15 May 1981 Holographic Study Of Bubble Dissolution In Human Plasma
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Proceedings Volume 0236, 1980 European Conf on Optical Systems and Applications; (1981) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959007
Event: 1980 European Conference on Optical Systems and Applications, 1980, Utrecht, Netherlands
Abstract
When a deep-sea diver returns to the surface, he may suffer decompression sickness (commonly known as the bends). The disease occurs when the excess inert gas that dissolves in tissues during the dive (N2 or He) forms bubbles. The standard treatment is rapid recompression in order to redissolve the bubbles. The diver is placed in a hyperbaric chamber, which is then pressurized to a point where symptoms are relieved; this pressure is maintained for an arbitrary period presumed adequate to fully dissolve all bubbles. The pressure is then reduced gradually until atomospheric pressure is reached. If all has gone well, the diver experiences no residual effects.
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Richard G. Buckles, Richard G. Buckles, M. E. Cox, M. E. Cox, J. B. Eckenhoff, J. B. Eckenhoff, "Holographic Study Of Bubble Dissolution In Human Plasma", Proc. SPIE 0236, 1980 European Conf on Optical Systems and Applications, (15 May 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959007; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959007
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