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Grand Chronic Hypoxia Tour – Kochi

Grand Chronic Hypoxia Tour throughout India July 2016 in the city of Kochi

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After visiting Mumbai with its beautiful airport, where we spent the night at a beautiful apartment and a brief tour of the Gateway to India, we flew to Kochi.

The Mumbai Gateway to India

The Mumbai Gateway to India

 

Hosted by Varkey, President of the Lions Club in Kochi, along with his wife, we were given the wonderful surprise that at 10:00 am we could go to the Mariott for a couple of hours to freshen up. It was so beautiful, and so comfortable. Our IPPA team, Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, Lucrecia De Urioste Limariño, Natalia Zubieta De Urioste and Rafaela Zubieta de Urioste, along with our luxury travel team Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh and Prof. Shashisdhara, then moved to the Amrita Hospital, where Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo (Sr) and Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja (Jr) had participated several years back in a conference on Clinical Biochemistry.

 

Giving the Conference at Amrita Hospital installations

Giving the Conference at Amrita Hospital installations

This time again we were warmly greeted at Amrita by Dr. Sanjeev K. Singh, Medical Superintendent.

Natalia giving her interesting comments on chronic hypoxia aspects . Dr. Sanjeev K. Singh is to the far right

Natalia giving her interesting comments on chronic hypoxia aspects . Dr. Sanjeev K. Singh 4th from left.

ONE CONCEPT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia and Life at High altitude”:

The extraordinary population of a city life La Paz, and El Alto that is like any other matronly in the world. Everyone lives busy and totally unaware of their life at high altitude. They are born here, grow, study, do sports, get married, have children and all in the chronic hypoxia environment uneventfully.

Dr. Thuppil Venkatesh commenting about how high altitude dwellers can suffer from the effects of hyperoxia.

Dr. Thuppil Venkatesh commenting about how high altitude dwellers can suffer from the effects of hyperoxia.

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja’s conference on “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia”.

 

We again visited the unique antique shops in Kochi with the kind hosting of Varkey and his lovely wife Sarada Varkey.

Prof. N. Shashidhara, Lucretia De Urioste and Mrs. Sarada Varkey

Prof. N. Shashidhara, Lucretia De Urioste and Mrs. Sarada Varkey

Prof. N. Shashidhara, Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh and Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja at Kochi.

Prof. N. Shashidhara, Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh and Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja at Kochi.

T.A. Varky, the President of the Lions Club in Kochi and also the director of several Clinical Laboratories. Alongside is Sarada Varkey, his wife.

T.A. Varky, the President of the Lions Club in Kochi and also the director of several Clinical Laboratories. Alongside is Sarada Varkey, his wife.

 

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Rafaela being blessed by the elephant in one of the temples near Hampi

Grand Chronic Hypoxia Tour India – Bellary

Grand Chronic Hypoxia Tour throughout India July 2016 in the city of Bellary

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Bellary, Bellary, Bellary……..  is what we heard on arrival by train to this lovely city. We thought we had slept past the station, so it was a great relief! In this area, memorable and extraordinary  temples are found. Among them, the unforgettable Hampi !!.

The Mumbai Gateway to India

The Mumbai Gateway to India

One of the many Hampi buildings. This one has columns that were used as musical instruments.

One of the many Hampi buildings. This one has columns that were used as musical instruments.

 

Inside one of the buildings at Hampi.

Inside one of the buildings at Hampi.

Rafaela being blessed by the elephant in one of the temples near Hampi

Rafaela being blessed by the elephant in one of the temples near Hemp

 

With the great Stone Chariot at Hampi . Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh, Prof. Shashidhara, Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, Rafaela Zubieta, and our fantastic host and organizer of our visit to Belari and the conferences with Red Cross M.A. Shake.

With the great Stone Chariot at Hampi . Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh, Prof. Shashidhara, Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, Rafaela Zubieta, and our fantastic host and organizer of our visit to Belari and the conferences with Red Cross M.A. Shakeeb.

 

Breakfast meeting with the Red Cross officials kindly organized by K.V. Shakeeb. at Bellary.

Breakfast meeting with the Indian Red Cross officials kindly organized by Commander K.V. Shake (in red). at Bellary.

Another angle of the same meeting with the red Cross.

Another angle of the same meeting with the Officials of the Indian  Red Cross.

Conference at VIMS Bellary (Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences). on Remarkable Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia).

Conference at Veerashaiuva College, Ballari. for the Indian Red Cross on Remarkable Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia. Presence of the Vice-Chancellor.

ONE CONCEPT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia and Life at High altitude”:

The Triple Hypoxia Syndrome (THS) created by Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo, was explained. It is due to the superimposition of three different types of hypoxia: [1] Normal high altitude adaptation to hypoxia, [2] Polyerythrocythemia hypoxia (CMS) and [3] acute hypoxia that can be reversed by oxygen. The THS is similar to “surviving” in the summit of Mount Everest. It may be caused by viral infections (gripe) or some other acute respiratory disease, with malaise that lasts several days without treatment and typically is reversed by 24 hours of oxygen to PaO2 baseline values of their chronic condition with Polyerythrocythemia (The sign that results from multiple diseases at high altitude, previously known as Chronic Mountain Sickness). This diagnosis is fundamental to treat patients with increased Hematocrits at high altitude.

 

Conference at VIMS Bellary (Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences) Group photo.

Conference at  Veerashaiva College, Ballari Group photo.

 

Plaque of all the authorities of the Veerashaiva College, Ballari

Plaque of all the authorities of the Veerashaiva College, Ballari

A visit to the President's office

A visit to the President’s office

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A beautiful powder and flower design specially prepared for the conference on 
Environmental Physiology.

Grand Chronic Hypoxia Tour – Karad

Grand Chronic Hypoxia Tour throughout India July 2016 in the city of Karad

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Dr. Arun Patil, arranged our visit to the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University. The gardens of the campus were truly beautiful.

Reception at the Chancellor's office in the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University in Karad.

Reception at the Chancellor’s office in the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University in Karad.

A beautiful powder and flower design specially prepared for the conference on  Environmental Physiology.

A beautiful powder and flower design specially prepared for the conference on
Environmental Physiology.

Inauguration ceremony of the Environmental Physiology conference at the Krishna Institue of Medical Sciences in Karad

Inauguration ceremony of the Environmental Physiology conference at the Krishna Institue of Medical Sciences in Karan

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta preparing his conference on "Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia" at the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences.

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta preparing his conference on “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia” at the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences.

ONE CONCEPT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia and Life at High altitude”:

The proposal of IPPA of the use in Space Vehicles of the environmental oxygen levels, PIO2 of 94 mmHg (1/3 less than at sea level) equal to those of the city of La Paz. This would facilitate travel in space tremendously, as it would speed up the preparation for using the space suits for extravehicular activities, it would save oxygen (a scare resource in space) and would hence save energy. Furthermore, it is postulated that man should adapt to chronic hypoxia for the future. The benefit of life under chronic hypoxia are remarkable.

Kind Felicitation of Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja

Kind Felicitation of Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja by Dr. Ajay Brahmnakar Hon. Asst Professor K.I.M.S.D.U, Karat.

Profesor Thuppil Venkatesh giving his talk on the effects  of Lead on the organism.

Profesor Thuppil Venkatesh giving his talk on the effects of Lead on the organism.

Prof. Kusal Das from BLDE University came to Karad to participate in the Environmental Physiology event and presented a very interesting talk on Fluoride intoxication in water resources.

Prof. Kusal Das from BLDE University came to Karad to participate in the Environmental Physiology event and presented a very interesting talk on Fluoride intoxication in water resources.

In the photo above: From left Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, Prof. Kusal Das, Sayandeep (Prof. Kusal Das’ son and a 1st year medical student), Mrs. Swastika (Professor Kusal Das’ wife) and Rafaela Zubieta.

Dr. Arun Patil our excellent coordinator and the Zubietas in Karad, India, after the conference.

Dr. Arun Patil our excellent coordinator and the Zubietas in Karad, India, after the conference.

 

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Dr. Biramar the Principal and Dean, Prof. Nanjundiaha Shashidhara from the Lead Awareness Program, Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja and Prof. B.G. Mulimani, the Vice-Chancellor

India Grand Chronic Hypoxia Tour – Bijapur

Grand Chronic Hypoxia Tour throughout India July 2016 in the city of Bijapur

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On the way from Bellary to Bijapur, we visited a temple in honor of, that is located below the water level at the Krishna River.

The entrance to the Temple of Shri Basavechwar Aikyamantap.

The entrance to the Temple of Shri Basavechwar Aikyamantap.

The tomb of Shri Basavechwar Aikyamantap, below the water level !! An extraordinary Hindu thinker.

The tomb of Shri Basavechwar Aikyamantap, below the water level !!
An extraordinary Hindu thinker.

BLDE University Conference

It is hard to explain the fantastic visit to Bijapur. BLDE University is truly a jewel within India, and the presence of Prof. Kusal Das is certainly noteworthy. Prof. B.G. Mulimani, Vice-Chancellor and Chairman, Dr. M.S. Biradar Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Principal, Dr. J.G. Amber, Registrar and several other professors and Board Members were so kind with us and made our stay a true delight. We truly felt at home at BLDE.

 

Welcome Reception at the International Guest House in BLDE. here with the Vice-Chancellor Prof. B.G. Mulimani

Welcome Reception at the International Guest House in BLDE. here with the Vice-Chancellor Prof. B.G. Mulimani and the Principal & Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Dr. M.S. Biradar.

 

The reception with distinguished faculty  of BLDE. In the center is Prof. Kusal Das ,Right next to him on the right Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh and Prof. Nanjundiaha Shashidhara (at far right)

The reception with distinguished faculty of BLDE. In the center is Prof. Kusal Das ,Right next to him on the right Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh and Prof. Nanjundiaha Shashidhara (at far right)

 

Dr. Biramar the Principal and Dean, Prof. Nanjundiaha Shashidhara from the Lead Awareness Program, Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja and Prof. B.G. Mulimani, the Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Biramar the Principal and Dean, Prof. Nanjundiaha Shashidhara from the Lead Awareness Program, Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja and Prof. B.G. Mulimani, the Vice-Chancellor

The visit to the 7 ecos Muslim temple Gol Gungbaz. The acoustics are a absolutely formidable. You say something and it will eco back about 7 times!!! Incredible Indian technology from the old times.

The visit to the 7 ecos Muslim temple Gol Gungbaz. The acoustics are a absolutely formidable. You say something and it will eco back about 7 times!!! Incredible Indian technology from the old times.

 

BLDE University Entrance

BLDE University Entrance

Meeting at the Principal and Dean's office Dr. Biramar at BLDE University

Meeting at the Principal and Dean’s office Dr. Biramar at BLDE University

Meeting at Dr. Biramar's office with the presence of the Vice-Chancellor of BLDE University.

Meeting at Dr. Biramar’s office with the presence of the Vice-Chancellor of BLDE University.

BLDE University invitation to the conference of Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja of IPPA, Bolivia

BLDE University invitation to the conference of Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja of IPPA, Bolivia

Going to visit Prof. Kusal Das's Laboratory.

Going to visit Prof. Kusal Das’s Laboratory.

Prof. Kusal Das' Outstanding Laboratory !!

Prof. Kusal Das’ Outstanding Laboratory !!

 

The head Prof. Kusal Das, researchers and students at the Laboratory of Vascular physiology and Medicine

The head Prof. Kusal Das, researchers and students at the Laboratory of Vascular physiology and Medicine

Prof. Kusal Das, introduces his researchers and students at his Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine, an elite intelectual group.

Prof. Kusal Das, introduces his researchers and students at his Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine, an elite intelectual group.

A special moment with Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh and Prof. Kusal Das.

A special moment with Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh and Prof. Kusal Das.

Prof. Kusal Das describing his stroke models to Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja at the Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine.

Prof. Kusal Das describing his stroke models to Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja at the Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine.

Prof. Kusal Das has created the Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine and is also the Chief editor of the BLDE Journal

At Prof. Kusal Das's Office, in the Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine of BLDE.

At Prof. Kusal Das’s Office, in the Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine of BLDE.

 

Prof. Kusal Das, introduces his researchers and students at his Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine, an elite intelectual group.

Prof. Kusal Das, introduces his researchers and students at his Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine, an elite intelectual group.

A visit to the Ibrahim Roza, mausoleum complex where Ibrahim Adil Shah II is buried with his queen, Taj Sultana.

A visit to the Ibrahim Roza, mausoleum complex where Ibrahim Adil Shah II is buried with his queen, Taj Sultana.

Invitation to the Conference.

Invitation to the Conference.

 

An interesting visit of the Shri B. M. Partil Medical Colege Hospital followed.

Visiting the Hospital

Visiting the Hospital with the kind guidance of Dr. Santosh Nemegouda, the Pulmonologist.

Before the conference receiving the beautiful bouquet.

Before the conference receiving the beautiful bouquet.

Introduction to the conference with words by the Principal and Dean of BLDE, Dr. Biramar

Introduction to the conference with words by the Principal and Dean of BLDE, Dr. Briar

 

ONE CONCEPT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia and Life at High altitude”:

The formula of Adaptation to high altitude. The fundamental variables are time and altitude. The time factor of adaptation to high altitude is trascendental for adaptation, and the hemoglobin increase is considered the optimal adaptation factor. The curves showing the increase and time taken to reach to the optimal hematocrit on an ascent to city like La Paz, between 4100 and 3100m, were shown and analyzed. The hemoglobin increase is the most energy efficient mechanism of adaptation, reducing the extra energetic cost of the cardio-pulmonary system and allowing for the optimal exercise performance at high altitude.

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, giving his talk and discussing the Tolerance to Hypoxia Formula at BLDE Medical College.

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, giving his talk and discussing the Tolerance to Hypoxia Formula at BLDE Medical College.

 

Touching the aspect of the two biological pumps of the organism: Pneumodynamic and Hemodynamic.

Touching the aspect of the two biological pumps of the organism: Pneumodynamic and Hemodynamic.

Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh giving his talk about the effect of Lead Toxicity in Children

Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh giving his talk about the effect of Lead Toxicity in Children

Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh “The Lead man of India” has created conscience about lead toxicity throughout India and the Asian region, creating laboratories to test lead levels in blood, in materials, food and also in paints.

Felicitation by the Vice-Chancellor and the Dean and Principal of BLDE Medical College after the conference.

Felicitation by the Vice-Chancellor and the Dean and Principal of BLDE Medical College after the conference.

 

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Prof. Sanjeev Misra, Director and CEO at AIIMS Jodhpur

India Chronic Hypoxia Tour – Jodhpur

Grand Chronic Hypoxia Tour throughout India July 2016  in the city of Jodhpur

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Visit and conference at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Jodhpur. Prof. Praveen Sharma, Head of the Dept of Biochemistry kindly received the IPPA team along with Prof. Venkatesh and Prof. Nanjundiaha Shashidhara in his office. We then moved to the conference room, for Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Callega’s conference on “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia”.

Prof. Praveen Sharma Head of the Dept of Biochemistry and Head Editor of the India Journal of Clinical Sciences, inaugurates the conference.

Prof. Praveen Sharma Head of the Dept of Biochemistry and Head Editor of the India Journal of Clinical Sciences, inaugurates the conference.

Auditorium at the AIIMS Jodhpur, with the authorities, faculty and students.

Auditorium at the AIIMS Jodhpur, with the authorities, faculty and students.

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta conference on "Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia" at AIIMS Jodhpur.

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta conference on “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia” at AIIMS Jodhpur, wearing the beautiful pijama and a felicitation scarf received previously at the outstanding Defense Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences in Dehli.

ONE CONCEPT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia and Life at High altitude”:

The tolerance to hypoxia formula, explaining how paradoxically the higher one goes, the lower hypoxic tolerance there is. At sea level, a low arterial oxygen tension of 60 mmHg is hardly tolerated, however at the summit of Mt. Everest a PaO2 of 27 mmHg is well tolerated.

Prof. Venkatesh expressing his opinion on certain aspects of the presentation.

Prof. Venkatesh expressing his opinion on certain aspects of the presentation.

Prof. Sanjeev Misra, Director and CEO at AIIMS Jodhpur

Prof. Sanjeev Misra, Director and CEO at AIIMS Jodhpur felicitating Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja

Felicitation to Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh at AIIMS, by the Registrar Prof.

Felicitation to Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh at AIIMS, by the Registrar Prof.

We then had the opportunity of visiting the new Hospital, outstanding laboratories, endless hallways, giant and grandiose as All India. The AIIMS  Jodhpur is one of the leading new medical schools and hospitals in India that has a brilliant future ahead, without doubt.

At Prof. Praveen Sharma Head of Biochemistry AiiMS- jodhpur in his office with Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh and Prof. Nanjundiaha Shashidhara

At Prof. Praveen Sharma Head of Biochemistry AIIMS- jodhpur in his office with Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh and Prof. Nanjundiaha Shashidhara

The Zubietas with Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh and Prof. Nanjundiaha Shashidhara at Prof. Praveen Sharma's office as Head of the Dept of Biochemistry, and Chief Editor of the Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry

The Zubietas with Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh and Prof. Nanjundiaha Shashidhara at Prof. Praveen Sharma’s office as Head of the Dept of Biochemistry, and Chief Editor of the Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry

At the AIIMS - Jodhpur after the conference, The Zubietas and Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh and Prof. Nanjundiaha Shashidhara

At the AIIMS – Jodhpur after the conference, The Zubietas and Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh and Prof. Nanjundiaha Shashidhara

Extraordinary time measuring instruments from the past.

Extraordinary time measuring instruments from the past in Indian History in Jaipur.

We had previously visited the Solar Clock with a precision on 1 second in Jaipur. It is remarkable how India has given us these things and also the number “0”.

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Legendary King George's University in Lucknow, India

India Grand Chronic Hypoxia Tour – Lucknow

Grand Chronic Hypoxia Tour throughout India July 2016 in the city of Lucknow

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Visiting King George’s University and giving the lecture at Era Lucknow University

Legendary King George's University in Lucknow, India

Legendary King George’s University in Lucknow, India

Visiting Prof. Abbas Ali, Head of the Department of Biochemistry at King George's University, Lucknow

Prof. Venkatesh Thuppil visiting Prof. Abbas Ali, Head of the Department of Biochemistry at King George’s University, Lucknow

Visiting the outstanding office of the Dean Dr. Shivayogi R. Bhusnurmath

The IPPA team visiting the outstanding office of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Ravi Kant at King George’s University with Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh, Prof. Nanjundiaha Shashidhara, and Prof. Abbas Ali

Visiting the beautiful central offices auditorium at King George's University

Visiting the beautiful central offices auditorium at King George’s University

With Prof. Abbas Ali Head of the Dept of Biochemistry  along with  Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh and Prof. Nanjundiaha Shashidhara

With Prof. Abbas Ali Head of the Dept of Biochemistry along with Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh and Prof. Nanjundiaha Shashidhara

 

We then moved to Era’s Lucknow Medical College in their beautiful infrastructure.

Era Lucknow Medical College

Era Lucknow Medical College

 

In the Era's Lucknow Medial College grounds

In the Era’s Lucknow Medial College grounds

 

ONE CONCEPT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia and Life at High altitude”:

There is NO LOSS OF ADAPTATION!  firmly affirmed  the late Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo  in regards to what many consider is the reason for the existence of Chronic Mountain Sickness. He considered it a mistake as he then wrote the famous sentence that now lies next to his ashes in the mausoleum at the High Altitude Museum in La Paz. The organic systems of human beings and all other species tend to adapt to any environmental change and circumstance within an optimal period of time, and  never tend towards regression which would inevitably lead to death”.

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Farina Mahdi, Trustee of Lucknow Medial College, Honorable Shri Akhilesh Yadab, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja from Bolivia, during a ceremony at Era's Lucknow Medical College

Farina Mahdi, Trustee of Lucknow Medial College, Honorable Shri Akhilesh Yadab, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja from Bolivia, during a ceremony at Era’s Lucknow Medical College

The Newspaper in Lucknow showing the ceremony at Era's  Lucknow Medical College and Prof. Venkatesh far right.

The Newspaper in Lucknow showing the ceremony at Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Prof. Venkatesh far right.

During the presence of the Governor and certificate granting.

During the presence of the Governor and certificate granting.

With the announcement of the conferences at Era's Lucknow Medical College.

With the announcement of the conferences at Era’s Lucknow Medical College.

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja preparing to give the conference on "Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia"

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja preparing to give the conference on “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia”

 

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Ceremony of Felicitation in the Maharaja Agrasen Hospital by the director and bored of Trustees of such a prestigious and growing Hospital.

India Grand Chronic Hypoxia Tour – Bangalore

Grand Chronic Hypoxia Tour throughout India on July 2016 starting in the city of Bangalore.

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Bangalore

Lucknow

Dehli -Agra

Jaipur- Jodhpur

Kochi

Kolar

Bellary

Bijapur

Karad

Bangalore final

Our High Altitude Pulmonary and Pathology Institute has celebrated its 46 years since its creation on July 9th, 1970. The first high altitude clinic in the world, located in the city of La Paz, Bolivia, specifically designed to diagnose and treat high altitude disease and carry out research in high altitude medicine and physiology.  Concomitantly and as a highlight in our celebration we have been honored by an invitation from Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh, the “Lead Man of India”, to travel throughout India giving talks about Chronic Hypoxia and our points of view.

Locations where Prof.Dr.Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja gave conferences on  "Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia".

Locations where Prof.Dr.Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja gave conferences on
“Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia”.

We arrived in Bangalore on July 10th 2016, all the IPPA team, Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, Lucrecia De Urioste Limariño, Natalia Zubieta De Urioste and Rafaela Zubieta De Urioste. Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh and Abby Thuppil received us at the airport. We then arrived to Parthasarthy’s apartment in a very luxurious building in Bangalore. at around 4:00 am. Much to our surprise, we were honored by the visit of N.RajashekarRegional General Manager THE HINDU NEWSPAPER at Bengaluru, that came with his wife and children to meet us at 6:00 am. He kindly brought us very beautiful gifts. Next day,  we visited the Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, the best Hospital in Bangalore. We were warmly greeted by the Board of Trustees and its director Dr. Satish Kumar Jain. We visited the new building of the hospital and then attended the auditorium as shown below.

1st Talk in the Maharaha Agrasen Hospital in Bangalore India. From Left: Dr, Satish Kumar Jain, Hopsital Direcor, Member of the Trustees, Lucrecia De Urioste, Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, Bipin Ram Agarwal, Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh "The Lead Man of India".

1st Talk in the Maharaha Agrasen Hospital in Bangalore India.
From Left: Dr, Satish Kumar Jain, Hopsital Direcor, Member of the Trustees, Lucrecia De Urioste,                                                                                     Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, Bipin Ram Agarwal, Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh “The Lead Man of India”.

Ceremonial lighting of candles. Bangalore, India.

Ceremonial lighting of candles. Bangalore, India.

ONE CONCEPT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia and Life at High altitude”:

The low incidence of Asthma patients at high altitude. Particularly those that have allergen induced asthma to polen and other antigens. As referred by the head of the Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital Obrero #1 in La Paz, Bolivia, the social security largest hospital, in over 35 years of practice not one case of asthma crisis was treated (Intensivist Dr. Freddy Sandi).

Homage to the scientific production of Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja from IPPA in La Paz, Bolivia

Homage to the scientific production of Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja from IPPA in La Paz, Bolivia

Ceremony of Felicitation in the Maharaja Agrasen Hospital by the director and bored of Trustees of such a prestigious and growing Hospital.

Ceremony of Felicitation in the Maharaja Agrasen Hospital by Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh, Shashidhara, Dr. Satish Jain, Dr. BIpin Ram Agarwal of such a prestigious and growing Hospital.

Group picture right after the ceremony with Lucretia De Urioste, K.V.R. Tagore and

Group picture right after the ceremony with The Trustee Director, Lucrecia De Urioste, K.V.R. Tagore, Dr. Satish Kumar Jain and Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh

Dr. Satish Kumar Jain inaugurated the conference and Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, gave a resume of his points of view on chronic hypoxia. Interestingly one of the physicians of the hospital, attending the conference commented that he had worked as an M.D. with the indian armed forces in the India Pakistan frontier at 6000 m of altitude.

Group photo with the medical colleague the second from the left that had served as medical doctor in the indian army and who referred his adaptation to high altitude and who commented on his experience on adaptation at such high altitude

Group photo with the medical colleague (second from the left in blue shirt) that had served as                                                                                                             medical doctor of the indian army and who commented on his experience on adaptation to such high altitude 6000m.

Conference on “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia” at the St. John’s Medical College, where Thuppil Venkatesh is an honorary professor of Biochemistry. In this same top standing medical college of India, Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo (Sr) many years back had been Felicitated and later honored as the “Mountain Guru” by the NRCLP.

Introduction to the conference at St. Jhon's medical college

Introduction to the conference at St. John’s medical college by Dr. Anitha Drvanath

Profesor Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja talking giving his conference at St. John's Medical College in Bangalore, India.

Profesor Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja talking giving his conference at St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore, India.

A memorable photo form the past when late Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo (Sr) and Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo shared wonderful moments together at St. John's Medical College,

A memorable photo form the past when late Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo (Sr) and Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo shared wonderful moments together at St. John’s Medical College in 2009 when he was awarded the Mountain Guru distinction,

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo passed away on Sept 17, 2015. He was the creator of completely different concepts about adaptation and formed a school of thought that Gustavo Jr and Natalia (his grand-daughter) now follow.

We also visited Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh’s National Referral Center for Lead  Projects in India. It is located at St. John’s Medical College in their new large offices.

Entrance to Prof. Venkatesh office at St. Jhon's University

Entrance to Prof. Venkatesh office at St. Jhon’s University

In the evening we had a grand reception dinner at the exclusive Bangalore Club (built by the British during the Colony), hosted by K.V.R. Tagore, President of LEESAT and Prof. Venkatesh where we met outstanding personalities of  Bangalore along with their distinguished couples. The dinner was indeed exquisite, as in many places throughout incredible India.

 

The outstanding dinner reception at the exclusive Bangalore Club

The outstanding dinner reception at the exclusive Bangalore Club. K.V.R. Tagore is second from the right.

The IPPA team standing in front of historic photos at the Bangalore Club.

The IPPA team standing in front of historic photos at the Bangalore Club.

 

Bangalore Club Hall with the trophies gathered by the british

Bangalore Club Hall with the trophies gathered by the British.

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta, Dr. Satish Jain,  , Natalia Zubieta and Rafaela Zubieta

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta, Dr. Satish Jain, , Natalia Zubieta and Rafaela Zubieta

Lucrecia De Urioste with Mrs. Bhagya Tagore and Prabha Venkatesh

Lucrecia De Urioste with Mrs. Bhagya Tagore and Prabha Venkatesh

At Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh's residence sharing memorable moments with his family, his wife Prabha (in green), his daughter Archana (in red), his son Abihi (in black)

At Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh’s residence sharing memorable moments with his family, his wife Prabha (in green),                                                                        his daughter Archana (in red), his son Abihi (in black) and Shashi in the center.

 

This trip came through as a big surprise in every step of the way. The kindness and generosity of the colleagues from India, is difficult to explain. One full bag was necessary to return with all the gifts, awards, scarfs, turbans and presents. What a great honor !!!!

 

Felicitation awards, gifts, scarfs and tokens received in 22 days of the tour

Back home with some of the felicitation awards, gifts, scarfs and tokens received in 22 days of the tour.                                                   Each one is an exclusive top level distinction of each institution.

 

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Dipas presentation

India Grand Chronic Hypoxia Tour – Dehli

Grand Chronic Hypoxia Tour throughout India July 2016 in the city of Dehli

In this series of consecutive blogs, you can read about this outstanding scientific tour. Each blog is dedicated to one city and one scientific concept presented in the conference “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia and Life at High Altitude”

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Conference at the prestigious Defense Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS) in Dehli 

To arrive once more in Dehli where the fantastic statue of the great Ghandi is located, was indeed a delight.

 

Ghandi statue in Dehli and Agra

Ghandi statue in Dehli and Agra

And to be once more in the outstanding Defense Institute of Physiology and Allies Sciences (DIPAS) was, indeed, a delight. Back in 2012, we had jointly carried out the Global Hypoxia Summit and 4th international conference on Chronic Hypoxia (the 4th of our Chronic Hypoxia Symposiums) at DIPAS with great success. Dr. Shashi Bala Singh its Director, and with the kind coordination of Dr. Kaushal K Srivastava, we once again shared kind moments of scientific delight surrounded by professors, faculty, researchers and students in their beautiful auditorium.

Dipas presentation

DIPAS opening ceremony with the presence of  Prof. S.K. Bansal, the Dipas Director Dr. Shashi Bala Singh, the Chancellor Prof. S.N. Gaur and Dr. Usha Panjwanl

Lighting the candles of enlightenment, which brings knowledge lights to darkness.

Lighting the candles of enlightenment, which brings knowledge lights to darkness.

The lighting of candles in these scientific meetings in India is a great honor, as it is a symbol to show the enlightenment, an act of giving light to shadows and darkness, signifying bringing knowledge to where there is emptiness in that specific area. This extraordinary symbol in India is a unique ceremony that the whole world needs to understand and learn from this millenary culture that was so creative in science, the arts, the personal growth, the love for nature and the respect for all animals and living beings. The western civilization has so much to learn!!!

 

Post Conference group photo at DIPAS. Note that Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja is wearing an Silk Honor Scarf awarded by Dr. Srivastava previously.

Post Conference group photo at DIPAS. Note that Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja is wearing an Silk Honor Scarf awarded by Dr. K.K. Srivastava (2nd front right) previously.

ONE CONCEPT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia and Life at High altitude”:

The theory proposed by Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo that man con adapt to live in the hypoxic levels of Mt. Everest, was retouched. It becomes more and more evident that this is a reality. The Indian Army Units disposed in the border with Pakistan at 6000m of altitude, are a strong proof that adaptation to this altitude is possible. DIPAS is the Institution that contributes greatly to the success of such unique missions. We met several Army medical officers, that had worked in such missions and all were in agreement with our points of view.

Chancellor Prof. S.N. Gaur, hands Dr. Zubieta a commemorative gift from Dipas.

Chancellor Prof. S.N. Gaur, hands Dr. Zubieta a commemorative gift from Dipas.

An extraordinary distinction by Dr. Shashi Bala Singh, Outstanding Director of DIPAS>

An extraordinary distinction by Dr. Shashi Bala Singh, Outstanding Director of DIPAS.

Prof. K.K. Srivastava the coordinator, on the left, congratulates and shares warm moments with Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja. with the presence of the Chancellor Prof. S.N. Gaur and Director Prof. Shashi Bala Singh at DIPAS.

Prof. K.K. Srivastava the coordinator, on the left, congratulates and shares warm moments with Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja. with the presence of the Chancellor Prof. S.N. Gaur and Director Prof. Shashi Bala Singh at DIPAS.

Visit to the Red Forts in Dehli and Agra

Visit to the Red Forts in Dehli and Agra

Lucretia De Urioste on our visit to the fabulous Taj Mahal.

At Agra, Lucretia De Urioste on our visit to the fabulous Taj Mahal.

 

The IPPA team with Shashi, thanks to Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh kind sponsorship.

The IPPA team with Prof. Shashi, thanks to Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh’s kind sponsorship that proves dreams in life do come true.

At the Hindu Rao Hospital in Dehli

At the Hindu Rao Hospital in Dehli

At the inaugural ceremony of the course on Quality Control for Laboratories under the direction of Dr. Thuppil Venkatesh

At the inaugural ceremony of the course on Quality Control for Laboratories under the direction of Dr. Thuppil Venkatesh

Inscription at Mahatma Ghandi's Tomb site in Dehli.

Inscription at Mahatma Ghandi’s Tomb site in Dehli.

Mahatma Ghandi's beautiful, peaceful Tomb memorial in Dehli

Mahatma Ghandi’s beautiful, peaceful Tomb memorial in Dehli

Sawminayaran Akshardham an extraordinary sculptured temple.

Sawminayaran Akshardham an extraordinary sculptured temple.

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Scientific articles ranking in high altitude domain

ranked scientific articles this way:

Wednesday, June 1 , 2011

List 2: Top 10 Articles Published in the Same Domain Since Your Publication

Zubieta-Calleja GR, Paulev PE, Zubieta-Calleja L, Zubieta-Calleja N, Zubieta-Castillo G: Hypoventilation in chronic mountain sickness: a mechanism to preserve energy. J Physiol Pharmacol; 2006 Sep;57 Suppl 4:425-30

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León-Velarde F, Villafuerte FC, Richalet JP: Chronic mountain sickness and the heart. Prog Cardiovasc Dis; 2010 May-Jun;52(6):540-9
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Moore LG, Niermeyer S, Vargas E: Does chronic mountain sickness (CMS) have perinatal origins? Respir Physiol Neurobiol; 2007 Sep 30;158(2-3):180-9
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Rivera-Ch M, Huicho L, Bouchet P, Richalet JP, León-Velarde F: Effect of acetazolamide on ventilatory response in subjects with chronic mountain sickness. Respir Physiol Neurobiol; 2008 Aug 31;162(3):184-9
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Jafarian S, Gorouhi F, Ghergherechi M, Lotfi J: Respiratory rate within the first hour of ascent predicts subsequent acute mountain sickness severity. Arch Iran Med; 2008 Mar;11(2):152-6
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Zubieta-Castillo G Sr, Zubieta-Calleja GR Jr, Zubieta-Calleja L: Chronic mountain sickness: the reaction of physical disorders to chronic hypoxia. J Physiol Pharmacol; 2006 Sep;57 Suppl 4:431-42
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Maignan M, Rivera-Ch M, Privat C, León-Velarde F, Richalet JP, Pham I: Pulmonary pressure and cardiac function in chronic mountain sickness patients. Chest; 2009 Feb;135(2):499-504
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Penaloza D, Arias-Stella J: The heart and pulmonary circulation at high altitudes: healthy highlanders and chronic mountain sickness. Circulation; 2007 Mar 6;115(9):1132-46
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Yan JH, Li ZQ, Ji LH, Chai KX, Ge RL: [Changes of serum angiogenesis in patients with chronic mountain sickness]. Zhongguo Ying Yong Sheng Li Xue Za Zhi; 2009 Nov;25(4):457-60
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Huicho L, Xing G, Qualls C, Rivera-Ch M, Gamboa JL, Verma A, Appenzeller O: Abnormal energy regulation in early life: childhood gene expression may predict subsequent chronic mountain sickness. BMC Pediatr; 2008;8:47
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List 3: Top 10 Articles Published in the Same Domain, All Time

Zubieta-Calleja GR, Paulev PE, Zubieta-Calleja L, Zubieta-Calleja N, Zubieta-Castillo G: Hypoventilation in chronic mountain sickness: a mechanism to preserve energy. J Physiol Pharmacol; 2006 Sep;57 Suppl 4:425-30
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Sun S, Oliver-Pickett C, Ping Y, Micco AJ, Droma T, Zamudio S, Zhuang J, Huang SY, McCullough RG, Cymerman A, Moore LG: Breathing and brain blood flow during sleep in patients with chronic mountain sickness. J Appl Physiol; 1996 Aug;81(2):611-8
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Sun SF, Huang SY, Zhang JG, Droma TS, Banden G, McCullough RE, McCullough RG, Cymerman A, Reeves JT, Moore LG: Decreased ventilation and hypoxic ventilatory responsiveness are not reversed by naloxone in Lhasa residents with chronic mountain sickness. Am Rev Respir Dis; 1990 Dec;142(6 Pt 1):1294-300
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Erba P, Anastasi S, Senn O, Maggiorirni M, Bloch KE: Acute mountain sickness is related to nocturnal hypoxemia but not to hypoventilation. Eur Respir J; 2004 Aug;24(2):303-8
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Richalet JP, Rivera M, Bouchet P, Chirinos E, Onnen I, Petitjean O, Bienvenu A, Lasne F, Moutereau S, León-Velarde F: Acetazolamide: a treatment for chronic mountain sickness. Am J Respir Crit Care Med; 2005 Dec 1;172(11):1427-33
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León-Velarde F, Arregui A, Vargas M, Huicho L, Acosta R: Chronic mountain sickness and chronic lower respiratory tract disorders. Chest; 1994 Jul;106(1):151-5
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León-Velarde F, Villafuerte FC, Richalet JP: Chronic mountain sickness and the heart. Prog Cardiovasc Dis; 2010 May-Jun;52(6):540-9
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Moore LG, Niermeyer S, Vargas E: Does chronic mountain sickness (CMS) have perinatal origins? Respir Physiol Neurobiol; 2007 Sep 30;158(2-3):180-9
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Ge RL, Shai HR, Takeoka M, Hanaoka M, Koizumi T, Matsuzawa Y, Kubo K, Kobayashi T: Atrial natriuretic peptide and red cell 2,3-diphosphoglycerate in patients with chronic mountain sickness. Wilderness Environ Med; 2001;12(1):2-7
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Rivera-Ch M, Huicho L, Bouchet P, Richalet JP, León-Velarde F: Effect of acetazolamide on ventilatory response in subjects with chronic mountain sickness. Respir Physiol Neurobiol; 2008 Aug 31;162(3):184-9
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Zubieta-Calleja GR, Paulev PE, Zubieta-Calleja L, Zubieta-Calleja N, Zubieta-Castillo G: Hypoventilation in chronic mountain sickness: a mechanism to preserve energy. J Physiol Pharmacol; 2006 Sep;57 Suppl 4:425-30
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Jafarian S, Gorouhi F, Ghergherechi M, Lotfi J: Respiratory rate within the first hour of ascent predicts subsequent acute mountain sickness severity. Arch Iran Med; 2008 Mar;11(2):152-6
Go to the article

Zubieta-Castillo G Sr, Zubieta-Calleja GR Jr, Zubieta-Calleja L: Chronic mountain sickness: the reaction of physical disorders to chronic hypoxia. J Physiol Pharmacol; 2006 Sep;57 Suppl 4:431-42
Go to the article

Maignan M, Rivera-Ch M, Privat C, León-Velarde F, Richalet JP, Pham I: Pulmonary pressure and cardiac function in chronic mountain sickness patients. Chest; 2009 Feb;135(2):499-504
Go to the article

Penaloza D, Arias-Stella J: The heart and pulmonary circulation at high altitudes: healthy highlanders and chronic mountain sickness. Circulation; 2007 Mar 6;115(9):1132-46
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Huicho L, Xing G, Qualls C, Rivera-Ch M, Gamboa JL, Verma A, Appenzeller O: Abnormal energy regulation in early life: childhood gene expression may predict subsequent chronic mountain sickness. BMC Pediatr; 2008;8:47
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Gonzales GF, Gasco M, Tapia V, Gonzales-Castañeda C: High serum testosterone levels are associated with excessive erythrocytosis of chronic mountain sickness in men. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab; 2009 Jun;296(6):E1319-25
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Stuber T, Sartori C, Schwab M, Jayet PY, Rimoldi SF, Garcin S, Thalmann S, Spielvogel H, Salmòn CS, Villena M, Scherrer U, Allemann Y: Exaggerated pulmonary hypertension during mild exercise in chronic mountain sickness. Chest; 2010 Feb;137(2):388-92
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Moore JP, Claydon VE, Norcliffe LJ, Rivera-Ch MC, Lèon-Velarde F, Appenzeller O, Hainsworth R: Carotid baroreflex regulation of vascular resistance in high-altitude Andean natives with and without chronic mountain sickness. Exp Physiol; 2006 Sep;91(5):907-13
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Bailey DM, Evans KA, James PE, McEneny J, Young IS, Fall L, Gutowski M, Kewley E, McCord JM, Møller K, Ainslie PN: Altered free radical metabolism in acute mountain sickness: implications for dynamic cerebral autoregulation and blood-brain barrier function. J Physiol; 2009 Jan 15;587(Pt 1):73-85
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The Mountain Guru

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo (Sr.) has received a most extraordinary distinction and honor in Bangalore, India at the St. John’s Medical College:

In response to an invitation by Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh to attend a meeting and present their recent scientific work, Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo (Sr) and Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja (Jr) travelled to Bangalore, India and on the way there stopped in Copenhagen, Denmark to visit and discuss scientific projects with Prof. Dr. Poul-Erik Paulev. Further news on this will follow soon.

Once in India, they were received by the most distinguished Shashidhara N. who became along with Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh their guides, and colleagues of profound phylosophical discussions during 10 days of a most memorable visit to incredible India.

Having arrived at the modern airport in Bangalore, they were then transported to Kochi, where the 36th National Conference of Clinical Biochemists was carried out Nov 5-8th, 2009 under the direction of Prof. D.M.Vasudevan. After their presentation both Zubietas were driven to Mysore to meet Prof. Virupasksha Hosur and visit the extraordinary Mysore Palace. Elephants, crocodiles and bird watching filled them with eco-nature and a profound understanding of the wisdom of the people from India.

Felicitation in Bangalore, IndiaUpon returning to Bangalore Prof. Zubieta-Castillo (Sr.) and Prof. Zubieta-Calleja (Jr.) were invited to give a talk at the St. John’s Medical College  (see the invitation on the left). Much to their surprise, Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh leaded in the presentation and introduced the Director of the St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences Dr. Lawrence D’Souza, along with very distinguished personalities of Bangalore.

Then upon the podium, starting with Dr. Lawrence D’Souza one by one the wicks of a large oil lamp, were lighted by each of the distinguished guests as a sign of friendship and cooperation (photo below).

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Shown at left: Dr. Prem Pais (Dean of St. John’s Medical College), Mr. A.S. Sadashivaiah, Chairman Karnataka State Pollution, Prof. Dr. Zubieta-Castillo (Sr.), Dr. Lawrence D’Souza, Director St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Prof. Dr. Zubieta-Calleja(Jr) Padmashree Mahadevappa, Former Chancellor UAS and Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh, NRCLPI. (All photos courtesy of the distinguished colleagues from India)

Immediately afterwards, Dr. Lawrence D’Souza presented Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo (Sr) in a special ceremony a turbant, flowers and a gold plated oil lamp.

Guru1sThe special honors, the turbant, flowers, a gold plated oil lamp bestowed upon Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo at St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences in Bangalore, India, Nov 11, 2009.

Then the honoree gave a talk on “Patho-Physiology of Adaptation to Hypoxia and Prof. Zubieta-Calleja (Jr) on ” The Current Status of Millions of Highlanders”.

The photo below shows the resemblance of Prof. Zubieta-Castillo with the late and famous legendary Indian Engineer-Statesman: Sir. Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, as expressed by many distinguished attendees.

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Prof. VenkateshWith Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh, Principal Advisor Quality Council of India (QCI) &
National Referral Centre for Lead Poisoning in India (NRCLPI)
Professor- Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
St. John’s Medical College

At a dinner in the Country Club in Bangalore, Prof. Venkatesh surrounded by very important people gave Prof. Zubieta-Castillo, the following distinction:

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Furthermore, he was repeatedly mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Price in Medicine for he has determined that Chronic Mountain Sickness is not a “Loss of Adaptation” but rather a consequence of pulmonary diseases with shunts that increase the number of red cells (polyerythrocythemia) thereby saving the life of thousands of high altitude residents that have been intoxicated with drugs like Phenylhidrazine with the wrong concept of destroying the “excessive” red blood cells. This drug damaged the liver cells producing jaundice and also the endothelium of all vessels in the system, and lesions to the kidneys. His theories of Adaptation to life at the hypoxic levels of Mt. Everest applying the high altitude adaptation  formula, following Ohm’s law, and the triple hypoxia syndrome were also mentioned.

They likewise were also honored by a visit to his excellency Governor Karnataka, H R Bhardwaj, at the Governor’s Palace in Bangalore,  below :

IMGShown here Shashidhara N, Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja (Jr), His excellency Governor of Karnataka H R Bhardwaj, Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo (Sr), Thuppil Venkatesh.

So those of different countries must be wondering but what is a Guru?

guru (Sanskritगुरु) is one who is regarded as having great knowledge, wisdom and authority in a certain area, and who uses it to guide others (teacher). As a principle for the development of consciousness it leads the creation from unreality to reality, from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge.

The syllable gu means shadows
The syllable ru, he who disperses them,
Because of the power to disperse darkness
the guru is thus named.

– Advayataraka Upanishad 14—18, verse 5

from Wikipedia