Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

ISSN: 2161-105X

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Nedal Alnawaiseh


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    The Effect of Low Altitude on the Performance of Lung Function in Alaghwar Region, Dead Sea, Jordan
    Author(s): Nedal Alnawaiseh and Fathi El-GamalNedal Alnawaiseh and Fathi El-Gamal

    Background: Alaghwar region is the lowest area in the world inhabited by permanent population at the level of the Dead Sea area, which is -420 m (-1,378 ft) below sea level. The reduced barometric pressure, density of air and the degree of acclimatization are associated with the low altitude. These factors are essential for the evaluation of a lung function tests at different altitudes. Objectives: The main aim of this study was to assess the effect of this unique feature of very low altitude (LA) on the performance of lung function. Methods: A comparative cross sectional design was chosen as the epidemiological design, and the standard cluster sampling technique was used to select the study population. Study was conducted on 1493 subjects (319 exposed to LA, and 1174 living at HA). Data were collected using predesigned .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-105X.1000445

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