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Hillier C E M - - 2002
OBJECTIVES: To predict the size of the vCJD epidemic it is important to know whether the description of cases of vCJD in 1996 represent the first cases of a new disease entity or whether detection was due to increased surveillance of CJD in humans. Detection of earlier cases would suggest ...
Meloy J Reid - - 2002
The case of a 63-year-old man who killed his 52-year-old wife and then staged a sexual homicide at a distant location is reported. A review of all evidence, a forensic psychological interview, and psychological testing indicated that the murder was the result of a narcissistic rage reaction during which the ...
Biddle Elyce Anne - - 2002
The National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities surveillance system recorded 1587 fire and flame related occupational fatalities among the civilian workforce in the United States between 1980 and 1995. Of these fatalities, 433 resulted from 127 incidents that involved two or more victims. For purposes of this study, these victims were categorized ...
Gleckman Aaron M - - 2002
The authors report a case of sudden death in a 23-year-old woman in whom autopsy by the medical examiner revealed hypothalamic sarcoidosis. The decedent had experienced 6 months of amenorrhea and a 50-pound weight gain. She sought medical attention when she experienced headache, and after imaging and laboratory studies, she ...
Arnestad Marianne - - 2002
During the period between 1984 and 1999, 309 cases of sudden unexpected death in infancy and early childhood (0-3 years) were investigated at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Oslo. In 73 cases, an explainable cause of death was found. In this non-sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) group, 42 cases ...
Turco Ronald N - - 2002
This article discusses the preoccupation with fire, revenge, crucifixion, and other fantasies as they relate to the primal scene. The manifestations of these fantasies are demonstrated in a work of fiction by Yukio Mishima. The Temple of the Golden Pavillion. As is the case in other writings of Mishima there ...
Cohle S D - - 2001
It has been known for years that mixing household cleaning products can be hazardous. Nonetheless, from time to time, episodes of pneumonitis from such mixing occur. Although symptoms range from minor upper respiratory irritation to adult respiratory distress syndrome, deaths are very rare. We present the case of a woman ...
Alvarez-Segui M - - 2001
The case of a man's death as a consequence of an accident with a mountain bike was examined. Despite only slight external injuries, a general examination revealed the existence of a rupture of the diaphragm which was the ultimate cause of death. The discussion reconstructs the way the accident occurred ...
Baullinger J - - 2001
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the usefulness of newspapers as a surveillance tool for submersion injury, the proportion of submersion events and important details reported in Washington State newspapers was determined. It was also determined whether a letter sent to newspaper editors to encourage reporting changed the proportion and content of reported ...
Hefler L A - - 2001
The aim of the present study was to investigate the clinical use of postnatal autopsy and genetics consultation in cases of fetal death in a teaching hospital. A retrospective analysis of medical records including pathology and genetics reports was performed in all cases of fetal death in which a woman ...
Escoffery C T - - 2001
Two cases of death following tree related injuries are presented. Two females, an elderly woman and a child, suffered severe head trauma from falling objects from trees--a falling coconut and a falling branch respectively. Although this mode of injury has been previously documented, there have been no prior reports of ...
Baker A M - - 2001
The authors report the case of a 21-year-old man who was killed while duck hunting when a shotgun accidentally discharged, shooting him in the head. The loaded weapon, which had been lying on the ground with the safety off and the muzzle pointed toward a river a few feet away, ...
Le D - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To investigate a local "epidemic" of incidents of strangulation by hanging from continuous cloth towels in dispensers. METHOD: The coroner's office in all provinces and territories were contacted. Five cases of hanging from continuous cloth towels in Canadian schools were identified and reviewed. RESULTS: There were four deaths, and ...
Starkeby M - - 2001
A case history where the presence of dead third instar larvae of Cynomya mortuorum (L.) provided information regarding the post-mortem interval is reported. Some (15-20) dead larvae were located in the mouth of the deceased, and data on the seasonal distribution of this species placed the time of death some ...
Courtney D M - - 2001
BACKGROUND: the objective was to determine clinical characteristics that can quickly distinguish sudden death from massive pulmonary embolism (MPE) from other causes of sudden death. METHODS AND RESULTS: all medical examiner reports from Charlotte, NC from 1992 to 1999 (n=4926) were hand-searched for cases of sudden death which met the ...
deJong J L - - 2001
The mechanism of death due to confinement in an enclosed space is usually ascribed to asphyxia from oxygen deprivation. We report the case of the decomposed remains of a 23-year-old man discovered in an unused industrial size refrigerator in which the mechanism of death is heatstroke. The investigation of the ...
Stratton S J - - 2001
The purpose of this article is to identify and rank factors associated with sudden death of individuals requiring restraint for excited delirium. Eighteen cases of such deaths witnessed by emergency medical service (EMS) personnel are reported. The 18 cases reported were restrained with the wrists and ankles bound and attached ...
Cayless S M - - 2001
Coroners' reports of 1035 deaths possibly related to building features were examined to assess their usefulness in identifying the cause of slip, trip and fall (STF) fatalities. Of the total, falls accounted for over 80%. Of the STF deaths, 61.4% related to falls on stairs, 6.7% to falls from steps ...
Hutchins K D - - 2001
Acute splenic sequestration crisis is a rare disorder that usually occurs in children, with sickle cell anemia, who are under the age of five years. A few cases have been described in adults with heterozygous sickle cell syndromes. Though this entity can be fatal there have been no reported cases ...
Mallak C T - - 2001
Artillery weapons are designed to inflict death and destruction by way of fragmentary and blast injuries. As pieces of modern machinery, they are also capable of causing serious injury by their very complex nature. The authors present a case analysis of an artillery piece that caused a projectile death without ...
Byard R W - - 2001
Three cases of traditional punishment in Central Australian Aboriginal men are presented in which the thighs were speared or stabbed as part of a "payback" system. In two cases, an unexpected effect of the stabbing or spearing was death due to severing of major leg vessels. The relationship between customary ...
Chapenoire S - - 2001
Reported cases in Europe of large felines attacking humans are rare. Recently, in France, a man was attacked in an animal park by a tigress he had raised. He received fatal cervical wounds. This case of death by bites and lacerations, together with others in the recent international literature, underline ...
Blayney M B - - 2001
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is an essential component in any occupational health and safety program. The appropriate selection and use of PPE can help prevent or limit exposure to hazardous materials. The inappropriate selection or use of PPE can lead to unnecessary exposure or --with extremely hazardous materials--serious harm including ...
Kumada S - - 2001
We present a male autopsied case of chondrodysplasia punctata with abnormal face, symmetrical proximal limb shortness, severe psychomotor developmental delay, respiratory muscle weakness, and death at the age of 2 years. Although his clinical manifestations were similar to those of rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata (RCDP), biochemical studies using skin fibroblasts did ...
Linch C A - - 2001
Only two types of human hair roots (proximal ends) derived from decomposing scalps are reported in the literature. The most common representation of the putrid root includes a postmortem dark root band in published photomicrographs. In this study, 22 cases were reviewed in which there was reliable time of death ...
Morrison A - - 2001
We report the case of a young man with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia and multiple drug abuse who died in hospital following a period of prolonged physical restraint. The literature is reviewed, possible factors contributing to death discussed and measures which may reduce the incidence of such deaths in ...
Byard R W - - 2001
Search of the autopsy files of the Department of Histopathology at the Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH), Adelaide, Australia for cases of intussusception from January 1961 to December 1995 revealed two deaths due to intussusception out of a total of 4,384 autopsies (0.05%). Both cases occurred in infants (aged five ...
Williams N R - - 2001
Acetylene is a commonly found industrial agent that, when mixed with oxygen, is used for welding. This report outlines circumstances surrounding the death of a 40-year-old male with presumptive evidence of abuse of the substance and subsequent death. The article covers the uses of acetylene, the toxic effects attributed to ...
Vasconcelos P F - - 2001
Yellow fever (YF) is frequently associated with high severity and death rates in the Amazon region of Brazil. During the rainy seasons of 1998 and 1999, 23 (eight deaths) and 34 (eight deaths) human cases of YF were reported, respectively, in different geographic areas of Pará State; most cases were ...
Brandt-Casadevall C - - 2001
The intervention of a forensic pathologist may be required at any stage of a judicial investigation. Clearly, he or she plays an important role at a crime scene and later on during the examination of the body. But the forensic pathologist's contribution is equally important during reconstruction, which is most ...
Wesslen L - - 2001
During the period 1979-92, an increasing number of sudden unexpected cardiac deaths (SUCD) occurred in young, Swedish, male elite orienteers. Myocarditis was the most common diagnosis in the 16 victims, and in 4 cases was also associated with fatty infiltration mimicking arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). Tissues from autopsies of ...
Baker A M - - 2000
The authors report the case of a 25-year-old white woman at 7 months' gestation who died suddenly and unexpectedly at home. Anatomic findings at autopsy included a tongue contusion, glomerulonephritis, changes indicative of systemic hypertension, and trophoblastic microemboli in the lungs. Review of the prenatal care record disclosed 3+ proteinuria ...
Peoc'h M Y - - 2000
Human cerebral malaria is a frequent encephalopathy that occurs in the endemic tropical-subtropical zones. There are a smaller number of imported cases in continental zones where the diagnosis sometimes remains difficult to establish. Fifteen days after the death of a 36-year-old male French citizen in Africa, an investigation to determine ...
Keil H H - - 2000
The following case report describes a Burmese subject with an unusual birthmark and birth defects thought by local people to be linked to events surrounding the death of his mother's first husband. The nature of the link is explored, including how the assumption of a linkage could have led to ...
Ermenc B - - 2000
The fast moving progress in medical technology causes someone to ask if the progress is not only in diagnostic abilities but also in diagnostic precision. Despite the improved quality of diagnostic technology, the frequency of misdiagnosis has not decreased appreciably. The goal of autopsy is not only to uncover clinicians ...
Ross M G - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: In May 1998 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a health advisory reporting neonatal injuries/deaths following vacuum delivery and encouraged voluntary reports of future adverse events. We compared FDA reports of vacuum delivery adverse events prior to and following the advisory. METHODS: The FDA database (MAUDE) was ...
Thakore S - - 2000
Sudden death in the young after low energy anterior chest wall impact is an under-recognised phenomenon in this country. Review of the literature yields several American references to commotio cordis, mainly in the context of sporting events. Two cases are reported of sudden death in young men as a result ...
Anderson D T - - 2000
Fentanyl is a potent, short-acting narcotic analgesic widely used as a surgical anesthetic and for the control of pain when administered in the form of a transdermal patch. The success of the patch can be attributed to fentanyl's low molecular weight and its highly lipophilic nature, which enables it to ...
Timell A M - - 2000
The piperidine phenothiazine thioridazine has been in use for 40 years. As clinical experience has accumulated, scattered reports of sudden death and fatal or nonfatal arrhythmias during routine therapeutic use have been published. This paper reviews the case reports and retrospective studies that have been published to date. Four new ...
Sribanditmongkol P - - 2000
Methamphetamine abuse is an important problem in Thailand. The number of addicts and abusers is increasing. Abusers usually use speed pills by oral ingestion or inhalation. The dose used is about 5-60 mg of methamphetamine while the lethal dose reported is 200 mg. Death due to methamphetamine toxicity is uncommon. ...
Gerber J E - - 2000
Olanzapine is an antipsychotic drug that has been on the market since 1996. Olanzapine-related deaths are very rare; the literature reports only one. However, in a recent 5-month period one medical examiner's office found two such cases that are reported in this paper. One is a suicide and the other ...
Andrews N J - - 2000
The number of deaths from variant CJD (vCJD) in the UK increased in the last quarter of 1998, although numbers were lower in subsequent quarters. We analysed the numbers of definite and probable (living and dead) vCJD cases since 1994 to assess trends in incidence. We estimated that the number ...
Ostermann M E - - 2000
Baclofen toxicity can be a cause of profound coma with brainstem dysfunction mimicking brain death, and is mainly a clinical diagnosis. Measuring plasma levels is not always possible and may be misleading. Imaging results are usually normal. Electroencephalography may show a pattern of burst suppression. At present no effective specific ...
Ozdemir O - - 2000
Gemfibrozil-statin combination therapy is a well-known risk factor for myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. Cerivastatin is a currently available statin with dual elimination; it is therefore expected to cause less drug-drug interaction. This case is the second reported case with severe rhabdomyolysis caused by cerivastatin-gemfibrozil combination. Moreover, in this case, the rhabdomyolysis ...
Darke S - - 2000
The coronial files of all heroin-related fatalities that occurred in New South Wales (NSW) over the period 1992-1996 were inspected. There were 953 heroin-related fatalities in NSW over the study period. There was a substantial, statistically significant increase in heroin-related fatalities over the study period, from 152 deaths in 1992 ...
Quigley F - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Sudden death in sport is rare, but when it occurs the effects are devastating. There have not been any reports to date describing the frequency and causes of sudden death in sport in the Republic of Ireland. AIM: To describe the incidence, possible causes, associated factors, and pathological findings ...
Aggarwal N K - - 2000
Hanging is one of the most common methods of suicide in India in which death of the individual occurs instantaneously. However, a few cases have been reported in literature in which death has occurred after a certain period of time or the patient has survived after prolonged resuscitative measures. A ...
Gosink P D - - 2000
Autoerotic asphyxiation is an unusual but increasingly more frequently occurring phenomenon, with >1000 fatalities in the United States per year. Understanding of this manner of death is likewise increasing, as noted by the growing number of cases reported in the literature. However, this form of accidental death is much less ...
Esiri M M - - 2000
Immunostaining for prion protein (PrP) using the KG9 monoclonal antibody was undertaken on brain sections from an unselected group of 200 post-mortem cases. One case of clinically diagnosed vCJD was confirmed and showed widespread abundant PrP immunostaining with KG9 and somewhat less abundant PrP with another monoclonal antibody, 3F4. PrP ...
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On September 16, 1999, Hurricane Floyd, a storm extending 300 miles with sustained winds of 96-110 miles per hour, made landfall in North Carolina, dropping up to 20 inches of rain in eastern regions of the state. Rain from Hurricane Floyd, combined with rains from Hurricane Dennis beginning on August ...
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