Posted by Frank on December 14, 2001 at 18:52:04:
In Reply to: Re: Explain posted by Steve on December 14, 2001 at 07:11:10:
Steve, I gather that there's quite a bit of debate in the medical community about subclinical DCS. As I said, though, there's no hard cutoff on the mild end of the DCS scale, and it can be tough to call it sometimes.
For example, if you're interested take a look at this DCS story:
When he got off the dive boat, the author of that story had a headache and felt dizzy. One doctor who examined him concluded it came from other causes. But a hyperbaric doc decided to put him in the chamber, and he concluded that he benefited from that treatment (and therefore seems to have had some stripe of DCS).
If you were on the boat with him, what would your opinion have been? After you read the full story, do you think he had DCS?
I'm not arguing one way or the other; my point is that sometimes it's pretty murky.
Post a Followup