Abbreviation: J. Clin. Pathol. Forensic Med.
Start Year: 2010
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DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM2017.0078[Article Number: ECE884B65369]
Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in males, while strangulation injuries account for approximately 2.5% of all traumatic deaths worldwide. Hanging or ‘self-suspension’ is a form of ligature strangulation where the pressure is produced by the weight of the body itself. It is easily accessible, comparatively painless, almost always suicidal and cheap method of committing suicide. These attributes... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM2015.0066[Article Number: 75CF87257512]
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a global pandemic. Large platelets are highly thrombotic and thus put the patient at a higher risk. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a determinant of platelet functionality and increased MPV are associated with increased risk for hyperglycemic complications. We aimed to investigate the association of MPV, a marker for platelet size and activity with fasting blood glucose (FBS), postprandial blood... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM2015.0063[Article Number: 9A315AF53933]
In the aging society, elder people commonly suffer cancer, which is associated with increased rates of fractures due to osteoporosis from cancer. In the present study, the prevalence of prostatic cancer, so-called “latent adenocarcinoma”, is investigated among forensic autopsy cases. Retrospective histo-pathology was performed on 114 subjects (61.8 ± 13.3 years old). Forth-four specimens (38.6%)... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM2015.0061[Article Number: A45D7EB53475]
Group A Streptococcus (GAS), which frequently colonizes the oropharynx, causes significant morbidity worldwide due to invasive infections such as pneumonia, necrotizing fasciitis, bacteremia and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. However, this organism does not usually invade the central nervous system. Here, we report the autopsy of an adult Japanese patient who died from a fulminant infection, and examination of her... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM2015.0062[Article Number: 94B5C0652673]
The colloid cyst is a rare and benign congenital intracranial tumor, commonly located in the anterior part of the third ventricle. It is a rare cause of sudden death whose mechanisms of occurrence are still been discussed. We report three cases of sudden death due to colloid cyst(s) discovered at autopsy. Death occurred in a man and two women, aged 45, 43 and 33 years, respectively. Pre-mortem symptoms were mainly... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM2013.0048[Article Number: 74FADC043961]
The study was carried out to determine the histological characterizations of wound healing in cats. For the purpose, 24 feral/stray with mean age of 7 to 33 months and body weight between 1.72 to 4.02 kg cats were selected and divided in 4 subgroups. Ovariohysterectomy was performed in all the cats. The cats operated through flank approach healed earlier and histological characterization showed better wound healing... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM2013.0049[Article Number: 4A0D90043964]
Left ventricular non-compaction of the myocardium is a rare cardiac disorder characterized by prominent meshwork formation and deep intertrabecular recesses of the left ventricle. Echocardiography provides clinical diagnosis of the non-compaction region, but it is sometimes difficult to distinguish this disorder from cardiomyopathies of other types. This report describes two autopsy cases of sudden death with suspicion... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM2013.0043[Article Number: 32A2E7A45342]
Accidental hangings have far common characteristics that cause death in unsuspecting victim’s. It is a rare medico-legal aspect of death, raising difficulties of differential diagnosis with the suicide hanging and even with other causes of death. This study presents four observations of accidental hanging which occurred to three children and an adult, in strange circumstances sometimes. The medico-legal diagnosis... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM11.012[Article Number: 6E7EEAF3034]
Injuries and deaths due to accidents are inescapable in the modern way of living. The accidental deaths are mostly due to the road traffic, but the deaths due to railway fatalities are also not negligible, especially in the areas where railway traffic is high. Southern railways are major mode of transportation of the passengers and goods; consequently, the incidences of railway fatalities and mishaps are also high in... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM2013.0045[Article Number: 486DE1C3075]
In cirrhosis, some toxic substances accumulate in the brain and modify its functional integrity. In this study, we investigate the impacts of liver damage on the neuronal profile of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in a rat model of hepatic damage induced with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). This study also evaluated the possible role of liver dysfunction in the etiology of neurodegenerative characteristics associated with the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM10.009[Article Number: 0961EBC2847]
Acute respiratory obstruction can cause sudden death, but usually the cause is obvious. The one situation that stands out in this area has been called the "cafe coronary". In adults, cafe coronary deaths occur in individuals who are either clinically inebriated or have clinically significant neuro-muscular dysfunction. In this report, we will present the sudden unexpected death of three adults that were first... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM12.003[Article Number: CBD76B52871]
The external examination system of determining the cause of death as operated in Dundee, Scotland is controversial. The addition of a blood or urine specimen for drugs and alcohol processed by hospital autoanalysers will reduce error in death certification. This is even more convenient to organise with a shorter turn-around time than imaging by computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These measures... Read more.
[Article Number: C1A66801561]
Disease prevalence in ruminants constitutes a serious impediment to livestock production in Nigeria. Records of common cattle diseases prevalent in Zaria are pertinent for effective control programmes. Knowledge of the extent to which the public is exposed to zoonotic diseases through meat consumption is useful in preventive medicine. The slaughter house in Zango-Zaria was visited between January and September, 2008 to... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM11.013[Article Number: AB23E5E2809]
Malignant tumours of the oropharynx are usually insidious and potentially life threatening. With increased association with risk factors in our environment, its incidence is gradually increasing. This study aim to describe the histopathologic patterns of malignant Oropharygeal tumours as seen in our institution. This is a descriptive retrospective study of all histhologically diagnosed malignant orpharyngeal tumours... Read more.
[Article Number: C6D83242674]
Allele frequencies for 15 autosomal short tandem repeat (STR) loci included in the AmpFlSTR® Identifiler® PCR Amplification Kit from Applied Biosystems (D8S1179, D21S11, D7S820, CSF1PO, D3S1358, TH01, D13S317, D16S539, D2S1338, D19S433, vWA, TPOX, D18S51, D5S818 and FGA) and several statistical parameters were estimated from a sample of 224 unrelated individuals, mostly males, living in capital Baku... Read more.
[Article Number: 3F7CC842700]
Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome caused by injury to skeletal muscle and involves leakage of large quantities of intracellular contents into plasma. This disorder may result in potential life-threatening complications such as acute myoglobinuric renal failure, hyperkalemia, cardiac arrest, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and compartment syndrome. A case of acute renal failure as a result of rhabdomyolysis due to... Read more.
[Article Number: 829D0412444]
Injuries should not be managed surgically or with the use of drugs only as studies show that a lot of injures are suicidal or homicidal rather than accidental and the skill of doctors in obtaining medicolegal notes will go a long way to stop attempted suicides and attempted homicides subsequently leading to death and assist the law to identify culprits as not all injuries are accidental. Key... Read more.
[Article Number: 693BCA22502]
Subdural empyema complicating meningitis is relatively common in infants, but is rare in adults. Further infratentorial subdural empyema represents only a small portion of all cases of subdural empyema. The overwhelming majority of infratentorial empyema cases follow a neglected otogenic sepsis, trauma or paranasal sinusitis. We describe a case of 26 years old male who was diagnosed as pyogenic meningitis and... Read more.
[Article Number: 038DDCD2257]
Drug abuse and dependence ‘represents different ends’ the same disease processes. Over the long-term, this dependence results in physical harms, behavioural problems and association with people that have seen seems abused. The actions of drugs are misused in all fields. This misused is not limited to therapeutic purposes, but to terminate the frustrated lives as well. During the past few years, dramatic... Read more.
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