The Use of Oxygen in the Decompression and Remedial Recompression of Divers,
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Prevention of decompression sickness requires strict control of the oxygen part of the decompression regime by the doctor, following underwater submersion. In cases where decompression sickness occurs, the application of oxygen in the stage when pressure is reduced during remedial recompression is a very promising technique. The increase in the rate of desaturation of the organism from inert gases, governed by the inhaling of pure oxygen, offers the opportunity to use less protracted regimes and makes it possible to increase the time of subjection to maximal remedial pressure this improves conditions for the dispersion of gas bubbles in the organism of the patient.
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