The pathophysiology, presentation, and triage of altitude-related decompression sickness associated with hypobaric chamber operation.

@article{Arthur1982ThePP,
  title={The pathophysiology, presentation, and triage of altitude-related decompression sickness associated with hypobaric chamber operation.},
  author={Diane C. Arthur and Robert A. Margulies},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={1982},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={
          489-94
        }
}
Decompression sickness following excursions to low atmospheric pressures has recently been a topic of confusion and concern. This article provides a reference for management of decompression sickness occurring after exposure to a reduction in ambient pressure in a hypobaric chamber. The pathophysiology, recognition, classification, initial management, definitive treatment, and eventual disposition of these cases are presented in a form which is applicable to all flight surgeons and flight… CONTINUE READING