Accession Number : AD0737700

Title :   Review and Analysis of Cases of Decompression Sickness Occurring under Pressure.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Summitt,James K. ; Berghage,Thomas E.

Report Date : 01 DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The increased frequency of decompression sickness occurring while the diver is still under pressure necessitates establishment of a standardized procedure to treat those cases which are beyond the scope of currently accepted treatment tables. Helium diving accidnet and treatment data were analyzed to evaluate the therapeutic adequacy of the treatment procedures that have been used for treating the helium diver stricken while under pressure; to delineate precipitant factors which may be important in the etiology or treatment of decompression sickness occurring under pressure during helium dives; to extract from the data any parameters which appeared to be related to a more adequate or effective treatment profile; and, finally, to outline treatment procedures which could be used in the management of decompression sickness occurring under pressure. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS, *DIVING), PRESSURE, HELIUM, THERAPY, ETIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE