21 cases of post-traumatic fat embolism were treated by mechanical ventilation, corticosteroids and poly-unsaturated phosphatidylcholine (EPL). The importance of this treatment is stressed. EPL, in particular, improves the respiratory status and prevents pulmonary damage which is very often the cause of death in these patients.
|Translated title of the contribution||Post-traumatic fat embolism in neurosurgery|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Acta Anaesthesiologica Italica|
|Publication status||Published - 1980|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine