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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231024/-diatom-detection-using-enzyme-combined-with-strong-acid-digestion-method
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J Yao, W J Kan
OBJECTIVES: To detect diatom in the organs of drowners by enzyme combined with strong acid digestion method, and evaluate its application value. METHODS: A total of 40 cases which have been identified as drowning in local region were collected. Samples of the lung, liver, kidney, and the water of the scene were also gathered from each case. Strong acid digestion method, enzyme combined with strong acid digestion method, and enzymic digestion method were respectively performed to detect the diatom in the samples...
April 2017: Fa Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231009/-research-progress-on-diagnosis-of-drowning
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REVIEW
W Zhang, J L Zheng
These external and internal signs of drowning are non-specific. Therefore, diagnosis of drowning is always one of the most difficult tasks in forensic pathology. This paper meticulously and comprehensively reviews research progress on the diagnosis of drowning in pathological signs, laboratory examination, immunohistochemistry test and virtopsy technology, and it also prospects the research direction of diagnosis of drowning.
February 2017: Fa Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227153/profiles-by-suicide-methods-an-analysis-of-older-adults
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Yu Wen Koo, Kairi Kõlves, Diego de Leo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate choice of suicide method in individuals aged 65 years and over. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Queensland Suicide Register, Australia. Univariate and multi-variate logistic regression analyses were conducted. RESULTS: The predominant methods in older adults were hanging (21.5%), firearms and explosives (20.9%), drug poisoning (18.5%), followed by other poisoning (mainly MVCO) (12.6%), suffocation by plastic bag (8...
December 11, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227083/all-of-the-stuff-avoid-drowning-in-the-sea-of-diagnostic-tools
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Dennis Edgerly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: JEMS: a Journal of Emergency Medical Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223918/postmortem-computed-tomography-findings-in-cases-of-bath-related-death-applicability-and-limitation-in-forensic-practice
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Satoko Mishima, Hideto Suzuki, Tatsushige Fukunaga, Yoko Nishitani
PURPOSE: Bath-related deaths occur frequently in Japan, and many of these deaths are diagnosed as death from disease without autopsy in the current Japanese death-investigation system. Therefore, we aimed to examine the postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) findings of bath-related deaths to determine if PMCT can differentiate between real cases of drowning and sudden deaths not related to drowning. METHODS: Bath-related deaths were sampled from all autopsies conducted at the Tokyo Medical Examiner's Office from September 2015 to August 2016...
December 2, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218603/characteristics-of-unintentional-drowning-deaths-in-children-with-autism%C3%A2-spectrum-disorder
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Joseph Guan, Guohua Li
BACKGROUND: The reported prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has increased markedly in the past two decades. Recent research indicates that children with ASD are at a substantially increased risk of injury mortality, particularly from unintentional drowning. The purpose of this study was to explore the circumstances of fatal unintentional drowning incidents involving children with ASD under 15 years of age. FINDINGS: During January 2000 through May 2017, US newspapers reported a total of 23 fatal drowning incidents involving 18 boys and 5 girls with ASD...
December 8, 2017: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202322/accident-frequency-and-unrealistic-optimism-children-s-assessment-of-risk
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Mary Sissons Joshi, Morag Maclean, Claire Stevens
Accidental injury is a major cause of mortality and morbidity among children, warranting research on their risk perceptions. Three hundred and seven children aged 10-11 years assessed the frequency, danger and personal risk likelihood of 8 accidents. Two social-cognitive biases were manifested. The frequency of rare accidents (e.g. drowning) was overestimated, and the frequency of common accidents (e.g. bike accidents) underestimated; and the majority of children showed unrealistic optimism tending to see themselves as less likely to suffer these accidents in comparison to their peers, offering superior skills or parental control of the environment as an explanation...
December 1, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201839/trauma-patterns-of-drowning-after-falling-from-bridges-over-han-river
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Jung Hwan Lee, Chung Kee Chough, Jae Il Lee
Objective: Recently, the number of patients who fell or jumped from bridges over Han River has rapidly increased. However, the injury patterns and outcomes of these patients have been poorly characterized. The aim of this study was to determine the injury characteristics of these patients. Methods: We reviewed the medical records of all patients who were transferred to the Emergency Room due to jumping or falling from bridges over Han River between 2011 and 2015...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198899/sentinel-surveillance-data-from-eritrean-migrants-in-italy-the-theory-of-healthy-migrants
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Massimo Ciccozzi, Eleonora Cella, Giancarlo Ceccarelli, Serena Vita, Giordano Dicuonzo, Maurizio Lopalco, Francesca Antonelli, Alessia Conti, Rossella Ottaviani, Marina De Cesaris, Silvia Spoto, Silvia Angeletti
BACKGROUND: Eritrean migrants accounted for the majority of people who drowned in the Mediterranean this year. Recently, data deficit about international migration has been reported. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-three Eritrean migrants, upon their arrival in Italy, were accommodated at the asylum seekers center of Castelnuovo di Porto, together with 25 sanitary workers, and received microbiological surveillance at the Clinical Pathology and Microbiology Unit of the University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome...
December 2, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194053/cervical-injuries-in-drowning-cases-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-literature
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Maroua Boussaid, Mohamed Amin Mesrati, Yosra Mahjoub, Nidhal Haj Salem, Abdelfateh Zakhama, Ali Chadly, Adnen Moussa, Abir Aissaoui
Discovery of bruises in the muscles of the neck and a fracture of the hyoid bone in a body recovered from water makes the diagnosis and the determination of the manner of death difficult.The aims of this work are to report a case of a drowned body with cervical injuries and to highlight the importance of interpreting these findings accurately.A 39-year-old woman was found dead face down in a 6-m deep well with a 3-m water level. She was mentally disturbed and had a history of suicide attempts. In fact, she had previously attempted to jump into that well in an attempt to put an end to her life...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187318/instructing-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-examining-swim-instructors-knowledge-building-experiences
#11
Erin Kraft, Raymond Leblanc
BACKGROUND: Although there has been a notable increase in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnoses over the past twenty years, children with ASD continue to be underrepresented in physical activity opportunities. Swimming lessons have been suggested as an ideal form of physical activity for this population, but studies exploring instructors' experiences gaining knowledge specific for instructing these swimmers remains limited. Research in this area is warranted, as drowning is a leading injury cause of death for persons with ASD...
November 22, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186787/improving-pool-fencing-legislation-in-queensland-australia-attitudes-and-impact-on-child-drowning-fatalities
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(no author information available yet)
Four-sided, non-climbable pool fencing is an effective strategy for preventing children from drowning in home swimming pools. In 2009, the Queensland Government introduced legislation to improve the effectiveness of pool fencing. This study explores community attitudes towards the effectiveness of these legislative changes and examines child (<5 years) drowning deaths in pools. Data from the 2011 Queensland Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) Social Survey include results from questions related to pool ownership and pool fencing legislation...
November 24, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184335/johann-bernhard-aloys-von-gudden-and-the-mad-king-of-bavaria
#13
Kalyan B Bhattacharyya
Bernhard von Gudden was a psychiatrist in Prussia and he was summoned in March 1886 to examine King Ludwig II for his apparently insane activities like, profligate spending and erratic behaviour. A team of four estimable psychiatrists pronounced that he was not capable ruling. Consequently, he was dethroned and kept in a castle under supervision of von Gudden. Gudden championed the idea of 'no restraint' and advocated free movement of insane persons and one evening in June, he accompanied the King during an evening stroll to a lake...
October 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170351/54%C3%A2-paediatric-traumatic-cardiac-arrest-in-england-and-wales-a-10-year-epidemiological-study
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James Vassallo, Melanie Webster, Edward Barnard, Marisol Fragoso Iniguez, Mark Lyttle, Jason Smith
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) has traditionally been described as futile, with poor outcomes. Reported survival rates vary widely, with higher rates observed from mechanisms leading to a respiratory cause of traumatic cardiac arrest (e.g., drowning and hanging). Currently there is little evidence regarding outcomes following TCA in children. The primary aim of our study was to describe 30 day survival following TCA. Secondary aims were to provide an analysis of injury patterns (severe haemorrhage or traumatic brain injury), describe the functional outcome at discharge and to report the association between survival and interventions performed...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159236/data-of-drowning-related-deaths-with-reference-to-entomological-evidence-from-haryana
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Jyoti Dalal, Sapna Sharma, Kapil Verma, S K Dhattarwal, Tapeshwar Bhardwaj
Most often the newspapers and bulletin come out with voluminous cases of deaths due to drowning. At the same time an ample section of such cases encompass entomological evidences, that can be scrutinized as a very useful parameter in estimating post mortem interval (PMI). This research database is an outcome of a 2 years reflective study, based on an assessment of records related to human deaths due to drowning. The drowned bodies from various districts of Haryana are sent to PGIMS (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences), Rohtak...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156539/epidemiological-investigations-of-four-cowpox-virus-outbreaks-in-alpaca-herds-germany
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Almut Prkno, Donata Hoffmann, Daniela Goerigk, Matthias Kaiser, Anne Catherine Franscisca van Maanen, Kathrin Jeske, Maria Jenckel, Florian Pfaff, Thomas W Vahlenkamp, Martin Beer, Rainer G Ulrich, Alexander Starke, Martin Pfeffer
Four cowpox virus (CPXV) outbreaks occurred in unrelated alpaca herds in Eastern Germany during 2012-2017. All incidents were initially noticed due to severe, generalized, and finally lethal CPXV infections, which were confirmed by testing of tissue and serum samples. As CPXV-infection has been described in South American camelids (SACs) only three times, all four herds were investigated to gain a deeper understanding of CPXV epidemiology in alpacas. The different herds were investigated twice, and various samples (serum, swab samples, and crusts of suspicious pox lesions, feces) were taken to identify additionally infected animals...
November 18, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150996/the-sep-1-quality-mandate-may-be-harmful-how-to-drown-a-patient-with-30-ml-per-kg-fluid
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Paul E Marik, Manu L N G Malbrain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 18, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149190/improved-capture-of-drosophila-suzukii-by-a-trap-baited-with-two-attractants-in-the-same-device
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Rodrigo Lasa, Eduardo Tadeo, Ricardo A Toledo-Hérnandez, Lino Carmona, Itzel Lima, Trevor Williams
The improvement of trap-lure combinations is an important part of integrated pest management programs that involve monitoring pests for timely insecticide applications, or for their use in control strategies such as mass trapping or bait stations. In this study improvements in the capture of Drosophila suzukii were not observed following the inclusion of different color stimuli with respect to a red-black stripe cup trap. This red-black stripe trap with a hemispherical dome-shaped lid had a significantly improved physical retention of flies compared to traps fitted with a flat lid...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149019/incidence-and-consequences-of-near-drowning-related-pneumonia-a-descriptive-series-from-martinique-french-west-indies
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Laura Cerland, Bruno Mégarbane, Hatem Kallel, Yanick Brouste, Hossein Mehdaoui, Dabor Resiere
Drowning represents one major cause of accidental death. Near-drowning patients are exposed to aspiration that may result in pneumonia with life-threatening consequences. We designed this descriptive study to investigate the frequency, nature, and consequences of post-drowning pneumonia. One hundred and forty-four near-drowning patients (33 children and 111 adults) admitted during four years to the University Hospital of Martinique, French Indies, were included. Patients presented pre-hospital cardiac arrest (41%) and exhibited acute respiratory failure (54%), cardiovascular failure (27%), and lactic acidosis (75%) on admission...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144113/-can-we-transfer-the-mechanisms-of-the-generics-market-to-biosimilars
#20
Ch O Jacke, F Wild
Personalized medicines such as biologics and their generic equivalents, biosimilars, are pouring onto the pharmaceutical markets. Data of 16 private health insurance companies were used to describe the market shares of selected biosimilars available in 2014 and 2015. The purpose of this study focuses on the question of whether market access of biosimilars will lead to a price competition of the expense of innovation competition. The results show that prescriptions of biosimilars made up 37% of total prescriptions in 2015 compared to 35% in 2014, and that their share of prescription costs went up from 21% to 23% in the same period...
December 15, 2016: Versicherungsmedizin
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