Failure of heparin, superoxide dismutase, and catalase to protect against decompression sickness.

The effects of heparin (HEP), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase (CAT) on the course of decompression sickness (DCS) were studied in anesthetized dogs (Canis familiaris). Animals were divided into 4 groups: a drug assay group (n = 4) received HEP + SOD or HEP + SOD + CAT but were not dived; a control group (n = 14) was dived without drug treatment; a… CONTINUE READING