Dehydration effects on the risk of severe decompression sickness in a swine model.

@article{Fahlman2006DehydrationEO,
  title={Dehydration effects on the risk of severe decompression sickness in a swine model.},
  author={Andreas Fahlman and David M. Dromsky},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={102-6}
}
BACKGROUND Several physiological factors have been suspected of affecting the risk of decompression sickness (DCS), but few have been thoroughly studied during controlled conditions. Dehydration is a potential factor that could increase the risk of DCS. It has been suggested that hydration may enhance inert gas removal or increase surface tension of the blood. HYPOTHESIS Dehydration increases DCS risk. METHODS Littermate pairs of male Yorkshire swine (n=57, mean +/- 1 SD 20.6 +/- 1.7 kg… CONTINUE READING

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