A Prophylactic Program for the Prevention of Otitis Externa in Saturation Divers.

Rubicon Research Repository/Manakin Repository

A Prophylactic Program for the Prevention of Otitis Externa in Saturation Divers.

Show full item record


Title: A Prophylactic Program for the Prevention of Otitis Externa in Saturation Divers.
Author: Thalmann, ED
Abstract: A prophylactic regimen for the prevention of otitis externa was on five saturation dives. The dives totaled 78 days, no dive being shorter than ten days. A total of 26 subjects participated in the dives. The regimen consisted of irrigating the ear canals with a 2percent acetic in aluminum acetate solution each morning and evening and after each head immersion. When compared to a set of base period dives of similar length, during which no ear prophylactic regimen was used, the incidence of otitis externa was markedly lower in the test dives. The initial success of the prophylactic regimen is attributed to the strength of the acetic acid solution used and the regimented manner in which the irrigations were administered. A review of the literature revealed that preparations similar to the one used in this study have been used successfully to prevent otitis externa during dives when the subjects were cooperative and used the preparations in a consistent and systematic way. (Author)
Description: Citation Status: Active; Citation Classification: Unclassified; Title Classification: Unclassified; Report Classification: Unclassified; Identifier Classification: Unclassified; Abstract Classification: Unclassified; Distribution Limitation(s): 01 - APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; Information provided by the Department of Defense and the Defense Technical Information Center (http://www.dtic.mil/) is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/3372
Date: 1974

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
NEDU_1974_10.pdf 1.606Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Browse

My Account