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Urol Nurs. 2005 Apr;25(2):117-9.

Exertional rhabdomyolysis in unsupervised exercises in a correctional setting: a case study.

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US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, FDC-Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA.


Unsupervised overexercise in the prison population can lead to exertional rhabdomyolysis, a condition that can lead to kidney damage and/or failure. Knowledge deficit of the risk from this activity will be addressed. Signs and symptoms of rhabdomyolysis and its sequelae will be presented along with a case study. Inter-departmental responsibilities in the correctional setting will be considered. The importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of this condition by nurses in various clinical settings will also be explored.

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