|Document ID (ISN)||66477|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Sowden L.M., Kindwall E.P., Francis T.J.R.
||The distribution of limb pain in decompression sickness
||Jan. 1996, Vol.67, No.1, p.74-80. Illus. 74 ref.
||A review of over 19,000 cases of limb pain in decompression sickness (DCS) revealed a predominance of upper limb involvement in bounce divers and in aviators; lower limbs were more commonly involved in compressed air workers and saturation divers. A hypothesis based on the counter current exchange of inert gas is put forward as a possible mechanism to explain this reported distribution of limb pain in DCS. The hypothesis is discussed in relation to bounce diving, saturation diving, compressed air workers, and decompression to altitude.
||decompression sickness; diving; work in pressurized atmosphere; symptoms
||cardiovascular system; aircraft pilots; saturation diving; aetiology
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom; USA|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)