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A detailed, correlative, histologic evaluation of postmortem changes in the nasal mucosa of chronic cocaine users has shown characteristic mucosal and arteriolar changes as well as typical perivascular and subepithelial alterations compatible with chronic inflammation. These findings confirm and...
Three cases of acute myocardial infarction due to cocaine-related coronary artery disease are presented. Pathogenesis and autopsy findings are discussed.
In an 11-year retrospective study of coroner's autopsies on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, it was found that an unusal and apparently unique subset of travelers died suddenly. Death was caused by coronary arteriosclerosis, was characterized by acute coronary changes, and occurred in a group...
This is a review of the experiences and activities of various specialty groups that constituted the organization developed to investigate the Lockerbie air disaster. Circumstances surrounding other aircraft midair breakup crashes are also discussed.
The usual death of a long-time heroin user is described. The significance of this case is that death occurred suddenly and unexpectedly during incarceration. In the United States, such deaths are frequently followed by lawsuits against the prison authorities. Drug abuse can cause death in many...
Drug packets are usually detected by ordinary abdominal radiographs, which is of major importance in the apprehension and prosecution of drug body packers, but false negatives may occur. We report the case of a cocaine body packer who had used the prograde route and in whom the initial abdominal...
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