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Exercise rhabdomyolysis in military aircrew: two cases and a review of aeromedical disposition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11086669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Exercise rhabdomyolysis (ER) is a rare, sometimes catastrophic condition where muscle fibers breakdown in response to exertion and release their breakdown products into the circulation. While ER was brought to the medical community's attention largely through reports from military training establishments we are unaware of ER having resulted from the activities of military aircrew. This paper reports two cases of ER in military aircrew and discusses the condition and the approaches taken in determining their future aeromedical disposition.
CASE REPORTS: Rhabdomyolysis occurred in two military pilots as a result of their aircrew duties. One, an experienced pilot, suffered rhabdomyolysis as a result of centrifuge based G-training, while the other, a cadet in training, suffered rhabdomyolysis precipitated by exertion during moderately warm weather. Further investigation revealed the second case to also have the Malignant Hyperthermia Trait.
AEROMEDICAL DISPOSTION: After wide consultation and lengthy deliberations both of these aircrew were returned to their full previous flying status. No further complications or recurrences have occurred.
D B Watson; G W Gray; J J Doucet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aviation, space, and environmental medicine     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0095-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-14     Completed Date:  2001-03-08     Revised Date:  2013-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501714     Medline TA:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1137-41     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Institute of Aviation Medicine, RAAF Base Edinburgh, SA, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aerospace Medicine*
Centrifugation / adverse effects
Disability Evaluation*
Inservice Training
Malignant Hyperthermia / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  prevention & control
Military Personnel*
Physical Education and Training
Rhabdomyolysis / blood,  diagnosis*,  enzymology,  etiology*,  prevention & control
Risk Factors
Comment In:
Aviat Space Environ Med. 2001 Sep;72(9):856   [PMID:  11565824 ]

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