We tested the hypothesis that the individual ventilatory adaptation to high altitude (HA, 5050 m) may influence renal water excretion in response to water loading. In 8 healthy humans (33+/-4 S.D. years) we studied, at sea level (SL) and at HA, resting ventilation (VE), arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2), urinary output after water loading (WL, 20 mL/kg), and total body water (TBW). Ventilatory response to HA was defined as the difference in resting VE over SpO2 (DeltaVE/DeltaSpO2) from SL to HA. At HA, a significant increase in urinary volume after the first hour from WL (%WLt0-60) was observed. Significant correlations were found between DeltaVE/DeltaSpO2 versus %WLt0-60 at HA and versus changes in TBW, from SL to HA. In conclusion, in healthy subjects the ventilatory response to HA influences water balance and correlates with kidney response to WL. A higher ventilatory response at HA, allowing a more efficient water renal handling, is likely to be a protective mechanisms from altitude illness.

Relationship between individual ventilatory response and acute renal water excretion at high altitude.

CAMPIGOTTO, FEDERICA;GENNARI, Alessandra;POMIDORI, Luca;COGO, Annaluisa;
2008

Abstract

We tested the hypothesis that the individual ventilatory adaptation to high altitude (HA, 5050 m) may influence renal water excretion in response to water loading. In 8 healthy humans (33+/-4 S.D. years) we studied, at sea level (SL) and at HA, resting ventilation (VE), arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2), urinary output after water loading (WL, 20 mL/kg), and total body water (TBW). Ventilatory response to HA was defined as the difference in resting VE over SpO2 (DeltaVE/DeltaSpO2) from SL to HA. At HA, a significant increase in urinary volume after the first hour from WL (%WLt0-60) was observed. Significant correlations were found between DeltaVE/DeltaSpO2 versus %WLt0-60 at HA and versus changes in TBW, from SL to HA. In conclusion, in healthy subjects the ventilatory response to HA influences water balance and correlates with kidney response to WL. A higher ventilatory response at HA, allowing a more efficient water renal handling, is likely to be a protective mechanisms from altitude illness.
Valli, G; Bonardi, D; Campigotto, Federica; Fasano, V; Gennari, Alessandra; Pomidori, Luca; Cogo, Annaluisa; Palange, P.
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