• arterial blo
  • Two hourspostoperatively, she developed a fever of 101.7° Fand systolic hypertension of 165 mm Hg.A diagnosis of pulmonary embolus was considered,and arterial blood gas readings and a chestradiograph were obtained. (blogspot.com)
  • The diagnostic workup of a patient suspected of having fat embolism syndrome should include serial arterial blood gas measurements, as hypoxemia is one of the cardinal features. (blogspot.com)
  • incidence
  • Corticosteroids have been shown to reduce the incidence of fat embolism syndrome when given prophylactically in the emergency department, although data showing a therapeutic role for them once clinically apparent fat embolism syndrome has developed have remained elusive. (blogspot.com)
  • Patient
  • The workup of a patient with acute onset of shortness of breath after an orthopedic operative procedure should include consideration of pulmonary thromboembolism and fat embolism as possible causes. (blogspot.com)
  • respiratory
  • This theory explains the appearance of petechiae and the histologic changes in pneumocytes in association with fat-embolism-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).The obstructive explanation for fat embolism syndrome proposes that free fatty acids are mobilized by circulating catecholamines. (blogspot.com)
  • The criteria of Lindeque et al are seldom used among clinicians, in part because of they are unable to distinguish fat embolism syndrome from other causes of respiratory distress. (blogspot.com)