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October 20, 1994 | DAVID HALDANE, David Haldane is a member of the Times Orange County Edition staff who contributes regularly to OC Live!
Few sport divers ever descend below 100 feet. Such depths are generally avoided because of the strange and dangerous things that can happen--most notably nitrogen narcosis, or "rapture of the deep," and the bends, a painful and potentially fatal condition brought on by coming up too fast after staying too deep too long. Despite those dangers--or perhaps because of them--a group of fellow divers and I recently took a 165-foot dive.
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SPORTS
March 20, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
DUCKS TONIGHT VS. ST. LOUIS When: 7. Where: Honda Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 31-32-11, Blues 46-19-8. Record vs. Blues: 1-2. Update: It was a crowded scene for the league-leading Blues when they practiced Tuesday afternoon at Honda Center. They had 26 players on the ice, most notably Alex Steen, who has been out because of a concussion. Steen, not yet ready for contact, has been in California and receiving therapy in a hyperbaric chamber, according to reports.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1994 | MARY F. POLS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A medical expert Monday questioned why doctors never exposed Ventura County's community college chief, dying from a "flesh-eating bacteria" infection, to one of medicine's primary defenses against the condition: pure oxygen treatments in a pressurized chamber. Thomas G. Lakin, 50, chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District, died Sunday at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks after a 24-hour medical battle to save his life.
HEALTH
December 7, 2009 | By Trine Tsouderos and Patricia Callahan
Dr. Carlos Pardo was trying to head off trouble. The Johns Hopkins neurologist and his colleagues had autopsied the brains of people with autism who died in accidents and found evidence of neuroinflammation. This rare look inside the autistic brain had the potential to increase understanding of the mysterious disorder. It also, he knew, could inspire doctors aiming to help children recover from autism to develop new experimental treatments -- even though the research was so preliminary the scientists did not know whether the inflammation was good or bad, or even how it might relate to autism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1994 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While funeral plans for the respected chancellor of Ventura County's community colleges were completed Tuesday, family friends and a doctor moved to quell the controversy about the medical treatment Thomas G. Lakin received for a "flesh-eating bacteria" infection. Dropping blood pressure and potential nerve damage prevented doctors from treating Lakin in a hyperbaric chamber in the hours before he died, friends close to the educator's family told The Times on Tuesday.
NEWS
June 1, 1987
Two men died in separate scuba diving incidents. Lifeguards said Frank Sporer, 65, of Bakersfield was dead on arrival at the USC Marine Center's hyperbaric chamber on Santa Catalina Island, after he lost consciousness after a dive at the Isthmus. And a 46-year-old man died after being airlifted to the hyperbaric chamber at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks from the western side of Santa Cruz Island, where he lost consciousness after surfacing from a dive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1985
Northridge Hospital Medical Center unveiled Monday a hyperbaric chamber that officials said will be used to treat decompression sickness, acute crash injuries, problem skin grafts and slow-healing wounds. The L-shaped chamber, 35 feet on one side and 15 feet on the other, is the largest in the western United States, a hospital spokesman said. The chamber will permit patients to receive 100% oxygen at two to three times normal atmospheric pressure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1987 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, Times Staff Writer
A "very dirty" wall furnace in a small southeast San Diego home was blamed for the carbon monoxide poisoning Monday morning of 13 sleeping adults and children. The incident was the latest in a rash of such poisonings occurring since a record-breaking cold spell gripped the area. While all 13 people became sick, none was reported seriously hurt by the toxic fumes.
SPORTS
March 20, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
DUCKS TONIGHT VS. ST. LOUIS When: 7. Where: Honda Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 31-32-11, Blues 46-19-8. Record vs. Blues: 1-2. Update: It was a crowded scene for the league-leading Blues when they practiced Tuesday afternoon at Honda Center. They had 26 players on the ice, most notably Alex Steen, who has been out because of a concussion. Steen, not yet ready for contact, has been in California and receiving therapy in a hyperbaric chamber, according to reports.
NEWS
December 10, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
Five people were injured Friday when a pressurized chamber used to treat stroke victims exploded at a medical clinic in Orange County. Two people who were sitting in the hyperbaric chamber sustained injuries similar to the bends suffered by divers who ascend too quickly, according to Emmy Day, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Fire Department. The chamber, which is used to increase the supply of oxygen to the brain, burst under pressure.
HEALTH
July 13, 2009 | Chris Woolston
Over the years, Michael Jackson has graced more tabloid covers than any other celebrity, the ghost of Elvis included. One memorable tabloid photo from the mid-1980s showed Jackson lying peacefully in a hyperbaric chamber, presumably part of his plan to stay young forever. Perhaps inspired by that iconic image, many health seekers have climbed into hyperbaric chambers of their own. The prospect of slowing or reversing aging is one big draw.
SPORTS
September 23, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For an instant, his future passed before his eyes and it was ugly and full of doubt. Shaun Williams could be playing safety in the NFL, but it would be as a rookie third-round draft choice, or a fifth-rounder or even a seventh-round pick, and he would have had to miss his senior season at UCLA, miss a final chance at being a kid. And there were a lot of years as an adult in front of him. It was going to be fun, a last hurrah with people he had gone to school with for four years.
NEWS
May 22, 1996 | DENISE MARIE SIINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bob Lavacot of La Habra woke up one morning while on vacation with a boil-like ulcer on his chest. He thought little of it until the ulcer started spreading and he began to run a fever. He cut the vacation short and made an appointment with Dr. Bonnie Bock at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. "The tissue and underlying pectoral muscle were already badly infected," Lavacot recalls.
NEWS
December 10, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
Five people were injured Friday when a pressurized chamber used to treat stroke victims exploded at a medical clinic in Orange County. Two people who were sitting in the hyperbaric chamber sustained injuries similar to the bends suffered by divers who ascend too quickly, according to Emmy Day, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Fire Department. The chamber, which is used to increase the supply of oxygen to the brain, burst under pressure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1994 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While funeral plans for the respected chancellor of Ventura County's community colleges were completed Tuesday, family friends and a doctor moved to quell the controversy about the medical treatment Thomas G. Lakin received for a "flesh-eating bacteria" infection. Dropping blood pressure and potential nerve damage prevented doctors from treating Lakin in a hyperbaric chamber in the hours before he died, friends close to the educator's family told The Times on Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1994 | MARY F. POLS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A medical expert Monday questioned why doctors never exposed Ventura County's community college chief, dying from a "flesh-eating bacteria" infection, to one of medicine's primary defenses against the condition: pure oxygen treatments in a pressurized chamber. Thomas G. Lakin, 50, chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District, died Sunday at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks after a 24-hour medical battle to save his life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1986
A South Laguna man who was airlifted from Baja California following a diving accident is improving, his wife said Tuesday. Allison Meyer said her husband Jorg, 45, a glass blower and former professional diver, had completed a second decompression session in a hyperbaric chamber at UC San Diego Medical Center. He suffered a case of the bends after a dive of about 180 feet Sunday in the Sea of Cortez.
NEWS
October 20, 1994 | DAVID HALDANE, David Haldane is a member of the Times Orange County Edition staff who contributes regularly to OC Live!
Few sport divers ever descend below 100 feet. Such depths are generally avoided because of the strange and dangerous things that can happen--most notably nitrogen narcosis, or "rapture of the deep," and the bends, a painful and potentially fatal condition brought on by coming up too fast after staying too deep too long. Despite those dangers--or perhaps because of them--a group of fellow divers and I recently took a 165-foot dive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1987 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, Times Staff Writer
A "very dirty" wall furnace in a small southeast San Diego home was blamed for the carbon monoxide poisoning Monday morning of 13 sleeping adults and children. The incident was the latest in a rash of such poisonings occurring since a record-breaking cold spell gripped the area. While all 13 people became sick, none was reported seriously hurt by the toxic fumes.
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