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 are the Risk Factors of Hearing Loss among Thai Naval Divers?

Research Paper Title Risk Factors of Hearing Loss Among Thai Naval Divers. Background This study aimed to clarify the prevalence of hearing loss and its risk factors among Thai naval divers. Methods The participants were 263 military divers in the Royal Thai Navy, aged 22 to 55 years. The participants were asked to fill in… Read More

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 Problems Associated with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in a Naval Diver?

Research Paper Title Severe acute respiratory syndrome in a naval diver. Abstract Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a highly infectious, rapidly progressive, emerging disease. Early diagnosis and preventive measures are key for treatment and minimization of secondary spread. In the context of the armed forces, aggressive containment measures are essential to prevent an outbreak.… Read More

Pardon … Does Diving Affect the Hearing of Asian Military Divers?

Research Paper Title Does diving affect the hearing of Asian military divers? A study in the Republic of Singapore Navy. Background This study examined whether military diving during a National Serviceman’s two-year term of service affected his hearing threshold levels. Methods A retrospective cohort study was designed to examine the hearing thresholds of divers (mean… Read More

Decompressing Recompression Chamber Attendants: Oxygen vs Air Breathing

Research Paper Title Decompressing recompression chamber attendants during Australian submarine rescue operations. Background Inside chamber attendants rescuing survivors from a pressurised, distressed submarine may themselves accumulate a decompression obligation which may exceed the limits of Defense and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine tables presently used by the Royal Australian Navy. This study assessed the probability… Read More

Number of Applicants for Royal Navy Mine Clearance Diving Courses, 2015-2017

The number of applicants for the Royal Navy’s Mine Clearance Diving courses are outlined in Table 1. Table 1: Number of applicants by year Course End Date Arrived Passed 2015 40 35 2016 40 35 2017 (to November 2017) 30 20 Source: Royal Navy, 2017 Reference FOI Request: FOI2017/10096, dated 14 November 2017.