[abstract] REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF DAN ACCIDENT CASES 1981-84.

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[abstract] REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF DAN ACCIDENT CASES 1981-84.

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Title: [abstract] REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF DAN ACCIDENT CASES 1981-84.
Author: Wacholz, CJ; Bloch, K; Mebane, GY; Goad, R; Moon, RE; Piantadosi, CA; Camporesi, EM; Linaweaver Jr, PG; Kindwall, EP; Van Meter, KW; Myers, RAM; Bennett, PB
Abstract: The Divers Alert Network (DAN) provides access to the nation's hyperbaric centers through a single 24 hour phone number, (919) 684-8111. DAN provides medical consultation and treatment assistance and has collected information from diving accidents since 1981, some of which is presented in the following table. Diagnosis, delay to treatment, treatment effectiveness, symptoms and dive related factors are presented as well as a discussion of the problems in compiling dive accident information. As reporting and follow-up become more consistent, these statistics can be expected to improve in accuracy. 1981-82 1983 1984; Total number of calls 757 1600 2000; Emergency calls 369 414 290; Case reports collected 117 177 196; DCS type I 20 19 32; DCS type II 70 50 57; AGE 39 19 16; AGE and/or DCS 8 5 2; AGE with Pul. Barotrauma - 4 4; Pul. Barotrauma, No AGE - 17 16; ENT Barotrauma - 15 18; DCS symptoms (untreated) - 19 22; AGE symptoms (untreated) - 7 10; TREATMENT OUTCOME; Complete relief (-)-% (40)57% (42)42%; Residual symptoms (-)-% (20)28% (34)34%; Fatalities (-)-% (10)14% (6)6%.
Description: Abstract of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. Annual Scientific Meeting held 11-14 June 1985. The Hyatt Regency Hotel, Long Beach, California (http://www.uhms.org)
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/5440
Date: 1985

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