Do corticosteroids reduce the risk of fat embolism syndrome in patients with long-bone fractures
Our objective was to determine the effect of corticosteroids in preventing FES in patients with long-bone fractures.
Conclusion: Evidence suggests that corticosteroids may be beneficial in preventing
FES and hypoxia but not mortality in patients with long-bone fractures. The risk of
infection is not increased with the use of cortisosteroids. However, methodological
limitations of these trials necessitate a large confirmatory randomized trial.
Do corticosteroids reduce the risk of fat embolism syndrome in patients with long-bone fractures? A meta-analysis
S.S. Bederman, M. Bhandari, M.D. McKee, E.H. Schemitsch Can J Surg, Vol. 52, No. 5, October 2009
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Author/Contact: Bederman et al
Institution: Can J Surg
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