Neurological manifestations in Japanese Ama divers.

@article{Kohshi2005NeurologicalMI,
  title={Neurological manifestations in Japanese Ama divers.},
  author={Kiyotaka Kohshi and Robert Wong and Hiroyuki Abe and Tomoe Katoh and Toshio Okudera and Yoshihiro Mano},
  journal={Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={11-20}
}
Repetitive breath-hold (BH) diving can lead to accumulation of nitrogen (N2) in blood and tissues, which may give rise to decompression illness (DCI). An unusual condition is "Taravana", the diving syndrome reported by Cross in the 1960s. That report generated wide discussion as to whether BH diving can cause DCI. Paulev was the first person to suggest the link between DCI and BH diving. He, a submarine medical officer developed symptoms of DCI after a series of BH dives, having proceeded the… CONTINUE READING
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