Naoko Suzuki's scientific contributions

Publications (2)

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Background: Decompression sickness (DCS) is a rare condition that is often difficult to diagnose in deep-sea divers. Because of this, prevention and early diagnosis are important. In this case-control study, we examined the risk and preventive factors associated with DCS. Methods: Our original questionnaire survey was conducted among 269 recreat...
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Factors contributing to the pathogenesis of decompression sickness (DCS) in divers have been described in many studies. However, relative importance of these factors has not been reported. In this case-control study, we compared the diving profiles of divers experiencing DCS with those of a control group. The DCS group comprised 35 recreational scu...

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... Decompression injuries have traditionally been classified as arterial gas embolism and type 1 and type 2 decompression sickness [1][2][3]. Type 1 decompression illness is usually characterized by musculoskeletal pain and mild cutaneous symptoms [2]. Common type 1 skin manifestations include itching and mild rashes (distinct from a mottled or marbled discoloration of the skin known as "cutis marmorata" that may presage the development of the more serious type 2 symptoms) [2]. ...
... Fluid loss in Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) divers is well known (8) and dehydration is a major risk factor of decompression sickness (11) due to diminished solution capacity of body fluids for inert gases after pressure reduction caused by ascending from depth. Vice versa, prehydration before a dive reduces the decompression stress as amount of detectable inert gas bubbles in Doppler examinations after the dive (3). ...