A comparison of the incidence of decompression sickness in men and women divers using decompression tables and diving computers for 77,680 dives.

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A comparison of the incidence of decompression sickness in men and women divers using decompression tables and diving computers for 77,680 dives.

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dc.contributor.author Hill Jr, RK en_US
dc.contributor.author Gilliam, BC en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-08T13:30:03Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-08T13:30:03Z
dc.date.issued 1990 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hill Jr, RK; Gilliam, BC. A comparison of the incidence of decompression sickness in men and women divers using decompression tables and diving computers for 77,680 dives. In: Jaap, WC (ed). Advances in Underwater Science…90. Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences Tenth annual scientific diving symposium. Held October 4-7, 1990 at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/9564
dc.description American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/) en_US
dc.description.abstract Much debate has taken place concerning the relative risk of decompression sickness in divers using dive computers versus those using dive tables, but little data is available. Utilizing the dive tracking system of Ocean Quest International's diving cruise ship Ocean Spirit, we have retrospectively analyzed the 70,000 dives made by participants. Dives made from March, 1989 through February, 1990 were examined. Thirty-two thousand dives were made by divers using the ships Dacor Microbrain and ProPlus Decobrain computers. Thirty-eight thousand dives were made with diving tables. Both sets of divers dove under the same diving rules and divemasters. Divers using diving computers sustained no cases of decompression sickness. Divers using tables sustained 3 cases of DCS, which responded to treatment by the on-board hyperbaric facility. The statistical significance of this data and that of sub-groups, such as divemasters and deep divers, will be discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) en_US
dc.subject scientific diving en_US
dc.subject decompression sickness en_US
dc.subject DCS en_US
dc.subject dive computer en_US
dc.subject dive table en_US
dc.subject hyperbaric en_US
dc.subject treatment en_US
dc.subject outcomes en_US
dc.title A comparison of the incidence of decompression sickness in men and women divers using decompression tables and diving computers for 77,680 dives. en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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