[Prospective lung function determination using an electronic miniature spirometer for detection of acute obstructive respiratory changes in diving students during occupational diving training].

@article{Neubauer1999ProspectiveLF,
  title={[Prospective lung function determination using an electronic miniature spirometer for detection of acute obstructive respiratory changes in diving students during occupational diving training].},
  author={Birger Neubauer and Kay Tetzlaff},
  journal={Pneumologie},
  year={1999},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={
          219-25
        }
}
BACKGROUND Changes in lung function have been shown in experienced divers. The purpose of this study was to measure the pulmonary function of diving trainees who were not exposed to a hyperbaric environment before. METHODS We measured the lung function in a sample of fifteen randomized selected young healthy non-smoking diving trainees parallel to fourteen open water dives. Five subjects used common compressed air diving apparatuses (breathing gas: 21% O2/78% N2) and ten subjects used closed… CONTINUE READING