Decompression sickness during construction of the Great Belt Tunnel, Denmark.

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Decompression sickness during construction of the Great Belt Tunnel, Denmark.

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dc.contributor.author Andersen, HL
dc.date.accessioned 2006-12-18T14:35:55Z
dc.date.available 2006-12-18T14:35:55Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Undersea Hyperb Med. 2002 Fall;29(3):172-88. en
dc.identifier.other PMID - 12670120
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/3909
dc.description Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine : Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. en
dc.description.abstract Thirteen cases of decompression sickness (DCS) occurred during the construction of the 8-km long railway tunnel under the Great Belt in Denmark between January 1992 and February 1996. 320 compressed air workers were subjected to 9018 pressure exposures in four tunnel boring machines. Overall DCS incidence was 0.14%. Working pressures ranged between 0.25 bar (1.25 atm abs or 126.3 kPa) and 2.95 bar (3.91 atm abs or 396.3 kPa) and working times ranged between 2 minutes and 339 minutes. During the first 1798 pressure exposures 7 DCS cases occurred using French air decompression tables from 1974. The following 7220 exposures were then decompressed in accordance with the newly issued French air decompression tables of 1992. After changing schedules 6 DCS cases occurred and DCS incidence was reduced to 0.08%. Two of the first seven DCS cases had permanent residual symptoms after recompression treatment. All DCS cases, except one, occurred among the 30% of exposures that imposed the greatest decompression stress. DCS incidence among these exposures was 0.42%. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. en
dc.subject Decompression/methods/*standards en
dc.subject Decompression Sickness/*epidemiology/prevention & control/therapy en
dc.subject Denmark/epidemiology en
dc.subject human en
dc.subject Middle Aged en
dc.subject Occupational Diseases/*epidemiology/prevention & control/therapy en
dc.subject Personnel Staffing and Scheduling en
dc.subject Pressure en
dc.subject Reference Values en
dc.subject Regression Analysis en
dc.subject Retrospective Studies en
dc.subject Time Factors en
dc.title Decompression sickness during construction of the Great Belt Tunnel, Denmark. en
dc.type Article en

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