[abstract] DOPPLER ANALYSIS OF SPORT DIVER PROFILES.

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[abstract] DOPPLER ANALYSIS OF SPORT DIVER PROFILES.

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dc.contributor.author Dunford, RG
dc.contributor.author Wachholz, C
dc.contributor.author Fabus, S
dc.contributor.author Huggins, C
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, P
dc.contributor.author Bennett, PB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-01T05:50:05Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-01T05:50:05Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/7469
dc.description Abstract of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Scientific Meeting held June 19-23, 1991 at San Diego Princess Resort, San Diego, CA. en
dc.description.abstract Doppler scores for 81 male and 41 female divers were obtained following 640 recreational exposures during 14 DAN sponsored dive trips to warm water locations. Age (X = 39 years), depth (X = 72 fsw) and ratio of dives were similar for both sexes. Doppler measurement was carried out using the 0-4 Spencer scale at the precordial site with an IAPM Doppler 30 minutes post dive. A Doppler score >0 was observed in 46 divers following 89 exposures (145 scores were eliminated as unusable). A Doppler score = 3 occurred following 21 exposures but no score = 4 or case of decompression sickness were observed. Since the number of positive scores was small the data was dichotomized for Doppler score (+/-) , age (<40 vs >=40) and depth (<80 vs >=80 fsw). A repeated measure logistic regression model estimated relative odds for risk of + score. Males were more likely to produce + scores at fsw >=80 for both age groups (p<0.001). Females showed an increased risk for positive score only when age >=40 and fsw >= 80 (p=0.001). Dichotomized age at 35 and 45 years or depth at 70 and 90 fsw showed similar patterns. The first dive day showed less risk of + score when compared to the remaining days (p=0.04). Neither repetitive diving nor the use of a dive computer increased the risk of a + score. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. en
dc.subject doppler test en
dc.subject sport diver en
dc.subject dive profile en
dc.subject human en
dc.subject recreational en
dc.subject warm water en
dc.subject DCS en
dc.subject decompression sickness en
dc.title [abstract] DOPPLER ANALYSIS OF SPORT DIVER PROFILES. en
dc.type Other en

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