crush syndrome


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Related to crush syndrome: double crush syndrome, Compartment syndrome

crush syndrome

[′krəsh ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A severe, often fatal condition that follows a severe crushing injury, particularly involving large muscle masses, characterized by fluid and blood loss, shock, hematuria, and renal failure. Also known as compression syndrome.
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Although this study was performed in surgical units in KwaZulu-Natal, we believe that our findings are applicable to patients with crush syndrome in other surgical and emergency medicine units across SA.
The conventional access of lead implantation is the subclavian vein, which is often accompanied by high complication rate, including pneumothorax, hemopneumothorax, inadvertent artery puncture, local hematoma, subclavian crush syndrome, and difficulty in lead operating.
This type of testing is also used to localize the entrapment site, identify a patient with polyneuropathy or brachial plexopathy, and assess the severity of nerve injury or presence of a double crush syndrome.
Crush injury and crush syndrome: a consensus statement: Keith Porter and Ian Greaves review the findings of a consensus meeting on crush injury and crush syndrome held in Birmingham on May 31 2001 and co-ordinated by the faculty of pre-hospital care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
With the initiation of haemodiafiltration, the BUN and creatinine values made a relative improvement but, on postoperative day 13, the patient was lost to respiratory failure associated with ARDS, which developed secondary to crush syndrome.
Analysis of 372 patients with crush syndrome caused by the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake.
Kikta MJ, Meyer JP, Bishara RA, et al: Crush syndrome due to limb compression.
Validating the utilisation of venous bicarbonate as a predictor of acute kidney injury in crush syndrome from sjambok injuries
Crush syndrome is the systemic consequence of severe rhabdomyolysis characterized by significantly elevated values of creatinine and urea, with myoglobin present in the urine and hyperkalemia.
In a cross-sectional study, among the 1827 hospitalized patients due to seismic trauma, 41% of patients with crush syndrome developed AKI, whereas among the patients without crush syndrome, the incidence of AKI was only 1.