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Document ID (ISN)104614
CIS number 06-180
ISSN - Serial title 1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kot J., Sićko Z.
Title Delayed treatment of bubble related illness in diving - Review of standard protocol
Bibliographic information 2004, Vol.55, No.1/4, p.103-120. 93 ref.
Abstract This article reviews the literature concerning the existing standard treatment of decompression illness. The effects on prognosis of a delay in receiving recompression treatment are examined and therapeutic options are reviewed: recompression, hyperbaric or normobaric oxygen therapy, choice of fluids for rehydration, drug therapy. It is concluded that there is no evidence to suggest that the existing recommendations for the treatment of decompression illness should be changed.
Descriptors (primary) decompression sickness; medical treatment; diving
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; hyperbaric oxygen therapy; recompression; air embolism; drugs
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Hyperbaric pressure