Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology

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List of Papers (Total 131)

Assigning cause for sudden unexpected infant death

We have reached a conundrum in assigning cause of death for sudden unexpected infant deaths. We summarize the discordant perspectives and approaches and how they have occurred, and recommend a pathway toward improved consistency. This lack of consistency affects pediatricians and other health care professionals, scientific investigators, medical examiners and coroners, law...

Starch accumulation in the lungs of two infants following positive ventilation

Two infants in different nurseries were found with cardiopulmonary arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was undertaken immediately in both cases, but was unsuccessful. The cause of death in both infants was diagnosed as sudden unexpected death, probably sudden infant death syndrome, at postmortem investigations. Microscopic examination at autopsy showed the presence of starch...

Heat-related deaths

While vigorous debate continues concerning the nature and/or extent of global warming, it has been suggested that the number, length, and intensity of heat waves experienced globally is increasing [1, 2]. Certainly, forensic pathologists are continually encountering cases where deaths may have either been caused by, or associated with, high environmental temperatures, and in many...

Scientific writing: the process and the pitfalls

The recent release of updated journal impact factors has shown that Forensic Science Medicine and Pathology has risen from its first entry of 0.698 in 2010, to 1.44 in 2011, and now to a respectable 2.438 in 2012. This is a very gratifying trend and is a tribute to the high quality submissions from our authors and the excellent work of our reviewers, editorial staff, and...