Manifestations pulmonaires des accidents de plongee. [The pulmonary manifestations of diving accidents]

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serval:BIB_9D7EA38930D6
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Manifestations pulmonaires des accidents de plongee. [The pulmonary manifestations of diving accidents]
Journal
Schweizerische Zeitschrift fur Sportmedizin
Author(s)
Heritier  F., Schaller  M. D., Fitting  J. W., Feihl  F., Leuenberger  P., Perret  C.
ISSN
0036-7885 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/1993
Volume
41
Number
3
Pages
115-20
Notes
Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article --- Old month value: Sep
Abstract
Scuba diving is associated with risks of drowning, lung barotrauma and decompression sickness. In case of near-drowning, irreversible neurologic lesions or death may follow an acute hypoxemia or a cardiopulmonary arrest. Therefore, victims of drowning should benefit from an immediate and prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Lung barotrauma are due to the failure of expanding lung gases to escape during ascent; they are likely to be complicated by arterial gas embolism. They can follow a panic ascent even from a shallow depth. Most of decompression procedures induce the formation of asymptomatic venous gas bubbles, normally filtrated and eliminated by the lungs. In case of massive intravenous bubbling, the filtering capacity of the lungs can be overwhelmed and the lung microcirculation damaged up to the point of provoking a cardio-respiratory failure.
Keywords
Adult Athletic Injuries/*diagnosis/etiology Barotrauma/diagnosis/etiology Decompression Sickness/diagnosis/etiology Diving/*injuries Embolism, Air/diagnosis/etiology Humans Lung/*injuries Male Middle Aged Near Drowning/diagnosis/etiology
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