Keys to the Cart: June 12, 2017

published 2 years ago by Ed Nemergut and Robert Thiele (presented by the IARS)

Fat Embolism Syndrome

And we are back welcome to another exciting edition of keys to the car a weekly open anesthesia podcast where we were review several I. T. key words in just a couple of minutes. My name is doctor alley Bechtel and I'm an anesthesiologist at the university of Virginia. From time to time on this podcast we review key words that are related to significant and life threatening events that may occur in the are such as the development of a terrific relation in a patient with severe aortic stenosis. If you missed that one check out my very first episode of keys to the car. Today we are going to read you a key word for another life threatening situation in the hour that and all of them. Have you seen this occur in your are it's time to unlock some knowledge. Let's start with the review of the incidence and mortality a fat embolism may occur in approximately 3 to 10 percent of orthopedic trauma patients. And this comes with a significant mortality at 10 to 20 percent. There are 2 theories about the pop the busy allergy related about embolism and this ...

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