W T Workman

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Extreme interest exists among the United States and Soviet military forces regarding the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) for the treatment of wartime casualties. Specific areas of potential usefulness include the treatment of chemical agent exposure, crush injuries, and burns with HBO. Future direction dictates immediate scientific and medical(More)
Type II altitude-related decompression sickness (DCS), due to its wide spectrum of symptoms, is often difficult to diagnose. This difficulty sometimes leads unnecessarily to the permanent grounding of an experienced aviator. So that this condition could be better understood, a total of 133 cases of Type II altitude DCS (on file at the United States Air(More)
Previous studies have determined a higher rate of altitude-induced decompression sickness (DCS) in women than in men. Women are reportedly at higher risk for developing DCS during menses. A study of menstrual history in women completing altitude chamber training without developing DCS has never been accomplished. The purpose of this study was to collect and(More)
The continued rapid worldwide diffusion of clinical hyperbaric facilities has substantially increased interest in clinical quality assessment and service improvement. This paper examines major issues, perspectives, and methods integral to the measurement and improvement of the quality of care provided to hyperbaric patients and their relevance and(More)
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