Andrew A Pilmanis

Summary

Affiliation: Wilford Hall Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Non-invasive measurement of pulmonary artery pressure in humans with simulated altitude-induced venous gas emboli
    Donald A Diesel
    Air Force Research Laboratory, Human Effectiveness Directorate, Biodynamics and Protection Division, Brooks AFB, TX 78235 5104, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 73:128-33. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Altitude decompression sickness between 6858 and 9144 m following a 1-h prebreathe
    James T Webb
    Biosciences and Protection Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Brooks City Base, TX, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 76:34-8. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Physiological hazards of flight at high altitude
    Andrew A Pilmanis
    High Altitude Medicine at the US Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL HEPR, Brooks City Base, TX78235, USA
    Lancet 362:s16-7. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint The risk of altitude decompression sickness at 12,000 m and the effect of ascent rate
    Andrew A Pilmanis
    Air Force Research Laboratory, 2485 Gillingham Drive, Brooks City Base, TX 78235 5105, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 74:1052-7. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint The effect of repeated altitude exposures on the incidence of decompression sickness
    Andrew A Pilmanis
    AFRL HEPR, High Altitute Protection Research, Brooks AFB, TX 78535 5104, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 73:525-31. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Decompression sickness risk model: development and validation by 150 prospective hypobaric exposures
    Andrew A Pilmanis
    Brooks City Base Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL HEPR, 2485 Gillingham Drive, Brooks City Base, TX 78235 5105, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 75:749-59. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Staged decompression to 3.5 psi using argon-oxygen and 100% oxygen breathing mixtures
    Andrew A Pilmanis
    Biodynamics and Protection Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Brooks City Base, San Antonio, TX 78235 5105, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 74:1243-50. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Partial pressure of nitrogen in breathing mixtures and risk of altitude decompression sickness
    Andrew A Pilmanis
    Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL HEPG, Brooks City Base, San Antonio, TX 78235 5105, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 76:635-41. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Decompression sickness latency as a function of altitude to 25,000 feet
    Terry L Haske
    Graduate Education Division, US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, TX 78235 5104, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 73:1059-62. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Altitude decompression sickness susceptibility: influence of anthropometric and physiologic variables
    James T Webb
    Biosciences and Protection Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Brooks City Base, TX, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 76:547-51. 2005

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Non-invasive measurement of pulmonary artery pressure in humans with simulated altitude-induced venous gas emboli
    Donald A Diesel
    Air Force Research Laboratory, Human Effectiveness Directorate, Biodynamics and Protection Division, Brooks AFB, TX 78235 5104, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 73:128-33. 2002
    ..This study was conducted to determine whether high VGE grades induced at simulated altitude elevate PAP in humans...
  2. ncbi request reprint Altitude decompression sickness between 6858 and 9144 m following a 1-h prebreathe
    James T Webb
    Biosciences and Protection Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Brooks City Base, TX, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 76:34-8. 2005
    ..However, such an altitude threshold when 1 h of oxygen prebreathe is used has not been well documented and was the primary purpose of this study...
  3. ncbi request reprint Physiological hazards of flight at high altitude
    Andrew A Pilmanis
    High Altitude Medicine at the US Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL HEPR, Brooks City Base, TX78235, USA
    Lancet 362:s16-7. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint The risk of altitude decompression sickness at 12,000 m and the effect of ascent rate
    Andrew A Pilmanis
    Air Force Research Laboratory, 2485 Gillingham Drive, Brooks City Base, TX 78235 5105, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 74:1052-7. 2003
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint The effect of repeated altitude exposures on the incidence of decompression sickness
    Andrew A Pilmanis
    AFRL HEPR, High Altitute Protection Research, Brooks AFB, TX 78535 5104, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 73:525-31. 2002
    ..Inconsistent and contradictory information exists regarding the risk of decompression sickness (DCS) during such hypobaric exposures...
  6. ncbi request reprint Decompression sickness risk model: development and validation by 150 prospective hypobaric exposures
    Andrew A Pilmanis
    Brooks City Base Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL HEPR, 2485 Gillingham Drive, Brooks City Base, TX 78235 5105, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 75:749-59. 2004
    ..A predictive DCS model was needed to reduce operational risk. To be operationally acceptable, such a theoretical model would need to be validated in the laboratory using human subjects...
  7. ncbi request reprint Staged decompression to 3.5 psi using argon-oxygen and 100% oxygen breathing mixtures
    Andrew A Pilmanis
    Biodynamics and Protection Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Brooks City Base, San Antonio, TX 78235 5105, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 74:1243-50. 2003
    ..This study investigated breathing argon/oxygen and 100% oxygen gas mixtures during staged decompression prior to exposure to 3.5 psia...
  8. ncbi request reprint Partial pressure of nitrogen in breathing mixtures and risk of altitude decompression sickness
    Andrew A Pilmanis
    Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL HEPG, Brooks City Base, San Antonio, TX 78235 5105, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 76:635-41. 2005
    ..Many aircraft oxygen systems do not deliver 100% O2. Inert gases can be present at various levels. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of these inert gas levels on decompression sickness (DCS)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Decompression sickness latency as a function of altitude to 25,000 feet
    Terry L Haske
    Graduate Education Division, US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, TX 78235 5104, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 73:1059-62. 2002
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Altitude decompression sickness susceptibility: influence of anthropometric and physiologic variables
    James T Webb
    Biosciences and Protection Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Brooks City Base, TX, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 76:547-51. 2005
    ..We used this database to quantify the variation in susceptibility and determine if anthropometric and/or physiologic variables could be used to predict DCS risk...
  11. ncbi request reprint Depressurization in military aircraft: rates, rapidity, and health effects for 1055 incidents
    Douglas S Files
    Department of Graduate Education, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks City Base, TX 78235, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 76:523-9. 2005
    ..The purpose of the current study was to determine rates of depressurization incidents for U.S. military aircraft, to examine their causes, and to evaluate the medical importance of these incidents...
  12. ncbi request reprint Enhancement of preoxygenation for decompression sickness protection: effect of exercise duration
    James T Webb
    Air Force Research Laboratory, Wyle Laboratories, Life Sciences, Systems, and Services Brooks AFB, San Antonio, TX 78232, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 73:1161-6. 2002
    ..min during preoxygenation was shown to provide better protection from decompression sickness (DCS) incidence than resting preoxygenation, a logical question was: would a longer period of strenuous exercise improve protection even further?..
  13. ncbi request reprint Altitude decompression sickness at 7620 m following prebreathe enhanced with exercise periods
    James T Webb
    Wyle Laboratories, Life Sciences Systems Service, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 75:859-64. 2004
    ..The current tests used multiple exercise sessions to enhance prebreathe (MEEP) as a means of improving denitrogenation efficiency...
  14. ncbi request reprint Central nervous system decompression sickness and venous gas emboli in hypobaric conditions
    Ulf I Balldin
    Wyle Laboratories, AFRL HEP, 2485 Gillingham Dr, Brooks City Base, TX 78235 5105, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 75:969-72. 2004
    ..Altitude decompression sickness (DCS) that involves the central nervous system (CNS) is a rare but potentially serious condition. Identification of early symptoms and signs of this condition might improve treatment...
  15. ncbi request reprint Decompression sickness during simulated extravehicular activity: ambulation vs. non-ambulation
    James T Webb
    Life Sciences Group, Wyle Laboratories, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 76:778-81. 2005
    ..The objective was to determine if symptom incidences during ambulatory and non-ambulatory exposures are comparable and provide analogous estimates of risk under otherwise identical conditions...
  16. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary decompression sickness at altitude: early symptoms and circulating gas emboli
    Ulf I Balldin
    Biodynamics and Protection Division, Brooks Air Force Base, TX 78235 5104, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 73:996-9. 2002
    ..This study was aimed at characterizing early symptomatology and the appearance of venous gas emboli (VGE)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Air break during preoxygenation and risk of altitude decompression sickness
    Andrew A Pilmanis
    Biosciences and Protection Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Brooks City Base, TX, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 81:944-50. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between air breaks during PreOx and subsequent DCS and venous gas emboli (VGE) incidence, and to determine safe air break limits for operational activities...
  18. ncbi request reprint The effect of simulated weightlessness on hypobaric decompression sickness
    Ulf I Balldin
    Air Force Research Laboratory, Biodynamics and Protection Division, Brooks Air Force Base, TX 78235 5104, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 73:773-8. 2002
    ..This could be due to the effect of gravity during ground-based DCS studies...
  19. ncbi request reprint Fifty years of decompression sickness research at Brooks AFB, TX: 1960-2010
    James T Webb
    Scientific Aerospace Research Consulting SARC, LLC, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 82:A1-25. 2011
    ..Completion of the 26 human-use protocols provided information which was incorporated into NASA and USAF operational practices to reduce DCS risk...
  20. ncbi request reprint Case history of serious altitude decompression sickness following rapid rate of ascent
    John A Gibbons
    Air Force Research Laboratory, Biodynamics and Protection Division, AFRL HEPR, High Altitude, Protection Research Brooks City Base, San Antonio, TX 78235, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 74:675-8. 2003
    ..The post-flight medical exam revealed multiple neurological abnormalities. He underwent a Table VI hyperbaric oxygen treatment with complete resolution of all abnormal neurological findings...
  21. ncbi request reprint Gender not a factor for altitude decompression sickness risk
    James T Webb
    Air Force Research Laboratory Wyle Laboratories, Inc San Antonio, TX 78232, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 74:2-10. 2003
    ..We hypothesized that a controlled, prospective study would show no significant difference...
  22. ncbi request reprint Altitude decompression sickness symptom resolution during descent to ground level
    Patrick M Muehlberger
    Wright State University Wright Patterson Air Force Base Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Dayton, OH, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 75:496-9. 2004
    ..Timely recompression (descent at first recognition of any DCS symptom) may be a safe, effective treatment for the large majority of DCS symptoms...
  23. ncbi request reprint Headache and altitude decompression sickness: joint pain or neurological pain?
    L Michelle Bryce
    Air Force Research Laboratory, Brooks City Base, TX, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 76:1074-8. 2005
    ..Since cranial sutures may be considered joints, it is possible that some headaches are actually joint pain and when associated with decompression sickness need not be neurological DCS...
  24. ncbi request reprint Moderate exercise after altitude exposure fails to induce decompression sickness
    James T Webb
    Wyle Laboratories, Life Sciences, Systems, and Services, San Antonio, TX 78232, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 73:872-5. 2002
    ..Existing USAF prohibition of exercise following altitude chamber training exposures and interest from operational personnel prompted our evaluation of post-exposure exercise as a DCS-inducing stressor...