|Document ID (ISN)||101635|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Epidemic decompression sickness: Case report, literature review, and clinical commentary
||Aug. 2002, Vol.73, No.8, p.798-804. 43 ref.
||This paper reports a collective case of epidemic decompression sickness (DCS) and reviews the literature. The case reported describes six aircrew men with DCS following an unpressurized flight. Factors contributing to this case are discussed in depth. The literature was also examined for similar cases of epidemic DCS, and four other instances were identified. Detailed qualitative analysis of these reports was performed. Based on these data, DCS is defined and classified. Adopting the proposed outline should produce an aetiology that can be used by flight medical physicians and against which control measures can be directed.
||aetiology; risk factors; decompression sickness
||literature survey; aircraft; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology