Emerg Med J doi:10.1136/emermed-2013-202432
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Polymethylmethacrylate cement pulmonary embolism and infarct

  1. Andrew Christian Stevens
  1. Correspondence to Dr Andrew Christian Stevens, Department of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1050 Wishard Blvd Rm RG2200, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA; steveand{at}
  • Accepted 24 February 2013
  • Published Online First 19 March 2013

Case report

A man in his 60s presented to the emergency department with 3 days duration of slow onset dull left lower chest pain. Vital signs were within normal limits. He had no hypoxia, fever, chills, rash, haemoptysis or cough. The patient underwent an interventional radiology vertebroplasty of T5 and L4 for pathological compression fractures, 4 days prior. …

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Among patients with minor TBI (GCS 13-15) getting CT scans ≥ 24 hours after injury, what proportion have a traumatic finding?


0.5% - 43% response rate
3% - 41% response rate
10% - 16% response rate

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