Asthme et plongee subaquatique. [Asthma and scuba diving]

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_7EEB6ECE6708
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Asthme et plongee subaquatique. [Asthma and scuba diving]
Périodique
Revue Médicale de la Suisse Romande
Auteur(s)
Heritier  F., Leuenberger  P.
ISSN
0035-3655 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
02/2003
Volume
123
Numéro
2
Pages
135-7
Notes
English Abstract
Journal Article
Review --- Old month value: Feb
Résumé
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.
Mots-clé
Asthma/*complications Diving/*adverse effects Humans Respiratory Function Tests Risk Factors
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