Accession Number : AD0619413

Title :   THE ROLE OF THE ALTITUDE CHAMBER IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND DISPOSITION OF PROBLEM AEROMEDICAL CASES.

Descriptive Note : Aeromedical reviews,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Berry,Charles A. ; King,Arthur H.

Report Date : NOV 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The use of the latitude (low-pressure) chamber as a diagnostic tool in problem aeromedical cases is discussed. It provides a controlled altitude environment at ground level, thus providing greater safety and easier monitoring. Each 'flight' must be tailored to the individual case and should closely simulate the actual conditions surrounding the referral incident. Case histories of consultation cases from the School of Aviation Medicine are presented. The chamber is an aid to diagnosis in the following types of cases: ENT problems, cardiac problems, pulmonary problems, hypoxia, hyperventilation, and head injuries. ((AINJURIES. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AVIATION MEDICINE, ALTITUDE CHAMBERS), (*ALTITUDE CHAMBERS, AVIATION MEDICINE), FLIGHT SIMULATORS, AVIATION PERSONNEL, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, DISEASES, HYPOXIA, RESPIRATION, LUNG, HEAD(ANATOMY), WOUNDS AND INJURIES, X RAYS, ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY, ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY, OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE