Diving Medicine has earned a worldwide reputation as the definitive source on diving safety and the management of diving-related health conditions. The new 4th Edition has been completely revised and updated while still retaining its practical clinical orientation. It covers basic diving physiology
the pathophysiology of decompression sickness
assessment of physical fitness for diving
diagnosis and treatment of diving-related disorders
and much more.
Discusses special considerations for female, elderly, and pediatric divers
Covers diving-related problems in people with pre-existing medical conditions, such as pulmonary, cardiac, and neurologic disease
Includes information about marine toxicology
New chapters on Kinetics of Inert Gas, Marine Poisoning and Intoxication, and Diabetes and Diving.
Completely revised chapters on Medical Evaluation for Sport Diving
Medical Evaluation for Commercial Diving
and Medical Evaluation for Military Diving.
The latest protocols for managing decompression accidents, drowning, and hypothermia.
By Alfred A. Bove, MD, PhD, Chief, Section of Cardiology, Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia, PA; and Jefferson C. Davis, MD, Hyperbaric Medicine P.A., San Antonio, TX
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