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Document ID (ISN)70204
CIS number 97-2088
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sulaiman Z.M., Pilmanis A.A., O'Connor R.B.
Title Relationship between age and susceptibility to altitude decompression sickness
Bibliographic information Aug. 1997, Vol.68, No.8, p.695-698. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract Data on 1,299 subject flight exposures in altitude chambers conducted during 1983-1994 were examined. Ages of subjects ranged 18-48 years. There was a trend towards increased susceptibility to decompression sickness with increasing age, with a particularly strong trend for individuals over 42 years of age.
Descriptors (primary) high altitude; decompression sickness
Descriptors (secondary) age-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Hypobaric pressure
Hyperbaric pressure