|Document ID (ISN)||57279|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Relationship of menstrual history to altitude chamber decompression sickness
||July 1990, Vol.61, No.7, p.657-659. Illus. 7 ref.
||Records at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine were reviewed to determine the relationship between the incidence of altitude chamber decompression sickness (DCS) in females and menstrual history. A significant inverse linear correlation was noted between the number of days since the start of the last menstrual period and the incidence of DCS. The underlying mechanism for the correlation between menstrual cycle and susceptibility to development of DCS is unknown. It is concluded that women are at higher risk of developing altitude related DCS during menses, with the risk decreasing linearly as the time since last menstrual period increases.
||USA; menstrual cycle; high altitude; decompression sickness
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)