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    DescriptionThe investigation of sudden or unexplained death of children represents a unique medical and forensic area of study. Children have unique anatomic and functional characteristics that must be recognized and understood by the medical investigator. Further complicating this process is the fact that the anatomic structure, composition and function of various organs and organ systems in the pediatric population change throughout the developmental stages of childhood. The disease processes, reactions to trauma and risk factors for accidental death and homicide change from infancy through adolescence. Forensic Pathology of Infancy and Childhood provides an authoritative, comprehensive reference text devoted to the medicolegal investigation of sudden unexpected death in children. With contributions from internationally renowned experts, individual chapters focus on specific unique causes and organ systems with detailed accounts of the changes in fatal diseases, risk factors of causes of sudden death, and responses to fatal trauma that occur as a child grows from neonatal stage through infancy, toddlerhood, childhood and adolescence. This text is an essential reference resource for forensic pathologists, medical examiner offices, pediatric pathologists, pediatric hospitals, anatomic pathologists and those in training as well as those in related legal professions.

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    Forensic Pathology of Infancy and Childhood
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Roger W. Byard, Edited by Kim A. Collins
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1321
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 74 mm
    Weight: 2,177 g
    ISBN 13: 9781617794025
    ISBN 10: 1617794023

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16960
    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.2
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
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    LC classification: RA
    B&T General Subject: 510
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    BIC subject category V2: MJW
    BISAC V2.8: MED069000
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    BIC subject category V2: MMF
    BISAC V2.8: MED071000, MED030000
    BIC subject category V2: JKVF1, MMQ
    Abridged Dewey: 614
    BISAC V2.8: MED067000
    Libri: KIND0800, KIND3500, PAED3000
    BISAC V2.8: MED032000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 614.1
    Libri: ARZN3011, PHAR6000, TOXI5000, PATH5000, FORE6000, GERI2028
    DC23: 614.1083
    LC classification: R-RZ, RB1-214, RA1001-1171, RJ1-570
    Thema V1.0: JKVF1, MKG, MKF, MKD, MKT
    Edition statement
    2014 ed.
    Illustrations note
    162 black & white illustrations, 524 colour illustrations, biography
    Humana Press Inc.
    Imprint name
    Humana Press Inc.
    Publication date
    31 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Totowa, NJ
    Author Information
    Kim A. Collins, MD, is a forensic pathologist at Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office, Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She serves on editorial boards of national and international peer-reviewed journals and is a section editor for the pathology text of e-Medicine. She has researched and published manuscripts, book chapters, and texts in the areas of autopsy and forensic pathology with a special concentration in pediatric forensic pathology. Professor Roger W. Byard, AO PSM, holds the Marks Chair of Pathology at The University of Adelaide and is a senior specialist forensic pathologist at Forensic Science SA in Adelaide, Australia. He has published over 600 papers and book chapters dealing with topics in forensic pathology, in addition to texts on Sudden Death in the Young, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and an Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine. He is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Forensic Science Medicine and Pathology.
    Table of contents
    A History of Pediatric Forensic Pathology.- Pediatric Death Scene Investigation.- The Pediatric Autopsy.- Fetal, Intrapartum, and Neonatal Deaths.- Placental and Maternal Conditions in Perinatal Deaths.- Birth Trauma.- Neonaticide.- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI), and Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC).- Pediatric Asphyxial Deaths.- Factitious Illness by Proxy in Children.- Cutaneous Findings in Children.- Skin Conditions Mimicking Pediatric Inflicted Injury.- Blunt Abdominal and Thoracic Injuries in Children.- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Injuries in Children.- Evaluation of Pediatric Fractures at Autopsy.- Dating of Other Injuries in Children.- Fatal Pediatric Craniocerebral and Spinal Trauma.- Biomechanics of Pediatric Head Injury.- Ocular Findings in Pediatric Inflicted Injury.- Neuroimaging of Pediatric Inflicted Injury.- Non-Central Nervous System Imaging of Pediatric Inflicted Injury.- Adolescent Homicide.- Pediatric Sexual Abuse.- Starvation, Malnutrition, Dehydration, and Fatal Neglect.- Pediatric Suicide.- Sports-Related Injuries and Deaths.- Other Pediatric Accidental Deaths.- Pediatric Iatrogenic Deaths.- Pediatric Toxicology.- Pediatric Natural Deaths.- Cardiac Channelopathies and the Molecular Autopsy.- Other Pediatric Cardiac Conditions.- Childhood Obesity.- Pediatric Metabolic Diseases.- The Disabled Child.- Pediatric Anthropology and Odontology.- Ancillary Studies and Dissection Techniques in the Pediatric Autopsy.- Pediatric Organ and Tissue Donation.- Death Certification.- Expert Testimony in Pediatric Forensics.- Appendices