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Document ID (ISN)47241
CIS number 86-1967
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vogel H.
Title Diseases due to differences in environmental pressure
Original title Maladies dues Ó des variations de la pression ambiante [in French]
Bibliographic information Caisse nationale suisse d'assurance en cas d'accidents, case postale, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, Sep. 1986, n░8, 2 parts, 139p. Illus. 37 ref.
Abstract The 2 parts of this very detailed document present the following subjects: physical principles and laws; sources of risk (diving, high-pressure environments, high altitudes); pathogenesis and clinical tables (barotrauma, effects of gases dissolved in the body under increased pressure, gas bubbles in blood and body tissue during a rapid fall in air pressure, effects of oxygen deprivation, deaths during diving); medical and therapeutic prevention; insurance law; accident rates; legal case studies.
Descriptors (primary) hyperbaric pressure; caissons; high altitude; diving; decompression sickness
Descriptors (secondary) decompression; pathology; bubble formation; air embolism; chokes; fat embolism; decompression osteoarthropathy; work in pressurized atmosphere; compressed air; medical supervision; pathogenesis; barotrauma
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Hypobaric pressure
Hyperbaric pressure