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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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
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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Bywaters,

Eric George Lapthorne, English rheumatologist, 1910–.
Bywaters syndrome - lower nephron nephrosis. Synonym(s): crush syndrome
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References in periodicals archive ?
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.
The mechanism of muscle injury in the crush syndrome: Ischemic versus pressure-stretch myopathy.
Crush injury and crush syndrome. World J Surg 1992; 16: 899-903.
Owen, "Compartmental syndrome and its relation to the crush syndrome: a spectrum of disease.
Eckardt, "Gluteal compartment and crush syndromes: a report of three cases and review of the literature," Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, no.
A number of binary indicators were used to assess injury severity, including: a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) <15, presence of crush syndrome, whether or not patients required intubation, and the necessity for referral to a higher level of care.
In the CA group, 25.7% (38/148) had crush syndrome while in the non-CA group, nobody had crush syndrome.
Traumatic rhabdomyolysis or crush syndrome can rapidly lead to acute renal failure and death.
Dialysis is always necessary to prevent acute renal failure in cases of crush syndrome.
Rescue and salvage of casualties suffering from the crush syndrome after mass disasters.
Management of shock and acute renal failure in casualties suffering from the crush syndrome. Ren Fail 1997;19(5):647-653.