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
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
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
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
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.
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
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