|Document ID (ISN)||68662|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Webb J.T., Fischer M.D., Heaps C.L., Pilmanis A.A.
||Exercise-enhanced preoxygenation increases protection from decompression sickness
||July 1996, Vol.67, No.7, p.618-624. 29 ref.
||The use of exercise-enhanced preoxygenation (breathing 100% oxygen prior to decompression) to reduce the risk of decompression sickness (DCS) during high altitude flight was investigated. 26 male subjects accomplished a 1h preoxygenation with exercise, a 15min preoxygenation with exercise, or a 1h resting preoxygenation. Exercise involved 10min of dual-cycle ergometry. Incidence of DCS following the 1h preoxygenation with exercise was significantly less that than following 1h resting preoxygenation, indicating that preoxygenation with exercise can provide improved DCS protection compared with resting preoxygenation.
||decompression sickness; space travel; oxygen therapy
||decompression; human experiments; isometric exercise
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)