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29.07.2021 | Images in Forensics

Gastro-esophageal pharmacobezoar

A 35-year-old man with schizophrenia died from an overdose of propranolol (blood level = 60 mg/L). Post mortem CT scanning showed marked distension of the esophagus by granular material with a bolus of similar material within the stomach. At …

29.07.2021 | Lessons from the Museum

Cryptococcosis and unexpected death

Cryptococcosis is a fungal disease caused predominantly by Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gatti. It is most often found in immunocompromised individuals and has quite protean and chronic manifestations affecting all body systems. The …

22.07.2021 | Technical Report Open Access

The human intervertebral disc as a source of DNA for molecular identification

Genetic analyses such as STR-typing are routinely used for identification purposes in forensic casework. Although genotyping techniques only require a minimum amount of DNA to provide a genetic profile, DNA quality differs not only between but …

16.07.2021 | Original Article

Police reporting in cases of sexual assault – a 10-year study of reported cases, unreported cases, and cases with delayed reporting

The aim of this study was to identify characteristics of reported, later-reported and unreported cases of sexual assault. All cases with female complainants (> 15 years) of sexual assault, who had been examined at the Centre for Victims of Sexual …

16.07.2021 | Letter to the Editor

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