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Management of severe decompression sickness with treatment ancillary to recompression: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1164341     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recompression remains the primary form of treatment in decompression sickness, but severe cases require ancillary treatment. The case of a compressed air worker with decompression sickness is presented who, in addition to recompression, required 5.5 of I.V. fluids in the first 8 h, heparin, digitalis, steroids, and respiratory support, to prevent death. The report includes a description of the precipitation causes, the course during recompression, the drugs and dosages used, and comments on respirator treatment.
E P Kindwall; I Margolis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aviation, space, and environmental medicine     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0095-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Publication Date:  1975 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-12-04     Completed Date:  1975-12-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501714     Medline TA:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1065-8     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Decompression Sickness / complications,  drug therapy*
Deslanoside / therapeutic use*
Dextrans / therapeutic use*
Heparin / therapeutic use*
Lanatosides / therapeutic use*
Pulmonary Edema / complications
Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Lanatosides; 17598-65-1/Deslanoside; 9004-54-0/Dextrans; 9005-49-6/Heparin

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