Saturday, December 30, 2017


Q: All of the following are indicated in rhabdomyolysis except?

A) 0.9 NS infusion
B) Alkalinization of urine
C) Mannitol 
D) Forced diuresis
E) Hemodialysis (HD)

Answer: E

All of the above are well known parts of management of rhabdomyolysis but HD failed to show any benefit in removing myoglobin or in prevention of kidney injury.


1. Mikkelsen TS, Toft P. Prognostic value, kinetics and effect of CVVHDF on serum of the myoglobin and creatine kinase in critically ill patients with rhabdomyolysis. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2005; 49:859.

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