‘Shrunken Brain’ from SCUBA?

July 16, 2009 Dear DocV, My father was a US Navy diver/Submarine Service from the late 40’s to the early 70’s. His duties included escape training tank instructor and saturation diving as a member of the original Deep Submergence Group. He is currently 77 years old and previously diagnosed with Alzheimers. Recently, that diagnosis was … Read more

Approach Post-DCS Therapy With Care

Despite notable advances by various medical insurers and professional organizations, recompression treatment and, even more so,  hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)  remain open to abuse by uninformed, unqualified and unscrupulous practitioners. The following inquiry I received a while back is a prime example: **** Dear Doc, My friend was treated for DCI in Belize. He complained … Read more