Which medications are used in the treatment of electrical injuries?

Updated: Mar 09, 2020
  • Author: Tracy A Cushing, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAWM; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Hydration is key to reducing the morbidity in severe burns. If there is significant muscle damage with myoglobinuria, fluid resuscitation is first-line treatment. Osmotic diuretics and/or alkalinizing agents may be used for myoglobinuria, but the effectiveness of these medications to prevent acute kidney injury the subject of ongoing debate. [38, 39]


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