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Rate of erythropoietin formation in humans in response to acute hypobaric hypoxia

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Eckardt, Kai-Uwe ; Boutellier, U. ; Kurtz, Armin ; Schopen, M. ; Koller, E. A. ; Bauer, Christian
Date of publication of this fulltext: 14 Dec 2012 09:58


This study was carried out to investigate the early changes in erythropoietin (EPO) formation in humans in response to hypoxia. Six volunteers were exposed to simulated altitudes of 3,000 and 4,000 m in a decompression chamber for 5.5 h. EPO was measured by radioimmunoassay in serum samples withdrawn every 30 min during altitude exposure and also in two subjects after termination of hypoxia ...


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