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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150541/evolution-of-the-law-society
#1
Catherine Dixon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150540/editorial
#2
Diana Brahams, Harry Zeitlin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903782/the-assessment-of-grip-strength-after-upper-limb-injuries-in-medico-legal-practice
#3
Hjcr Belcher
Four hundred adult claimants underwent medico-legal assessment following upper limb injuries. Dynamometry was performed on each using the Jamar five handle-position test. Injury causes loss of power and there is a significant relationship between the percentage loss of power and the measured whole limb impairment. This paper presents a new approach for the analysis of the tests. The normal physiological length-tension pattern of muscle is maintained in the majority of claimants albeit with modifications due to the specific effects of injury on hand function...
March 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403672/toxic-megacolon-as-a-rare-complication-following-atropine-therapy-due-to-organophosphate-poisoning-a-case-report
#4
Babak Mostafazadeh, Esmaeil Farzaneh, Maryam Paeezi, Farahnaz Nikkhah
The main therapeutic basis for a case of organophosphate poisoning is a combination therapy which includes atropine as an anticholinergic drug and pralidoxime. If the poisoning is severe, a high dose of this combination of medicines may be needed, but this may cause serious side effects: paralytic ileus or even megacolon; however, these gastrointestinal events are very rare. Here, we report a case of organophosphate poisoning where atropine therapy was given and led to drug-associated toxic megacolon.
January 1, 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402170/control-of-the-cost-of-medicines-and-medical-supplies-to-the-nhs-health-service-and-medical-supplies-costs-act-2017
#5
Alec Samuels
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368210/judicial-oversight-of-life-ending-withdrawal-of-assisted-nutrition-and-hydration-in-disorders-of-consciousness-in-the-united-kingdom-a-matter-of-life-and-death
#6
Mohamed Y Rady, Joseph L Verheijde
Mr Justice Baker delivered the Oxford Shrieval Lecture 'A Matter of Life and Death' on 11 October 2016. The lecture created public controversies about who can authorise withdrawal of assisted nutrition and hydration (ANH) in disorders of consciousness (DOC). The law requires court permission in 'best interests' decisions before ANH withdrawal only in permanent vegetative state and minimally conscious state. Some clinicians favour abandoning the need for court approval on the basis that clinicians are already empowered to withdraw ANH in other common conditions of DOC (e...
January 1, 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206818/sudden-death-due-to-aortic-dissection-in-early-pregnancy-a-case-report
#7
Akshith Rs Shetty, Y P Girish Chandra, S Praveen, Somusekhar Gajula
Forensic pathologists come across many deaths due to natural causes which are sudden. Sudden natural deaths in females who are pregnant warrant thorough investigation and a medico-legal autopsy to rule out any foul play. Here, we report a case of 21-year-old primigravida in her first trimester who suddenly complained of severe chest pain and was brought dead to the hospital with no history suggestive of prior natural disease. At autopsy, the death was attributed to dissection of ascending aorta.
January 1, 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198209/a-report-of-sexual-abuse-in-an-afghan-refugee-boy-in-iran
#8
Naimeh Farhidnia, Nahid Dadashzadeh Asl, Azadeh Memarian
All children have the right to complete and integrated physical and psychological protection against abuse. The most important reason and risk factors for child abuse are social causes including poor familial support, poverty, mood disorders in the family, and addiction. Here, we report a case of child abuse of an Afghan child in Iran with a background of mood disturbances who presented with multiple trauma and injury. A nine-year-old Afghan boy was described with multiple injuries on neck, upper and lower extremities, and trunk...
January 1, 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145803/the-significance-of-the-case-of-dr-waney-squier
#9
Alec Samuels
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128011/the-changing-prostate-cancer-pathway-new-challenges-new-pitfalls
#10
Mark Emberton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124575/sudden-unexpected-death-associated-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-and-thymic-hyperplasia
#11
Nemanja Radojevic, Sanja Medenica, Snezana Vujosevic, Slobodan Savic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116965/rare-gripping-object-in-electrocution-cadaveric-spasm-at-its-best
#12
Mohit Chauhan, C Behera, Jatin Bodwal, P C Dikshit
Cadaveric spasm causes instantaneous rigor without preceding post-mortem flaccidity. The precise pathophysiological basis of this phenomenon is still unknown. We report a case of accidental electrocution where the deceased was found dead with a metallic water supply pipe of a motor booster pump firmly gripped in his hand. In this report, we review the literature and consider the mechanisms that may cause this phenomenon.
January 1, 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071966/the-duty-of-candour-openness-transparency-and-candour
#13
Alec Samuels
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071152/fatal-orbito-cerebral-penetration-by-industrial-grease-viscous-rare-case-report
#14
Mohit Chauhan, Chittaranjan Behera, P C Dikshit
Assorted projectiles including shrapnel, sling shots, stones, metal and rock fragments and other missiles cause fatal penetrating skull injuries. In this case, a 34-year-old foreman suffered a fatal penetrating orbito-cerebral injury while lubricating a hydraulic rock-splitting machine with industrial grease viscous.
January 1, 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940655/abdominal-self-stabbing-a-case-report
#15
Alok Atreya, Dolendra Rijal, Tanuj Kanchan, Raghvendra S Shekhawat
While abdominal stabbings are frequently associated with homicides, abdominal self-stabbing is uncommon and poses a challenge for the investigators. In cases of sharp force trauma, the presence of hesitation cuts over the neck and extremities help to distinguish self-inflicted injuries from homicides. Hesitation cuts are not associated with self-inflicted sharp force injuries to the abdomen, and thus are of limited use in distinguishing suicidal from homicidal abdominal stab wounds. In this study, we present a case of self-inflicted abdominal stabbing along with a detailed review of literature to help elucidate such cases...
December 9, 2016: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803261/new-president-s-editorial
#16
EDITORIAL
Daniel Haines
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637249/financial-and-legal-decision-making-capacity-in-the-aphasic-population-a-narrative-review
#17
Frances Carr
INTRODUCTION: Capacity is assumed to be present unless proven otherwise. Assessments of specific decision-making capacity for financial and legal decisions, although challenging in the general population, becomes almost impossible for individuals with language disorders (i.e. aphasia) in the absence of appropriate communication aids. Several capacity aids exist for the general population; however, it is unclear whether any communication aids exist specifically for the aphasic population to assist assessment of financial and legal decision-making capacity...
December 2016: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553446/an-analysis-of-the-most-common-types-of-hand-injury-mistakes-and-their-cost-in-the-acute-setting
#18
Alexander Ej Trevatt, Oliver J Smith, Jacqueline Needleman, Ashis Banerjee
This study aimed to explore the most common hand injury errors occurring in Emergency Departments in England. A Freedom of Information request was made to the NHS Litigation Authority for claims data related to hand injuries in English Emergency Departments from 2004 to 2014. All successful hand injury claims against an individual DGH ED were also analysed. Two hundred and eighteen successful claims were made, costing a total of £6,273,688.22. Diagnosis error was the most common successful claim (97). Four successful claims were brought against the Emergency Department...
December 2016: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27542392/fatal-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-in-an-anonymous-egg-donor
#19
Shashank Pooniya, C Behera, A R Mridha, D N Bhardwaj, Tabin Millo
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is a rare, but potentially life-threatening iatrogenic disorder arising from ovulation induction or ovarian hyperstimulation for assisted reproduction techniques. We report a case of a 26-year-old multiparous woman, an anonymous egg donor, who died a few hours after undergoing a procedure to donate eggs at an in vitro fertilization clinic. Her husband alleged that medical negligence had led to her death. The autopsy confirmed death due to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome...
December 2016: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27520526/do-not-resuscitate-lawful-or-unlawful
#20
Alec Samuels
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Medico-legal Journal
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