Conducted electrical weapons (CEW) can conjure images of pulsating currents of electricity coursing their way through the human body in much the way we envision a movie scene of a person in contact with a power transformer. These conscious or subconscious images of CEW and the knowledge that electrocution is associated with rhabdomyolysis, likely form the basis of the fear that CEW could also cause this side effect.


Status Epilepticus Crush Injury Movie Scene Muscle Cell Death Consult Feis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineSUNY at Buffalo, Erie County Medical CenterErie

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