A response to ‘Bougie trauma – it is still possible’, Prabhu A, Pradham P, Sanaka R and Bilolikar A, Anaesthesia 2003; 58: 811–12

  title={A response to ‘Bougie trauma – it is still possible’, Prabhu A, Pradham P, Sanaka R and Bilolikar A, Anaesthesia 2003; 58: 811–12},
  author={P. Armstrong and W. Sellers},
Intra-operative circulatory and pulmonary problems occurring during the repair of femoral neck fractures with cemented hip arthroplasty are common, but cannot easily be explained. A possible reason is air embolism during the polymerisation of the methylmethacrylate, so we carried out a prospective randomised clinical examination of 72 patients to prove the efficiency of Palacos mixed in a vacuum, with respect to the reduction of severe cardiovascular complications during endoprosthetic repair… Expand
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