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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 17+ research outputs authored by Dr Denise Blake from 2010 onwards.

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Townsville General Hospital - Private Practice Trust Fund

Is helicopter transport safe for divers with decompression illness? A prospective simulation study evaluating intravascular bubble formation in healthy volunteers exposed to vibration versus stillness following a Table 14 (241.3kPa) hyperbaric treatment

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Diving is a common recreational activity. Unfortunately diving does have risks which include decompression illness (DCI). DCI involves formation of gas bubbles. Treatment usually involves re-pressurisation in special chambers designed to 'squash' the bubbles which can only be done in certain hospitals. Divers may need to be transported urgently by helicopters from the reef to hospital. However, some people believe that the vibration of the helicopter may increase the number of bubbles and make symptoms worse before divers can access treatment. This study will determine if this is true - will bubbles actually be increased by the vibration associated with helicopter flight?
Denise Blake, Lawrence Brown, Peter Aitken, Peter Grabau and Owen Kenny in collaboration with David Cooksley, Peter Bisaro, Gregory Huppatz and Corry Van den Broek (College of Science & Engineering, Private Consultant / Practitioner, College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Townsville Hospital and Health Services, Emergency Management Australia and Royal Hobart Hospital)
Diving; embolism, air; decompression sicklness; air ambulance; hyperbaric oxygenation; ultrasonography, doppler

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