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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715977/iatrogenic-tracheoarterial-fistula-case-report-and-literature-review
#1
Durmić Tijana, Čurović Ivana, Bogdanović Milenko, Savić Slobodan
Tracheo-innominate fistula is a rare but recognised life-threatening complication most commonly associated with prolonged endotracheal intubation. We report the case of a 16-year-old boy who developed a tracheo-innominate fistula secondary to the prolonged intubation after a pool accident. After 16 days of hospitalisation, the patient died as a consequence of a massive haemorrhage into the tracheobronchial tree and asphyxia. This is a rare complication, and to our knowledge, no case of tracheo-innominate fistula or any other case series concerning this rare complication has been reported in Serbia recently...
July 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438101/intravenous-administration-of-cannabis-and-lethal-anaphylaxis
#2
John D Gilbert, Marc Grabowski, Roger W Byard
Cannabis allergy appears to be increasing. A 33-year-old woman is reported who collapsed and died shortly after injecting herself with a cannabis solution prepared by pouring boiling water onto plant material. There were no significant findings at autopsy, except for a single recent venepuncture wound in the left cubital fossa. Toxicological examination of the blood revealed low levels of methylamphetamine and amphetamine with tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ(9)-THC) and 11-nor-9-carboxy-Δ(9)-THC, and no opiates. The syringe used by the decedent contained Δ(9)-THC...
April 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438100/an-epidemiology-of-sexual-assault-among-elderly-women-in-the-mthatha-area-of-south-africa
#3
Banwari L Meel
Background South Africa has one of the highest rates of rape in the world, but this barely seems to surprise anyone. It is extremely disturbing, especially when children and elderly women are raped. Women and children are usually the weakest group in society physically, as well as the most exposed to abuse and neglect. It should be the responsibility of a civil society to protect these vulnerable groups from harm. Objective This study investigated the trend of rapes among elderly women in the Mthatha area of South Africa...
April 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438099/a-single-centre-review-of-suspected-sudden-infant-death-cases
#4
Janos Bokor, Krisztina Danics, Eszter Bencze, Eva Keller, Zoltan Szollosi
This study aimed to establish the number of deaths in infants under 1 year of age that were being reported for medico-legal examination at a single large academic centre in Hungary, as well as the method of these investigations with special emphasis on histopathology, ancillary techniques and the adherence of our current practice to international recommendations. A single-centre, retrospective audit was conducted on all suspected sudden infant death cases. After the review there were eight infectious background sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) cases, infectious respiratory tract disease in 14 cases, cardiac septal tumour in one case, and hepatic, possibly metabolic, disorder in one case...
April 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438098/corrigendum
#5
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April 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438097/people-can-die-from-opiate-withdrawal
#6
Margaret Mary Stark, Jason Payne-James
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438096/venous-air-embolism-an-under-recognised-entity-in-blunt-force-trauma-and-the-importance-of-radiology
#7
Marna du Plessis, Lorraine du Toit-Prinsloo
Air embolism (AE) is considered a rare event and can be either iatrogenic or traumatic. Various post-mortem methods to detect AE exist, of which radiology is preferred. The presence of air in the heart can be demonstrated using special dissection techniques where the heart is opened under water or by needle puncture from a water-filled syringe. Three cases of blunt-force head injury are presented herein, with AE being diagnosed by conventional radiography using a Lodox Statscan® full-body digital X-ray machine in all cases...
April 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372524/the-demographic-characteristics-of-medicolegal-death-among-welfare-recipients-in-tokyo-metropolis-2008-2013
#8
Hideto Suzuki, Takanobu Tanifuji, Nobuyuki Abe, Tatsushige Fukunaga
Background The number of welfare recipients has steadily increased in Japan during recent years, although the number of homeless persons has decreased. Despite there being many reports regarding medicolegal death among homeless persons, medicolegal death among welfare recipients has not been fully investigated. Methods We identified 10,293 individuals who received welfare aid during their lifetime among the 81,867 cases that were examined by the Tokyo Medical Examiner's Office (2008-2013). We retrospectively compared the proportions of medicolegal death to total population, age, sex, family status, clinical history, and manners/causes of death among non-indigent persons (controls), homeless persons, and welfare recipients...
April 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927324/parasagittal-meningioma-a-not-so-benign-entity
#9
Roger W Byard
While the majority of intracranial meningiomas have an indolent clinical course, sudden and unexpected death may rarely occur. Two cases are reported to demonstrate rapid clinical deterioration resulting in death in individuals with large, grade I, parasagittal meningiomas. Case 1 was a 46-year-old man with a history of headaches and epilepsy who suddenly collapsed and died. A large right frontal parasagittal meningioma with haemorrhage had compressed the brain and lateral ventricle, causing tonsillar herniation...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835167/searching-for-prohibited-items-in-mental-health-hospitals-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-two-metal-detecting-technologies
#10
James Laidlaw, Roland Dix, Philip Slack, Chris Foy, Andy Hayward, Alan Metherall, Steve Ireland, James Wright, Paul O'Rourke, Jon Williams, Anneka Rose
Weapons and other items with potential to cause harm are usually prohibited in mental-health hospitals and other psychiatric facilities. Detecting such prohibited items (PIs) can be problematic, particularly if concealed, and metal detectors are commonly used to search for such items. Our study compared two types of metal detection: continuous wave detection (CWD) by hand-held metal detector (HHMD) and magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) by a static pole device. In the study, real and dummy PIs were hidden on test subjects and in a simulated body cavity...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820349/evaluation-of-different-methods-for-dna-extraction-from-human-burnt-bones-and-the-generation-of-genetic-profiles-for-identification
#11
Anum Uzair, Nouman Rasool, Muhammad Wasim
Bone exposure to heat in the presence of moisture breaks the phosphodiester bonds of the backbone, leaving sheared DNA in bone cells. This also limits the possibility of generating a complete profile of the victim. With the increasing incidence of fire outbreaks over the past few years, a paradigm shift to establish identity has been observed, from morphological identification of victims to STR profiling. For this study, 10 bone samples were taken from burnt human bodies that were recovered from different fire outbreak scenes...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803513/mechanisms-of-unexpected-death-and-autopsy-findings-in-friedreich-ataxia
#12
Roger W Byard, John D Gilbert
A 36-year-old woman with a clinical history of Friedreich ataxia and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy was found unexpectedly dead at her home. The heart showed asymmetric left ventricular hypertrophy, with an interventricular septal thickness of 20-25 mm (the remainder of the left ventricular wall measured 15 mm). Histologically, both ventricles had irregular areas of marked myocyte hypertrophy with associated interstitial fibrosis and focal myofibre disarray. There was neuronal loss within the dentate nucleus of the cerebellum, with vacuolation and axonal loss in the dorsal columns and spinocerebellar tracts of the upper cervical spinal cord...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786750/the-mental-health-acts-1983-and-2007-and-the-offender-patient-who-absconds-from-hospital
#13
Benjamin Andoh
Absconding from mental hospitals is a topic worth investigating because absconding usually has a variety of adverse consequences, not only for the absconders but also for the public and so forth. From a medical perspective, there have been several studies of absconding by mental patients and the harm they cause to themselves and others while they are at large. However, there is a paucity of such studies from a purely legal perspective. This study aims to contribute to the literature from a legal perspective by focusing on the offender-patient who absconds from hospital...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776465/dna-testing-in-homicide-investigations
#14
Joseph A Prahlow, Thomas Cameron, Alexander Arendt, Kenneth Cornelis, Anthony Bontrager, Michael S Suth, Lisa Black, Rebbecca Tobey, Sharon Pollock, Shawn Stur, Kenneth Cotter, Joel Gabrielse
Objectives With the widespread use of DNA testing, police, death investigators, and attorneys need to be aware of the capabilities of this technology. This review provides an overview of scenarios where DNA evidence has played a major role in homicide investigations in order to highlight important educational issues for police, death investigators, forensic pathologists, and attorneys. Methods This was a nonrandom, observational, retrospective study. Data were obtained from the collective files of the authors from casework during a 15-year period, from 2000 through 2014...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697681/a-particularly-complex-case-of-matricide-by-means-of-plastic-bag-suffocation-case-report
#15
Arnaldo Stanislao Migliorini, Michele Boracchi, Guendalina Gentile, Francesca Maciocco, Andrea Piccinini, Riccardo Zoja
A rare case of homicide with plastic bag suffocation is presented in which forensic genetic investigations were carried out on the inner surface of a plastic bag placed over the head of an elderly woman, bedridden after a stroke. The results obtained suggested that she had been murdered and hinted at the perpetrator of the crime. In fact, it emerged that biological traces left by the victim matched those of her principal caregiver, her psychotic daughter, who later confessed to the crime. The old woman also had a son affected by a serious illness, whose genetic profile was found on the same bag...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669277/department-of-health-consultation-on-medical-examiners-and-death-certification-reforms-a-commentary-on-the-criteria-for-notification-to-be-laid-down-in-regulation
#16
Andrew Harris
The Department of Health has completed its consultation on the nature of the new medical examiner system and supporting regulations. This article considers whether the regulations for death notification to coroners are fit for purpose in the light of the medical literature on unnatural deaths and the experience of a coroner in a jurisdiction with a heavy workload from specialist hospital referrals. It concludes that they are to be welcomed, but that they should not rely on natural/unnatural death as a criterion for notification of deaths during the course of medical treatment, or refer to 'neglect'...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669276/-natural-and-unnatural-medical-deaths-and-coronial-law-a-uk-and-international-review-of-the-medical-literature-on-natural-and-unnatural-death-and-how-it-applies-to-medical-death-certification-and-reporting-deaths-to-coroners-natural-unnatural-death-a-scientific
#17
Andrew Harris
In the United Kingdom, when people die, either a doctor writes an acceptable natural cause of death medical certificate, or a coroner (fiscal in Scotland) investigates the case, usually with an autopsy. An inquest may or may not follow. The concept of 'natural or unnatural cause' death is not internationally standardized. This article reviews scientific evidence as to what is a natural death or unnatural death and how that relates to the international classification of deaths. Whilst there is some consensus on the definition, its application in considering whether to report to the coroner is more difficult...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610457/suicidal-self-stabbing-a-report-of-12-cases-from-crete-greece
#18
Elena F Kranioti, Anastasia E Kastanaki, Despoina Nathena, Antonis Papadomanolakis
Sharp-force trauma is a popular cause of homicide and suicide in many countries. Characterisation of the injuries between the two is crucial for a differential diagnosis. The current paper reviews 12 self-inflicted sharp-force trauma deaths from the island of Crete in Greece. Forensic reports between 1999 and 2015 were collated, and we studied the number and location of injuries, the demographic characteristics of the deceased, the sharp object and the medical history of the deceased. One third of the cases where the forensic reports were available (3/10) involved multiple injuries, and one case involved a combination of stabbing and hanging...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587536/commotio-cordis-a-review
#19
Ritesh G Menezes, Huda Fatima, Syed Ather Hussain, Saba Ahmed, Pankaj Kumar Singh, Magdy A Kharoshah, Mohammed Madadin, Pradhum Ram, Sadip Pant, Sushil Allen Luis
Commotio cordis is an increasingly reported fatal mechano-electric syndrome and is the second most common cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. It is most commonly associated with a sports-related injury, wherein, there is a high-velocity impact between a projectile and the precordium. By virtue of this impact, malignant arrhythmias consequently develop leading to the individual's immediate demise, accompanied by a relatively normal post-mortem analysis. The importance of an autopsy remains paramount to exclude other causes of sudden death...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587535/a-fatal-case-of-hypothermia-caused-by-dog-bites
#20
Yanning Li, Ruipeng Shen, Runtao Ding, Gehua Wen, Ao Du, Zhibin Dong, Xinghua Ren, Hui Yao, Baoli Zhu, Rubo Li, Yan Lu, Xu Wu
Death from hypothermia usually *We presented a fatal case of hypothermia after being bitten by dog in this article. occurs among people exposed to cold and humid environmental conditions when they are homeless, aged, suffering from natural or psychiatric diseases and drug or alcohol intoxication. A normal healthy person dying from hypothermia due to dog bites is unusual and rare. Here, we present a fatal case of hypothermia following dog bites causing blood loss and multiple wounds on the body. A 56-year-old man was found dead in a remote roadside puddle of a small village, early in the morning...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
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