A case of deep burns, while diving The Lusitania.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/200264
Title:
A case of deep burns, while diving The Lusitania.
Authors:
Curran, John N; McGuigan, Kevin G; O'Broin, Eoin
Affiliation:
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. curranjn@eircom.net
Citation:
A case of deep burns, while diving The Lusitania. 2010, 63 (7):e579-81 J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS
Issue Date:
Jul-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/200264
DOI:
10.1016/j.bjps.2009.12.014
PubMed ID:
20056502
Abstract:
We present the first documented case of severe burns, sustained by a diver as a result of auto-ignition of air-activated heat packs at high partial pressure of oxygen and high ambient pressure. Our patient was diving the shipwreck of The Lusitania off the south coast of Ireland. This is a significant wreck, lying 90 metres down on the seabed. Torpedoed by a German U-boat in 1915, its loss prompted American involvement in WW1. Several unlikely events combined in this case to bring about serious and life threatening injuries. Herein we discuss the case and explore some of the physical and chemical processes that lead to these injuries.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Burns; Diving; Fires; Humans; Male
ISSN:
1878-0539

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCurran, John Nen
dc.contributor.authorMcGuigan, Kevin Gen
dc.contributor.authorO'Broin, Eoinen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-05T12:40:32Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-05T12:40:32Z-
dc.date.issued2010-07-
dc.identifier.citationA case of deep burns, while diving The Lusitania. 2010, 63 (7):e579-81 J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surgen
dc.identifier.issn1878-0539-
dc.identifier.pmid20056502-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.bjps.2009.12.014-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/200264-
dc.description.abstractWe present the first documented case of severe burns, sustained by a diver as a result of auto-ignition of air-activated heat packs at high partial pressure of oxygen and high ambient pressure. Our patient was diving the shipwreck of The Lusitania off the south coast of Ireland. This is a significant wreck, lying 90 metres down on the seabed. Torpedoed by a German U-boat in 1915, its loss prompted American involvement in WW1. Several unlikely events combined in this case to bring about serious and life threatening injuries. Herein we discuss the case and explore some of the physical and chemical processes that lead to these injuries.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshBurns-
dc.subject.meshDiving-
dc.subject.meshFires-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.titleA case of deep burns, while diving The Lusitania.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. curranjn@eircom.neten
dc.identifier.journalJournal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRASen
dc.description.provinceMunster-
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