Comments on unresponsive decompression illness case

Mirasoglu B. , Aktas S.

JOURNAL OF INTENSIVE CARE, cilt.6, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


We have read the case report about a decompression sickness that was unresponsive to hyperbaric oxygen treatment in your journal. Presented case is intriguing; however, we think there are some contradictive issues in the discussion of the case. In this letter, we aim to comment on these issues that may raise further question. Bubble formation plays a very important role for decompression sickness, but proposed mechanism is incorrect as nitrogen does not change state during decompression. Use of terminology for diving-related diseases and comments on properties of helium may cause misunderstandings. Also importance of history of the dive in evaluating an accident should be emphasized.