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Drugs and Drug Administration in Extreme Environments

Overview article about practical applicability of often used medications under extreme circumstances such freeze, heat and UV radiation. Besides the efficacy for the medication, also alternative administration routes have been described. Thomas Küpper is an experienced medic working on a mountain rescue helicopter in the Austrian Alps where he is often faced with non-traditional settings, requiring non-traditional interventions.

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Küpper TE, Schraut B, Rieke B, Hemmerling AV, Schöffl V, Steffgen J. Drugs and drug administration in extreme environments. J Travel Med. 2006 Jan-Feb;13(1):35-47. doi: 10.1111/j.1708-8305.2006.00007.x.