Are Other Factors Accompanying (Military) Diving Activity Capable of Initiating Damage to the Airways?

Research Paper Title Study of the changes in respiratory function in self-contained underwater breathing apparatus divers. Background The objective was to investigate the respiratory function of professional divers by conducting spirometry and to compare the data obtained with those of non-divers. Methods This study involved 52 military divers who carried out dives at small and… Read More

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What is the Incidence & Features of Barodontalgia Among Military Divers?

Research Paper Title Incidence and Features of Barodontalgia Among Military Divers. Background Divers are vulnerable to barodontalgia (atmospheric pressure change related dental pain), which may jeopardise diving safety and mission completion. The aim of the researchers was to investigate the experience of barodontalgia among western military divers. Methods French Armed Forces diving personnel were asked… Read More

What are the Effects of Repeated Long-duration Water Immersions on Skeletal Muscle Performance in Well-trained Male Divers?

Research Paper Title Effects of repeated long-duration water immersions on skeletal muscle performance in well-trained male divers. Background The objective of this study was to examine the effects of repeated long-duration water immersions (WI)s at 1.35 atmospheres absolute (ATA) on neuromuscular performance in load bearing and non-load bearing muscle groups. Methods During a dive week… Read More

Discussing the Impact of Burnout on Physiology & Operational Performance

Research Paper Title The Impact of Burnout on Human Physiology and on Operational Performance: A Prospective Study of Soldiers Enrolled in the Combat Diver Qualification Course. Abstract In the course of training and in their work, military personnel are often required to spend considerable time under intense conditions with other people. Due to the performance demands and the… Read More

What are the Short- and Long-term Effects of Diving on Pulmonary Function?

Research Paper Title Short- and long-term effects of diving on pulmonary function. Abstract The diving environment provides a challenge to the lung, including exposure to high ambient pressure, altered gas characteristics and cardiovascular effects on the pulmonary circulation. Several factors associated with diving affect pulmonary function acutely and can potentially cause prolonged effects that may… Read More

Otitis Externa in Military Divers: What is The Frequency & Harm?

Research Paper Title Otitis externa in military divers: more frequent and less harmful than reported. Background Although otitis externa (OE) is a common disease, data related to (military) divers are limited. This study aimed to determine the incidence of OE in military divers during their initial training. The researchers also wished to consider seasonal influences… Read More