Evaluation of potential fat emboli during placement of intramedullary nails after orthopedic fractures.

@article{Aoki1998EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of potential fat emboli during placement of intramedullary nails after orthopedic fractures.},
  author={Norihiko Aoki and Kazui Soma and Masateru Shindo and Takashi Kurosawa and Takashi Ohwada},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1998},
  volume={113 1},
  pages={178-81}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate material with high echogenicity demonstrated by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) during the reamed intramedullary nailing procedure in long-bone fracture patients, and to analyze BAL fluid (BALF) in these patients as well as in those with the fat embolism syndrome (FES). DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Emergency and critical care center of a university hospital. PATIENTS Fifteen patients with long-bone fractures in whom reamed intramedullary… CONTINUE READING
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