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Document ID (ISN)68412
CIS number 97-277
ISSN - Serial title 1120-2971 - Prevenzione oggi
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bernini P., Faralli F., Fiorito A., Gagliardi R., Brauzzi M., Panico S., Paoluzzi M.
Title Decompression sickness, pathogenesis and management of spinal damage
Original title Patogenesi e trattamento del danno spinale nella forma neuro sensoriale della malattia da decompressione [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 1993, Vol.V, No.1, p.87-103. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract The effects and management recommended for decompression sickness are reviewed. Clinical local symptoms are mainly neurological with motor and sensory deficits. They are accompanied by other symptoms ranging from skin and joint pains to sudden death from respiratory arrest. The management of the patients consists of emergency treatment for basic life support, followed by advanced treatment using pharmacological means, recompression therapy, neuromuscular rehabilitation with cycles of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and physiotherapy.
Descriptors (primary) hyperbaric oxygen therapy; decompression sickness; physiotherapy; neurological effects; medical treatment; rehabilitation
Descriptors (secondary) Italy; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Hyperbaric pressure
Rehabilitiation