The probabilistic nature of decompression sickness

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Title: The probabilistic nature of decompression sickness
Author: Berghage, TE; Woolley, JM; Keating, LJ
Abstract: Because of the variability that is associated with decompression outcome, it has been extremely difficult to assess the risk related to a given decompression profile. This study is an initial attempt to deal with the observed variability and improve the precision of the decompression model. Two hundred eighty-eight mice were explosively decompressed following a 15-min hyperbaric nitrogen-oxygen exposure to one of two pressures; 13.8 or 14.2 ATA. The results of these exposures were compared with theoretical estimates based upon the Binominal Probability Function. No statistically significant differences between th actual decompression results and the theoretical predictions were found. this preliminary study indicates that probability theory may be a means to qualify the variance found in decompression studies and improve the precision of the present decompression model. (Author) Animals *Atmospheric Pressure Decompression Sickness/*epidemiology Hyperbaric Oxygenation Mice Probability Theory Time Factors
Description: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. (http://www.uhms.org )
URI: PMID: 4469191
http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/2651
Date: 1974

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  • Undersea Biomedical Research Journal
    The Undersea Baromedical Research journal was published by the Undersea Medical Society, Inc. (now the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society) quarterly from 1974 to 1992 when the name changed to the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal.
  • Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU)
    These are technical reports from the US Navy Experimental Diving Unit.

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