THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE RESPIRATORY FAILURE IN EXPERIMENTAL FAT EMBOLISM
Technical Report,01 Feb 1968,15 Nov 1968
COLORADO UNIV MEDICAL CENTER DENVER DENVER
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This work was undertaken to investigate effectiveness of various therapeutic trials in experimental and clinical respiratory distress. Using an experimental model of fat embolism, continuous positive pressure breathing, intermittent positive pressure breathing, oxygen, and corticosteroid have been evaluated. Continuous positive pressure breathing has provided better oxygenation at lower minute ventilation than intermittent positive pressure breathing. The use of oxygen does not appear to be beneficial in these experimental animals. Corticosteroids have been valuable in the treatment of clinical fat embolism but have not improved results in experimental animals.
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