crush syndrome


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Related to crush syndrome: double crush syndrome, Compartment syndrome

crush syndrome

 [krush]
the edema, oliguria, and other symptoms of renal failure that follow crushing of a part, especially a large muscle mass, causing the release of myoglobin. See also rhabdomyolysis.

crush syn·drome

the shocklike state that follows release of a limb or limbs or the trunk and pelvis after a prolonged period of compression, as by a heavy weight; characterized by suppression of renal function, probably the result of damage to the renal tubules by myoglobin from the damaged muscles. Synonym(s): compression syndrome
See also: crush kidney.

crush syndrome

Etymology: ME, crushen
a severe, life-threatening condition caused by extensive crushing trauma, characterized by destruction of muscle and bone tissue, hemorrhage, and fluid loss resulting in hypovolemic shock, hematuria, renal failure, and coma. Massive supportive therapy, including fluids, electrolytes, antibiotics, analgesia, oxygen, and intensive care with close monitoring of all vital functions, is usually necessary.
A condition caused by prolonged and continuous external pressure on the limbs, resulting in disintegration of muscle and influx of myolytic products into the circulation
Lab Increased K+, purines, phosphates, lactic acid, thromboplastin, creatine kinase, creatine, BUN, hemoglobinuria, myoglobinuria

crush syndrome

Traumatic rhabdomyolysis Traumatology A condition that results from prolonged and continuous external pressure on the limbs, which reflects the disintegration of muscle and influx of myolytic products into the circulation Lab ↑ K+, purines, phosphates, lactic acid, thromboplastin, creatine kinase, creatine, BUN, hemoglobinuria, myoglobinuria

crush syn·drome

(krŭsh sin'drōm)
The shocklike state that follows release of a limb or limbs or the trunk and pelvis after a prolonged period of compression, as by a heavy weight; characterized by suppression of urine, probably the result of damage to the renal tubules by myoglobin from the damaged muscles.
Synonym(s): compression syndrome (1) .

crush syndrome

A dangerous condition that may follow a severe crushing injury, especially if large muscles are involved. Much muscle haemoglobin is released into the blood and this seriously damages the kidneys leading to kidney failure. There is also SHOCK from fluid and blood loss.

Bywaters,

Eric George Lapthorne, English rheumatologist, 1910–.
Bywaters syndrome - lower nephron nephrosis. Synonym(s): crush syndrome

crush syndrome

the edema, oliguria and other clinical signs of renal failure that follow crushing of a part, especially a large muscle mass, causing the release of myoglobin. See also lower nephron nephrosis.
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Il meccanismo della double crush syndrome, descritto da Upton (4), e stato molto studiato e dibattuto: a tal fine il nostro studio si e posto come secondo obiettivo la rilevazione della prevalenza di questa patologia nel campione preso in esame.
Al controllo, i pazienti dovevano portare il referto elettromiografico sulla base del quale e stata fatta un'analisi statistica con i dati raccolti: in particolare e stato calcolato il valore predittivo positivo, la prevalenza della double crush syndrome e la distribuzione delle radici cervicali colpite nel campione in esame.
Crush syndrome of children in the Marmara Earthquake, Turkey.
An overview of morbidity and mortality in the patients with acute renal failure due to crush syndrome.