J Neurol Sci 2022 Mar 2;434:120181. Epub 2022 Feb 2.
Norwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicine, Department of Occupational Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway; Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway; Neuro Clinic, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.
Introduction: Decompression sickness (DCS) has traditionally been categorized as type I DCS, affecting joints and skin, and type II affecting the nervous system. In the present study, we wanted to examine whether divers with a history of neurological DCS demonstrated a pattern of symptoms and clinical neurological and neurophysiological signs different from divers with other manifestations of DCS or no history of DCS.
Methods: Up to 1990, 365 Norwegian offshore divers worked in the North Sea. Read More