Olivier Simon's research while affiliated with Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice and other places

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This study aims to determine the potential risk factors associated with the development of severe diving-related spinal cord decompression sickness (DCS). Two hundred and seventy nine injured recreational divers (42 ± 12 years; 53 women) presenting symptoms of spinal cord DCS were retrospectively included from seven hyperbaric centers in France and...
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Dysbaric osteonecrosis (DON) is a complication that usually occurs in professional divers or compressedair workers. Its correlation with a previous musculoskeletal decompression injury (i.e., 'limb bend') remains a controversial subject. There is little information about the prevalence of DON and its relationship to decompression sickness (DCS) in...
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Objectifs L'ostéonécrose dysbarique est une complication osseuse associée à des expositions prolongées et répétées en environnement hyperbare et la corrélation avec un accident de décompression ostéomyoarticulaire antérieur reste un sujet controversé. Après avoir évalué les principaux facteurs de risque des accidents ostéomyoarticulaires chez les p...

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... In 2011, he received hyperbaric oxygen therapy for widespread pain in the whole body due to DCS. He complained of pain in the left shoulder and loss of strength in the left arm safe decompression procedures and the greater frequency of unsafe driving practices, especially among divers [4]. In studies, the frequency of exposure to pressure, duration and depth of dive, insufficient decompression, formation of DCS and increasing age were associated with DON. ...
... 1 Spinal cord DCS, which presents with neurological symptoms, is the most frequent form of DCS, and 30% of cases have long-term sequelae. [2][3][4] The pathophysiological mechanism corresponds to localised ischaemia of the spinal cord initially triggered by the formation of bubbles. 1 The clinical presentation is highly variable with no pathognomonic clinical features of spinal cord syndrome. [3][4][5] Numerous studies have been conducted with the aim of identifying factors influencing the prognosis of neurological DCS. 3 4 6-9 These have considered the clinical presentation before treatment, 3 4 6 10 the latency of symptoms after surfacing 3 4 6 10-13 and the time to recompression. 9 12 14-20 In a 2011 French retrospective multicentre study of 279 spinal cord DCS, independent variables predictive of poor recovery were specified in a multivariate analysis 4 and the main clinical criteria were grouped into an initial severity score, that is, the French society of diving and hyperbaric medicine 'MEDSUBHYP' score. ...