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Bessone L, Zuccarelli L, Coffey E BJ, Strapazzon G. Human body responses during cave expeditions: a systematic review and potential future implications. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Speleology; July 22-28. Sydney, Australia. 2017:193


Procter E, Strapazzon G, Dal Cappello T, Zweifel B, Würtele A, Renner A, Falk M, Brugger H. Burial duration and airpocket explain avalanche survival patterns in Austria. Wilderness Environ Med 2016; 27:3-P441

Strapazzon G, Schneider TM, Bregani R, Stopar R, Krammer J, Göksu M, Müller N, Petermeyer M, Schiffer J, Brugger H, Santini A, Pilo L. Medical and logistical challenges of the longest cave rescue: a case report. Wilderness Environ Med 2016; 27:3-P429

Strapazzon G, Schenk K, Paal P, Falk M, Dal Cappello T, Grasegger K, Malacrida S, Gatterer H, and others. The influence of snow density on O2 and CO2 levels in subjects breathing into an artificial airpocket. Wilderness Environ Med 2016; 27:3-P428

Brugger H, Nollo A, Vilardi A, Turner R, Strapazzon G. EES - Extreme environment simulator. High Alt Med Biol 2016; 17:3

Brodmann Maeder M, Pun M, Strapazzon G, Zafren K, Maggiorini M, Hackett P, Baertsch P, Malacrida S, Brugger H. Strengthening altitude research (STAR): a guideline for high altitude medicine and research. High Alt Med Biol 2016; 17:3

Strapazzon G, Malacrida S, Vezzoli A, Dal Cappello T, Falla M, Lochner P, Moretti S, Brugger H, Mrakic-Sposta S, Oxidative stress response to acute hypobaric hypoxia and altitude illness. High Alt Med Biol 2016; 17:3

Malacrida S, Ceolotto G, Giannella A, Hofer G, Balkenhol K, Vezzoli A, Mrakic-Sposta S, Moretti S, Brugger H, Strapazzon G. Hypoxia inducible factors (HIFS) MRNA levels in human blood during the early phase of acclimatization to hypobaric hypoxia. High Alt Med Biol 2016; 17:3

Strapazzon G, Pun M, Hofer G, Dal Cappello T, Balkenhol K, Procter E, Piccoli A, Brugger H. Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) of body water dynamics at high altitude over three days. High Alt Med Biol 2016; 17:3

Strapazzon G, Vezzaro R, Hofer G, Dal Cappello T, Pohl M, Rauch S, Procter E, Brugger H. B-lines after ascent to high altitude by climbing vs. by flight. High Alt Med Biol 2016; 17:3​


Bruno R M, Giardini G, Malacrida S, Catuzzo B, Armenia S, Ghiadoni L, Brustia R, Laveder P, Salvi P, Cauchy E, Pratali L. Role of altered vascular reactivity in the pathophysiology of acute mountain sickness. Artery Research 2015; 12:P6.20


Avancini G, Putzer G, Fop E, Masoner C, Rauch L, Braun P, Brugger H, Strapazzon G. Mechanical chest compression devices in helicopter rescue operations involving winching. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-292.

Facchetti G, Avancini G, Aloisio L, Gallese G, Brugger H, Strapazzon G. Low cooling rate in avalanche burial: two case reports. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-279.

Gruber E, Beikircher W, Marsoner H, Pizzinini R, Pörnbacher M, Brugger H, Paal P. Nonextracorporeal rewarming from deep hypothermia with 6.8°C per hour. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-280.

Gruber E, Oberhammer R,1 Balkenhol K, Strapazzon G, Procter E, Brugger H, Falk M, Paal P. Basic life support–trained nurses ventilate more efficiently with laryngeal mask supreme than with facemask or disposable laryngeal tube suction: a prospective, randomized clinical trial. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-284.

Hüfner K, Tomazin I, Brugger H. Psychotic symptoms during climbing at high altitude. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-230.

Kottmann A, Blancher M, Spichiger T, Boyd J, Brugger H. Development of a checklist for prehospital management of avalanche victims. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-275.

Laveder P, Malacrida S, Celegato B, Pacchioni B, Millino C, Giardini G, Pratali L, Bartesaghi M, Lanfranchi G. Human genomics and hypoxia adaptive response. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-214.

Lochner P, Pohl M, Procter E, Falla M, Brugger H, Strapazzon G. B-mode transorbital sononography for research in altitude sickness. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-232.

Malacrida S, Procter ES, Strapazzon G,Brugger H, Baertsch P, Zafren K, Maggiorini M, Basnyat B, Hackett P, Falk M. Strengthening altitude research (STAR): guidelines for collecting and reporting data from high altitude studies. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-225.

Mancinelli G, Schiavo P, Biasioni M, Milani M, Strapazzon G. A new stretcher for canyoning rescue based on medical and technical experience. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-291.

Oberhammer R, Gruber E, Pörnbacher M, Brugger H. Nerve injuries and skin pressure sores after recovery position in a young comatose patient. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-286.

Oberhammer R, Procter E, Beikircher W, Gutweniger A, Karner M, Brugger H. Hemorrhagic blisters on fingers and toes: an obscure case of frostbite. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-280.

Oberhammer R, Winkler M, Marsoner H, Colangelo M, Goller P, Procter E. A life-threatening airway emergency after a ski accident. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-286.

Pilo L, Santini A, Milani M, Strapazzon G, Medical Commission of the CNSAS Italian Caving Rescue (CoMed speleo). STC speleo trauma care: a course focused on trauma care in caving rescue. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-292.

Pilo L, Santini A, Trevi R, Mancinelli G, Milani M, Strapazzon G. First-responder caving rescue bags. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-291.

Pratali L, Bruno RM, Malacrida S, Catuzzo B, Armenia S, Brustia R, Cauchy E, Giardini G. Ultrasound-based biomarkers as predictors of acute mountain sickness. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-226.

Procter E, Strapazzon G, Lyttwin C, Balkenhol K, Fop E, Faggionato A, Mayr K, Falk M, Brugger H. Respiratory effects of severe dust exposure after a large-scale rockfall disaster in the dolomites. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-294.

Procter E, Strapazzon G, Rilk C, Überbacher N, Brugger H. Temperature gradient in the inner ear canal and implications for epitympanic temperature measurement. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-281.

Putzer G, Strapazzon G, Braun P, Mulino M, Paal P, Brugger H, Falk M, Mair P. Near-infrared spectroscopy in resuscitation of hypothermic victims. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-277.

Strapazzon G, Falla M, Soteras I, Calo`LA, Piccoli A. Rhabdomyolysis and hypokalemia after canyoning progression: a case report. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-295.

Strapazzon G, Trincanato A, Frasnelli A, Bonsante F, Rammlmair G, Gruber E, Fop E, Drüge G, Ploner F, Hofer G, Lunz W, Rilk C, Pandolfo E, Ströhle M, Zanon P, Mair P, Brugger H for the International Alpine Trauma Registry group. Is core temperature assessed and relevant in severe alpine trauma victims? High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-284.

Strapazzon G, Vezzaro R, Pohl M, Hofer GV, Dal Cappello T, Procter E, Platzgummer S, Brugger H. Time course of ultrasound lung comets (ULCs) and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) during exposure to hypobaric hypoxia. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-235.

Ströhle M, Moritz E, Strapazzon G, Brugger H, Mair P. Can emergency physicians correctly assess the pattern and severity of injury at scene in alpine multitrauma victims? High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-284.

Ströhle M, Paal P, Strapazzon G, Avancini G, Procter E, Brugger H. Defibrillation in rural areas. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-287.

Werner A, Tiedemann J, Gunga HC, Falk M, Brugger H, Paal P. Measurement of body core temperature with heat flux doublesensor in hypothermic pigs during artificial avalanche burial. High Alt Med Biol 2014;15:A-278.

Procter E, Strapazzon G, Renner A, Würtele A, Bilek H, Falk M, Brugger H. Practical implications of regional avalanche survival curves. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop; September 29 – October 3, 2014. Banff, Canada. Available at http://arc.lib.montana.edu/snow-science/item/2080.



Lochner P, Da Cappello T, Hofer F, Procter E, Brugger H, Coppo L, Strapazzon G. Optic nerve sheath diameter, hypobaric hypoxia and acute mountain sickness: a prospective cohort study. Cerebrovasc Dis 2013;35(suppl 2):30.

Strapazzon G, Costanzi E, Bonsante F, Rilk C, Mair P, Brugger H. International Alpine Trauma Registry: preliminary results for trauma life support in the mountains. Resuscitation 2013;84S:S96.

Strapazzon G, Procter E, Avancini G, Überbacher N, Putzer G, Hofer G, Rainer B, Dal Cappello T, Ledoux X, Brugger H. Thermistor probe for measurement of tympanic temperature: influence of ambient temperature. Resuscitation 2013;84S:S93.



Gruber E, Oberhammer R, Balkenhol K, Strapazzon G, Falk M, Paal P. Ventilation with Laryngeal Mask Supreme and Laryngeal Tube S-D is more efficient than with bag-valve-mask ventilation — a prospective, randomized cross-over study. Euroanaesthesia, June 9-12, 2012, Paris. 2012:231.

Strapazzon G, Plankensteiner J, Mair P, Ruttmann E, Brugger H. Triage and survival of avalanche victims with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Austria between 1987 and 2009. Resuscitation 2012;83:e81.

Boyd J, Brugger J, Elsensohn F, Paal P, Strapazzon G, Winterberger E, Zafren K. Resuscitation of the avalanche victim: an evidence-based guideline. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, Anchorage, Alaska. 2012:59.

Biskupic M, Richnavsky J, Lizuch M, Kyzek F, Ziak I, Christek P, Procter E. Three different shapes of avalanche balloons—a pilot study. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, Anchorage, Alaska. 2012:74.

Haegeli P, Zweifel B, Jarry F, Logan S, Bilek H, Biskupic M, Brugger H, Falk M. On the effectiveness of avalanche balloon packs. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, Anchorage, Alaska. 2012:60.

Procter E, Strapazzon G, Staffler HP, Preindl A, Seebacher F, Castlunger L, Ebner I, Brugger H. Adherence to risk prevention and safety measures in backcountry winter recreationists. Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, Anchorage, Alaska. 2012:78.



Paal P, Braun P, Ellmauer PP, Schroeder D, Sumann G, Werner A, Wenzel V, Strapazzon G, Falk M, Brugger H. Factors affecting survival from avalanche burial. Resuscitation 2010;81S:S81.

Werner A, Tiedemann J, Gunga HC, Falk M, Brugger H, Paal P. Measurement of body core temperature by heat flux double sensor in hypothermic pigs during artificial avalanche burial. Resuscitation 2010;81S:S78.


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