Rhabdomyolysis and secondary renal failure in critically ill surgical patients.

@article{Sharp2004RhabdomyolysisAS,
  title={Rhabdomyolysis and secondary renal failure in critically ill surgical patients.},
  author={Lindsey S. Sharp and Grace S. Rozycki and David V. Feliciano},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={188 6},
  pages={
          801-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Rhabdomyolysis accounts for up to 28% of the causes of posttraumatic acute renal failure requiring dialysis. Clinically significant rhabdomyolysis is poorly characterized biochemically and difficult to diagnose. METHODS A retrospective review of all surgical, trauma, burn, and pediatric surgical patients admitted to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA, from January 1995, through April 2002 was performed. Patients were screened for serum creatinine, base deficit, serum creatine… CONTINUE READING
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