(an Editorial comment)
Lane R; Phillips M: Rhabdomyolysis.
BMJ (England), Jul 19 2003, 327(7407) p115-6.
NOTE FROM CHAS:
In Jan/Feb 2004, I began posting several RHABDOMYOLYSIS articles because of my growing recognition of the frequent occurrence of rhabdomyolysis being caused during restraint asphyxia incidents. Although this editorial was written in response to another article, it provides a QUICK OVERVIEW of what rhabdomyolysis IS, and how rhabdomyolysis can be caused by incidents that also result in restraint asphyxia.
"SEVERE OR UNACCUSTOMED EXERTION, particularly in extremes of heat ... prolonged seizures ... [or the effects of some] drugs ... can induce rhabdomyolysis, as can ... STATES OF EXTREME AGITATION"
I've posted this British Medical Journal editorial in PDF file format.
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BMJ's July 2003 RHABDOMYOLYSIS Editorial.
In the British Medical Journal issue following this one
(BMJ Volume 327, 30 August 2003), a "Corrections and clarifications"
note for the July 2003 Rhabdomyolysis editorial was posted:
"In converting to BMJ style the widely used term "9/11" in this editorial by Russell Lane
and Malcolm Phillips (19 July, pp 115-6), we inadvertently referred to the attacks on the
World Trade Center in New York as taking place on 9 September 2001. The attacks
took place, as we all know, on 11 September."