Neurologic injuries from scuba diving.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Interest in scuba (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus) diving increased in the 1970s, and undersea diving continues to be a popular sport early in the 21st century, with approximately 3 million certified divers in the United States. The Divers Alert Network (DAN), an institution created in 1981 by the Commerce Department, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has collected diving injury data for US and Canadian divers since 1987 that can be studied to suggest the epidemiologic characteristics of diving. This article examines neurologic injuries resulting from scuba diving.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hawes, J; Massey, EW

Published Date

  • February 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 297 - 308

PubMed ID

  • 18295097

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0733-8619

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ncl.2007.11.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States