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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531363/beneficial-effect-of-enriched-air-nitrox-on-bubble-formation-during-scuba-diving-an-open-water-study
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Anne-Kathrin Brebeck, Andreas Deussen, Ursula Range, Costantino Balestra, Sinclair Cleveland, Jochen D Schipke
Bubble formation during scuba diving might induce decompression sickness. This prospective randomised and double-blind study included 108 advanced recreational divers (38 females). Fifty-four pairs of divers, 1 breathing air and the other breathing nitrox28 undertook a standardised dive (24 ± 1 msw; 62 ± 5min) in the Red Sea. Venous gas bubbles were counted (Doppler) 30-<45 min (early) and 45-60 min (late) post-dive at jugular, subclavian and femoral sites. Only 7% (air) vs. 11% (air28®) (n.s.) were bubble-free after a dive...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525588/diving-and-long-term-cardiovascular-health
#2
K Åsmul, Å Irgens, M Grønning, A Møllerløkken
Background: Short-term cardiovascular effects from ambient pressure exposure are known. However, long-term cardiovascular effects from diving in humans have been less studied. Aims: To examine possible long-term cardiovascular health effects from occupational diving. Methods: We compared the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in former divers to non-divers. We obtained data on male former divers with a certificate valid for professional diving after 1980, from the Norwegian Diver 2011 project, and matched data on the general male population from the HUNT3 Survey...
May 19, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525507/subcellular-energetics-and-metabolism-a-cross-species-framework
#3
Robert H Thiele
Although it is generally believed that oxidative phosphorylation and adequate oxygenation are essential for life, human development occurs in a profoundly hypoxic environment and "normal" levels of oxygen during embryogenesis are even harmful. The ability of embryos not only to survive but also to thrive in such an environment is made possible by adaptations related to metabolic pathways. Similarly, cancerous cells are able not only to survive but also to grow and spread in environments that would typically be fatal for healthy adult cells...
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518001/propranolol-effects-on-decompression-sickness-in-a-simulated-dissub-rescue-in-swine
#4
Angela S Forbes, David P Regis, Aaron A Hall, Richard T Mahon, William A Cronin
INTRODUCTION: Disabled submarine (DISSUB) survivors may face elevated CO2 levels and inert gas saturation, putting them at risk for CO2 toxicity and decompression sickness (DCS). Propranolol was shown to reduce CO2 production in an experimental DISSUB model in humans but its effects on DCS in a DISSUB rescue scenario are unknown. A 100% oxygen prebreathe (OPB) reduces DCS incidence and severity and is incorporated into some DISSUB rescue protocols. We used a swine model of DISSUB rescue to study the effect of propranolol on DCS incidence and mortality with and without an OPB...
April 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515897/exploitation-promotes-earlier-sex-change-in-a-protandrous-patellid-limpet-patella-aspera-r%C3%A3-ding-1798
#5
Gustavo M Martins, Carla D G Borges, Maria Vale, Pedro A Ribeiro, Rogério R Ferraz, Helen R Martins, Ricardo S Santos, Stephen J Hawkins
Exploitation of organisms can prompt the reduction in the number and size of target populations consequently affecting reproductive output and replenishment. Here, we investigated the effects of exploitation on the population structure of a protandrous patellid limpet, Patella aspera, an overexploited Macaronesian endemic. Timed dives were used to collect animals across eleven islands of Macaronesia. Individuals were inspected for sex, size, and gonad stage. Using catch effort (time per person) per island coastal perimeter as a surrogate for exploitation intensity, we found that limpet abundance (CPUE) and mean size tended to decrease with exploitation intensity...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515419/new-insights-into-ocean-sunfish-mola-mola-abundance-and-seasonal-distribution-in-the-northeast-atlantic
#6
Patricia Breen, Ana Cañadas, Oliver Ó Cadhla, Mick Mackey, Meike Scheidat, Steve C V Geelhoed, Emer Rogan, Mark Jessopp
The ocean sunfish, Mola mola, is the largest teleost fish in the world. Despite being found in all oceans of the world, little is known about its abundance and factors driving its distribution. In this study we provide the first abundance estimates for sunfish in offshore waters in the northeast Atlantic and the first record of extensive sunfish presence in these waters year-round. Abundance estimates and predictive distributions for sunfish in approximately 300,000 km² of the northeast Atlantic were derived from large scale offshore aerial surveys in 2015-2016 using distance sampling techniques...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515170/respiratory-function-and-mechanics-in-pinnipeds-and-cetaceans
#7
REVIEW
Andreas Fahlman, Michael J Moore, Daniel Garcia-Parraga
In this Review, we focus on the functional properties of the respiratory system of pinnipeds and cetaceans, and briefly summarize the underlying anatomy; in doing so, we provide an overview of what is currently known about their respiratory physiology and mechanics. While exposure to high pressure is a common challenge among breath-hold divers, there is a large variation in respiratory anatomy, function and capacity between species - how are these traits adapted to allow the animals to withstand the physiological challenges faced during dives? The ultra-deep diving feats of some marine mammals defy our current understanding of respiratory physiology and lung mechanics...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513330/the-pathogenesis-of-clade-2-3-4-4-h5-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-viruses-in-ruddy-duck-oxyura-jamaicensis-and-lesser-scaup-aythya-affinis
#8
Erica Spackman, Diann J Prosser, Mary J Pantin-Jackwood, Alicia M Berlin, Christopher B Stephens
Waterfowl are the natural hosts of avian influenza virus (AIV) and disseminate the virus worldwide through migration. Historically, surveillance and research efforts for AIV in waterfowl have focused on dabbling ducks. The role of diving ducks in AIV ecology has not been well characterized. In this study, we examined the relative susceptibility and pathogenicity of clade 2.3.4.4 H5 highly pathogenic (HP) AIV (HPAIV) in two species of diving ducks. Juvenile and adult Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) and juvenile Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) were intranasally inoculated with A/Northern Pintail/WA/40964/2014 H5N2 HPAIV...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509017/-diving-accidents
#9
Dirk Michaelis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509016/-diving-accidents
#10
Dirk Michaelis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507738/mark-e-josephson-clinical-investigator
#11
EDITORIAL
John M Miller
Mark E Josephson entered the world of clinical cardiac electrophysiology (EP) almost at its inception (1972); with so much to learn and so many directions one could take, he dived into the field with unbridled enthusiasm and an uncommon - perhaps almost unique - aptitude for asking questions and finding ways to answer them. Few aspects of EP escaped his indelible influence. In this short paper, I will attempt to touch on some of the high points of his astounding career as a clinical investigator.
April 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505552/probabilistic-pharmacokinetic-models-of-decompression-sickness-in-humans-part-1-coupled-perfusion-limited-compartments
#12
F Gregory Murphy, Ethan A Hada, David J Doolette, Laurens E Howle
Decompression sickness (DCS) is a disease caused by gas bubbles forming in body tissues following a reduction in ambient pressure, such as occurs in scuba diving. Probabilistic models for quantifying the risk of DCS are typically composed of a collection of independent, perfusion-limited theoretical tissue compartments which describe gas content or bubble volume within these compartments. It has been previously shown that 'pharmacokinetic' gas content models, with compartments coupled in series, show promise as predictors of the incidence of DCS...
May 4, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504594/a-deep-dive-into-asthma-transcriptomics-lessons-from-u-biopred
#13
Matthew C Altman, William W Busse
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502451/benefits-and-shortcomings-in-the-employment-of-non-destructive-benthic-imagery-for-monitoring-of-hard-bottom-habitats
#14
Kolja Beisiegel, Alexander Darr, Mayya Gogina, Michael L Zettler
Hard-bottom habitats with complex topography and fragile epibenthic communities are still not adequately integrated in benthic monitoring programs as demanded by their potential ecosystem importance. While status indicators are defined by major EU directives, methods commonly used to provide measures are deficient in quantification of biota on hard surfaces. We address suitability of recent advancements in seafloor imaging to support monitoring activities. Comparative evaluation of the performance of high-resolution imagery and physical sampling (grab, dredge, SCUBA-diving) to detect taxonomic and functional components of epibenthos revealed that (1) with minimal habitat disturbance on large spatial scales imagery provides valuable cost-efficient assessment of complementary metrics of rocky reef habitats features and community structure, (2) despite poor taxonomic resolution image-derived data for habitat-forming taxa might be sufficient to infer richness of small sessile and mobile fauna, (3) physical collection is irreplaceable for robust record of species-richness to establish baselines and monitor changes on species level...
May 10, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501412/sudden-death-in-a-diver-a-diagnostic-conundrum
#15
Scott Dougherty, Maziar Khorsandi, Myra Adelbai, Vipin Zamvar, James Francis
We discuss the case of an experienced diver who ran out of air during his final ascent while scuba diving. He lost consciousness rapidly after surfacing and despite immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation, could not be revived. On arrival at the emergency department he was noted to have copious amounts of blood in his upper airway and had developed extensive subcutaneous emphysema. Large amounts of air were observed in the central circulation following a postmortem computerized tomography scan as well as pneumomediastinum, a small right-sided hemothorax, and extensive subcutaneous emphysema...
May 10, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495845/edmund-goodwyn-and-the-first-description-of-diving-bradycardia
#16
Jose L Vega
Diving bradycardia is a primordial oxygen-conserving reflex by which the heart rate of air-breathing vertebrates, including humans, slows down in response to water immersion. Its discovery is attributed to Paul Bert whose seminal observation was published in 1870 as part of a series of experiments that examined physiological adaptations to asphyxia in ducks and other animals. However, Edmund Goodwyn, a British physician who studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh had already published descriptions of this reflex in his doctoral thesis, which was originally published in Latin in 1786, and again in English in 1788...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489902/disturbance-of-a-rare-seabird-by-ship-based-tourism-in-a-marine-protected-area
#17
Timothy K Marcella, Scott M Gende, Daniel D Roby, Arthur Allignol
Managers of marine protected areas (MPAs) must often seek ways to allow for visitation while minimizing impacts to the resources they are intended to protect. Using shipboard observers, we quantified the "zone of disturbance" for Kittlitz's and marbled murrelets (Brachyramphus brevirostris and B. marmoratus) exposed to large cruise ships traveling through Glacier Bay National Park, one of the largest MPAs in North America. In the upper reaches of Glacier Bay, where Kittlitz's murrelets predominated, binary logistic regression models predicted that 61% of all murrelets within 850 m perpendicular distance of a cruise ship were disturbed (defined as flushing or diving), whereas in the lower reaches, where marbled murrelets predominated, this percentage increased to 72%...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487524/vertebral-bone-microarchitecture-and-osteocyte-characteristics-of-three-toothed-whale-species-with-varying-diving-behaviour
#18
Tim Rolvien, Michael Hahn, Ursula Siebert, Klaus Püschel, Hans-Joachim Wilke, Björn Busse, Michael Amling, Ralf Oheim
Although vertebral bone microarchitecture has been studied in various tetrapods, limited quantitative data are available on the structural and compositional changes of vertebrae in marine mammals. Whales exhibit exceptional swimming and diving behaviour, and they may not be immune to diving-associated bone pathologies. Lumbar vertebral bodies were analysed in three toothed whale species: the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), orca (Orcinus orca) and harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). The bone volume fraction (BV/TV) did not scale with body size, although the trabeculae were thicker, fewer in number and further apart in larger whale species than in the other two species...
May 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484673/oceanic-adults-coastal-juveniles-tracking-the-habitat-use-of-whale-sharks-off-the-pacific-coast-of-mexico
#19
Dení Ramírez-Macías, Nuno Queiroz, Simon J Pierce, Nicolas E Humphries, David W Sims, Juerg M Brunnschweiler
Eight whale sharks tagged with pop-up satellite archival tags off the Gulf of California, Mexico, were tracked for periods of 14-134 days. Five of these sharks were adults, with four females visually assessed to be pregnant. At least for the periods they were tracked, juveniles remained in the Gulf of California while adults moved offshore into the eastern Pacific Ocean. We propose that parturition occurs in these offshore waters. Excluding two juveniles that remained in the shallow tagging area for the duration of tracking, all sharks spent 65 ± 20...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480488/mishaps-and-unsafe-conditions-in-recreational-scuba-diving-and-pre-dive-checklist-use-a-prospective-cohort-study
#20
Shabbar I Ranapurwala, Steve Wing, Charles Poole, Kristen L Kucera, Stephen W Marshall, Petar J Denoble
BACKGROUND: Recreational scuba diving involves the use of complex instruments and specialized skills in an unforgiving environment. Errors in dive preparation in such an environment may lead to unsafe conditions, mishaps, injuries and fatalities. Diving mishaps can be major and minor based on their potential to cause injury and the severity of the resulting injury. The objective of this study is to assess the incidence of diving mishaps and unsafe conditions, and their associations with the participants' routine use of their own checklists...
December 2017: Injury Epidemiology
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