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Document ID (ISN)63456
CIS number 94-2085
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kumar K.V., Powell M.R.
Title Survivorship models for estimating the risk of decompression sickness
Bibliographic information July 1994, Vol.65, No.7, p.661-665. 15 ref.
Abstract The applicability of survival analysis for modelling the risk of decompression sickness (DCS) is illustrated by using data from earlier studies of hypobaric chamber exposures. A method for estimating the overall incidence-free survival rates for circulating microbubbles, symptoms and test aborts is described and the results are discussed. Survival analysis is shown to have certain advantages over other methods for modelling the risk of DCS.
Descriptors (primary) negative pressure; space travel; hazard evaluation; decompression sickness
Descriptors (secondary) bubble formation; prediction; mathematical models
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Space travel
Hypobaric pressure
Hyperbaric pressure