Workshop on Detection and Measurement of Pulmonary Oxygen Toxicity Held at Groton, Connecticut on 27-28 October 1981
Interim rept., 27-28 Oct 1981
NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT
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As part of this laboratorys continuing research in shallow air saturation diving in support of the Navys submarine rescue capability, several military and civilian scientists met for two days to discuss pulmonary oxygen toxicity and the various methods of its detection and quantification. The pathogenesis, biochemistry, and characteristics of the disease in both animals and humans were reviewed and discussed at length. Methods ranging from conventional spirometry to nuclear magnetic resonance to expired gas chemoluminescence were presented. Specific recommendations and limitations of the techniques were obtained concerning the application of these techniques to humans in a hyperbaric environment. The need for additional data concerning the progression and recovery from pulmonary oxygen toxicity in both man and animals was apparent during this workshop.
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