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Electroencephalographic study of divers with histories of neurological decompression illness.
  1. A W Murrison,
  2. E Glasspool,
  3. R J Pethybridge,
  4. T J Francis,
  5. E M Sedgwick
  1. Institute of Naval Medicine, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hants.

    Abstract

    OBJECTIVE--To determine whether divers with histories of neurological decompression illness are electroencephalographically distinguishable from non-divers. METHODS--The electroencephalograms (EEGs) from 68 divers with histories of neurological decompression illness and 45 non-diver controls were examined independently by two clinical neurophysiologists. RESULTS--The diver and non-diver groups were electroencephalographically indistinguishable. CONCLUSION--There is no electroencephalographic evidence for the existence of cerebral dysfunction in divers with histories of decompression illness.

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