Decompression after repeated dives

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Title: Decompression after repeated dives
Author: Buhlmann, AA
Abstract: Seventy-six men and 7 women performed a 2nd dive in a pressure chamber under dry conditions after intervals at the surface of 10, 30, 90, or 120 min. Of these, 35 persons performed a 3rd dive after an interval of 20 or 90 min (118 repeated dives). Air was the breathing gas during all phases of the tests. During exposure to overpressure the divers exercised on a bicycle-ergometer. The decompressions for dives 2 and 3 were the same as for the first dive. After the 2nd or 3rd dive, certain symptoms of decompression sickness of the skin occurred in 5 of the 118 exposures, and 1 diver complained of muscular aches. These results suggest that no general sensitization occurred after the 1st dive. We concluded that a slightly more conservative decompression with regard to ascent velocity and profile is feasible for repeated dives. Adult *Decompression Decompression Sickness/physiopathology Diving/*adverse effects Female Human Hydrostatic Pressure Male Muscles/physiopathology Nitrogen/metabolism Skin/physiopathology Time Factors
Description: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. (http://www.uhms.org )
URI: PMID: 3810993
http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/3081
Date: 1987

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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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