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Renal failure and surgey

Décio Alexandre de Freitas Carvalho, Antonio Carlos Valezi, Edvaldo Macedo de Brito, José Carlos Lacerda de Souza, Antonio César Masson, Tiemi Matsuo
BACKGROUND: Rhabdomyolysis is a potential threat after bariatric surgey. The severity ranges from asymptomatic elevations of serum muscle enzyme levels to life-threatening cases associated with muscle necrosis, compartment syndrome, acute renal failure and cardiac arrest. METHODS: We studied 98 consecutive obese patients who underwent primary uncomplicated bariatric surgery during a 1-year period. A database was created for all patients (sex, age, BMI, duration of the operation); serum creatinine phosphokinase (CPK) was systematically measured before surgery and on the first and second postoperative day...
June 2006: Obesity Surgery
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