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Reenactment of circumstances in deaths related to restraint.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15322458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reenactment of the circumstances in deaths associated with restraint, utilizing participants and witnesses while memories are fresh, may help death investigators more accurately determine the cause of death. Two recent deaths in Ventura County that occurred during restraint are discussed. Within a day of the autopsies the restrainers agreed to participate in reenactments of the restraint process, utilizing live volunteers as subjects. They allowed videotaping. Deaths associated with restraint often have nonspecific autopsy findings. Timely reenactment of the circumstances of deaths associated with restraint can help death investigators more accurately determine the probable cause of death in these difficult cases.
Ronald L O'Halloran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0195-7910     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-23     Completed Date:  2005-01-27     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:  190-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office, Ventura, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / complications
Asphyxia / etiology
Death, Sudden / etiology*
Forensic Medicine / methods
Impulse Control Disorders / complications
Mental Retardation / complications
Prone Position
Restraint, Physical / adverse effects*,  methods
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