Forensic Pathology Reviews

Forensic Pathology Reviews

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A collection of cutting-edge reviews of many of the key recent medical and legal advances in forensic science. These critical surveys concentrate on common pathological entities likely to be encountered in daily forensic routine, as well as on specific pathological conditions rarely seen in the autopsy room. Complementing rather than replacing the classic textbooks in forensic pathology, the authors explore new avenues for analyzing the pathology of burned bodies, traumatic brain injury, death by drug abuse, sudden cardiac death, sudden infant death and neonaticide, and fatalities resulting from kicking and trampling. Other areas of interest include accidental autoerotic deaths, hypothermia fatalities, injuries from resuscitation procedures, the interpretation of alcohol levels in different specimens, and the potential forensic differential diagnoses and interpretation of iliopsoas muscle hemorrhage in the light of autopsy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 367 pages
  • 157.5 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 839.16g
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2004 ed.
  • 108 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 367 p. 108 illus.
  • 1588294145
  • 9781588294142
  • 1,690,077

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Over the last decade, the field of forensic science has expanded enormously, with the rapid emergence of new autopsy and laboratory techniques, and the identification of many new markers for specific pathological conditions. In Forensic Pathology Reviews, Volume 1, leading national and international forensic pathologists provide cutting-edge reviews of many of the key recent medical and legal advances in the field. These critical surveys concentrate on common pathological entities likely to be encountered in daily forensic routine, as well as on specific pathological conditions rarely seen in the autopsy room. Complementing rather than replacing the classic textbooks in forensic pathology, the authors explore new avenues for analyzing the pathology of burned bodies, traumatic brain injury, death by drug abuse, sudden cardiac death, sudden infant death and neonaticide, and fatalities resulting from kicking and trampling. Other areas of interest include accidental autoerotic deaths, hypothermia fatalities, injuries from resuscitation procedures, the interpretation of alcohol levels in different specimens, and the forensic differential diagnosis and interpretation of iliopsoas muscle hemorrhage in the light of autopsy. Where appropriate, the authors also discuss the proper procedures for giving expert testimony in a death investigation. A comprehensive review of the international literature that is otherwise difficult to assimilate is given for each chapter.
Cutting-edge and concise, Forensic Pathology Reviews, Volume 1 offers forensic investigators a rich demonstration of how the latest medical and scientific advances are being applied to solve current problems of high interest to forensic pathologists today.
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Table of contents

Death From Environmental Conditions

Morphological Findings in Burned Bodies
Michael Bohnert

Trauma

Kicking and Trampling to Death: Pathological Features, Biomechanical Mechanisms, and Aspects of Victims and Perpetrators
Veronique Henn and Eberhard Lignitz

Neurotraumatology

Timing of Cortical Contusions in Human Brain Injury: Morphological Parameters for a Forensic Wound-Age Estimation
Roland Hausmann

Forensic Neuropathology

Central Nervous System Alterations in Drug Abuse
Andreas Buttner and Serge Weis

Sudden Death From Natural Causes

A Forensic Pathological Approach to Sudden Cardiac Death
Vittorio Fineschi and Cristoforo Pomara

Child Abuse, Neglect, and Infanticide

Medicolegal Problems With Neonaticide
Roger W. Byard

SIDS

Diagnostic and Medicolegal Problems With Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Roger W. Byard and Henry F. Krous

Infectious Diseases

Fatal Respiratory Tract Infections With Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Histopathological Features, Aspects of Postmortem Diagnosis, and Medicolegal Implications
Michael Tsokos

Pathological Features of Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome in Infancy and Childhood
Jan P. Sperhake and Michael Tsokos

Death Scene Investigation

Accidental Autoerotic Death: A Review on the Lethal Paraphiliac Syndrome
Stephan Seidl

Lethal Hypothermia: Paradoxical Undressing and Hide-and-Die-Syndrome Can Produce Very Obscure Death Scenes
Markus A. Rothschild

Maternal Death in Pregnancy

Pathological Features of Maternal Death From HELLP Syndrome
Michael Tsokos

Iatrogenic Injury

Injuries Resulting From Resuscitation Procedures
Mario Darok

Toxicology

Postmortem Alcohol Interpretation: Medicolegal Considerations Affecting Livingand Deceased Persons
Donna M. Hunsaker and John C. Hunsaker III

Forensic Differential Diagnosis

Iliopsoas Muscle Hemorrhage Presenting at Autopsy
Elisabeth E. Turk

Index
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Review quote

"...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



"Cutting edge and concise, the book offers forensic investigators a demonstration of the latest advances in forensic pathology." - Clinical Laboratory International



"...a wonderful book on forensic pathology and a must-have for forensic pathologists...a nice addition to every forensic pathologist's library. " - Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal



"...a most welcome book and is essential reading, not only for forensic pathologists, but for all pathologists who carry out coroner's work." - ACP News
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