Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology and Caudwell Xtreme Everest are planning a simulated high altitude exposure in the Duke Chambers, winter 2013

Caudwell Xtreme Everest is a research project coordinated by the UCL Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme environment medicine (CASE) – doctors and scientists studying human systems stretched to breaking point in extreme environments to increase our understanding of critically ill patientsCaudwell Xtreme Everest is a research project coordinated by the Centre for Altitude, Space …

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PFO Closure: DDM Literature Review by Dr. Richard Moon

NEJM

Should divers consider surgical PFO closure to avoid DCS? A March 2012 New England Journal of Medicine study finds that in patients with cryptogenic stroke or TIA who had a patent foramen ovale, closure with a device did not offer a greater benefit than medical therapy alone for the prevention of recurrent stroke or TIA. …

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CO2 Narcosis Study

Hypercapnia: Cognitive Effects and Monitoring Statement of the Problem To better define the human physiology of CO2 elimination at depth in order to avoid CO2 narcosis and cognitive impairment, this series of experiments will: 1) test and quantify the interaction between the CO2 O2 and N2 induced effects on cognition in order to construct an …

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