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Document ID (ISN)68662
CIS number 97-627
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Webb J.T., Fischer M.D., Heaps C.L., Pilmanis A.A.
Title Exercise-enhanced preoxygenation increases protection from decompression sickness
Bibliographic information July 1996, Vol.67, No.7, p.618-624. 29 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) decompression sickness; space travel; oxygen therapy
Descriptors (secondary) decompression; human experiments; isometric exercise
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Space travel
Hyperbaric pressure