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Gastric mucosal tears and wall micro perforations after cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a drowning case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19061845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A fifty year-old woman died after drowning in a swimming-pool. Rescue and ambulance paramedic teams started resuscitation attempts followed by a medical care helicopter team. Acute haematemesis, mucosal tears and gastric micro perforations occurred, due to the cardiorespiratory resuscitation manoeuvres. Death occurred seven days later due to the cerebral anoxia and multiorgan failure. Forensic investigations excluded possible malpractice during external cardiac massage as responsible for the woman's death, while Judicial Authority considered the death as the consequence of the delayed intervention of the swimming-pool rescue team.
Ugo Da Broi; Carlo Moreschi; Marta Castellani; Bonetti Antonella
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-08-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic and legal medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1752-928X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-08     Completed Date:  2009-03-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300022     Medline TA:  J Forensic Leg Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Morphological Research, Section of Forensic Medicine, University of Udine, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / adverse effects*
Forensic Pathology
Gastric Mucosa / injuries*,  pathology
Hematemesis / etiology
Middle Aged
Stomach / injuries*,  pathology

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