Health outcome following multi-day occupational air diving.

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Health outcome following multi-day occupational air diving.

Show simple item record Doolette, DJ 2006-12-30T02:41:19Z 2006-12-30T02:41:19Z 2003
dc.identifier.citation Undersea Hyperb Med. 2003 Summer;30(2):127-34. en
dc.identifier.other PMID - 12964856
dc.description Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine : Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. en
dc.description.abstract Acclimatization to decompression stress has been reported in caisson workers and helium-oxygen divers; however the alternative notion that the risk of decompression sickness increases with successive days of diving is widespread. We examined 201 multi-day series of 2 to 29 diving days identified retrospectively in a database of occupational air dives for evidence of acclimatization or sensitization. Decompression related health status was measured using a self-administered diver health survey; resulting scores were analyzed by linear modelling. Daily diving consisted of 1-3 dives each to mean maximum depth of 17.2 (SD 3.9) meters seawater for a mean duration of 23 (SD 17) min. Daily diver health scores increased with calculated daily risk of decompression sickness but were not influenced by the order of dives in multi-day series. Poor health outcome indicated by treated decompression sickness and diver health scores > 8 occurred early in multi-day series. There was no evidence of sensitization to decompression stress whereas the timing of poor health outcomes suggests an element of acclimatization. en
dc.description.sponsorship Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. en
dc.subject Analysis of Variance en
dc.subject Decompression Sickness/etiology/*physiopathology en
dc.subject Disease Susceptibility en
dc.subject Health Status en
dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Occupational Diseases/etiology/*physiopathology en
dc.subject Regression Analysis en
dc.subject Time Factors en
dc.title Health outcome following multi-day occupational air diving. en
dc.type Article en

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