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