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Why does liposuction but not exercise cause fat embolism?

Long bone fractures as well as liposuction procedures are known to cause fat embolism compromising the circulatory, respiratory, and the central nervous systems. Since physical activity involves ...
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Can thrombolysis "cause" an embolism?

Thrombolysis is regularly given to patients with DVT or brain infarctions, I wonder if this is always risk-free? If we have a massive cartoid thrombosis, for instance, would treatment with ...
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Protocol for prior complications prior to a surgery

Consider the following scenario: A patient undergoes a surgical procedure (say, total knee arthroscopy). A few days later, the patient is readmitted for a complication, such as a pulmonary embolism ...
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