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Decompression Illness

  • F. Faralli
  • J. Seyer
  • J. L. Ducassé
  • Ph. Izard
  • P. B. James
  • A. O. Brubakk
  • A. Barthelemy
  • E. Bergmann
  • J. M. Sainty
  • B. Grandjean

Abstract

The term “decompression illness” (DCI) can be referred to every clinical syndrome following decompression: barotrauma, acute decompression illness, or delayed or chronic forms of decompression illness. The topic of this chapter will be the clinical syndrome traditionally called decompression sickness (DCS) and the arterial gaseous embolism (AGE) following decompression or pulmonary overinflation. Other barotrauma and chronic forms of decompression illness, as dysbaric osteonecrosis and other long-term effects of diving, are beyond the purpose of this chapter.

Keywords

Decompression Sickness Treatment Table Ascent Rate Oxygen Breathing Recreational Diver 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Faralli
    • 1
  • J. Seyer
    • 2
  • J. L. Ducassé
    • 5
  • Ph. Izard
    • 6
  • P. B. James
    • 7
  • A. O. Brubakk
    • 8
  • A. Barthelemy
    • 4
  • E. Bergmann
    • 4
  • J. M. Sainty
    • 4
  • B. Grandjean
    • 3
  1. 1.COM SUB INLe Grazie - Varignano La SpeziaItaly
  2. 2.Centre Hospitalier UniversitaireRouenFrance
  3. 3.Service de Médecine HyperbareCentre Hospitalier de la MiséricordeAjaccioFrance
  4. 4.Centre HyperbareHôpital SalvatorMarseille Cedex 9France
  5. 5.Service d’anesthésie, réanimation et urgences chirurgicales, CHU de PurpanUnité de Réanimation HyperbareToulouseFrance
  6. 6.Commission Medicale FFESSMMarseilleFrance
  7. 7.Wolfson Hyperbaric Medicine UnitNinewells Hospital and Medicine SchoolDundee DDi 9SYScotland
  8. 8.Department of Physiology and Biomedical EngineeringMedical Technology CenterTrondheimNorway

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