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Hawaiian deep treatments: efficacy and outcomes, 1983-2003.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16457085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper reports on the outcomes and efficacy of the deep treatment schedules employed at the University of Hawaii to treat diving accident victims. These tables utilize increased atmospheric pressures, several mixed gas combinations, and a more gradual staged decompression rate than US Navy treatment schedules. The majority of our study population (72.4%) was treated using a single specific treatment schedule. 90% were treated using deep tables either singly or in combination with other tables. 91.6% of cases treated on deep tables achieved complete functional recovery. The percentage of cases obtaining complete functional recovery ranged from 91.3% to 99% based upon condition treated, and from 77.5% to 100% based upon treatment schedule employed. Number of treatments required by type of injury ranged from 1.3 to 2.4 treatments. 74.5 % of cases required two or less treatments to obtain complete functional recovery. Severity of injury and age of the diver were the most sensitive predictors of outcome while delay to treatment did not influence outcomes in this study population.
R W Smerz; R K Overlock; H Nakayama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1066-2936     ISO Abbreviation:  Undersea Hyperb Med     Publication Date:    2005 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-06     Completed Date:  2006-02-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312954     Medline TA:  Undersea Hyperb Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  363-73     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Hyperbaric Treatment Center, University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Atmospheric Pressure
Decompression / methods*,  standards
Decompression Sickness / therapy*
Embolism, Air / therapy*
Hyperbaric Oxygenation / methods*
Recovery of Function
Reference Values
Treatment Outcome

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