Accession Number:

AD1041814

Title:

Chronic Decompression Illness Cognitive Dysfunction Improved with Hyperbaric Oxygen: A Case Report

Descriptive Note:

OSTP Journal Article

Corporate Author:

59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States

Report Date:

2018-11-09

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Altitude chamber exposures are used for training to allow aircrew to experience their hypoxia and pressure effect symptoms. Decompression illness DCI is an umbrella term that includes decompression sickness andor air gas embolism, both known complications that can occur subsequent to altitude chamber training or in operational aircraft when the cabin altitude is at least 18,000 feet. Compared to open water diving, the incidence of altitude chamber decompression illness is around 0.25 1. Because the evolution of gas within the tissue or vasculature is being treated upon recompression from altitude reaching the surface, often these DCI symptoms will decease or resolve altogether.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Life Support Systems
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE