Hyperbaric treatment for decompression sickness: current recommendations.


Journal Article

Decompression sickness (DCS, "bends") is caused by formation of bubbles in tissues and/or blood when the sum of dissolved gas pressures exceeds ambient pressure (supersaturation). This may occur when ambient pressure is reduced during any of the following: ascent from a dive; depressurization of a hyperbaric chamber; rapid ascent to altitude in an unpressurised aircraft or hypobaric chamber; loss of cabin pressure in an aircraft [2] and during space walks.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moon, RE; Mitchell, S

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 685 - 693

PubMed ID

  • 31683368

Pubmed Central ID

  • 31683368

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1066-2936


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States