For the last 30 years, this book has been considered the "bible" of diving medicine. It is extremely well known to doctors and researchers working in this field and its editors and contributors are internationally recognised as experts on the subject. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest developments in the field.
Provides the most comprehensive coverage of the physiology in relation to diving available
Includes complete coverage of all aspects of clinical diagnosis and management of disorders arising from diving
Relates equipment design and the most recent research into practical clinical application
Editors and contributors represent a wide range of expertise, and are the leading authorities from around the world
Addition of two very high profile new editors to the team - Professor Neuman is the current editor of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and former President of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
New areas to be covered include - treatment of altitude decompression; central nervous system pathology; dive computers and algorithms; decompression theories and their effect on procedures; drowning; treatment protocols for decompression, drowning, hypothermia
All previous chapters to be either expanded, divided newly authored or rewritten - see attached contents list. New design and layout to be introduced.
01 An outline history of diving physiology and medicine
02.1 Compressed Air Work
02.2 Commercial Diving
02.3 Recreational Diving
02.4 Scientific Diving
02.5 Empirical Diving Techniques
03 Ventilation, Gas Exchange and Exercise Under Press
04 Thermal considerations in diving
05 Breath-hold Diving
06 Drowning and Near Drowning
07 Comparative Diving Physiology
08 Otorhinolaryngological aspects of diving
09.1 Biological Effects of Pressure
09.2 Inert Gas Narcosis
09.3 High Pressure Nervous Syndrome
09.4 Oxygen Under Pressure
10.1 Decompression Theory
10.2 Decompression Practice
10.3 Bubble Detection
10.4 Decompression Sickness
10.5 Arterial Gas Embolism and Pulmonary Barotrauma
10.7 Treatment of the Decompression Disorders
11.1 Long-Term Effects on the Lung
11.2 Long-Term Effects on Bones
11.3 Long-Term Effects on the Central Nervous System
12 Fitness to Dive
13 Investigation of Diving Accidents
14 Pathology of Diving Accidents
15 Diving Equipment
16 Appendix: Physical Laws and Biological Constants
Professor Alf Brubakk, Professor of Environmental Physiology, Medical Faculty, Department of Physiology & BioMedical Engineering, Norwegian University of Sciences and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
Professor Tom Neuman, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Surgery, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, and Director of Hyperbaric Medical Center, California, USA.
Professor Peter Bennett, Professor, Anesthesiology; Associate Professor, Cell Biology, Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, North Carolina, USA and Executive Director Divers Alert Network, USA.
Professor David Elliott, Shell Professorial Research Fellow, Robens Institute of Health and Safety, University of Surrey, UK and Consultant in Diving Medicine to the Royal Navy.
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