Variations in the presentation of altitude-induced chokes.

  title={Variations in the presentation of altitude-induced chokes.},
  author={F W Rudge},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  volume={66 12},
  • F W Rudge
  • Published 1995 in Aviation, space, and environmental medicine
Altitude-induced decompression sickness (DCS) remains a potential risk for individuals involved in flying or altitude chamber activities. The pulmonary form of DCS, commonly referred to as chokes, although uncommon, represents the most serious manifestation of the disease. This study reports the Davis Hyperbaric Laboratory experience with altitude-induced chokes from 1 January 1966 to 31 July 1994. Age, gender, type and extent of altitude exposure, time of symptom development, type of initial… CONTINUE READING