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Can urinary myoglobin assay be used to assess the risk of developing acute renal failure in patients with rhabdomylosis

Three Part Question

In a [patient with suspected rhabdomyolsis] can [urinary myoglobin assay] be [used to predict the development of acute renal failure]?

Clinical Scenario

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.

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PubMed, Medline