Diving and Subaquatic Medicine

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-03-28
  • Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers
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Now in its fourth edition, Diving and Subaquatic Medicine remains the leading text on diving medicine. This completely revised edition, now available in paperback for the first time, covers the newly described diseases of diving medicine, the modern types of diving and diving equipment, free and indigenous diving, as well as updating the previous edition's coverage of the established diving disorders. Each medical disorder is discussed from an historical, aetiological, clinical, pathological, preventative and therapeutic perspective in the accessible but informative style that has made previous editions so popular.

Author Biography

Carl Edmonds is Director of the Diving Medical Centre in Sydney, Australia Christopher Lowry is Visiting Anaesthetist at Lismore Base Hospital, and Consultant in Diving Medicine, NSW, Australia

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Preface (Excerpts from earlier Editions)p. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
History of divingp. 1
Physics and physiologyp. 11
Free divingp. 23
Diving equipmentp. 33
Undersea environmentsp. 47
Dysbaric Diseases
Pulmonary barotraumap. 55
Ear barotraumap. 73
Sinus barotraumap. 93
Other barotraumap. 103
Decompression Sickness
Decompression sickness: history and physiologyp. 111
Decompression sickness: pathophysiologyp. 131
Decompression sickness: clinicalp. 137
Decompression sickness: treatmentp. 151
Dysbaric osteonecrosisp. 167
Abnormal Gas Pressures
Inert gas narcosisp. 183
Hypoxiap. 195
Oxygen toxicityp. 207
Carbon dioxide toxicityp. 223
Breathing gas contaminationp. 233
High-pressure neurological syndromep. 243
Aquatic Disorders
The Drowning Syndromes
Drowning syndromes: drowningp. 249
Drowing syndromes: near-drowningp. 257
Drowning syndromes: the management of near-drowningp. 263
Drowning syndromes: saltwater aspiration syndromep. 273
Drowning syndromes: why divers drownp. 277
Seasickness (motion sickness)p. 285
Thermal problems and solutionsp. 289
Cold and hypothermiap. 293
Local infectionsp. 305
General infectionsp. 317
Trauma from marine creaturesp. 325
Venomous marine animalsp. 335
Fish poisoningp. 353
Underwater explosionsp. 359
Specific Diving Diseases
The Ear and Diving
The ear and diving: anatomy and physiologyp. 365
The ear and diving: investigationsp. 371
The ear and diving: hearing lossp. 379
The ear and diving: vertigo and disorientationp. 385
Cardiac problems and sudden deathp. 399
Neurological disorders of divingp. 409
Psychological and neuropsychological disordersp. 417
Miscellaneous Disordersp. 433
Carotid sinus syndrome
Caustic cocktail
Cold urticaria
Dental disorders
Musculoskeletal problems
Ocular disorders
Pulmonary oedema and dyspnoea
Skin reactions to equipment
Drugs and divingp. 445
Long-term effects of divingp. 457
The Diving Accident
Stress responses, panic and fatiguep. 465
Why divers die: the facts and figuresp. 473
Unconsciousnessp. 491
First aid and emergency treatmentp. 497
Oxygen therapyp. 503
Investigation of diving accidents: equipmentp. 511
Investigation of diving fatalitiesp. 517
Medical Standards for Diving
Medical standards for snorkel diversp. 531
Medical standards for recreational diversp. 533
Medical standards for commercial diversp. 553
Asthmap. 559
Cardiac diseasep. 575
Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
The pros
The consp. 581
Age and divingp. 597
Diver selectionp. 603
Specialized Diving and Its Problems
Female diversp. 607
Breath-hold divingp. 615
Technical divingp. 619
Technical diving problemsp. 625
Handicapped diversp. 635
Occupational groupsp. 639
Diving in contaminated waterp. 645
Deep and saturation divingp. 647
Deep and saturation diving problemsp. 653
Hyperbaric equipmentp. 657
Submarine medicinep. 665
Decompression Tables. BSAC (UK), US Navy, NOAA, DCIEM (Canadian)p. 671
Recompression Therapy Tables, US Navyp. 687
Recompression Therapy Options, COMEX, Australian, Dukep. 695
Diving Medical Libraryp. 699
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