Acute oxygen toxicity in a saturation diver working in the North Sea

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Acute oxygen toxicity in a saturation diver working in the North Sea

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Title: Acute oxygen toxicity in a saturation diver working in the North Sea
Author: Crosbie, WA; Cumming, G; Thomas, IR
Abstract: A commercial diver taking part in a saturation dive (O2-He) was exposed intermittently to 1.4 b of oxygen for a total of 55 h. He developed the syndrome associated with oxygen pulmonary toxicity. Detailed pulmonary function spirometry tests before and after the incident showed that a significant decrease in the forced vital capacity and forced expired volume in 1 s occurred and full recovery was at this time not present 12 weeks after the incident, although by this time he demonstrated a high state of cardiopulmonary fitness. These findings indicate that the lung damage caused by acute oxygen toxicity take more than 12 weeks to disappear, but the condition does seem to be reversible. Refers to PubMed ID: 6636349 RRR ID: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/2712
Description: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. (http://www.uhms.org )
URI: PMID: 7168096
http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/2925
Date: 1982

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  • Undersea Biomedical Research Journal
    The Undersea Baromedical Research journal was published by the Undersea Medical Society, Inc. (now the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society) quarterly from 1974 to 1992 when the name changed to the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal.

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