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Death from minor head trauma and alcohol.
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PMID:  21528733     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Sudden death in association with minor or otherwise insignificant head injury is increasingly being recognised in the forensic medical literature. While the exact mechanism of the cardiorespiratory arrest that appears to occur in these cases is unclear, a number of mechanisms have been postulated. Animal studies have provided evidence that alcohol can be associated with an increased period of apnoea following minor physical brain injury and cardiac changes have also been identified. The limited information in the community about the risk of alcohol in association with minor head injury causing death may be relevant in homicide cases where this issue is raised.
David Ranson; Linda Iles
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of law and medicine     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1320-159X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Law Med     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431853     Medline TA:  J Law Med     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  453-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.
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