5th Edition

Diving and Subaquatic Medicine

ISBN 9781482260120
Published September 11, 2015 by CRC Press
865 Pages 35 Color & 166 B/W Illustrations

USD $205.00

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Book Description

Considered an essential resource by many in the field, Diving and Subaquatic Medicine remains the leading text on diving medicine, written to fulfil the requirements of any general physician wishing to advise their patients appropriately when a diving trip is planned, for those accompanying diving expeditions or when a doctor is required to assess and treat anyone who has been involved in a diving accident.

For this fifth edition the original author, Carl Edmonds, is joined by a new team of collaborators and the content has been entirely refreshed and updated throughout. Clinical cases, a feature popular with readers, are expanded, as is the illustrative content. Established and emerging diseases of diving medicine are all covered in full, as is the latest in types of diving, including free and indigenous diving, and associated equipment. Each medical disorder is discussed from a historical, etiological, clinical, pathological, preventative and therapeutic perspective in the informative and accessible style that has made previous editions so popular.

Table of Contents

History of Diving
Physics and Physiology
Free Diving
Diving Equipment
Undersea Environments

Dysbaric Diseases: Barotraumas
Pulmonary Barotrauma
Ear Barotrauma
Sinus Barotrauma
Other Barotraumas

Decompression Sickness
Decompression Sickness: Pathophysiology
Decompression Sickness: Manifestations
Decompression Sickness: Prevention
Decompression Sickness: Treatment
Dysbaric Osteonecrosis

Abnormal Gas Pressures
Inert Gas Narcosis
Oxygen Toxicity
Carbon Dioxide Toxicity
Breathing Gas Preparation and Contamination
High-Pressure Neurological Syndrome

Aquatic Disorders: The Drowning Syndromes
Pathophysiological and Clinical Features of Drowning
The Management of Drowning
Salt Water Aspiration Syndrome
Why Divers Drown

Other Aquatic Disorders
Seasickness (Motion Sickness)
Thermal Problems and Solutions
Cold And Hypothermia
Scuba Divers’ Pulmonary Oedema
Trauma From Marine Creatures
Venomous Marine Animals
Fish Poisoning
Underwater Explosions

Specific Diving Diseases
The Ear and Diving: Anatomy and Physiology
The Ear and Diving: Investigations
The Ear and Diving: Hearing Loss
The Ear and Diving: Vertigo and Disorientation
Cardiac Problems and Sudden Death
Neurological Disorders of Diving
Psychological and Neuropsychological Disorders
Miscellaneous Disorders
Carotid Sinus Syndrome
Caustic Cocktail
Cold Urticaria
Dental Disorders
Musculoskeletal Problems
Ocular Disorders
Pulmonary Oedema and Dyspnoea
Skin Reactions to Equipment
Drugs and Diving
Long-Term Effects of Diving

The Diving Accident
Stress Responses, Panic and Fatigue
Why Divers Die: The Facts and Figures
First Aid and Emergency Treatment
Oxygen Therapy
Investigation of Diving Accidents
Investigation of Diving Fatalities

Medical Standards for Diving
Medical Standards for Snorkel Divers
Medical Standards for Recreational Divers
Medical Standards for Commercial Divers
Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular Disease
Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
Age and Diving
Diver Selection

Specialized Divnig and Its Problems
Female Divers
Breath-Hold Diving
Technical Diving
Handicapped Divers
Submarine Medicine
Occupational Groups
Diving in Contaminated Water
Deep and Saturation Diving

Related Subject
Hyperbaric Equipment
Hyperbaric Medicine

Appendix A: Decompression Tables
Appendix B: US Navy Recompression Therapy Tables
Appendix C: Recompression Therapy Options
Appendix D: Diving Medical Library
Appendix E: Diving Medical Training
Appendix F: Diving Medical Organizations and Contacts

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Carl Edmonds, formerly OIC of the Royal Australian Navy Diving Medical Unit, Foundation President of the South Pacific Underwater Medical Society and Director of the Australian Diving Medical Centre, Sydney, Australia

Michael Bennett
, conjoint associate professor in anaesthesia and diving and hyperbaric medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

John Lippmann, founder, chairman and director of research, DAN (Divers Alert Network) Asia-Pacific, Ashburton, Australia

Simon J. Mitchell
, head, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland, New Zealand; and consultant in diving and hyperbaric medicine, Slark Hyperbaric Unit, North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand