| || Studies on Prevention of cold Injuries
Author : Mathew, Lazar
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:34(4) ; 1984 ; pp 417-428
Subject : 61 Medical Sciences;612 Physiology
Keywords : Cold Injuries;High altitude
Abstract : Studied were carried out to find out suitable measures for prevention of cold injuries. These includes methods to screen out individuals who are more prone to cold injuries; and to evaluate the effect of cold acclimatization and use of certain drugs and vitamins in its prevention. Studies were also conduced to evaluate the peripheral vascular response to cold on a group of young men who suffered from cold injury at high altitude. Experiments on monkeys have shown that the animals with higher peripheral vascular response under local cold stress are better protected against frost bite. Cold acclimatization also was found to be effective in raising these responses and thereby lessening the degree of injury, in experimental animals. Role of certain drugs and vitamins were tried in animals.