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Authors Glazer TA, Telian SA
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Journal Sports Health Volume: 8 Issue: 2 Pages: 140-4
Publish Date 2016 Mar-Apr
PubMed ID 26857731
PMC ID 4789939
Abstract

As of 2015, more than 23 million scuba diver certifications have been issued across the globe. Given the popularity of scuba diving, it is incumbent on every physician to know and understand the specific medical hazards and conditions associated with scuba diving.Sources were obtained from PubMed, MEDLINE, and EBSCO databases from 1956 onward and ranged from diverse fields including otologic reviews and wilderness medicine book chapters.Clinical review.Level 5.Otologic hazards can be categorized into barotrauma-related injuries or decompression sickness.When combined with a high index of suspicion, the physician can recognize these disorders and promptly initiate proper treatment of the potentially hazardous and irreversible conditions related to scuba diving.

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