total of 30 patients: 15 patients sequentially selected from an undersea
medical clinic, who suffered from Pulmonary Barotrauma, were compared
with 15 patients, sequentially selected from the clinic, who suffered
from decompression illness type II, (no Pulmonary Barotrauma).
of the two groups revealed significant difference in pre-injury PFT's,
with the Pulmonary Barotrauma group having decreased MEF 25% to 75%.
Comparison of the two groups shows that 2 members of the PBT group suffered
should be made by the individuals, with emphasis on risk reduction by
strictly following the recreational diving guides and eliminating all
other risk factors.