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Mixed-gas Saturation Diving

Handbook of Physiology, Environmental Physiology

  1. Suk Ki Hong1,
  2. Peter B. Bennett2,
  3. Keizo Shiraki3,
  4. Yu-Chong Lin4,
  5. John R. Claybaugh5

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp040244

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Hong, S. K., Bennett, P. B., Shiraki, K., Lin, Y.-C. and Claybaugh, J. R. 2011. Mixed-gas Saturation Diving. Comprehensive Physiology. 1023–1045.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Physiology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

  2. 2

    Hyperbaric Center and Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

  3. 3

    Department of Physiology, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan

  4. 4

    Department of Physiology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

  5. 5

    Physiology Section, Department of Clinical Investigation, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Rationale
  • 2
    High Pressure Nervous Syndrome
    • 2.1
      Signs and Symptoms
    • 2.2
      Prevention of HPNS
    • 2.3
      Mechanisms of HPNS
  • 3
    Thermoregulatory Function
    • 3.1
      Physical Characteristics of Helium Environment
    • 3.2
      Comfortable Temperature
    • 3.3
      Convective Heat Loss
    • 3.4
      Radiation
    • 3.5
      Evaporation
    • 3.6
      Respiratory Heat Loss
    • 3.7
      Possible Metabolic Effects
    • 3.8
      Physical Activity
    • 3.9
      Specific Technical Problems
  • 4
    Work Capacity
  • 5
    Cardiopulmonary Functions
    • 5.1
      Respiratory Functions
    • 5.2
      Cardiovascular Functions
  • 6
    Body Fluid Balance
    • 6.1
      Physical Characteristics of the Environment Which Affect Body Fluid Balance
    • 6.2
      Characteristics of Hyperbaric Diuresis
    • 6.3
      Mechanisms of Hyperbaric Diuresis
    • 6.4
      Effects of Immersion
  • 7
    Conclusions