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Rhabdomyolysis in Basic Training

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00601029
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 25, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 20, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rodney S. Gonzalez, MD, Martin Army Community Hospital

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to:

  1. develop a normative database for serum creatine kinase (CK) responses to basic military training (BMT);
  2. determine the incidence of exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) among a large cohort of recruits undergoing BMT;
  3. assess the impact of climate on the incidence of ER during BMT;
  4. determine the incidence of candidate genes that may be associated with an increased risk of ER.

Condition or disease
Exertional Rhabdomyolysis

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 499 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Rhabdomyolysis in Basic Training
Study Start Date : January 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2010

Winter Phase - Observational
Summer Phase - Observational

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Exertional Rhabdomyolysis [ Time Frame: Day 0, 3, 7 and 14 of basic training ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Serum and stored blood

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Military Basic Trainee at Ft. Benning undergoing Infantry Basic Training Male > 18 years old

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Enrolled in Basic Training at Ft. Benning
  • Between the ages of 18 and 45
  • Active Duty
  • Able to speak and read English
  • Held in inprocessing seven days or less

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A no answer to any of the above inclusion criteria

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00601029

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United States, Georgia
Martin Army Community Hospital
Ft. Benning, Georgia, United States, 31905
Sponsors and Collaborators
Martin Army Community Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Rodney S Gonzalez, MD Martin Army Community Hospital
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Responsible Party: Rodney S. Gonzalez, MD, Chief, Warrior Care, Martin Army Community Hospital Identifier: NCT00601029    
Other Study ID Numbers: DDEAMC 07-25
CIRO 2007522
First Posted: January 25, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 20, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012
Keywords provided by Rodney S. Gonzalez, MD, Martin Army Community Hospital:
Exertional Rhabdomyolysis
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases