The role of ground level oxygen in the treatment of altitude chamber decompression sickness.

@article{Rudge1992TheRO,
  title={The role of ground level oxygen in the treatment of altitude chamber decompression sickness.},
  author={F W Rudge},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={63 12},
  pages={1102-5}
}
  • F W Rudge
  • Published 1992 in Aviation, space, and environmental medicine
Most published reports on the treatment of altitude-induced decompression sickness (DCS) deal exclusively with patients treated with hyperbaric oxygenation. Little information exists on the role of normobaric (ground level) oxygenation as a primary treatment modality for altitude-induced DCS. This study reports the U.S. Air Force experience in the treatment of Type 1 altitude chamber DCS with ground level oxygenation (GLO2) during the period 1 January 1989 to 31 December 1991. Data collected… CONTINUE READING