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Reference charts for body and organ measurements of neonates and infants were derived from data on 900 investigations done by the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario. The statistical analyses in this new reference source addressed deficiencies in sources currently available to...
Emergency physicians encounter patient concerns of police use of excessive force (UOEF). However, unlike other forms of potential assault, there are no guidelines for documentation of these encounters. Our objective was to examine the adequacy of emergency department documentation of...
Image- and performance-enhancing drugs include a wide range of substances used to promote physical changes to enhance appearance. Anabolic androgen steroids are the most widely used image- and performance-enhancing drugs along with a wide variety of additional substances. The aim of...
This report presents a case of an 18-year-old woman found unconscious by police officers outside a club suspected to be victim of a sexual assault. She was not able to give information about the dynamics of the assault, since she was under the effect of a high amount of alcohol. She...
Instruments that create stab wounds are required to possess tips of sufficient strength and rigidity to breach the integrity of the skin. Knives, the most common weapons used to create stab wounds, have cutting edges that cleave the skin, leaving unabraded margins. On rare occasions,...
Iatrogenic penetrating injuries of the thoracic aorta are rare. When surgical treatment is delayed or unavailable, they are associated with high mortality. Herein we present a case of a 36-year-old woman who had a sternal marrow biopsy performed due to laboratory-confirmed pancytopenia....
Dragging injuries caused by automobiles involved in an accident are occasionally reported; however, those without injury to the thoracoabdominal organs are rare. We present an autopsy case of a man in his 20s found dead on the road after being dragged by a passenger automobile for a...
Specific or nonspecific findings of sexual abuse may be observed upon examination of a child. Examination of the genital area is extremely important for the identification of child sexual abuse (CSA). However, medical conditions detected in the child's genital area may be misinterpreted...
Lethal donkey attacks have very rarely been described. The case of a 65-year-old man who was found deceased on a country road with 2 domestic donkeys nearby is, therefore, reported. Examination of the body revealed contusions and lacerations of the face and scalp, a comminuted fracture...
We describe an autopsy case of fatal poisoning due to accidental overdose of pilsicainide, which is a Vaughan Williams class IC antiarrhythmic drug (a pure sodium channel blocker). A man in his 50s was found dead in his home at approximately noon. He had ischemic heart disease and...
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