Accession Number:

AD0651764

Title:

CEREBRAL AIR EMBOLISM. 1. BASIC STUDIES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Report Date:

1967-04-18

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Using surgically created cranial windows and artifically producing cerebral air embolism by injecting air into the carotid arteries of live dogs, it was possible to observe the behavior and ultimate effect of cerebral intravascular air on a series of animals under varying modes of treatment and an untreated control group. The results in the untreated controls were uniformly poor, whereas animals with cerebral air embolism who were treated with prompt recompression to 165 feet responded uniformly well. Only normal diving decompression was given and prolonged decompression, as in Navy Treatment Tables III and IV, was not utilized. These results would indicate that the principle mode of therapy in air embolism should be rapid compression and not prolonged decompression.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE