Accession Number : AD0714272

Title :   Experimental Studies in Decompression Sickness.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 1 (Annual), 1 Oct 69-1 Oct 70,

Corporate Author : ROCHESTER UNIV N Y DIV OF UROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Cockett,Abraham Timothy K.

Report Date : 01 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Studies were focused on the role of lipids in decompression sickness. Experimental evidence and clinical data supports the concept that alterations in lipids promote, and possibly encourage, the development of decompression sickness. Pilot studies evaluating the sub-human primate prior to, and following, sub-lethal decompression sickness were conducted. Heparin, a lipid clearing agent, has successfully treated the afflicted animal following decompression.

Descriptors :   (*DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS, *LIQUIDS), EMBOLISM, FATS, PRIMATES, CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS, HEPARIN

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE