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Neurologic presentation of decompression sickness and air embolism in sport divers.

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Dick, AP; Massey, EW
Published in: Neurology
May 1985

In a retrospective study of scuba divers with neurologic injuries, we found that mild symptoms were common. Seventy divers had decompression sickness, most often with paresthesias or numbness, rarely with paresis. Thirty-nine divers had air embolism that often caused unconsciousness or mild symptoms of cerebral injury. Many divers with neurologic decompression sickness gave histories of dives that were within conventional limits, and many with air embolism gave no history of breath-holding during ascent. Mild symptoms sometimes regressed spontaneously. Recompression delays were responsible for poor responses to therapy.

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Neurology

DOI

ISSN

0028-3878

Publication Date

May 1985

Volume

35

Issue

5

Start / End Page

667 / 671

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Paresthesia
  • Paralysis
  • Oxygen
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Naval Medicine
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Humans
 

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Dick, A. P., & Massey, E. W. (1985). Neurologic presentation of decompression sickness and air embolism in sport divers. Neurology, 35(5), 667–671. https://doi.org/10.1212/wnl.35.5.667
Dick, A. P., and E. W. Massey. “Neurologic presentation of decompression sickness and air embolism in sport divers.Neurology 35, no. 5 (May 1985): 667–71. https://doi.org/10.1212/wnl.35.5.667.
Dick AP, Massey EW. Neurologic presentation of decompression sickness and air embolism in sport divers. Neurology. 1985 May;35(5):667–71.
Dick, A. P., and E. W. Massey. “Neurologic presentation of decompression sickness and air embolism in sport divers.Neurology, vol. 35, no. 5, May 1985, pp. 667–71. Pubmed, doi:10.1212/wnl.35.5.667.
Dick AP, Massey EW. Neurologic presentation of decompression sickness and air embolism in sport divers. Neurology. 1985 May;35(5):667–671.

Published In

Neurology

DOI

ISSN

0028-3878

Publication Date

May 1985

Volume

35

Issue

5

Start / End Page

667 / 671

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Paresthesia
  • Paralysis
  • Oxygen
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Naval Medicine
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Humans