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Decompression Sickness (Bends) Summary

Description: A condition occurring as a result of exposure to a rapid fall in ambient pressure. Gases, nitrogen in particular, come out of solution and form bubbles in body fluid and blood. These gas bubbles accumulate in joint spaces and the peripheral circulation impairing tissue oxygenation causing disorientation, severe pain, and potentially death.

Also Known As: Bends; Caisson Disease; Caisson Diseases; Disease, Caisson; Diseases, Caisson Show All >>

Networked: 1456 relevant articles (20 outcomes, 83 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Decompression Sickness

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Oxygen : 6 outcomes 11 studies in 128 results : IBA
  2. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) : 1 outcome 17 studies in 432 results : IBA
  3. Polymers : 1 outcome 1 study in 16 results : IBA
  4. heliox : 1 outcome 1 study in 14 results : IBA
  5. Hydrogen : 1 outcome in 18 results : IBA
  6. Retinaldehyde (Retinal) : 1 outcome in 5 results : IBA
  7. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid) : 1 outcome in 5 results : FDA 80 Generic
  8. Levodopa (L Dopa) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 31 Generic
  9. Fluoxetine (Prozac) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 51 Generic
  10. Vitamins : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Decompression Sickness

  1. Decompression Sickness (Bends)
  2. Pathologic Constriction (Stenosis)
  3. Pain (Aches)
  4. Intracranial Aneurysm (Cerebral Aneurysm)
  5. Rupture
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Key Therapies for Decompression Sickness

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  1. Decompression : 3 outcomes 17 studies in 172 results
  2. Injections : 1 outcome in 4 results
  3. Semiconductors : 1 outcome in 1 result
  4. Canes (Cane) : 1 outcome in 1 result
  5. Hyperbaric Oxygenation : 1 study in 22 results
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