Spinal cord decompression sickness in sport diving.

  title={Spinal cord decompression sickness in sport diving.},
  author={Judith Aharon-Peretz and Yochai Adir and C R Gordon and Stef Kol and No{\'e}mi G{\'a}l and Yehuda Melamed},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={50 7},
OBJECTIVE To summarize 16 years' experience in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal cord decompression sickness in Israel. DESIGN The survey data were collected firsthand by physicians trained in underwater diving medicine. SETTING The Israeli Naval Medical Institute, Israel's national hyperbaric referral center. PATIENTS Sixty-eight sport divers diagnosed as having spinal cord decompression sickness. INTERVENTIONS Hydration and 100% oxygen breathing until the patient reached the… CONTINUE READING