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A review of 300 attempted strangulation cases Part III: injuries in fatal cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11604296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A review of 300 cases of alleged strangulation assault, submitted for misdemeanor prosecution by the San Diego City Attorney's Office, led to a search for medical evidence that would be useful to prosecute these cases (see Strack et al. in this issue of the Journal). The injuries identified in these non-fatal cases are similar to injuries found in fatal domestic violence strangulation assaults. This article reviews the injuries recognizable at autopsy in cases of strangulation in domestic violence victims.
Authors:
D A Hawley; G E McClane; G B Strack
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-17     Completed Date:  2001-12-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine,;, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5120, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Asphyxia / etiology
Domestic Violence*
Humans
Neck Injuries / diagnosis*,  mortality
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / diagnosis*,  mortality

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