Mechanism and Detection of Decompression Sickness
Final rept. 1 May 1969-28 Feb 1973
OCEAN SYSTEMS INC TARRYTOWN NY
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The report describes the work and results found during studies conducted to elucidate the basic physiology, biochemistry and biophysics involved in the etiology of decompression sickness. Investigated were gas transport in living tissue by means of in vivo probes and mass spectrometric analysis, bubble growth in the tissue microcirculatory system using through- transmission ultrasound, bubble distribution in the major circulatory pathways with both doppler ultrasound flowmeters and visual inspection, and the changes in serum biochemistry following varying degrees of decompression injury. Experiments have been conducted on rats, miniature pigs, and men as the subjects.
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