Rhabdomyolysis in a Tertiary PICU: A 10-Year Study

Objectives: Rhabdomyolysis is a disorder of muscle breakdown. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology of rhabdomyolysis in children admitted to a PICU and to assess the relationship between peak creatinine kinase and mortality. Design: Retrospective cohort study in children admitted to the PICU with rhabdomyolysis between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2014. Demographic, clinical, and outcome data were recorded. Outcomes were analyzed by level of peak creatinine kinase value (0–10,000, 10,001–50,000,> 50,000IU/L). Long-term renal outcomes were reported for PICU survivors. Setting: A single-centre academic tertiary PICU. Patients: Children admitted to the PICU with serum creatinine kinase level greater than 1,000 IU/L. Interventions: None. Measurements and Main Results: There were 182 children with rhabdomyolysis. The median peak creatinine kinase value was 3,583 IU/L (1,554–9,608). The primary diagnostic categories included sepsis, trauma, and cardiac arrest. Mortality for peak creatinine kinase values 0–10,000, 10,001–50,000, and> 50,000 IU/L were 24/138 (17%), 6/28 (21%), and 3/16 (19%), respectively (p = 0.87). Children with a peak creatinine kinase greater than 10,000 IU/L had a longer duration of mechanical ventilation and ICU length of stay than children with peak creatinine kinase less than 10,000. Renal replacement therapy was administered in 29/182 (16%). There was longer duration of mechanical ve...
Source: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Online Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

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