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Serum creatine phosphokinase as prognostic indicator in the management of electrical burn.
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PMID:  18474150     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the mean difference of serum creatine phosphokinase according to the extent of tissue damage and prognosis of the patients suffering from electrical burn injuries. STUDY DESIGN: A case series study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Burns, Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad, from September 2005 to August 2006. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During the study period, 38 patients with electrical burn injuries were enrolled. Victims of electrical burns with evidence of myocardial injury were excluded. Following admission, serum creatine phosphokinase was measured serially on 10 consecutive occasions. The data was later analyzed statistically using SPSS-10.0. RESULTS: Of the 38 patients, the mean age of the victims was 28 years, with males dominating the study population (82%). A statistically significant association was found between the level of serum creatine phosphokinase and likelihood of death (p=0.000). It was also found that serial monitoring of this enzyme can be used as prognostic indicator in the management of electrical burns injury. CONCLUSION: The level of creatine phosphokinase increased with the degree of tissue injuries in patients with electrical burns. This prognostic value is of great importance in the local setup, where sophisticated investigations to detect extent of injuries are not available.
Abdul Razak Memon; S M Tahir; Firdaus Mumtaz Memon; Fazila Hashmi; Bilal Fazal Shaikh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1022-386X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-13     Completed Date:  2008-08-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606447     Medline TA:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic and Burn Surgery, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Hyderabad.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Markers / blood
Body Surface Area
Burns, Electric / diagnosis*,  enzymology*,  mortality,  surgery
Creatine Kinase / blood*
Injury Severity Score
Middle Aged
Muscle, Skeletal / injuries,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; EC Kinase

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