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Long term effects of DCS Type 2 - anyone can help?

Discussion in 'Ask Dr. Decompression' started by Hiszpan, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Hiszpan

    Hiszpan Nassau Grouper

    Hey guys

    I was browsing my Polish FB diving group, and found a recent post about a polish firefighter diver, who has been hit with DCS.
    He has explained in details his accident and further medical treatment. Unfortunately, it seems like he is unable to find in Poland a specialist, with advanced knowledge of treating long term DCS Type 2.

    His name is Jarek Maciejewski, and with his permission, I am attaching a file with his story. If there is anybody that could help and point him to an overseas specialist, that would be appreciated.

    He sacrificed his health to save another diver in distress.

    Attached Files:

  2. FreeFlyFreak

    FreeFlyFreak Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: California
    I have tagged @Duke Dive Medicine who may offer some insight.
  3. aviator8

    aviator8 Professional Photographer

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Georgia
    Has he called DAN? They can probably help him locate someone.
  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

    His situation seems similar to what an American instructor, with whom some of us here are aquainted, is going through.
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  5. Hiszpan

    Hiszpan Nassau Grouper

    That's crossed my mind too, let me ask just in case he hasn't.
  6. Duke Dive Medicine

    Duke Dive Medicine Medical Moderator Staff Member

    It's a bit of a haul, but Peter Germonpre in Brussels is a renowned diving medical specialist. PM sent.

    Best regards,
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  7. Azraelien

    Azraelien Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Slovakia
    Prof. Frantisek Novomesky is the DAN contact for Slovakia - prof. MUDr. František Novomeský, Ph.D. – techmeeting 2020
    Amazing guy and definitely within reach of Poland (literally next door)

    He is the author of the book "Diving Medicine", currently preparing a revised English version of this book together with prof. Akinem. S. Toklu, Director of the Diving Medicine Institute of the University of Istanbul (TR).

    60 years of active diving practice, and 'After studying at the Medical Faculty of Charles University in Bratislava and Martin, he started to focus on diving medicine, in particular forensic examination and assessment of the causes and consequences of survivors and fatal accidents of divers.'
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