The Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) publishes
documents that are free of charge for its members only and can be
purchased by non-members at this address:
New documents are published every trimester.
The following documents were published in September.
“Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for central retinal
artery occlusion: Visual acuity and time to
Deidre St. Peter, David Na, Kinjal Sethuraman,
Michaela Kunz Mathews, Albert S. Li,
“A randomized trial of one versus three
hyperbaric oxygen sessions for acute carbon
Authors: Lindell K. Weaver, Kayla Deru, Susan
Churchill, Antonietta Russo.
“Wireless point-of-care ultrasound in a
multiplace hyperbaric chamber”
Hideaki L. Tanaka, Anthony J. Medak, Jay
Duchnick, Peter Lindholm,
“Case report of CT-guided lung biopsy
complicated by air embolism”
Dazhi Guo, Dongtao, Li Ruijun Xue, Yan Lv,
“Hyperbaric oxygen treatment for paracentral
acute middle maculopathy: a case study”
Robert J. Neiberger, Edward T. Waters.
“Hyperbaric oxygen mitigates KIM-1 and
inflammatory cytokine levels in kidney
Başak Büyük, & Özlem Öztopuz.
“From UPTD to ESOT: Monitoring hyperoxic
exposure in surface-oriented diving”
Jan Risberg, Pieter-Jan van Ooij, Lyubisa
“Cerebral arterial gas embolism and
neurogenic stunned myocardium in a
previously healthy freediver”
Tyler J. Baldino, Mei S. Goh,
The Marine Technology Society has recently published the following
The key benefits of Manned Underwater
Vehicles for solving subsea challenges.
This small 1 page article aims to promote the
use of manned underwater vehicles as
suggested by its title.
About cutting procedures
We note that two organizations, IOGP and IMCA, have recently
published cutting procedure guidelines (which may be an indicator
that both organizations are closely linked).
On our side, we continue to recommend the publications from
Francis Hermans, as they are among the most well-documented
regarding these activities and are of a technical level above the
documents from the two organizations mentioned above. These
papers are in our database (see in “Diving and ROV procedures”)
and can be downloaded by clicking on the text and covers of the
Note that the US Navy “Underwater cutting and welding manual” is
also available in our database..
“Influence of oxygen purity in underwater
Published in 2019
This document discusses whether cutting is
possible with an oxygen purity lower than the
usual recommended 99.5%.
“Explosiveness of the underwater residual
cutting gasses Part 1: Freshwater”.
Year of publication: 2019
This document describes various tests
carried out in freshwater to check the
flammability and/or explosiveness of the
residual gases produced during cutting with
“Underwater Cutting Explosions Causes /
Effects / Consequences & Prevention”
Year of publication: 2021
This document, which has no scientific
vocation, explains the causes, effects, and
consequences of these accidents to prevent
them from happening.
The US Navy “Underwater cutting and
welding manual” discusses all the cutting and
welding procedures that can be used for the
operations mentioned above and, thus,
remains a reference to be considered
alongside the documents from Francis
The South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society (SPUMS), jointly with
the European Underwater and Baromedical Society (EUBS),
published the following paid articles in the third issue, Volume 53, of
their journal Issue 3, available now via society login or through this
internet address: https://www.dhmjournal.com/index.php/purchase-
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment in children: experience in 329
Author: Aydin F.
Selecting optimal air diving gradient factors for Belgian military
divers: more conservative settings are not necessarily safer.
Authors: De Ridder S, Pattyn N, Neyt X, Germonpré P.
Atypical distally distributed cutis marmorata decompression
sickness associated with unconventional use of thermal
protection in a diver with persistent foramen ovale.
Authors: Magri Gatt P, Diacono E, Matity L, Magri K.
Self-reported vitality and health status are higher in Dutch
submariners than in the general population.
Authors: Houtkooper A, Wingelaar TT, Endert EL, van Ooij PJAM
Contemporary practices of blood glucose management in diabetic
patients: a survey of hyperbaric medicine units in Australia and
Authors: Laupland BR, Laupland K, Thistlethwaite K, Webb R.
Snorkelling and breath-hold diving fatalities in Australian waters,
2014 to 2018.
Author: Lippmann J.
Investigation into the effect of hyperbaric hyperoxia on serum
cardiac Troponin T levels as a biomarker of cardiac injury.
Authors: Marjot J, Mackenzie J, Jepson N, Reeves E, Bennett M
A retrospective review of divers treated for inner ear
decompression sickness at Fiona Stanley Hospital.
Authors: Mason JS, Buzzacott P, Gawthrope IC, Banham ND.
Carbon monoxide poisoning: lest we forget.
Authors: Mathew B, Laden G.
A retrospective review of the utility of Chest X-rays in diving and
submarine medical examinations.
Authors: Meintjes WAJ, Davids LR, van Wijk CH.
Agreement between ultrasonic bubble grades using a handheld
self-positioning Doppler product and 2D cardiac ultrasound.
Authors: Metelkina A, Barbaud A. Commentary on Plogmark, et al.
REPLY to: Commentary on Plogmark, et al. Agreement between
ultrasonic bubble grades using a handheld self-positioning
Doppler product and 2D cardiac ultrasound.
Authors: Plogmark O, Hjelte C, Ekström M, Frånberg O
Diving with psychotropic medication: review of the literature and
Authors: Querido AL, Ebbelaar CF, Wingelaar TT.
These articles are paid for one year, execpt for registered members
of EUBS and SPUMS. Passed the one year embargo, the articles are
free of charge, and can be downloaded through this link:
Note that many of these articles are published through other
organizations and are also integrated in our database.
Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS)
South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society (SPUMS)
European Underwater and Baromedical Society (EUBS)
International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)
Marine Technology Society
In appendix 1, “Saturation diving” of the document IOGP 411, it is
said: “Any SDC (Bell) to contain equipment that can
measure H2S and hydrocarbon contamination of an
equivalent or greater specification to the Analox Hypergas.
This equipment to be capable of alarming and notifying
both the Surface Diving Supervisor and the SDC
inhabitants of contamination of the breathing atmosphere”.
Contrary to what this document suggests, the Analox Hypergas
does not detect H2S.
Refer to the UK HSE report 030, "Development of the ANALOX
Hyper-Gas Diving Bell Monitor", by Valerie Flook below.
Click on the cover or the text of presentation to download it.
Similar information can be found on the manufacturer's website:
Based on this IOGP guidance, many divers, diving supervisors,
and client representatives think they are protected from this gas,
which is untrue.
That is proof that we must ensure that guidelines are correctly
written and based on scientific documents, which is not the case
with this IOGP document that, according to the study, CCO Ltd. #9
below should be definitively withdrawn from publication and never
used by companies.
Regarding the numerous reasons that guidelines can be
incorrectly written, read our post, "About Standards", in the rubric
"Food for thought". This document is also the "Diving Management