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Decompression Syndromes: The Bends (cont.)

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Media file 1: State-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen chamber by HyperTec.
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Media file 2: State-of-the-art single person chamber by HyperTec.
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Media file 3: Simulated dive.
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Although decompression sickness (DCS), a complex resulting from changed barometric pressure, includes high-altitude–related and aerospace-related events, this article focuses on decompression associated with the sudden decrease in pressures during underwater ascent, usually occurring during free or assisted dives.

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