High-intensity indoor cycling classes carry a “significant risk of kidney damage” – especially for first-time participants – according to a report in the American Journal of Medicine. The study claims that indoor cycling classes – which simulate climbing hills, cycling on flat roads and include sprint cycles – may result in rhabdomyolysis, a condition where severe muscle trauma causes muscles… Read More
What is the Incidence of Exertional Rhabdomyolysis in the US Armed Forces, 2012-2016
Research Paper Title Update: Exertional rhabdomyolysis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2012-2016. Abstract Among active component service members in 2016, there were 525 incident diagnoses of rhabdomyolysis likely due to physical exertion and/or heat stress (“exertional rhabdomyolysis”). The crude incidence rate in 2016 was 40.7 cases per 100,000 person-years. Annual rates of incident diagnoses of… Read More
US Army Soldiers: Sickle Cell Trait & the Risk of Exertional Rhabdomyolysis
Research Paper Title Sickle Cell Trait and Rhabdomyolysis among U.S. Army Soldiers. Background Studies have suggested that sickle cell trait elevates the risks of exertional rhabdomyolysis and death. We conducted a study of sickle cell trait in relation to these outcomes, controlling for known risk factors for exertional rhabdomyolysis, in a large population of active… Read More
Risk Factors for Exertional Rhabdomyolysis in Military Populations
Research Paper Title Exertional Rhabdomyolysis: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention. Abstract Exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) is a medical condition whereby damage to skeletal muscle is induced by excessive physical activity in otherwise healthy individuals. The individual performs so much activity that he/ she presumably depletes local muscle energy stores and muscle cells are unable to maintain… Read More
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