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Precision of estimating the time since death by vitreous potassium--comparison of two different equations.
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PMID:  2376367     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The precision of death time estimation by vitreous potassium using two different formulas [1-3] is compared on an independent random sample of 100 cases. The very flat slope in Sturner's equation is the reason for a systematic overestimation of the time since death with much wider 95%-limits of confidence compared to the results using an own equation with a steeper slope of vitreous potassium.
B Madea; N Herrmann; C Henbge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0379-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci. Int.     Publication Date:  1990 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-31     Completed Date:  1990-08-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institut für Rechtsmedizin der Universität zu Köln, F.R.G.
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MeSH Terms
Forensic Medicine / methods*
Postmortem Changes*
Potassium / analysis*
Time Factors
Vitreous Body / analysis*
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