Susceptibility of fetal sheep to acute decompression sickness.

@article{Fife1978SusceptibilityOF,
  title={Susceptibility of fetal sheep to acute decompression sickness.},
  author={W P Fife and C Simmang and J. V. Kitzman},
  journal={Undersea biomedical research},
  year={1978},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={287-92}
}
Studies were conducted to determine the susceptibility of the fetus to decompression sickness. Sheep were used because fetal and maternal circulation of sheep and human placentas are dynamically similar. Seven sheep that were within three weeks of parturition were used. A Doppler ultrasonic transducer was placed around an umbilical artery of the fetus in utero and the electrical leads were exteriorized. Umbilical artery blood flow could thus be monitored together with any bubbles appearing in… CONTINUE READING
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