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F S Woolrich, C T Hernández, A V Chiñas, L M Fajardo, O S Rojas, A F Alonso, J de la Peña Sandoval
An analys is made of the frequency of fat-embolism in patients with battle wounds and in those who suffer traumatisms in every day life; it was found in a high percentage in both groups. It is noted that when tye symptom appear little after the traumatism, the percentage of death is higher (85%) than when they appear within 24 to 72 hours later (10-20%). During 5 year, in the Hospital Central Militar de Mexico 12 cases of fat-embolism have been diagnosed. The first ten were handled by the classic method: ventilatory assistance, corticoids, heparin, etc...
May 1975: Archivos del Instituto de Cardiología de México
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