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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776431/validation-of-verbal-autopsy-methods-using-hospital-medical-records-a-case-study-in-vietnam
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Hong Thi Tran, Hoa Phuong Nguyen, Sue M Walker, Peter S Hill, Chalapati Rao
BACKGROUND: Information on causes of death (COD) is crucial for measuring the health outcomes of populations and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. In many countries such as Vietnam where the civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system is dysfunctional, information on vital events will continue to rely on verbal autopsy (VA) methods. This study assesses the validity of VA methods used in Vietnam, and provides recommendations on methods for implementing VA validation studies in Vietnam...
May 18, 2018: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752026/safety-of-a-heat-stable-rotavirus-vaccine-among-children-in-niger-data-from-a-phase-3-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Matthew E Coldiron, Ousmane Guindo, Rockyath Makarimi, Issaka Soumana, Amadou Matar Seck, Souna Garba, Emilie Macher, Sheila Isanaka, Rebecca F Grais
BACKGROUND: Rotavirus remains a major cause of diarrhea among children under 5 years of age. The efficacy of RotaSIIL, a pentavalent rotavirus vaccine, was shown in an event-driven trial in Niger. We describe the two-year safety follow-up of this trial. METHODS: Follow-up of safety outcomes began upon administration of the first dose of RotaSIIL or placebo. Adverse events were followed until 28 days after the third dose, and serious adverse events were followed until 2 years of age...
May 8, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720407/diagnostic-potential-of-stored-dried-blood-spots-for-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-a-metabolic-autopsy-of-medium-chain-acyl-coa-dehydrogenase-deficiency
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Noriyuki Kaku, Kenji Ihara, Yuichiro Hirata, Kenji Yamada, Sooyoung Lee, Hikaru Kanemasa, Yoshitomo Motomura, Haruhisa Baba, Tamami Tanaka, Yasunari Sakai, Yoshihiko Maehara, Shouichi Ohga
AIM: It is estimated that 1-5% of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) cases might be caused by undiagnosed inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs); however, the postmortem identification of IEMs remains difficult. This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of dried blood spots (DBSs) stored after newborn screening tests as a metabolic autopsy to determine the causes of death in infants and children who died suddenly and unexpectedly. METHODS: Infants or toddlers who had suddenly died without a definite diagnosis between July 2008 and December 2012 at Kyushu University Hospital in Japan were enrolled in this study...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666137/the-french-prospective-multisite-registry-on-sudden-unexpected-infant-death-omin-rationale-and-study-protocol
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Karine Levieux, Hugues Patural, Inge Harrewijn, Elisabeth Briand Huchet, Sophie de Visme, Géraldine Gallot, Martin Chalumeau, Christèle Gras Le Guen, Matthieu Hanf
INTRODUCTION: Even after 'back-to-sleep' campaigns, sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) continues to be the leading cause of death for infants 1 month to 1 year old in developed countries, with devastating social, psychological and legal implications for families. To sustainably tackle this problem and decrease the number of SUIDs, a French SUID registry was initiated in 2015 to (1) inform prevention with standardised data, (2) understand the mechanisms leading to SUID and the contribution of the already known or newly suggested risk factors and (3) gather a multidisciplinary group of experts to coordinate and develop innovative and urgent research in the SUID area...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569709/the-feasibility-of-a-clinical-audit-tool-to-investigate-stillbirth-in-australia-a-single-centre-experience
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Christoph Lehner, Amanda Harry, Anita Pelecanos, Lauren Wilson, Kate Pink, Renuka Sekar
BACKGROUND: The stillbirth rate in Australia is 7 per 1000 births (Australia's Mothers and Babies 2014-in brief. Perinatal Statistics Series no. 32. Cat no. PER 87, Canberra, AIHW, 2016). The Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) developed guidelines to standardise the investigations into stillbirth. AIMS: To identify causes of stillbirths and stillbirth care using the National Perinatal Death Clinical Audit Tool (National Perinatal Death Clinical Audit Tool, Australian and New Zealand Stillbirth Alliance [ANZSA]/Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand [PSANZ]) and compare it to the PSANZ recommendations...
March 23, 2018: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552460/acute-fulminant-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-an-immunocompetent-host-an-autopsy-case-report
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Yuuki Ohara, Takahiko Ito, Makoto Ito, Kyoko Yamashita, Shinya Toyokuni
A 62-year-old previously healthy male who was a welder/smoker/drinker was admitted to Kani Tono Hospital for severe hypoxemia (Day 0). Initial physical and radiological examinations suggested an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, respiratory failure developed rapidly, and he died on Day + 4. Aspergillus fumigatus was identified after his death, and he was diagnosed with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. The clinical and pathological features are precisely described with pathogenetic considerations...
June 2018: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549202/can-virtual-autopsy-with-postmortem-ct-improve-clinical-diagnosis-of-cause-of-death-a-retrospective-observational-cohort-study-in-a-dutch-tertiary-referral-centre
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Lianne J P Sonnemans, Bela Kubat, Mathias Prokop, Willemijn M Klein
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether virtual autopsy with postmortem CT (PMCT) improves clinical diagnosis of the immediate cause of death. DESIGN: Retrospective observational cohort study. INCLUSION CRITERIA: inhospital and out-of-hospital deaths over the age of 1 year in whom virtual autopsy with PMCT and conventional autopsy were performed. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: forensic cases, postmortal organ donors and cases with incomplete scanning procedures...
March 16, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518653/liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-detection-of-benzalkonium-chloride-bzk-in-a-forensic-autopsy-case-with-survival-for-18-days-post-bzk-ingestion
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Satoko Mishima-Kimura, Kosei Yonemitsu, Yuki Ohtsu, Ako Sasao, Hiroshi Tsutsumi, Shota Furukawa, Yoko Nishitani
We report a forensic autopsy case of an elderly man who ingested unknown amount of germicidal disinfectant containing 50% benzalkonium chloride (BZK). He survived for 18 days after BZK ingestion and then died because of pneumonia. A liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was used to detect three BZK compounds (C12 -BZK, C14 -BZK and C16 -BZK) in the blood. Extraction of BZK was carried out according to a modified QuEChERS method. Chromatographic separation was achieved on an ODS column and detection was performed in selected reaction monitoring mode...
March 2, 2018: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443781/unexpected-custodial-death-due-to-acute-epiglottitis-a-rare-autopsy-case-report
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Shifan Wu, Luo Zhuo, Xingang Qiu, Zijiao Ding, Mingzhen Yang, Meichen Pan, Qian Liu
RATIONALE: Acute epiglottitis is a potentially life-threaten disease, which makes it more challenging to save the life for doctors. Unexpected deaths in custody are a primary cause of concern for the forensic community and doctor worldwide. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present a case of a 44-year-old male detainee who was clinically suspected of dying of acute epiglottitis. The man experienced failure of resuscitation and died after admitted to a hospital. DIAGNOSES: The autopsy, toxicological testing, the test of immunoglobulin E and bacterial culture suggested the patient died of acute epiglottitis...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401110/autopsy-case-of-a-penetrating-wound-to-the-left-cerebral-hemisphere-caused-by-an-accidental-shooting-with-a-crossbow
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Takeshi Kondo, Motonori Takahashi, Azumi Kuse, Mai Morichika, Kanako Nakagawa, Yoshihiro Tagawa, Tomoya Taniguchi, Yuji Taguchi, Tomohiro Fujiwara, Junpei Tsuchiya, Masahiko Nakamura, Makoto Sakurada, Migiwa Asano, Yasuhiro Ueno
A crossbow is a bow that shoots an arrow when a gun-like trigger is pulled. Deaths caused by accidental crossbow shootings are extremely rare. Here we describe an autopsy case of a penetrating wound to the left cerebral hemisphere caused by an accidental shooting with a crossbow. A man in his early 60s who lived with his wife and had used crossbows for 20 years as his hobby was found one early morning in the shed of his house, collapsed and bleeding from the head and neck. He was taken to a hospital and died after approximately 3 days of conservative treatment...
February 2, 2018: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377646/stillborn-infants-associated-malformations
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Lewis B Holmes, Hanah Nasri, Rebecca Beroukhim, Anne-Therese Hunt, Drucilla J Roberts, M Hassan Toufaily, Marie-Noel Westgate
BACKGROUND: Stillbirth, defined as death of a fetus in utero after 20 weeks of gestation, occurs in 1 to 2% of pregnancies in the United States. Many of these stillborn infants have associated malformations, including chromosome abnormalities, neural tube defects, and malformation syndromes. Other causes are abnormalities of the placenta and maternal conditions, such as pre-eclampsia and obesity. A consecutive sample of malformed stillborn infants can establish the relative frequency and severity of the associated malformations...
January 2018: Birth Defects Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339839/trends-in-trauma-related-mortality-among-adolescents-a-6-year-snapshot-from-a-teaching-hospital-s-post-mortem-data
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Sachil Kumar, Anoop K Verma
Introduction: The aim is to explore the trends in trauma mortality in children aged 0-18 years can help to co-ordinate resources toward research and programs to reduce the burden. Methods: This is a retrospective study carried out on adolescents ≤18 years of age autopsied according to the attorney request at Forensic Medicine & Toxicology department of King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India in the period from January 1st, 2009 to December 31st, 2014...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321000/care-quality-following-intrauterine-death-in-spanish-hospitals-results-from-an-online-survey
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Paul Richard Cassidy
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to evaluate practices in Spanish hospitals after intrauterine death in terms of medical/ technical care and bereavement support care. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study using an online self-completion questionnaire. The population was defined as women who had experienced an intrauterine fetal death between sixteen weeks and birth, either through spontaneous late miscarriage/stillbirth or termination of pregnancy for medical reasons...
January 10, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288315/characteristics-stratification-and-time-to-death-in-a-population-based-cohort-of-patients-with-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-not-undergoing-surgery
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Morten Vetrhus, Andreas Reite, Jørgen B Vennesland, Kjetil Søreide
BACKGROUND: The available literature on ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA) centers on survival after operation and commonly, reasons why some patients do not undergo surgery are not addressed. The aim of the present study is to examine, in a population-based cohort, the characteristics, stratification and time to death of patients admitted to hospital, but not undergoing operation for rAAA. METHODS: A retrospective, single-center study. All patients admitted to Stavanger University Hospital from the primary catchment area with rAAA on admission or in-hospital from 2000 to 2014 were included...
December 30, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259931/bone-marrow-necrosis-and-fat-embolism-syndrome-a-dreadful-complication-of-hemoglobin-sickle-cell-disease
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Eduardo Pelegrineti Targueta, André Carramenha de Góes Hirano, Fernando Peixoto Ferraz de Campos, João Augusto Dos Santos Martines, Silvana Maria Lovisolo, Aloisio Felipe-Silva
Sickle cell disease encompasses a wide range of genotypic presentation with particular clinical features. The entity affects millions of people, particularly those whose ancestors came from sub-Saharan Africa and other countries in the Western Hemisphere, Saudi Arabia, and India. Currently, the high frequency of S and C genes reflects natural selection through the protection of heterozygotes against severe malaria, the high frequency of consanguineous marriages, improvement of some public health policies and the nutritional standards in the poorer countries where newborns are now living long enough to present for diagnosis and management...
October 2017: Autopsy & Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197949/a-heart-of-stone-an-autopsy-case-of-massive-myocardial-calcification
#16
Joo-Young Na
A case of massive calcification of the myocardium is presented that was diagnosed by postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) and confirmed by conventional autopsy. There are two types of pathologic calcification, dystrophic and metastatic. Massive calcification of the myocardium is associated with variable clinical outcomes, including sudden unexpected death. A 53-year-old man was found after he collapsed beside a walkway. He was transferred to hospital and died approximately two months later. To investigate the cause of death, PMCT and conventional autopsy were performed, which revealed massive calcification of the myocardium, a very rare finding at autopsy...
March 2018: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176520/baccalaureate-nursing-students-perceptions-regarding-autopsy-experiences
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Emily J Cannon, Renee N Bauer
PURPOSE: Since 2012, a medical-surgical nursing course at a midsized state university has provided the opportunity for students to view autopsies with a board-certified forensic pathologist. The autopsies are performed at a midsized hospital relatively close to the campus. The purpose of this study was to discover nursing students' perceptions that emerged during the autopsy experience. METHODS: A convenience sample of 23 baccalaureate nursing students took part in the autopsy experience over a 4-month period...
October 2017: Journal of Forensic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143074/-additional-emergency-medical-measures-in-trauma-associated-cardiac-arrest
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B Ondruschka, C Baier, J Dreßler, A Höch, M Bernhard, C Kleber, C Buschmann
INTRODUCTION: More than half of all traumatic deaths happen in prehospital settings. Until now, there have been no long-term studies examining the actual additive treatment during trauma-associated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (tCPR), including pleural decompression, pericardiocentesis, tourniquets and external stabilization of the pelvis. The present cohort study evaluated forensic autopsy reports of trauma deaths occurring at the scene with respect to additive actions in preclinical tCPR as well as the potentially preventable nature of the individual death cases...
December 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141756/incidence-of-acute-diarrhea-associated-death-among-children-5-years-of-age-in-bangladesh-2010-12
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Makhdum Ahmed, Jaynal Abedin, Kazi Faisal Alam, Abdullah Al Mamun, Repon C Paul, Mahmudur Rahman, A Danielle Iuliano, Katharine Sturm-Ramirez, Umesh Parashar, Stephen P Luby, Emily S Gurley
Although acute diarrheal deaths have declined globally among children < 5 years, it may still contribute to childhood mortality as an underlying or contributing cause. The aim of this project was to estimate the incidence of acute diarrhea-associated deaths, regardless of primary cause, among children < 5 years in Bangladesh during 2010-12. We conducted a survey in 20 unions (administrative units) within the catchment areas of 10 tertiary hospitals in Bangladesh. Through social networks, our field team identified households where children < 5 years were reported to have died during 2010-12...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017087/detection-of-butane-gas-inhalation-at-16days-after-hypoxic-encephalopathy-a-case-report
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Takako Sato, Hiroshi Nishioka, Kento Tsuboi, Munehiro Katagi, Akihiro Miki, Takashi Saito, Shuntaro Abe, Masakatsu Nomura, Misa Kitagawa, Hitoshi Tsuchihashi, Koichi Suzuki
In Japan, there are increasing reports of death by poisoning following butane abuse. To determine the specific cause of death in such cases, it is important to confirm the presence of fuel gas components in the body, although careful analysis is required because of their volatile properties. In most reported cases, the subject died suddenly during or immediately after butane aspiration. Thus, the butane concentration in the samples from the deceased should be relatively high. Herein, we present a case of an 18-year-old man found with cardiopulmonary arrest, who then exhibited hypoxic encephalopathy for 16days in a hospital...
November 2017: Legal Medicine
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