The Flying After Diving Study is designed to evaluate the effect of altitude exposure following diving on the production of circulating bubble production and/or the development of decompression sickness.
This study involves a single, dry resting chamber dive to 60 feet of seawater for 55 minutes followed by a specific surface interval and then a simulated flight to 8,000 ft (the maximum cabin altitude allowed in commercial, pressurized aircraft) for four hours.
All phases are conducted at the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology (Hyperbaric Center) in Duke University Medical Center.
Studies are normally scheduled on one evening and the following day during the week.
Participants must be 18 to 60 years of age and certified divers or experienced in hyperbaric environments.
Participants will receive pro-rated compensation for a total of $120 per trial.
For more information, contact Jeanette Moore at 919-684-2948 (ext. 260) or toll-free at 800-446-2671 (ext. 260).