Asthme et plongee subaquatique. [Asthma and scuba diving]

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serval:BIB_7EEB6ECE6708
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Asthme et plongee subaquatique. [Asthma and scuba diving]
Journal
Revue Médicale de la Suisse Romande
Author(s)
Heritier  F., Leuenberger  P.
ISSN
0035-3655 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
02/2003
Volume
123
Number
2
Pages
135-7
Notes
English Abstract
Journal Article
Review --- Old month value: Feb
Abstract
In scuba diving, the density of the gases supplied increases with depth. During ascent, overinflation of the lungs is avoided by exhalation. In case of airway obstruction, the theoretical risk of pulmonary barotrauma and drowning increases. For this reason, asthma has been considered as a contraindication to scuba diving. This recommendation is often ignored and many people with asthma dive, apparently without problems. Certifying that an asthmatic patient is fit to dive remains a controversial and difficult matter. In case of mild intermittent asthma, scuba diving seems possible when the pulmonary function test is normal and the patient is asymptomatic, including during exercise and exposure to cold air. The asthmatic diver should be fully informed of the risks incurred and should notify his or her informed-consent to the physician.
Keywords
Asthma/*complications Diving/*adverse effects Humans Respiratory Function Tests Risk Factors
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