Accession Number : AD0430123

Title :   STUDIES IN DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS. CARDIORESPIRATORY RESPONSES OF ANESTHETIZED DOGS TO COMPRESSION THERAPY FOLLOWING EXPERIMENTAL DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : McIver,Robert G. ; Leverett,Sydney D. ,Jr.

Report Date : DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Decompression sickness was studied by use of a special technic for the production and recognition of the disorder in laboratory animals. Objective evidence is presented for substantiating the use of compression therapy in the treatment of both caisson and altitude types of decompression sickess. There is suggestive evidence that even very small overpressures may be of benefit in treating or transporting some cases of severe altitude decompression sickness. The importance of rapid recognition and treatment is emphasized, as well as careful scrutiny of all patients who appear to be 'hyperventilating' after decompression, especially those patients with other signs or symptoms of decompression sickness. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS, LABORATORY ANIMALS), THERAPY, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, DOGS, RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, HEART

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE