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The Valsalva manoeuvre is commonly used in diving to equalise middle ear pressures during descent. A forceful expiration with the nostrils and mouth held shut results in an increased nasopharyngeal pressure and opening of the Eustachian tubes. The correctly performed manoeuvre is easily taught, effective and usually without complications. When performed(More)
Allergic rhinitis and mild respiratory infections have been widely accepted as temporary contraindications for fitness to dive. Nonetheless, several sport and professional divers use antihistamines to ease ear, nose, and throat (ENT) problems, especially for opening tubal ostium. Some divers know they are unfit to dive, but for a variety of reasons (e.g.,(More)
Intermittent high dosage oxygen is a well-established therapy in many countries. Experimental and clinical studies have validated the use of hyperbaric oxygen in the reduction of oedema in the compartment syndrome (Sykhar et at, 1986), ischaemia (Nylander et al, 1985), crush injuries (Mathieu et al, 1990), plastic surgery (Davis and Hunt, 1989) and burns(More)
Electroencephalography and magnetic resonance imaging after diving and decompression incidents: a controlled study. Undersea Hyper Med 1999.; 26(2):61-65.--Diving incidents with symptoms of decompression sickness (DCS) and/or arterial gas emboli (AGE) might increase the degree of pathologic change in the electroencephalogram (EEG) or magnetic resonance(More)
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