Monday, May 27, 2024

DAN, UCSD Conducting ‘Lung Squeeze’ Survey

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If you’re a breath-hold diver who has experienced a lung injury (commonly referred to as a “squeeze”) while training or diving, the folks at Divers Alert Network and the University of California San Diego want to hear from you.

A survey sponsored by DAN and UCSD “intends to collect data from breath-hold divers regarding lung injuries while training or diving.” It was developed in collaboration with Oliver Christen-Drew, Juani Valdivia, Vitomir Maricic, Robert King, Fernando Silva, Elaine Yu, Frauke Tillmans and Peter Lindholm.

The survey’s goal “is to find patterns in the circumstances in which squeezes occur. Based on the findings of this survey, we hope to create best-practice guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of squeezes as well as return-to-dive recommendations after a squeeze.”

To do the survey, which could take between 15-30 minutes to complete, go to redcap.link/squeeze.

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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