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Chapter 7: Preconditioning as a tool to improve diving safety

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Vascular gas bubbles are considered the principal element in decompression sickness (DCS) development. Traditionally these bubbles were called VGE (venous gas emboli), however scientific knowledge indicates that similar bubbles may also be present in the arterial circulation, therefore we propose to use “VGE” for “Vascular Gas Emboli”, and we will do so throughout the text. Reduction of VGE production represents an interesting endpoint to decrease decompression stress and DCS risk. Here we will discuss state of the art pre-dive techniques and approaches, commonly known as preconditioning, used to reduce post-dive VGE load and decompression stress. Evidence based approaches clearly show that some types of preconditioning are more potent in VGE reduction, some indecompression stress reduction and there are some with a positive impact on both. Nevertheless, further research is required to investigate the mechanisms underlying these positive effects.
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BALESTRA
Jean
-Eric BLATTEAU
Alain BOUSSUGES
Francois BURMAN
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CIALONI
Zeljko
DUJIC
Robert J. ECKERSLEY
Murat S. EGI
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-Pierre IMBERT
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KOT
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Virginie
PAPADOPOULOU
Massimo PIERI
Georgi
POPOV
Miroslav
ROZLOZNIK
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Meng
-Xing TANG
Guy THOMAS
Frauke
TILLMANS
Yurii
TKACHENKO
Qiong
WANG
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