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Letter

Early survival and duration of hospital admission in rhabdomyolysis: ICNARC Case Mix Programme Database

Colin A Hutchison1*, Krishna Patel2 and Tony Whitehouse3

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Nephrology, University Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2WB, UK

2 Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC), Tavistock House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HR, UK

3 Department of Critical Care, University Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2WB, UK

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Critical Care 2011, 15:452  doi:10.1186/cc10492

Published: 16 November 2011

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

New therapeutic measures are available for the management of rhabdomyolysis. To enable the design of future studies that will assess the clinical benefit of these interventions, we sought to first determine the current clinical outcomes of patients with rhabdomyolysis admitted to ICUs within England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We describe the duration of intensive care and hospital admissions associated with rhabdomyolysis, and the early survival measures for this population.