Document Detail

Multifactorial analysis of firearm wounds to the head with attention to anatomic location.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10414647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Firearm wounds to the head are often fatal and are routinely encountered in the practice of forensic pathology in the United States. Often, the anatomic site of the entrance wound is used to support or refute the manner of death indicated by the scene investigation and/or circumstances of the case. The present retrospective study of 120 fatalities resulting from 140 firearm wounds to the head correlates the anatomic region of the entrance wound and range of fire with the manner of death. Other demographic data analyzed include age, race, and gender of the decedents, as well as evidence of drug and/or ethanol use. It is hoped that this study will provide concrete data to support the largely anecdotal associations between the specific site of entry of firearm injuries to the head and the manner of death.
S J Cina; M E Ward; M A Hopkins; C A Nichols
Related Documents :
861497 - Self-poisoning with barbiturates in england and wales during 1959-74.
10414647 - Multifactorial analysis of firearm wounds to the head with attention to anatomic location.
10624927 - Putrefactive pleural effusions as an alternative sample for drug quantification.
16840277 - Mortality of intravenous drug users: attenders of the wellington drug clinic, 1972-89.
9262367 - Efficiency of aerosolized nitric oxide donor drugs to achieve sustained pulmonary vasod...
16901287 - Evidence for a substantial role of sharing of injecting paraphernalia other than syring...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0195-7910     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-03     Completed Date:  1999-09-03     Revised Date:  2011-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108948     Medline TA:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas 78236, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Craniocerebral Trauma / pathology*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Wounds, Gunshot / pathology*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Depression in women: diagnostic and treatment considerations.
Next Document:  An experimental study of death in a reverse suspension.