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OUR KIDS AND DIVING

OUR KIDS AND DIVING

Is the child a small adult when it comes to diving?
Definitely NOT.


Participation of children in scuba diving is growing every year. Instructors, dive masters, parents and pediatricians are all in growing need to understand the physiological differences between children and adults that relate specifically to scuba diving.

RESPIRATORY TRACT
Lung maturation and alveolar multiplication are progressive all along the growth period. It is very fast till the age of four, then gradually slows to stop at the age of eight. The elastic tissue is rare at birth, and then it increases gradually to reach complete development at 18 years.
These facts: relatively small lung capacity + less elasticity + scuba diving (breathing compressed air) = Possibility of air trapping even in a healthy lung.

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Chamber Recompression Therapy

Chamber Recompression Therapy

By: Dr. Hossam Nasef


"No-one who has seen the victim of compressed air illness, gravely ill or unconscious, put back into a chamber and brought back to life by the a...

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Risk Factors in Diving

Risk Factors in Diving

By: Dr.Hossam Nasef

1. Patent (Persistent) Foramen Ovale (PFO) : During the fetal period, the baby depends entirely on the mother for gas exchange as it cannot ...

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ARE YOU AT RISK OF HYPEROXIC-INDUCED MYOPIA?

ARE YOU AT RISK OF HYPEROXIC-INDUCED MYOPIA?

YOU SIT IN YOUR OFFICE, TRYING DESPERATELY TO FOCUS on your computer screen. You squint to make out blurred characters and images. The computer screen is not malfunctioni...

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Safe Drugs and Diving

Safe Drugs and Diving

That's how you learn to be a surgeon. Easy really, but from my experience a far better route to being a good doctor is: read about it, contract it yourself, diagnose it i...

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