Probabilistic modelling for estimating gas kinetics and decompression sickness risk in pigs during H2 biochemical decompression.

@article{Fahlman2003ProbabilisticMF,
  title={Probabilistic modelling for estimating gas kinetics and decompression sickness risk in pigs during H2 biochemical decompression.},
  author={Andreas Fahlman and Susan R. Kayar},
  journal={Bulletin of mathematical biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={747-66}
}
We modelled the kinetics of H2 flux during gas uptake and elimination in conscious pigs exposed to hyperbaric H2. The model used a physiological description of gas flux fitted to the observed decompression sickness (DCS) incidence in two groups of pigs: untreated controls, and animals that had received intestinal injections of H2-metabolizing microbes that biochemically eliminated some of the H2 stored in the pigs' tissues. To analyse H2 flux during gas uptake, animals were compressed in a dry… CONTINUE READING