News

Coming up for Air. The Daily Bruin. 2014.

In Spanish

Los riesgos del buceo hookah. Yucatán Informa. 2017.

Males de los buzos, a estudio. Diario de Yucatán. 2016.

Protegen salud de pescadores. Avance y Perspectiva. 2016.

Evalúan científicos del Cinvestav riesgos en buceo de pesca comercial en Yucatán. CONACYT. 2016.


publications

Full Length Articles

diving behavior and risks in mexico

Mendez N, Huchim-Lara O, Rivera-Canul N, Chin W, Tec J, Cordero-Romero S. Fatal cardiopulmonary decompression sickness in an untrained fisherman diver in Yucatán, Mexico: a clinical case report. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2017; 44(3): 279-281. (ResearchGate)

Huchim-Lara O, Chin W, Salas S, Rivera-Canul N, Cordero-Romero S, Tec J, Joo E, Mendez-Dominguez N. Decompression sickness among diving fishermen in Mexico: observational retrospective analysis of DCS in three sea cucumber fishing seasons. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2017; 44(2): 149-156.

Huchim-Lara O, Salas S, Fraga J, Mendez N, Chin W. Fishermen’s Perceptions and Attitudes toward Risk Diving and Management Issues in Small-Scale Fisheries. American Journal of Human Ecology 2016; 5(1): 1-10. (Link)

Huchim-Lara O, Salas S, Fraga J, Chin W. Protegen salud de pescadores. Avance y Perspectiva 2016; 1(3): 46-50. (Link)

Chin W, Huchim-Lara O, Salas S. Decreasing carbon monoxide in the diving air of artisanal fishermen in the Yucatán peninsula by separation of engine exhaust from compressor intake. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2016; 43(4): 411-419. (ResearchGate)

Chin W, Huchim O, Wegrzyn G, Sprau S, Salas S, Markovitz G. CO and CO2 analysis in the diving gas of the fishermen of the Yucatan Peninsula. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2015; 42(4): 297-305. (PubMed)

Huchim-Lara O, Salas S, Chin W, Montero J, Fraga J. Diving behavior and fishing performance: the case of lobster artisanal fishermen of the Yucatan coast, Mexico. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2015; 42(4): 285-296. (Link)

clinical hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Chin W, Jacoby L, Simon O, Talati N, Wegrzyn G, Jacoby R, Proano J, Sprau S, Markovitz GH, Hsu R, Joo E. Hyperbaric programs in the United States: Locations and capabilities of treating decompression sickness, arterial gas embolisms, and acute carbon monoxide poisoning: survey results. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2016; 43(1): 29-43. (ResearchGate)

Feldman J, Renda N, Markovitz GH, Chin W, Sprau SE. Treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning with hyperbaric oxygen and therapeutic hypothermia. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2013; 40(1): 71-79. (Link)

general diving physiology

Thom SR, Bennett M, Banham ND, Chin W et al. Association of microparticles and neutrophil activation with decompression sickness. Journal of Applied Physiology 2015; 119(5): 427-434. (Link)

Abstracts

2016 (Link to all)

Chin W, Sprau S, Nguyen J, Atwal S, Gonzalez J, Joo E, Uner A. Therapeutic outcomes among patients treated for late radiation injury in a single-center hyperbaric program. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2016; 43(6): 682-683.

Chin W, Huchim-Lara O, Popa D, Nguyen P, Ninokawa S. Recompression treatment tables used for artisanal fishermen divers in the Yucatán Peninsula: understanding depths and duration. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2016; 43(6): 689.

Chin W, Huchim-Lara O, Gonzalez A, Popa D, Nguyen T, Ninokawa S. Harvested species dictates severity of decompression illness among artisanal fishermen divers in the Yucatán Peninsula. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2016; 43(6): 691.

Huchim-Lara O, Chin W, Salas S, Tec J, Baeza L, Popa D. Divers’ age as a risk factor and prognosis predictor of decompression sickness among artisanal fishermen. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2016; 43(6): 692.

Carrillo-Arceo L, Chi-Mendez GC, Mendez N, Chin W, Huchim-Lara O. Sequelae after HBO2  therapy for DCS in three fishermen divers with diabetes and hypertension: how many more might be at risk? Undersea Hyperb Med, 2016; 43(6): 694.

Cardenas-Dajdaj R, Cordero-Romero S, Dogre Sansores O, Mendez N, Chin W, Huchim-Lara O. Pulmonary function among fishermen divers in association with decompression events and years of diving : comparative lung function among commercial fishermen from the Yucatán Peninsula. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2016; 43(6): 694-695.

Rivera N, Huchim-Lara O, Chin W. HBO2 therapy in a lobster harvester from the Yucatán coast in Mexico: a case study. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2016; 43(6): 696-697.

Chin W, Huchim-Lara O, Tec J, George P, Tran A, Gonzalez A, Nijjar J, Atwal S, Nguyen P, Joo E, Fang S, Bi Tia. Who seeks therapy in Tizim ín hyperbaric program? A 17-year review of all the subjects treated in a single hyperbaric program, grasping at incidence of DCI. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2016; 43(6): 699.

Nguyen PT, Chin W, Ninokawa S, Huchim-Lara O. Understanding dive behavior: bottom time as a function of days of the week. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2016; 43(6): 700.

Chin W, Huchim-Lara O, Nijjar J, Gonzalez A, Tran A, Nguyen T, Nguyen P, Ninokawa S, Joo E, Uner A. Dive profiles of sea urchin fishermen divers in California. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2016; 43(6): 702-703.

Chin W, Huchim-Lara O, Gonzalez A, George P, Tran A, Nijjar J, Atwal S, Nguyen T, Joo E, Morales M, Popa D. Difference in age among artisanal fishermen divers treated for decompression illness in the Yucatán Peninsula by fishing season. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2016; 43(6): 703.

Camara-Koyoc I, Rejon-Paz L, Canche-Varguez A, Mendez N, Chin W, Huchim-Lara O. Association between BMI, waist circumference and DCS events among artisanal fishermen. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2016; 43(6): 704.

2015

Chin W, Chang M, Simon O, Proano J, Huang E. Differences in clinician reimbursement based on treatment of hyperbaric emergency indications. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2015; 42(5): 514.

Popa D, Chin W, Huchim O, Tec J, Grover I. A case study of severe decompression sickness in an artisanal fisherman in Yucatan, Mexico. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2015; 42(5): 502. (ResearchGate)

Chin W, Huchim O, Joo E, Fang S, Sprau S. Measuring the accuracy of artisanal fishermen’s underwater depth perception. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2015; 42(5): 480-481.

Chin W, Huchim O, Ninokawa S, Chan E, Huang C. Diving behavior and decompression stress among artisanal fishermen from the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2015; 42(5): 481.

Thom SR, Bennett M, Banham N, Chin W, Blake DF, Rosen A, Pollock NW, Madden D, Barak O, Marroni A, Balestra C, Pieri M, Cialoni D, Le J, Logue C, Lambert D, Hardy KR, Sward D, Yang M, Bhopale VB, Dujic Z. The association of blood-borne microparticles and neutrophil activation with decompression sickness. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2015; 42(5): 483.

Chin W, Huchim O, Popa D, Fang S. Educational intervention among artisanal fishermen of the Yucatán Peninsula, separating engine exhaust gases from compressor intake. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2015; 42(5): 487-488.

Chin W, Huchim O, Tec J, Wong L, Fang S, Sprau S, Popa D. Predictive model of severe decompression illness in artisanal fishing divers of the Yucatan Peninsula. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2015; 42(5): 490-491.

2014

Chin W, Huchim O, Wegrzyn G, Sprau S. CO and CO2 analysis in the diving gas of the fishermen of the Yucatan Peninsula. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2014; 41(5): 480.

Chin W. Modeling carbon monoxide reduction in a single-compressor hookah dive system. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2014; 41(5): 481.

Chin W, Wegrzyn G, Millbern C, Jacoby R, Talati N, Sprau S. Reducing carbon monoxide content in surface-supplied (hookah) air sources of artisanal fishermen of the Yucatan Peninsula. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2014; 41(5): 481.

Chin W, Jacoby L, Talati N, Jacoby R, Millbern C, Wegrzyn G, Sprau S. Centers capable of treating hyperbaric emergencies in the United States. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2014; 41(5): 464-465.

Chin W, Talati N, Sprau S. Ventilator testing in a multiplace hyperbaric chamber. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2014; 41(5): 470-471.

Wegrzyn G, Chin W, Millbern C, Ebrams E, Sprau S. Analysis of EMMA end-tidal CO2 under increase barometric pressure. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2014; 41(5): 474.

Chin W, Jacoby R, Marcinkevicius M, Wegrzyn G, Uner A, Feldman J, Talati N, Sprau S. Efficacy of the U.S. Navy dive/treatment tables in treating DCS in 103 recreational divers.  Undersea Hyperb Med, 2014; 41(5): 452.

2013

Talati N, Chin W. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for branched retinal artery occlusion. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2013; 40(6): 560. (Rubicon)

Chin WC, Debbold ED, Sprau S. CO testing of air sources in a multiplace hyperbaric chamber. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2013; 40(6): 586-587. (Rubicon)

Chin W, Le D, Debbold E, Sprau S. Case study: HBO2 treatment and risk assessment for altitude-induced decompression sickness. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2013; 40(6): 603-604. (Rubicon)

Huchim-Lara O, Chin W, Salas S, Markovitz GM, Marcinkevicius M, Sprau SE, Fraga J. Diving behavior in artisanal fishermen of the Yucatan Peninsula. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2013; 40(6): 604. (Rubicon)

2012

Chin W, Yang K, Talati N, Miya J, Uner A, Gustavson R, Sprau S, Jacoby R. Centers capable of treating hyperbaric emergencies in California. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2012; 39(5): 1033. (Rubicon)

Chin W, Miya J, Yang K, Talati N, Sprau S, Ivanir K. Recognition and treatment of arterial air emboli by dialysis clinicians. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2012; 39(5): 1037. (Rubicon)

Chin WC, Talati NT, Yang KY, Miya JM, Sprau SS. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and therapeutic hypothermia in treatment of arterial gas embolisms. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2012; 39(5): 1006. (Rubicon)

2011

Markovitz GM, Sprau SE, Chin WG. Case report of sudden hearing loss restored with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2011; 38(5): 456-457. (Rubicon)

Chin WG, Feldman JF, Sprau SE, Markovitz GM. Hyperbaric oxygen and hypothermic therapy in the severe acute CO patient. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2011; 38(5): 457. (Rubicon)

Uner A, Chin WG, Sprau SE. HBO2T for acute limb ischemia in neonates and infants. Undersea Hyperb Med, 2011; 38(5): 411. (Rubicon)