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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778973/a-two-fatal-cases-of-poisoning-involving-new-cathinone-derivative-pv8
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Ewelina Pieprzyca, Rafał Skowronek, Małgorzata Korczyńska, Joanna Kulikowska, Małgorzata Chowaniec
α-Pyrrolidinoheptiophenone (PV8) is a representative of α-pyrrolidinophenone derivatives, a new group of synthetic cathinones. PV8 was first detected in illegal products in Japan in 2013. It is closely related to α-pyrrolidinovalerophenone (α-PVP), which was one of the most popular novel psychoactive substance (NPS) in Poland in years 2013-2015. The article presents two cases of fatal poisonings of 36-year-old man and 37-year-old woman, where a new cathinone derivative - PV8 was detected in biological material collected during medicolegal autopsies...
May 14, 2018: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768677/thyroid-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-causes-of-false-positive-results
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REVIEW
Daniela C Malheiros, Sule Canberk, David N Poller, Fernando Schmitt
In this paper, we aim to focus on false positive results in the evaluation of thyroid aspirations, covering cystic, inflammatory, follicular and oncocytic lesions, papillary carcinoma, and medullary carcinoma of thyroid. The recently described entity, "noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features" (NIFTP), is also discussed detailing the impact of its introduction on the sensitivity and specificity of thyroid FNA, as well as the use of molecular tests for diagnostics...
May 16, 2018: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757778/a-contemporary-analysis-of-medicolegal-issues-in-obstetric-anesthesia-between-2005-and-2015
#3
Vesela P Kovacheva, Ethan Y Brovman, Penny Greenberg, Ellen Song, Arvind Palanisamy, Richard D Urman
BACKGROUND: Detailed reviews of closed malpractice claims have provided insights into the most common events resulting in litigation and helped improve anesthesia care. In the past 10 years, there have been multiple safety advancements in the practice of obstetric anesthesia. We investigated the relationship among contributing factors, patient injuries, and legal outcome by analyzing a contemporary cohort of closed malpractice claims where obstetric anesthesiology was the principal defendant...
May 10, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756475/national-survey-of-pediatric-care-providers-assessing-time-and-impact-of-coding-and-documentation-in-physician-practice
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Anshul Arora, Ashish Garg, Vrinda Arora, Munaza Rizvi, Ninad Desai
BACKGROUND: Documentation and billing/coding are essential to medical practice. Physicians spend significant time documenting to meet coding and medicolegal requirements, potentially reducing time for patient care and learning. We sought to assess time spent charting in pediatric practice and provider understanding and comfort level regarding billing/coding. METHODS: An anonymous web-based survey was emailed to members of American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Pediatric Trainees practicing in the United States...
May 1, 2018: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744586/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-fully-formed-wisdom-tooth-as-a-radiological-marker-of-adulthood
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Mattias Haglund, Håkan Mörnstad
Assessment of third molar development on dental radiograms is one of the most commonly used methods of forensic age estimation. Despite widespread use and numerous studies, there is a paucity of aggregated data on how well a fully mature third molar identifies adulthood (> 18 years), the most important threshold in a medicolegal context. Therefore, a systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted. A total of 1229 studies were screened, and 82 studies were assessed for inclusion. Twenty-four studies, with a pooled cohort of 19,690 individuals, presented true positive (TP), true negative (TN), false positive (FP), and false negative (FN) outcomes, enabling meta-analysis...
May 10, 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740507/major-risks-and-complications-of-cervical-epidural-steroid-injections-an-updated-review
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Nancy E Epstein
Background: Too many patients, with or without significant cervical disease, unnecessarily undergo cervical epidural steroid injections (CESIs). These include interlaminar (ICESI) and transforaminal ESI (TF-CESI) injections that are not Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, have no documented long-term efficacy, and carry severe risks and complications. Methods: Here we reviewed recent reports of morbidity and mortality attributed to the various types of CESIS...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733697/medicolegal-malpractice-and-ethical-issues-in-radiology
#7
Leonard Berlin
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May 7, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713811/timing-and-documentation-of-key-events-in-neonatal-resuscitation
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Adam Charles Heathcote, Jacqueline Jones, Paul Clarke
Only a minority of babies require extended resuscitation at birth. Resuscitations concerning babies who die or who survive with adverse outcomes are increasingly subject to medicolegal scrutiny. Our aim was to describe real-life timings of key resuscitation events observed in a historical series of newborns who required full resuscitation at birth. Twenty-seven babies born in our centre over a 10-year period had an Apgar score of 0 at 1 min and required full resuscitation. The median (95% confidence interval) postnatal age at achieving key events were commencing cardiac compressions, 2...
April 30, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713801/forensic-age-estimation-using-computed-tomography-of-the-medial-clavicular-epiphysis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Coralie Hermetet, Pauline Saint-Martin, Arsène Gambier, Léo Ribier, Bénédicte Sautenet, Camille Rérolle
Medicolegal physicians are increasingly called upon to aid in determining the administrative age group affiliation of refugees with questionable unaccompanied minor claims. According to guidelines for forensic age assessment, age differentiation along the 18-year-old cut-off relies on clavicular ossification. The thin-slice computed tomography scan (TSCTs) of the medial clavicular epiphysis (MCE) is one of the methods contributing to this assessment, though it is not yet universally accepted. The aim of this systematic review was to identify scientific papers where age was assessed using TSCTs of the MCE and to observe whether this examination was reproducible and reliable in estimating a person's age relative to the 18-year-old threshold...
April 30, 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708781/synergistic-role-of-newer-techniques-for-forensic-and-postmortem-ct-examinations
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Alain Blum, Martin Kolopp, Pedro Gondim Teixeira, Tyler Stroud, Philippe Noirtin, Henry Coudane, Laurent Martrille
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to provide an overview of newer techniques and postprocessing tools that improve the potential impact of CT in forensic situations. CONCLUSION: CT has become a standard tool in medicolegal practice. Postmortem CT is an essential aid to the pathologist during autopsies. Advances in technology and software are constantly leading to advances in its performance.
April 30, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702358/a-medicolegal-analysis-of-malpractice-claims-involving-anesthesiologists-in-the-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-suite-2007-2016
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Alexander B Stone, Ethan Y Brovman, Penny Greenberg, Richard D Urman
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Gastrointestinal endoscopy cases make up the largest portion of out of operating room malpractice claims involving anesthesiologists. To date, there has been no closed claims analysis specifically focusing on the claims from the endoscopy suite. We aim to identify associated case characteristics and contributing factors. DESIGN: Retrospective review of closed claims. SETTING: Multi-institutional setting of hospitals that submit data to the Controlled Risk Insurance Company (CRICO) Comparative Benchmarking System, a database representing approximately 30% of annual malpractice cases in the United States...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688646/-the-significance-of-the-legal-perspective-the-legal-world-s-contribution-to-the-medical-world
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REVIEW
Alona Sigler-Harcavi, Limor Cohen Ashkenazi
Working with medical and paramedical teams has taught us that the medical staff does not fully utilize the potential of judicial decisions and precedents as a source for learning, drawing conclusions and motivating progress. Judicial ruling is an essential part of the toolbox used by medical administrators in general, and healthcare risk managers in particular. Knowing the relevant legal rulings, before you embark on any given path, is the equivalent of looking before you leap. This is not necessarily an issue of "holy scripture", but should mainly be considered as a source for expanding your perspective...
April 2018: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686736/inside-general-practice-ethics-guidelines-and-of-or-for-good-clinical-practice
#13
Andrew Papanikitas, Carey Lunan
The RCGP conference, like other annual healthcare conferences offers a protected space for reflection on ethical aspects of practice. This paper presents a summary and discussion of a fringe session led by the RCGP Committee On Medical Ethics at the 2017 RCGP annual conference in Liverpool. Well thought-out rules offer a potential solution to the burden of responsibility for making every single decision from first principles. But guidelines can be difficult to follow, too numerous to know, may conflict with each-other and may not be appropriate in all circumstances...
March 2018: London Journal of Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683346/medicolegal-malpractice-and-ethical-issues-in-radiology-is-the-decreasing-number-of-malpractice-lawsuits-due-to-physicians-practicing-better-medicine-or-litigation-costs-precluding-attorneys-from-taking-cases-involving-minor-injuries
#14
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679840/estimation-of-stature-from-sternum-exploring-the-quadratic-models
#15
Ashish Saraf, Tanuj Kanchan, Kewal Krishan, Navneet Ateriya, Puneet Setia
Identification of the dead is significant in examination of unknown, decomposed and mutilated human remains. Establishing the biological profile is the central issue in such a scenario, and stature estimation remains one of the important criteria in this regard. The present study was undertaken to estimate stature from different parts of the sternum. A sample of 100 sterna was obtained from individuals during the medicolegal autopsies. Length of the deceased and various measurements of the sternum were measured...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678988/qualitative-evaluation-of-an-educational-intervention-to-reduce-medicolegal-risks-for-medical-doctors-experiencing-significantly-more-cases-than-their-peers-in-the-uk-and-ireland
#16
John Jolly, Paul Bowie, Julie Price, Matt Mason, Mark Dinwoodie
OBJECTIVES: The Medical Protection Society (MPS) is a leading protection organisation for healthcare professionals worldwide. In the UK and Ireland, a small minority of MPS members experience significantly more medicolegal cases than their peers and are invited to participate in a risk education (RE) remediation process. To understand more about this educational intervention, we sought to explore participating doctors' views of their experiences of this process and identify self-reported performance improvements and what elements of the intervention could be improved...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678488/medicolegal-considerations-involving-iatrogenic-lingual-nerve-damage
#17
REVIEW
Roberto Pippi, Andrea Spota, Marcello Santoro
The aim of this review is to improve risk management strategies through analysis of the anatomic, semeiotic, and medicolegal aspects that characterize iatrogenic lingual nerve damage (LND) and its legal consequences in the case of legal proceedings for a claim for compensation. In dental practice, LND can be caused by local or general anesthesia or by mechanical, chemical, or thermal mechanisms. A certain postoperative identification of LND etiopathogenesis is often very challenging because it can be difficult to show at what time the damage occurred and which mechanism actually caused it...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657485/virtopsy-an-integration-of-forensic-science-and-imageology
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REVIEW
T Isaac Joseph, K L Girish, Pradeesh Sathyan, M Shashi Kiran, S Vidya
In an era where noninvasive and minimally invasive techniques are heralding medical innovations and health science technology, necrological analysis is not bereft of this wave. Virtopsy is virtual autopsy. It is a new-age complimentary documentation approach to identify and analyze the details of demise. Utilizing virtual autopsy for orofacial forensic examination is an emerging specialty which holds a plethora of potential for future trends in forensic science. Being a noninvasive technique, it is a rapid method which facilitates the medicolegal process and aids in the delivery of justice...
September 2017: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625955/patient-physician-communication-in-the-era-of-mobile-phones-and-social-media-apps-cross-sectional-observational-study-on-lebanese-physicians-perceptions-and-attitudes
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Fady Daniel, Suha Jabak, Roula Sasso, Yara Chamoun, Hani Tamim
BACKGROUND: The increased prevalence of virtual communication technology, particularly social media, has shifted the physician-patient relationship away from the well-established face-to-face interaction. The views and habits of physicians in Lebanon toward the use of online apps and social media as forms of patient communication have not been previously described. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to describe the views of Lebanese physicians toward the use of social media and other online apps as means of patient communication...
April 6, 2018: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618541/understanding-tattoos-in-medicolegal-assessments
#20
Carolina A Klein, Christopher Kenedi
Tattoos have held different meanings throughout history, with particular significance in cultural, social, and clinical contexts. Psychiatrists have long been interested in understanding the relevance of the tattooed body in a clinical or forensic evaluation and in settling on interpretive models that hold reliable value. Some studies have indicated that tattoos may be associated with markers of high-risk behaviors, mental illness diagnosis, and personality disorders. We attempt to provide an updated and comprehensive guide for forensic evaluators, so they can incorporate the observation of tattoos into their assessments with a review of the scientific literature that supports the interpretations and places them in context...
March 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
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