Chapter 35. Immersion in Water, Hyperbaria and Hyperoxia Including O2 Therapy

  1. J. E. Cotes DM, DSc (Oxon), FRCP, FFOM, Dhc Visitor Reader in Respiratory Physiology External Scientific Staff of Medical Research Council Honorary Consultant in Clinical Respiratory Physiology1,
  2. D. J. Chinn BSc, PhD, MSc (Public Health) Senior Research Fellow in Epidemiology2,† and
  3. M. R. Miller BSc, MD, FRCP Consultant Respiratory Physician3

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch35

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Cotes, J. E., Chinn, D. J. and Miller, M. R. (2006) Immersion in Water, Hyperbaria and Hyperoxia Including O2 Therapy, in Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch35

Author Information

  1. 1

    University Department of Physiological Sciences, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  2. 2

    Centre for Primary and Community Care, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK

  3. 3

    University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK

  1. Senior Research Fellow, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064939

Online ISBN: 9781444312829

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Keywords:

  • immersion in water, hyperbaria and hyperaxia including O2 therapy;
  • surviving at air–water interface;
  • effects of diving on lung function;
  • Barotrauma in divers and submariners;
  • Screening for fitness to dive;
  • Hyperoxia living organisms exposed to a hyperoxic phase during evolution

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Surviving at air–water interface (including drowning)

  • Effects of diving on lung function

  • Barotrauma in divers and submariners

  • Decompression sickness

  • Screening for fitness to dive

  • Hyperoxia

  • References

  • Further reading