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Let's get fit with WesFit!

11th Jan 2018 // Xtreme Everest's Prof Mike Grocott and Dr Sandy Jack have been working on a new cancer prehabilitation study which has received STP (sustainability and transformation partnership) funding and will be starting this year in the Wessex area. Full article>



New paper looks at oxygenation targets trial in critically ill children

10th Jan 2018 // A new paper from Xtreme Everest's Dr Mark Peters, which is co-authored by Prof Mike Grocott was recently published at the end of 2017. The paper, called Protocol for a randomised pilot multiple centre trial of conservative versus liberal oxygenation targets in critically ill children (Oxy-PICU). looks at the proposal for the first randomised trial to compare conservative and liberal systemic oxygenation targets in mechanically ventilated children. Full article>



Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

20th Dec 2017 // The Xtreme Everest team would like to wish all our sponsors, collaborators, and supporters a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018! Full article>



Dan and Mike talk hypoxia with the TopMed Talk team

Summit 2007

1st Dec 2017 // Xtreme Everest's Dr Dan Martin has recently spoken to the Top Med Talk team about the Xtreme Everest research project and what our results have shown so far in relation to human adaptation to hypoxia. Full article>



Watch us now on Operation Ouch!

16th Nov 2017 // Did you catch us last night on CBBC? The Xtreme Everest team were luckily enough to be invited to join Drs Chris and Xand Van Tulleken on their award winning programme Operation Ouch! Full article>



Tune in to TopMed Talk for the latest medical news

23rd Oct 2017 // A new website brings the latest medical news to your ears. Recorded live at conferences, journal clubs and with phone in discussions, the team behind Top MedTalk hope to not only keep you informed, but also give the listener opportunities for further learning but linking to journal articles and events that can be attended. Full article>



Xtreme Alps paper looks at benefits of dietary nitrate at high altitude

23rd Oct 2017 // It has been known for years that nitric oxide (NO) production is plays a huge role in helping in conferring tolerance to hypoxia, our studies have shown that Tibetan highlanders have higher nitrate and exhaled NO (ENO) than lowlanders, The team were keen to see if nitrate supplements that have show to reduce the oxygen cost of exercise in normoxia, would be of benefit at high altitudes. Full article>



Join Community Action Nepal for A crawl down The Ogre

The Ogre, image taken in 1977

23rd Oct 2017 // Its 1977 and Doug Scott CBE and Chris Bonington are making the first ascent of The Ogre, which at 7,285m with a rocky terrain is considered the most difficult of the world's highest mountains to climb. Full article>



Operation Ouch goes to the Xtreme!

Xand and Chris from Operation Ouch!

23rd Oct 2017 // Pop some corn, get comfy on the sofa and settle in to watch Operation Ouch! on CBBC at 17.30 on 15 November as it's going to be Xtreme! Full article>



Kay takes Xtreme team collaboration to BACCN 2017

6th Sep 2017 // On the 4th September, Xtreme Everest's Kay Mitchell gave a keynote lecture at this years British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN). Full article>



Sherpa survival strategy could improve critical care

24th Aug 2017 // The Xtreme Everest team have recently been featured in the latest edition of Clinical Research Update the magazine for research taking place at the University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton. Full article>



Apply now for a MSc in Perioperative Medicine at UCL

8th Aug 2017 // There is still time to apply for the University College London MSc in Perioperative Medicine. The MSc is designed for doctors (anaesthetists, surgeons, physicians) and nurse specialists engaged in the management of patients in the perioperative period, and who are committed to developing expertise in perioperative care through active participation in this innovative education forum. Full article>



Download your copy of Prof Severinghaus' tenth anniversary talks

Professor John Severinghaus

8th Aug 2017 // Prof Severinghaus joined us for this year's special Knowledge 10 conference and kindly shared his slides of his talks with us. Full article>



New paper looks at muscle mass and physical recovery in ICU

4th Aug 2017 // Xtreme Everest’s Prof Mike Grocott and our collaborator Paul Wischmeyer from the Department of Anesthesiology and Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina, USA new paper Muscle mass and physical recovery in ICU: innovations for targeting of nutrition and exercise is released Full article>



Research adventures on Everest

Liesl using the centrifuge

4th Aug 2017 // Dr Liesl Wandrag talks to the Imperial College podcast team all about her time on the mountain Full article>



Warehouse move brings back ten years of memories

Just a bit of kit to go

4th Aug 2017 // Recently the team had to move over ten years’ worth of research kit from our storage in London to its new home in Southampton. Full article>



Mike makes his way to USA to deliver Xtreme Everest talk

Mike Grocott

4th Aug 2017 // Xtreme Everest is once again crossing the pond!

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Trekker shares the importance of adventure with a TedX talk

2nd Aug 2017 // Catherine Edsell spreads the importance of adventure during her TedX talk and how connecting with nature can inspire confidence. Full article>



Andrew talks all things Sherpa with the PNAS podcast

Andrew presents his data to the audience

2nd Aug 2017 // Listen to Dr Andrew Murray talk about his recent Sherpa research with the team at PNAS Full article>



We need your feedback!

6th Jul 2017 // Xtreme Everest have just launched a survey to find out what we are doing well and what we need to improve on in terms of our social media and public outreach.

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