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Scuba diving injuries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3289337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Scuba diving has become increasingly popular, and family physicians may encounter patients who have been injured in a dive. Manifestations of diving injuries may not occur until 12 hours or more after a dive. Initial treatment, based on knowledge of the pathophysiology of decompression sickness, lung expansion injuries and ear barotrauma, may prevent severe and permanent sequelae. Decompression sickness and air embolism are medical emergencies.
W H Replogle; S D Sanders; J E Keeton; D M Phillips
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0002-838X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1988 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-07-28     Completed Date:  1988-07-28     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; S    
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pressure
Barotrauma / physiopathology,  therapy
Decompression Sickness / physiopathology*,  therapy
Diving / adverse effects*
Ear, Middle / injuries
Lung Diseases / etiology,  physiopathology

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