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Document ID (ISN)60724
CIS number 93-1706
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ikeda T., Okamoto Y., Hashimoto A.
Title Bubble formation and decompression sickness on direct ascent from shallow air saturation diving
Bibliographic information Feb. 1993, Vol.64, No.2, p.121-125. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract To find the minimum supersaturation pressure for detectable bubble formation and for contraction of decompression sickness (DCS), three shallow air saturation dives were performed at depths of 6m, 7m and 8m. One bubble was shown in the 6m dive group, a small number of bubbles were seen in some subjects in the 7m dive while all subjects in the 8m dive presented various amounts of bubbles. Four subjects in the 8m dive suffered from DCS and required recompression treatment. The minimum depth for detectable bubble formation was assessed at around 6m and the direct ascent from saturation at 8m seems to have a high risk of DCS.
Descriptors (primary) decompression sickness; saturation diving; bubble formation
Descriptors (secondary) case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Hyperbaric pressure