Can urinary myoglobin assay be used to assess the risk of developing acute renal failure in patients with rhabdomylosis
Report By: Dr Marc Barton - ST4 Emergency Medicine
Search checked by Dr Marc Barton - ST4 Emergency Medicine
Institution: Royal Surrey County Hospital
Date Submitted: 10th September 2004
Last Modified: 3rd January 2012
Status: Red (incomplete)
Three Part Question
In a [patient with suspected rhabdomyolsis] can [urinary myoglobin assay] be [used to predict the development of acute renal failure]?
A patient has suffered a crush injury of his thigh and calf. You are concerned that he may go on to develop acute renal failure. You ask you Consultant if a urinary myoglobin assay might be useful in predicting this.