[The pulmonary manifestations of diving accidents].

Scuba diving is associated with risks of drowning, lung barotrauma and decompression sickness. In case of near-drowning, irreversible neurologic lesions or death may follow an acute hypoxemia or a cardiopulmonary arrest. Therefore, victims of drowning should benefit from an immediate and prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Lung barotrauma are due to… CONTINUE READING