Diving And Subaquatic Medicine, Fourth Edition by Carl Edmonds

Diving And Subaquatic Medicine, Fourth Edition

byCarl Edmonds, Christopher Lowry, John Pennefather

Paperback | June 30, 2005

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Diving and Subaquatic Medicine is a concise and clinically authoritative guide to all aspects of diving medicine. It encompasses the full range of diving disorders exhibited by both amateur and professional deep sea divers, presenting each medical disorder from an historical, etiological,clinical, pathological, preventative and therapeutic perspective. Explanations are interspersed with relevant case histories, illustrations, boxed summaries and highlighted key points for rapid reference, whilst introductory chapters on physics, physiology, and equipment make the book invaluablereading for those new to the field. The new edition has been completely revised throughout to include the latest research and diving data, as well as important coverage of newly described diseases of diving, modern types of diving and diving equipment, and free and indigenous diving. Comprehensiveappendices contain vital diving data.

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Carl Edmonds is at Royal Australia Navy. Christopher Lowry is at Royal North Shore Hospital.
Diving And Subaquatic Medicine, Fifth Edition
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Title:Diving And Subaquatic Medicine, Fourth EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 9.6 × 7.4 × 1.4 inPublished:June 30, 2005Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:034080629X

ISBN - 13:9780340806296

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Table of Contents

Part 1: DivingHistory of divingPhysics and physiologyFree divingDiving equipmentUndersea environmentsPart 2: Dysbaric diseasesBarotraumas - Pulmonary barotraumaEar barotraumaSinus barotraumasOther barotraumasDecompression Sickness - History and physiology;Pathophysiology; Decompression sickness, clinical; Decompression sickness, treatmentDysbaric osteonecrosisPart 3: Abnormal Gas PressuresInert gas narcosisHypoxiaOxygen toxicityCarbon dioxide toxicityBreathing gas contaminentsHPNSPart 4: Aquatic DisordersThe Drowning Syndromes - Drowning; Near drowning; Management of near drowning; Salt water aspiration syndrome; Why divers drownSeasicknessThermal problems and solutionsHypothermiaInfections - localInfections - generalTrauma from marine creaturesVenomous marine animalsFish poisoningUnderwater explosionsPart 5: Specific Diving DiseasesThe Ear and Diving - Anatomy and Physiology; Investigations; Hearing loss; Vertigo and disorientation underwaterCardiac problems and sudden deathNeurological disorders of divingPsychological and neuropsychological disordersMiscellaneous disorders - Carotid sinus syndrome; Caustic cocktail; Dental disorders; Musculoskeletal problems; Ocular disorders; Pulmonary Oedema; Skin reactions; Trauma; Drugs and diving; Long term effects of divingPart 6: The Diving AccidentStress responses, panic and fatigueWhy divers die - facts and figuresUnconsciousnessFirst aid and emergency treatmentOxygen therapyInvestigation of diving accidents - equipmentInvestigation of diving fatalitiesPart 7: Medical Standards for DivingMedical standards for snorkel (breath divers)Medical standards for recreational diversMedical standards for commercial diversAsthmaCardiac diseaseDiabetesAgeDiver selectionPart 8: Specialised Diving and its ProblemsFemale diversBreath hold diversTechnical divingTechnical diving problemsHandicapped divers