Can asthmatic subjects dive?

  title={Can asthmatic subjects dive?},
  author={Y. Adir and A. Bove},
  journal={European Respiratory Review},
  pages={214 - 220}
  • Y. Adir, A. Bove
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • European Respiratory Review
  • Recreational diving with self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) has grown in popularity. Asthma is a common disease with a similar prevalence in divers as in the general population. Due to theoretical concern about an increased risk for pulmonary barotrauma and decompression sickness in asthmatic divers, in the past the approach to asthmatic diver candidates was very conservative, with scuba disallowed. However, experience in the field and data in the current literature do not… CONTINUE READING
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