Accession Number:

ADP010566

Title:

Pulmonary Function in a Diving Population Aged Over 40 Years Old: A Cross-Sectional Study

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ESTACION NAVAL DE LA ALGAMECA MURCIA (SPAIN) CENTRO DE BUCEO DE LA ARMADA

Report Date:

2000-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Professional military divers are exposed to high pressure levels during long time. This high pressure is going to have an effect over the diver and over the respiratory mixture that is going to breath. The consequences of this high pressure level are the following High oxygen partial pressure, an increase in the density of the mixture that will be proportional to the depth. All these different aspects can produce modifications in the pulmonary volume and flows that can be observed by sypirometric test. The objective of this research is to evaluate the pulmonary function and the mechanism of pulmonary adaptation of a group of military divers overs 40 years old by a spirometric test.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE