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Percentage of Lipid-Laden Macrophages in a Bronchoalvolear Lavage (BAL) for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Fat Embolism

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Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
General Surgery

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Minoz et al used the percent of lipid-laden macrophages in a bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) to identify trauma patients with respiratory failure secondary to fat emboli. The authors are from Universite de Paris Sud and XII.

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