Accession Number : ADA111509


Title :   Subatmospheric Decompression Sickness in Man,


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Personal Author(s) : Fryer,D I


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a111509.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1969


Pagination or Media Count : 345


Abstract : Ascent to altitude or exposure to artificially reduced atmospheric pressure may lead to the development in man of a wide range of symptoms and signs. Rarely these have been followed by the occurrence of shock, occasionally fatal. The clinical and pathological aspects of the altitude form of decompression sickness are here described and discussed, and an attempt is made to elucidate those factors influencing susceptibility. Possible mechanisms are discussed, the relevant literature reviewed and original experiments are cited. Cases seen by the author are described in detail where they contribute to the tasks of characterization of the illness, the investigation of cases, the differentiation from other conditions and the assessment of possible sequelae. Theoretical and practical aspects of prevention and treatment are described. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ALTITUDE SICKNESS , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , CASE STUDIES , PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS , HISTORY , THERAPY , HISTOLOGY


Subject Categories : Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE