Accession Number:

ADP011063

Title:

Altitude DCS Susceptibility Factors

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Altitude decompression sickness DCS susceptibility factors include environmental parameters that influence the incidence and onset of DCS. These parameters include altitude, time at altitude, exercise during exposure level of denitrogenation preoxygenationprebreathe time, ascent rate and breathing gas composition. The parameters with the most effect on DCS are altitude, time at altitude exercise during exposure and level of denitrogenation. These four environmental parameters are determined by mission requirements and can yield 0 to approximately 100 risk of DCS depending on interactions with the other parameters.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE