Monitoring of Bacterial Status and Antibacterial Cleaning of Saturation Diving Systems

  • S. T. Brooke
  • P. R. Blewett
  • C. M. Childs
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Underwater Technology, Ocean Science and Offshore Engineering book series (AUTOO, volume 14)

Abstract

Infection of the outer ear (otitis externa) is a common problem during saturation diving. The moist, warm environment of high-pressure heliox facilitates the growth of the gram-negative bacillus Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Symptoms of itching, burning, pain and discharge can become intense and result in the diver being unable to work (Farmer, 1982). If, as a result, divers have to leave saturation, this causes inconvenience and loss of earnings to them and disruption of the work schedule they were undertaking.

Keywords

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Otitis Externa Saturation System Initial Compression Support Vessel 
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References

  1. Farmer, J. C. Otologic and paranasal sinus problems in diving. In P.B. Bennett and D.H. Elliott (Eds), The Physiology and Medicine of Diving, Bailliere Tindall, London, 1982.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Society for Underwater Technology (Graham & Trotman) 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. T. Brooke
    • 1
  • P. R. Blewett
    • 1
  • C. M. Childs
    • 1
  1. 1.Wharton WilliamsUK

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