Decompression Syndromes: The Bends (cont.)
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The Bends Prognosis
Prognosis or outlook of people that develop the bends varies with the following factors:
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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.