decompression sickness


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Synonyms for decompression sickness

pain resulting from rapid change in pressure

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Decompression sickness, otherwise known as "the bends" or "Caissons disease," relies on both Henry's and Dalton's laws, which describes that the inhalation of air under higher pressure when underwater results in the dissolution of increased amounts of oxygen and nitrogen within the tissues [38,39].
Decompression sickness is evidence of one of the human body's weaknesses.
This decompression sickness, which is also known as "the bends", can cause long-term health problems.
OPilots who fly at altitudes above 18,000 feet are at risk for decompression sickness, a condition where gas or atmospheric pressure reaches lower levels than those within body tissues and forms bubbles,O said study author Stephen McGuire, with the University of Texas in San Antonio, and the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine.
Decompression sickness (DCS; also known as divers' disease, the bends or caisson disease) describes a condition arising from dissolved gases coming out of solution into bubbles inside the body on depressurization.
A spokesman for HM Coastguard said the diver had reached a depth of 61 metres in the flooded former quarry and surfaced with a suspected case of the condition, also known as decompression sickness.
Scuba divers can get decompression sickness, or the bends, a painful and potentially fatal condition, from ascending too quickly from a deep dive.
Adel Abdela'al briefed them with the aspects and benefits of the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, noting that KHUH has provided six modern devices that allows patients to breathe 100 percent oxygen in a high-pressure environment, that helps treat decompression sickness, serious infections, bubbles of air in blood vessels, and wounds that won't heal as a result of diabetes or radiation injury.
It is currently FDA-approved as the primary treatment for 4 different kinds of brain injuries: carbon monoxide poisoning, arterial gas embolism, cerebral decompression sickness, and cranioradionecrosis (radiation damage to the brain after cancer radiotherapy).
The Smethwick-born striker, who is now at Notts County and was jailed for killing 56-year-old Douglas Graham by dangerous driving in 2003, has suffered a problem brought on by decompression sickness after going scuba diving on honeymoon.
"Most underwater searches are conducted in areas with little to no visibility and can reach depths that reduce time on the bottom due to decompression sickness or available air limitations," said Mr.
The company has developed a proprietary perfluorocarbon (PFC) therapeutic oxygen carrier and liquid ventilation product called Oxycyte(R) that is being formulated for both intravenous and topical delivery for conditions including but not limited to traumatic brain injury, decompression sickness and topical wounds.
VCU is nationally recognized for its research in groundbreaking work using perfluorocarbons (PFCs); applications of perfluorocarbons include eye surgery, imaging, liquid ventilation, artificial blood and treatment of decompression sickness, as well as various other non-medical applications.
Jim was still suffering slight decompression sickness from a flight to 35,000 feet the day before, despite pre-breathing 100-percent oxygen for two hours, and he generously offered me his ship to try for my altitude badge.
About 3 hours into the mission, Col Henry experienced the first pangs of what would become one of the most serious cases of decompression sickness ever survived in the history of aviation.