The pulmonary function of 24 Norwegian divers who had participated in a deep saturation dive to pressures of 3. 14.6 MPa was reevaluated one and four years later.
Twenty-eight divers performing ordinary saturation diving to pressures of 0.8-1.6 MPa and followed over a three-year period served as referents.
A significant reduction in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1.0) of 210 (SD 84) ml (P<0.001) occurred the first year after the dive.
Thereafter the annual reduction in FEV1.0 was 28 (SD 62) ml. year-1; this value did not differ from the 35 (SD 80) ml.year-1 of the referents.
Mots-clés Pascal : Plongée saturation, Fonction respiratoire, Epidémiologie, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Appareil respiratoire, Etude longitudinale, Norvège, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Saturation dive, Lung function, Epidemiology, Occupational exposure, Human, Respiratory system, Follow up study, Norway, Europe
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Cote : 93-0434553
Code Inist : 002B29C02. Création : 199406.