Friday, April 29, 2005

Ten Foot Stop Newsletter, April 30, 2005

Table of Contents

Note from Scubadoc
Neurological 'fit to dive' guidelines update
DocVikingo named moderator on Scuba Clinic

Hyperbaric Oxygenation
Information from Dr. Michael Strauss on Wound Care

Mailbox Potpourri
UCLA Cerebral Palsy Study
UHMS concerning their library shift to the DUMC Library in Durham, N.C.
DAN and UHMS Sponsor Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course
Letter from Mack House about his Underwater Forensics Research book
CAGE Article in Critical Care Medicine - pdf download

Scuba Clinic Questions
Scopolamine patch
decompression illness?
Women and sanitary issues
Asthma caused by allergy
treatment for barotrauma
Arterial Migraine
Infection from conch injury
chronic eustacian tube dysfunction
Underwater vertigo?
Basic questions about joint pain from DCS
Diver Alert Diabetes Article March/April 2005
Skin rash (not related to the previous skin rash post)

Questions of the Week
Ear Pressure Imbalances?
Dive Question related to congenital Ventricular Septal Defects...

Interesting Links
--The Space Review: Human factors in commercial suborbital flight:
---Studies Examine Long Term Outcomes for Children Who Undergo Ear Tube Placement Surgery
---Seizure in a Scuba Diver
---National Guideline Clearinghouseâ„¢ (NGC), a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
---A diving fatality due to oxygen toxicity during a "technical" dive
---Optimal oxygen pressure and time for reduced bubble formation in the N2-saturated decompressed prawn
---Heart Center Online for Patients-Heart opening may persist in scuba divers
---FDA Safety Labeling Changes (Malaria Medication)
---European & Pacific Stars and Stripes - Divers beware: 'Bends' can put a crimp in your fun
---"Tiny bubbles" - Chemical peritonitis from champagne.
---Emergency First Response has received formal recognition from the Duke of Edinburgh's Award
---Dysbaric air embolism during diving: an unusual complication of Osler-Weber-Rendu disease.
---Research Summary: Hyberbaric Therapy

Links to Meetings, Courses and Conferences
UHMS Medical Assessment for Fitness to Dive Courses
UHMS Gulf Coast Chapter, 2005 Annual Meeting, September 29 - October 1, 2005
EUBS Meeting 2005 Annual Meeting
"Diabetes and Diving: Guidelines for the Future"

Humor
Diving Medicine Online blogsite

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Ten Foot Stop Newsletter, April 15, 2005

Table of Contents
Note from Scubadoc
Suggestions for Review of Fitness to Dive Guidelines: ENT
NEW DIVING SCIENCE TEXT

Hyperbaric Oxygenation
ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY FOR DECOMPRESSION ILLNESS (DCI):
Oxygen for Stroke Recovery: Pioneering Physician Shares His Findings
'Lifeline' for British MS patients to close.
Medline References, 2005

Mailbox Potpourri
Survey of Skin and Scuba Divers in the December 2004 Indonesian Tsunami
Vidocq Forensic Society
SeaSpace and DAN Co-host an Evening of Entertainment

Scuba Clinic Questions
Amputee (arm & leg) taking Neurontin and Elavil for pain
Angiotensin II receptor antagonist (Micardis)
DCI symptoms: What Do I Do?
DCI recurrence?
What are normal ears?
What kind of barotrauma is this?
Haematoma and diving - please help!
Ear blockage
Ear aches after dives
Problem with right ear !! please advice !
Nagging Cough
Valsalva maneuver
Diving with a Foley catheter
Nausea, vomiting and migraine immediately post dive

Questions of the Week
Diving During Pregnancy
Diving After 3rd Ventriculostomy

Interesting Links
X-ray Magazine - Free international diving news online magazine
Vertigo
Synthetic Blood
PERILYMPH FISTULA
"Spontaneous" perilymph fistula: a case report.
A lesson in humility - Cells that rule the seas
Careers in Scuba Diving
Elevation of Serum Creatine Kinase in Divers with Arterial Gas Embolization
UKSDMC Newsletter, May 2002
Isoproterenol accelerates decompression sickness and death after saturation dives in swine.
From Omar Sanchez, MD - Concomitant cerebral and coronary arterial gas emboli in a sport diver: a case report
1927 diving medicine questions on Scuba Board

Links to Meetings, Courses and Conferences
UHMS Medical Assessment for Fitness to Dive Courses
33rd South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
EUBS Meeting 2005 Annual Meeting

Humor
Yet Another Blonde Experience
Southern Baptist minister
An elderly man in Alabama
an amazing family tradition
More Things to Ponder
Disability Check?
Bookstore
The Bully
Homer, a handsome dude


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