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Rosenstein B J - - 1984
Over an 11-year period, we encountered four cases in which an unexpected diagnosis of cystic fibrosis (CF) was first established on the basis of typical autopsy findings. Our experience suggests that the occurrence of such cases is more common than generally appreciated and emphasizes the often crucial role of the ...
Curtis R A - - 1984
We report a fatal case of drug toxicity associated with torsade de pointes following an overdose of the tetracyclic antidepressant, maprotiline (Ludiomil). Tissue and plasma levels were obtained at autopsy and are noted. In addition, the cardiovascular effects, pharmacokinetics, and toxicity of maprotiline are reviewed and compared with that of ...
Friederici H H - - 1984
We reviewed the clinical charts and the postmortem findings of 2,537 autopsies, and correlated them by constructing a "concordance score." In 2,293 cases (90%), the primary disease, as diagnosed at autopsy, had been recognized as such clinically, but in 244 cases (10%) it had not. In 2,300 cases a second ...
Moar J J - - 1984
During March-June and August-September 1981, 245 medicolegal autopsies were conducted by the author at the Johannesburg and Diepkloof government mortuaries. In 52 cases (21.2%) penetrating incised wounds of the thorax were found to be the cause of death. These involved diverse and often multiple thoracic structures - ventricles, atria, interventricular ...
Blight W J - - 1984
Vaginitis is a common condition observed in family practice and in office gynecology. One of the organisms which commonly causes vaginitis is candida albicans, which is commonly found as a saprophytic organism. However, apparently allergic reactions to candida causing vaginitis are not commonly known or recognized. In fact, only one ...
Moar J J - - 1984
A case of homicide by dual modality is presented. The intriguing involvement of a hired killer is described. Attention is drawn to the legal implications of the autopsy findings, as well as to the differing emphases placed on them by the defence counsel and the counsel for the prosecution. The ...
Navas-Palacios J J - - 1984
In May 1981, a massive intoxication of people who had ingested adulterated cooking oil took place in Madrid and nearby provinces. Although the patients presented, in the first phase of the disease, with acute respiratory illness, later on thromboembolic complications, severe neuromuscular involvement, and scleroderma-like cutaneous lesions appeared. Kidneys were ...
Nouchi T - - 1984
This is a case report of acute fatal intoxication after accidental exposure to 1,2-dichloroethane in a 51-year-old man. Clinical manifestations, blood chemistry, and autopsy findings are described. High levels of lactate and ammonia in blood had been observed before the elevation of glutamic transaminases, lactic dehydrogenase, and creatine phosphokinase. Ornithine ...
Moar J J - - 1983
A case of recent drowning in fresh water is presented. Attention is drawn to those features which are of most diagnostic value. Emphasis is placed on certain pitfalls for the unwary which, if not taken cognizance of, may lead to a miscarriage of justice. A number of laboratory investigations which ...
Emson H E - - 1983
This personal reminiscence reviews an attempt to conceal homicide from blow(s) to the neck by simulating suicidal hanging, and its influence on the author's early career.
Zecević D - - 1982
The paper describes an unquestionable case of suicide by strangulation. The case is of special interest because in addition to two single knots there were two double knots in the noose. As a rule strangulation with a double-knotted noose is seen only in cases of murder. The data attained at ...
Tuthill C - - 1982
The development of chronological reference points to which present levels of inorganic pollutants can be compared is increasingly needed. This review is directed toward biological samples which are datable and have been characterized for one or more elements.
Cassidy D E - - 1982
A 59-yr-old male ingested 10 g of podophyllum in a fatal suicide attempt. Previously unreported nuclear and cytoplasmic changes were observed in circulating leukocytes. Symptoms did not occur until 10 h after ingestion with loss of reflexes, coma, and a marked lactic acidosis. Despite hemoperfusion, the patient expired 39 h ...
Sainsbury P - - 1982
Suicide is underreported for a number of reasons and the reliability of the official rates is subject to error from variation in defining and reporting cases--the kind of inaccuracies encountered when ascertaining cases in studies of mortality from any cause. Nevertheless, the evidence from studies designed to see whether these ...
Urano Y - - 1982
The Japanese Pathological Society has established a unique registration system for autopsy cases since 1958. The autopsy data are published every year as an annual which numbers 22 volumes and includes 443,604 cases. This annual entitled Annual of Pathological Autopsy Cases in Japan is composed of 2 parts. One is ...
Santy P A - - 1982
This article reviews the literature on double suicide and presents two cases: a suicide pact between two young women, and a pact between an older married couple. The cases are unique in that all four participants were in psychotherapy prior to their successful suicides, thus making antecedent histories available for ...
Helmkamp B F - - 1982
A 43-year-old female with a Pfannenstiel wound dehiscence complicated by cecal bascule is reported. The etiology of both cecal bascule and dehiscence is discussed. Contributing factors in this case include increased intra-abdominal pressure from the cecal bascule, and a running catgut closure of the anterior rectus sheath. When the diagnosis ...
Niemann J T - - 1981
The phenothiazine derivatives, particularly chlorpromazine and thioridazine, are known to produce significant electrocardiographic abnormalities. Until now, documented life-threatening arrhythmias have not been reported following large doses of mesoridazine, the besylate salt of a metabolite of thioridazine and a relatively recent addition to the phenothiazine group. We describe such a case ...
McCarthy E F - - 1981
A protocol for the rapid completion of autopsies using frozen sections was studied. The protocol was tested on 50 autopsy subjects, and the results compared with those from the standard autopsy protocol used on the same 50 cases. Cost, speed with which the reports could be completed, teaching value, and ...
Hudson P - - 1981
Suicide by firearm is a frequent mode of death and the most common mode of suicide in the United States. So typically is there but one bullet entrance would in the suicide victim, and so often are there multiple wounds with homicide that some investigators and the public are unaware ...
Choh J H - - 1981
A case history is presented of a patient with a penetrating bullet wound of the chest in whom the 0.38 caliber bullet was unexpectedly found entirely within the lumen of the right lower lobe bronchus at bronchoscopy. A second bullet penetrating the abdomen necessitated an extensive abdominal operation and delayed ...
Loper G L - - 1981
A photoluminescence technique, which detects lead and antimony in gunshot residue, was evaluated for use in investigations of apparent gunshot suicides. The study was conducted in conjunction with forensic science laboratories in five U.S. cities. Samples were collected by the adhesive lift method from the backs of the hands of ...
Meunier P C - - 1981
A study was conducted at a large canine commercial kennel that had suffered serious losses due to epidemic diarrheal disease following the introduction of canine parvovirus (CPV) into the kennel population. Mortality was highest in weaned (9- to 12-week-old) puppies coincident with the decline in maternal antibody titers. Virus was ...
Hillerdal G - - 1980
An investigation was made to correlate autopsy findings of pleural plaques (PP) with the occupational history and findings of such plaques at X-ray before death. A good correlation was found between occupation and occurrence of PP at autopsy. Using strict criteria, 12.5% of all PP observed at autopsy, including small ...
Murphy W A - - 1980
During the 15 months from April 1978 through July 1979, 3964 cases were referred to the City of St. Louis, Office of the Medical Examiner. Of these, 71 (1.8%) required investigation to establish identification (ID). All cases were rigorously investigated to establish the most scientifically sound ID possible. In addition ...
Hotchi M - - 1980
In order to clarify the present state of opportunistic fungal infections increasing in incidence in autopsy cases, all autopsy cases from 1966 to 1975 reported in the Annual of Pathological Autopsy Cases in Japan were reviewed. Of the total 233,130 autopsy cases, mycoses were present in 4,340 (1.86%). The incidence ...
Dennington M L - - 1980
Autopsy findings and case histories of 64 cases of epidermoid carcinoma of the head and neck at the Denver Veterans Administration Hospital between 1967 and 1977 were reviewed. Forty percent of these cases had metastases below the clavicles at autopsy. Incidence of metastasis was related to size of the primary ...
Palmer S - - 1980
An analysis of 90 cases of criminal homicide followed by suicide in North Carolina, 1972 to 1977. Homicidal victim-offender relationships were investigated in regard to age, sex, race and whether victim and offender were member of the same family, friends, acquaintances, or strangers. These results were compared with victim-offender relationships ...
Malizia E - - 1980
Eight cases of Orphenadrine intoxication were treated in the Resuscitation Centre of Rome's University Medical School. All these cases arrived in coma, after taking an overdose of Orphenadrine in an attempt at suicide. The clinical signs and therapy are reported in detail; the cardiovascular side-effects, in particular those involving arrhythmias ...
Shy K K - - 1979
Perineal cellulitis originating from an episiotomy incision resulted in 20% of the maternal mortality in King County, Washington, between 1969 and 1977. Necrotizing fasciitis was present in 2 of the cases, and clostridial myonecrosis was present in 1. These fatalities occurred because the practitioners were not aware that necrotizing fasciitis ...
Retka R L - - 1979
Drug-related suicides and suicide attempts/gestures account for a relatively large percentage of the drug-involved cases seen by hospital emergency rooms and medical examiners. While tranquilizer involvement characterizes the largest subgroup of suicide cases in the emergency room, barbiturate involvement is most frequently true of suicide cases seen by medical examiners. ...
Manabe T - - 1979
A non-traumatic uriniferous pseudocyst was incidentally found at autopsy in a patient with invasive urothelial carcinoma involving ureteral orifices. Massive paraaortic lymph node involvement by the metastic tumor in addition to the ureteral obstruction was considered responsible for the formation of uriniferous pseudocyst. The pertinent clinical history and autopsy findings ...
Freed H M - - 1979
This paper reports the experience of two psychiatrists who intervened in the aftermath of a 'disaster' affecting a small company of 75 people. The incident causing the crisis was a shooting spree in which an employee, responding to fantasied conspiratorial behavior among co-workers, shot and killed three of them, wounded ...
Krueger D W - - 1978
The true intent of a suicidal act is sometimes masked by it appearing as an "accident". Two cases are reported that present a unique opportunity to study suicide attempts that took the form of rock-climbing "falls" and to study the two people who chose this way to die. Rock-climbing falls, ...
Jones D R - - 1977
A 36-year-old pilot took his plane on a brief, unauthorized flight that ended in a high-speed vertical crash next to the runway. A retrospective "psychological autopsy" yielded strong presumptive evidence of an unrecognized depression in a man with manipulative and mildly antisocial characteristics. His withdrawal from his usual patterns of ...
Gharagozlou H - - 1977
One hundred cases of attempted suicide were followed up after three years. Only 50 records were recovered and of these 26 subjects were personally contacted. There had been only one subsequent suicide and three suicide attempts after three years. The possible relationship between psychiatric intervention and the low incidence of ...
Holden S - - 1976
We reviewed 63 consecutive cases of gunshot wounds of the ureter seen during a 15-year period. The importance of prompt recognition and aggressive surgical management is emphasized, with particular attention being placed on adequate debridement and spatulated splinted watertight ureteroureterostomy. Our philosophy of management for individual injuries is discussed along ...
Kolers P A - - 1976
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 People often know rapidly and reliably that they do not know something. A review of contemporary theory reveals that the issue has not received much attention; moreover, the accounts available assume that recognition that one does ...
Jacobson S - - 1976
A study has been made of cases coming before the Brighton coroner in the period 1970-2. Fifty cases in which a suicide verdict was recorded were specially studied, and relatives and acquaintances of the deceased were interviewed. The information thus obtained was compared with information available to the coroner in ...
BECH, A. O.
The clinical and radiological findings in 12 cases of hard metal disease in tool room grinders are described. Five were wholly employed in tool sharpening and 8 on a part-time basis. Autopsies were performed on 4, biopsies and autopsies in 2 and biopsy in 1. Pulmonary function studies were carried ...
Hader W - - 1967
The clinical and pathological features of the first two reported cases of herpes simplex encephalitis occurring in Saskatchewan are presented. The clinical history of an acute onset, an early organic mental syndrome followed by coma, neurologic disturbances, rapid progression and death suggests the diagnosis. The acute, diffuse, inflammatory process with ...
Rho Y M - - 1967
The autopsy findings and certain other features are described in 16 fatal cases of infantile diarrhea associated with enteropathogenic Escherichia coli infection during the 1963 epidemic in Newfoundland which resulted in 100 deaths. Age is an important factor in the severity of the infection and in the outcome. Almost one-half ...
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