decompression illness


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decompression illness

[dē·kəm′presh·ən ‚il·nəs]
(medicine)
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Comparison of the size of persistent foramen ovale and atrial septal defects in divers with shunt-related decompression illness and in the general population.
Decompression illness was suspected, but computed tomography angiography (CTA) was obtained for evaluation of other causes of hypotension and hypoxia.
Well, at one point you seemed to be complaining of joint pain and dizziness, you sure everything's okay?" "That's just the typical symptoms of decompression illness - I think you call it the bends?
Coverage includes the pathophysiology and manifestations of decompression illness (DCI), and DCI and gender; various human factors such as medical and health considerations, physics and physiology of cold water diving, exercise and fitness to dive, the psychology of dysbaric environments, and health and safety standards; and women working in fields such as military diving, underwater archaeology, hyperbaric medicine, and as combat pilots and astronauts.
The new finding support previous studies that demonstrated that when a PFO is closed, whether it's following a stroke or decompression illness, migraine also tends to improve in almost 75 percent of cases.
We learnt about the effects of decompression illness from deep water diving and the use of the air force hyperbaric chamber to simulate the effects of altitude and decompression for flight crews.
While the man was showing no symptoms of decompression illness, the County Air Ambulance was called in to airlift him to a hyperbaric chamber in Merseyside as a precaution.