Journal article

Outcomes of exertional rhabdomyolysis following high-intensity resistance training

A Huynh, K Leong, N Jones, N Crump, D Russell, M Anderson, D Steinfort, DF Johnson

INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: High-intensity resistance training (HIRT) programmes are increasingly popular amongst personal trainers and those attending gymnasiums. We report the experience of exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) at two tertiary hospitals in Melbourne, Australia. AIMS: To compare the clinical outcomes of ER with other causes of rhabdomyolysis. METHODS: Retrospective cross-sectional study of patients presenting with a serum creatine kinase (CK) of greater than 25 000 units/L from 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014 at two tertiary referral hospitals in Melbourne, Australia. Records were examined to identify care measures implemented during hospital stay, clinical outcomes during admission and on sub..

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