Diving Medicine

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Diving Medicine has earned a worldwide reputation as the definitive source on diving safety and the management of diving-related health conditions. The New, 4th Edition has been completely revised and updated while still retaining its practical clinical orientation. It covers basic diving physiology · the pathophysiology of decompression sickness · assessment of physical fitness for diving · diagnosis and treatment of diving-related disorders · and much more.

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Overview

Diving Medicine has earned a worldwide reputation as the definitive source on diving safety and the management of diving-related health conditions. The New, 4th Edition has been completely revised and updated while still retaining its practical clinical orientation. It covers basic diving physiology · the pathophysiology of decompression sickness · assessment of physical fitness for diving · diagnosis and treatment of diving-related disorders · and much more.

• Discusses special considerations for female, elderly, and pediatric divers
• Covers diving-related problems in people with pre-existing medical conditions, such as pulmonary, cardiac, and neurologic disease
• Includes information about marine toxicology

• New chapters on Kinetics of Inert Gas, Marine Poisoning and Intoxication, and Diabetes and Diving
• Completely revised chapters on Medical Evaluation for Sport Diving
• Medical Evaluation for Commercial Diving
• and Medical Evaluation for Military Diving
• The latest protocols for managing decompression accidents, drowning, and hypothermia

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721629346
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/13/1990
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 A Short History of Diving and Diving Medicine 1
Ch. 2 Diving Physics 11
Ch. 3 Diving Equipment 37
Ch. 4 Inert Gas Exchange and Bubbles 53
Ch. 5 Breath-Hold Diving 77
Ch. 6 Mixed-Gas Diving 95
Ch. 7 Mechanisms and Risks of Decompression 127
Ch. 8 Pathophysiology of Decompression Sickness 165
Ch. 9 Pulmonary Barotrauma 185
Ch. 10 Treatment of Decompression Illness 195
Ch. 11 Inert Gas Narcosis and High-Pressure Nervous Syndrome 225
Ch. 12 Toxicity of Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and Carbon Monoxide 241
Ch. 13 Hypothermia 261
Ch. 14 Near Drowning 275
Ch. 15 Marine Animal Injuries 287
Ch. 16 Marine Poisoning and Intoxication 319
Ch. 17 Human Performance Underwater 327
Ch. 18 Medical Supervision of Diving Operations 343
Ch. 19 Women in Diving 381
Ch. 20 Diving in the Elderly and the Young 411
Ch. 21 Aseptic Necrosis of Bone 421
Ch. 22 Ear and Sinus Problems in Diving 431
Ch. 23 Neurologic Consequences of Diving 461
Ch. 24 Pulmonary Disorders 475
Ch. 25 Cardiovascular Disorders and Diving 485
Ch. 26 Diabetes and Diving 507
Ch. 27 Medical Evaluation for Sport Diving 519
Ch. 28 Medical Evaluation of Working Divers 533
Ch. 29 U.S. Navy Diving Equipment and Techniques 547
App. 1 Pressure Conversion Table 575
App. 2 Medical Examination Forms 576
App. 3 Diving Medicine Physician's Kit for Remote Locations 579
App. 4 Recommended Protocol for Diabetic Management during Recreational Scuba Diving 580
Index 585
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