|Document ID (ISN)||66476|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Goldenberg I., Shupak A., Shoshani O.
||Oxy-helium treatment for refractory neurological decompression sickness: A case report
||Jan. 1996, Vol.67, No.1, p.57-60. Illus. 24 ref.
||A case study is presented of a diver with paraparesis and urinary incontinence that appeared 10 minutes after surfacing from a dive. Symptoms persisted even after hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Subsequent oxy-helium treatment resulted in a marked improvement in gait and in sensory and motor function. Examination indicated an upper motor neuron lesion. Further hyperbaric oxygenation resulted in complete restoration of urinary control and virtually complete sensory and motor recovery. The case reinforces the limited clinical data regarding the value of oxy-helium in the treatment of neurological decompression sickness.
||hyperbaric oxygen therapy; helium; neurological effects; diving; decompression sickness
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Israel|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the nervous system