Forensic Pathology Reviews Vol 3

Forensic Pathology Reviews Vol 3

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A collection of cutting-edge accounts of special topics from various fields of forensic pathology and death scene investigation. The authors offer critical insight into the medicolegal investigation of bodies found in water, the forensic aspects of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 infection of the central nervous system, deaths in a head-down position, and forensic bitemark analysis. Additional chapters address taphonomic changes in human bodies during the early postmortem interval, arrhythmogenic ventricular dysplaisia that produces sudden death in young people, the postmortem diagnosis of death in anaphylaxis, and iatrogenici deaths. The forensic aspects of suicide, murder-suicide, and suicide trends in the United States are also discussed, along with the evaluation of fatal pulmonary thromboembolism and the use of radiology in medicolegal investigations.show more

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  • Hardback | 470 pages
  • 154 x 236 x 26mm | 898.13g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2005 ed.
  • XIV, 470 p.
  • 1588294161
  • 9781588294166
  • 1,101,239

Review quote

From Reviews of the First Volume..."...can be recommended to forensic pathologists from beginners to experts...will be a good basis for further forensic practices and researches." -Legal Medicine"...a significant contribution to the forensic pathology literature." -Journal of Forensic Science"...the readers of this book will establish up-to-date and good grasp of forensic pathology...the book can be recommended to forensic pathologists from beginners to experts. The book will give good basis for further forensic practices and researches." -Legal Medicine"It is hoped that the following volume of this series will maintain the high standard set up by this first volume." -International Journal of Legal Medicine"I would recommend the first book in this series to the practicing forensic pathologist who wishes to fill in some gaps of the standard forensic pathology texts or as a starting point to begin to master the art of traumatic forensic neuroimmunohistochemistry." -Arch Pathol Lab Med From the reviews: "This is an exceptionally useful resource for both residents in training and practicing pathologists...I highly recommend this book." - Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal "This is the third volume of a series of forensic pathology reviews ... . The concept of providing up-to-date comprehensive and practically oriented reviews of important issues of forensic pathology has been maintained. ... Like the two previous volumes ... this volume represent high-quality, cutting-edge reviews written by well-known researchers in their scientific fields. ... In conclusion, the forensic pathology reviews series promises to be a very useful and up-to-date source ... ." (B. Karger, International Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 120, 2006) "Staying with the `pick `n' mix' style of the previous volumes, we now have a third volume of excellent review articles on forensic pathology. ... There are a total of 13 chapters. ... the book is well written and a joy to read. It is also well illustrated with half-tone photographs. ... this volume is essential reading for all autopsy pathologists, including forensic pathologists. Trainees in forensic pathology might find this series particularly useful." (Dr G C A Fernando, American College of Physicians News, Autumn, 2005)show more

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Maintaining the high quality achieved in earlier volumes, leading national and international forensic pathologists provide in Forensic Pathology Reviews, Volume 3 evidence-based accounts of special topics of current interest from various fields of forensic pathology and death-scene investigation. The authors offer cutting-edge insights into the medicolegal investigation of bodies found in water, the forensic aspects of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 infection of the central nervous system, deaths in a head-down position, and forensic bitemark analysis. Additional chapters address taphonomic changes in human bodies during the early postmortem interval, arrhythmogenic ventricular dysplasia that produces sudden death in young people, the postmortem diagnosis of death in anaphylaxis, and iatrogenic deaths. The forensic aspects of suicide, murder-suicide, and suicide trends in the United States are also discussed, along with the evaluation of fatal pulmonary thromboembolism and the use of radiology in medicolegal investigations. A comprehensive, up-to-date review of the international literature is given for each chapter. Evidence-based and state-of-the-art, Forensic Pathology Reviews, Volume 3 synthesizes the practical advances made in a variety of important subspecialties of forensic pathology, demonstrating how the latest medical and scientific advances are being applied to solve current problems of high interest to forensic pathologists today.show more

Table of contents

Death From Environmental Conditions Macroscopical, Microscopical, and Laboratory Findings in Drowning Victims: A Comprehensive Review Philippe Lunetta and Jerome H. Modell Forensic Neuropathology HIV-1 Infection of the Central Nervous System Andreas Buttner and Serge Weis Forensic Pathophysiology Death in a Head-Down Position Achim Th. Schafer Forensic Odontology Bitemarks: Presentation, Analysis, and Evidential Reliability Jules Kieser, Geoffrey Tompkins, Donna Buckingham, Norman A. Firth and Michael Swain Taphonomy Postmortem Changes and Artifacts Occurring During the Early Postmortem Interval Michael Tsokos Macroscopical Findings on Soil-Embedded Skeletal Remains Allowing the Exclusion of a Forensically Relevant Lay Time Marcel A. Verhoff and Kerstin Kreutz Death From Natural Causes Right and Left Ventricular Arrhythmogenic Dysplasia: Pathological Features and Medicolegal Significance Wolfgang Huckenbeck and Adonios Papadomanolakis Postmortem Diagnosis of Anaphylaxis Erik Edston and Marianne van Hage-Hamsten Vascular Conditions The Medicolegal Evaluation of Fatal Pulmonary Thromboembolism James R. Gill Suicide Trends of Suicide in the United States During the 20th Century Lisa B. E. Shields, Donna M. Hunsaker, and John C. Hunsaker III Murder-Suicide: An Overview Roger W. Byard Iatrogenic Injury Iatrogenic Injury: A Forensic Perspective Gilbert Lau Imaging Techniques in Forensic Pathology Forensic Radiology Tzipi Kahana and Jehuda Hiss Indexshow more