Role of dipstick in detection of haeme pigment due to rhabdomyolysis in victims of Bam earthquake
AbstractAvoiding life-threatening complications of rhabdomyolysis depends on early diagnosis and prompt management. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of urinary dipstick test in the detection of haeme pigment in patients who were at risk of acute renal failure [ARF] due to rhabdomyolysis after suffering injury in the Bam earthquake. Serum creatine phosphokinase [CPK] level was used as the gold standard for prediction of ARF. ARF developed in 8 [10%] of 79 patients studied. We found no significant differences in the sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of dipstick urine and serum CPK tests for identifying patients who were at risk of ARF. However, dipstick urine test is an easy test that can be performed quickly at an earthquake site
Amini, M., Sharifi, A., Najafi, I., Eghtesadi Araghi, P. & Rasouli, M.R. (2010). Role of dipstick in detection of haeme pigment due to rhabdomyolysis in victims of Bam earthquake. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (9), 977-981, 2010 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117990
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (9), 977-981, 2010
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