawadi S, Adhikari S. "Successful Summit of Two 8000 m Peaks After Recent High Altitude Pulmonary Edema." Wilderness Environ Med. 2019 Mar 6.

2. Anjan Bhattarai, Suman Acharya, Jayant Kumar Yadav, Matt Wilkes "Delayed-Onset High Altitude Pulmonary Edema: A Case Report" Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, Volume 30, Issue 1, March 2019


1. Suvash Dawadi, Dr. "The Cipro conundrum: updated guidelines not completely translated to practice." Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 25, Issue 1, 2018, tay058

2. Dawadi S. "Acetazolamide Use in Ultrarunners at Altitude: Issues with Doping." Wilderness Environ Med. 2018 Mar;29

3. Baniya S, Basnyat B. "Mismanagement of Severe Altitude Illness in a Tertiary Hospital in Nepal: A Cautionary Tale." Wilderness Environ Med. 2018 Mar;29


1. Kanaan, N. C., A. L. Peterson, M. Pun, P. S. Holck, J. Starling, B. Basyal, T. F. Freeman, J. R. Gehner, L. Keyes, D. R. Levin, C. J. O’Leary, K. E. Stuart, G. B. Thapa, A. Tiwari, J. L. Velgersdyk, K. Zafren and B. Basnyat "Prophylactic Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen Result in Equivalent Acute Mountain Sickness Incidence at High Altitude: A Prospective Randomized Trial." Wilderness Environ Med.

2. Jeong, C., B. M. Peter, B. Basnyat, M. Neupane, C. M. Beall, G. Childs, S. R. Craig, J. Novembre and A. Di Rienzo (2017). "A longitudinal cline characterizes the genetic structure of human populations in the Tibetan plateau." PLoS One 12(4): e0175885.

3. M. Neupane and Erik R. Swenson (2017) High-Altitude Pulmonary Vascular Diseases. Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension: 2017, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 149-157. doi: .

4. Zafren, K., M. Pun, N. Regmi, G. Bashyal, B. Acharya, S. Gautam, S. Jamarkattel, S. R. Lamichhane, S. Acharya and B. Basnyat (2017). "High altitude illness in pilgrims after rapid ascent to 4380 M." Travel Med Infect Dis 16: 31-34.

5. Bhandari, S. S., P. Koirala, S. Lohani, P. Phuyal and B. Basnyat (2017). "Breathlessness at High Altitude: First Episode of Bronchoconstriction in an Otherwise Healthy Sojourner." High Alt Med Biol.

6. Baniya S, Holden C, Basnyat B. "Reentry High Altitude Pulmonary Edema in the Himalayas." High Alt Med Biol. 2017 Dec;18


1. Keyes, L. E., L. Mather, C. Duke, N. Regmi, B. Phelan, S. Pant, J. Starling, M. McElwee, D. Cole, T. McConnell, P. Paudel, T. D. Sallade, A. Sheets, D. Twillman, D. S. Young and B. Basnyat (2016). "Older age, chronic medical conditions and polypharmacy in Himalayan trekkers in Nepal: an epidemiologic survey and case series." J Travel Med 23(6).


1. MacInnis, M. J., N. Widmer, U. Timulsina, A. Subedi, A. Siwakoti, B. P. Pandit, M. G. Freeman, E. A. Carter, I. Manokhina, G. B. Thapa and M. S. Koehle (2015). "A Preliminary Genome-Wide Association Study of Acute Mountain Sickness Susceptibility in a Group of Nepalese Pilgrims Ascending to 4380 m." High Alt Med Biol 16(4): 290-297.

2. Neupane, M., B. Basnyat, R. Fischer, G. Froeschl, M. Wolbers and E. A. Rehfuess (2015). "Sustained use of biogas fuel and blood pressure among women in rural Nepal." Environ Res 136: 343-351.

3. Koirala, P., S. Wolpin, P. Phuyal, B. Basnyat and K. Zafren (2015). "A Pain in the Neck. Clay shoveler's fracture due to cervical spine trauma." Wilderness Environ Med 26(3): 430-432.

4. Phuyal, P., P. Koirala, B. Basnyat and K. Zafren (2015). "An itchy situation." Wilderness Environ Med 26(1): 89-90.

5. Stokes, S., P. Koirala, S. Wallace and S. Bhandari (2015). "Tragedy on Everest: the Khumbu icefall." Emerg Med J 32(5): 418-420.

6. Pant, S., L. E. Keyes, R. Sharma and B. Basnyat (2015). "A trekker in Nepal with painful skin blisters." BMJ Case Rep 2015.


1. Thapa, G. B., M. Neupane, G. Strapazzon, B. Basnyat, F. Elsenshon, M. Brodmann Maeder and H. Brugger (2014). "Nepalese mountain rescue development project." High Alt Med Biol 15(1): 91-92.

2. Jeong, C., G. Alkorta-Aranburu, B. Basnyat, M. Neupane, D. B. Witonsky, J. K. Pritchard, C. M. Beall and A. Di Rienzo (2014). "Admixture facilitates genetic adaptations to high altitude in Tibet." Nat Commun 5: 3281.

3. Shrestha, P., M. Pun and B. Basnyat (2014). "High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) in a Himalayan trekker: a case report." Extrem Physiol Med 3(1): 6.

4. Thapa, G. B., N. B. Mahotra and M. Pun (2014). "Physiology and applied sciences in Nepal: 1st annual conference." Extrem Physiol Med 3(1): 5.


1. Pun, M. and B. Basnyat (2013). "International hypoxia symposium XVIII: 26 February-02 March 2013." Extrem Physiol Med 2(1): 32.

2. Johnson, P. L., C. C. Johnson, P. Poudyal, N. Regmi, M. A. Walmsley and B. Basnyat (2013). "Continuous positive airway pressure treatment for acute mountain sickness at 4240 m in the Nepal Himalaya." High Alt Med Biol 14(3): 230-233.

3. MacInnis, M. J., E. A. Carter, M. G. Freeman, B. P. Pandit, A. Siwakoti, A. Subedi, U. Timalsina, N. Widmer, G. B. Thapa, M. S. Koehle and J. L. Rupert (2013). "A prospective epidemiological study of acute mountain sickness in Nepalese pilgrims ascending to high altitude (4380 m)." PLoS One 8(10): e75644.

4. Tanner, J. B., S. M. Tanner, G. B. Thapa, Y. Chang, K. L. Watson, E. Staunton, C. Howarth, B. Basnyat and N. S. Harris (2013). "A randomized trial of temazepam versus acetazolamide in high altitude sleep disturbance." High Alt Med Biol 14(3): 234-239.


1. MacNutt, M. J., P. B. Laursen, S. Kedia, M. Neupane, P. Parajuli, J. Pokharel and A. W. Sheel (2012). "Acclimatisation in trekkers with and without recent exposure to high altitude." Eur J Appl Physiol 112(9): 3287-3294.

2. Gertsch, J. H., B. Corbett, P. S. Holck, A. Mulcahy, M. Watts, N. T. Stillwagon, A. M. Casto, C. H. Abramson, C. P. Vaughan, C. Macguire, N. N. Farzan, B. N. Vo, R. J. Norvelle, K. May, J. E. Holly, H. Irons, A. M. Stutz, P. Chapagain, S. Yadav, M. Pun, J. Farrar and B. Basnyat (2012). "Altitude Sickness in Climbers and Efficacy of NSAIDs Trial (ASCENT): randomized, controlled trial of ibuprofen versus placebo for prevention of altitude illness." Wilderness Environ Med 23(4): 307-315.


1. Pradhan, S., S. Yadav, P. Neupane and P. Subedi (2009). "Acute mountain sickness in children at 4380 meters in the Himalayas." Wilderness Environ Med 20(4): 359-363.

2. Yadav, S. (2009). "Urgent action is needed to prevent deaths among Himalayan pilgrims, says climbing federation." BMJ 338: b2628.


1. Droma, Y., M. Hanaoka, B. Basnyat, A. Arjyal, P. Neupane, A. Pandit, D. Sharma, M. Ito, N. Miwa, Y. Katsuyama, M. Ota and K. Kubo (2008). "Adaptation to high altitude in Sherpas: association with the insertion/deletion polymorphism in the Angiotensin-converting enzyme gene." Wilderness Environ Med 19(1): 22-29.

2. Ainslie, P. N., S. Ogoh, K. Burgess, L. Celi, K. McGrattan, K. Peebles, C. Murrell, P. Subedi and K. R. Burgess (2008). "Differential effects of acute hypoxia and high altitude on cerebral blood flow velocity and dynamic cerebral autoregulation: alterations with hyperoxia." J Appl Physiol (1985) 104(2): 490-498.

3. Droma, Y., M. Ota, M. Hanaoka, Y. Katsuyama, B. Basnyat, P. Neupane, A. Arjyal, A. Pandit, D. Sharma, M. Ito and K. Kubo (2008). "Two hypoxia sensor genes and their association with symptoms of acute mountain sickness in Sherpas." Aviat Space Environ Med 79(11): 1056-1060.

4. Burgess, K., K. Burgess, P. Subedi, P. Ainslie, Z. Topor and W. Whitelaw (2008). "Prediction of periodic breathing at altitude." Adv Exp Med Biol 605: 442-446.


1. Ainslie, P. N., K. Burgess, P. Subedi and K. R. Burgess (2007). "Alterations in cerebral dynamics at high altitude following partial acclimatization in humans: wakefulness and sleep." J Appl Physiol (1985) 102(2): 658-664.


1. Droma, Y., M. Hanaoka, B. Basnyat, A. Arjyal, P. Neupane, A. Pandit, D. Sharma, N. Miwa, M. Ito, Y. Katsuyama, M. Ota and K. Kubo (2006). "Genetic contribution of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene to high altitude adaptation in sherpas." High Alt Med Biol 7(3): 209-220.

2. Droma, Y., M. Hanaoka, B. Basnyat, A. Arjyal, P. Neupane, A. Pandit, D. Sharma and K. Kubo (2006). "Symptoms of acute mountain sickness in Sherpas exposed to extremely high altitude." High Alt Med Biol 7(4): 312-314.

3. Hillenbrand P1, Pahari AK, Soon Y, Subedi D, Bajracharya R, Gurung P, Lal BK, Marahatta R, Pradhan S, Rai D, Sharma S; Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society. "Prevention of acute mountain sickness by acetazolamide in Nepali porters: a double-blind controlled trial." Wilderness Environ Med. 2006 Summer;17(2):87-93.