A study by the University of Hawaii into treatment of diving accident victims, found that a delay in starting treatment did not influence outcome. The most sensitive predictors of outcome were the severity of injury and age of the diver concerned. The deep treatment tables used utilized increased atmospheric pressures, several mixed gas combinations and a more gradual staged decompression rate than US Navy treatment schedules.

Journal Reference: Undersea Hyperb Med, September 1, 2005; 32(5): 363-73.

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