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Questionable traumatic deaths and their assessment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6859005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is often difficult to assess cases in which the circumstances strongly indicate traumatic cause of death, while the autopsy reveals no life-threatening injuries. Such cases can be divided into three groups: 1) death explained by heart disease and emotional stress and/or physical exertion; 2) deaths by suspected traumatic vagal inhibition in which another cause of death is found or the cause of death remains obscure, sometimes depending on incomplete postmortem investigation; and 3) death established by autopsy, but difficult to ascertain if there is a connection between the cause of death and the trauma.
G E Voigt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0195-7910     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Publication Date:  1983 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-07-15     Completed Date:  1983-07-15     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:  171-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Forensic Medicine*
Heart Diseases / mortality
Middle Aged
Physical Exertion
Stress, Psychological / mortality
Vagus Nerve / injuries
Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology,  mortality*

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