[abstract] ASEPTIC BONE NECROSIS IN NAVY DIVERS. SURVEY OF 934 NON-RANDOMLY SELECTED PERSONNEL.

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[abstract] ASEPTIC BONE NECROSIS IN NAVY DIVERS. SURVEY OF 934 NON-RANDOMLY SELECTED PERSONNEL.

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Title: [abstract] ASEPTIC BONE NECROSIS IN NAVY DIVERS. SURVEY OF 934 NON-RANDOMLY SELECTED PERSONNEL.
Author: Hunter Jr, WL; Biersner, RJ; Sphar, RL; Harvey, CA
Abstract: Nine hundred thirty-four U. S. Navy divers were selected and surveyed radiographically using standard techniques developed for detecting aseptic bone necrosis (ABN). X-rays were read by qualified radiologists. A total of 16 positive cases were detected, and another 11 were interpreted as doubtful. ABN was found to be related to age and number of months in diving. After controlling for these factors, ABN could not be related to any of seven indices of diving activity. Divers with ABN did, however, have a history of more treatments for decompression sickness (DCS) than did divers without ABN. The implications of these findings will be discussed, and the suggestion made that ABN and DCS may not be related causally, but may be related to a third common factor. Need for controlled studies will be discussed.
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/4335
Date: 1978

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