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Hipoksicna in hiperoksicna vadba (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
7.00.00  Interdisciplinary research     

Code Science Field
3.05  Medical and Health Sciences  Other medical sciences 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (9)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  31265  PhD Mojca Amon  Cardiovascular system  Technical associate  2009 - 2012  207 
2.  20216  PhD Jan Babič  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  296 
3.  28474  PhD Tadej Debevec  Sport  Researcher  2009 - 2011  373 
4.  31065  PhD Michail Keramidas  Cardiovascular system  Researcher  2009 - 2012  98 
5.  30526  PhD Stylianos Kounalakis  Cardiovascular system  Researcher  2009 - 2010  108 
6.  14676  PhD Igor Mekjavić  Cardiovascular system  Head  2009 - 2012  1,274 
7.  33881  PhD Shawnda Morrison  Cardiovascular system  Researcher  2011 - 2012  192 
8.  06654  Jožef Opeka    Technical associate  2010 
9.  03264  Bogomir Vrhovec  Systems and cybernetics  Technical associate  2011 - 2012  60 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  90,976 
Significance for science
The research project was designed to determine the optimal startegy for adaptation to high altitude. On the basis of the successfully completed projects, we concluded that the optimal strategy is sleep high-train low, whereby subjects slept at an altitude of 2500 m and lived and exercised at the altitude of the Olimpic Sport Centre Planica (940m). The research also demimnstrated the effect of exercise on respiratory muscles during normoxic and hypoxic exercise. On the basis of our results were able to disprove the theory of the "normobaric oxygen paradox", which suggests that EPO concentration is elevated as a result of the magnutude of change in the partial pressure of oxygen (PO2). Our results clearly demomstrate it is the absolute value of PO2 that is critical to the production of EPO. On the basis of this theory, oxygen breathing has been advocated for anemic patients in clinical settings. Due to the negative effects of long-term oxygen breathing, and the demonstrated lack of its effect on EPO production, we concluded that its clinical use is premature, and unwarranted.
Significance for the country
WE established a laboratory for altitude training and acclimatisation in the Olympic Sport Center Planica. The center is used by athletes and alpinists during preparations for a sporting event, or a high altitude expedition.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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