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27.11.2020 | Images in Forensics

Heart of glass: fatal hematemesis caused by bronchiole-cardiac fistula

A 58-year old woman presented for autopsy after having been found unresponsive in a public bathroom surrounded by a pool of blood. During attempts at resuscitation, blood was noted in her airway. She had a past medical history that included …

27.11.2020 | Images in Forensics

Another suicide by sodium nitrite and multiple drugs: an alarming trend for “exit”?

This case report describes a fatal case of sodium nitrite and multiple drug consumption. A 37-year-old female was found in bed with a plastic bottle containing sodium nitrite and a bag containing multiple drugs and a suicide note. The results of …

25.11.2020 | Case Report Open Access

Fatal poisoning by ingestion of a self-prepared oleander leaf infusion

An unusual case of poisoning by the ingestion of oleander leaves is reported. A 71 year old male laboratory technician committed suicide at home in this unusual manner. At the death scene a steel pan and other paraphernalia, used for the …

25.11.2020 | Original Article

An alarming rise in the prevalence of deaths with methamphetamine involved in Tehran, Iran 2011-2018

Methamphetamine is one of the most commonly abused illicit drugs in Iran. Despite this fact, there has been relatively little research on methamphetamine-associated deaths in Iran. The present study aimed to investigate the cause of death in …

16.11.2020 | Original Article

An investigation of demographic and drug-use patterns in fentanyl and carfentanil deaths in Ontario

The opioid epidemic in Ontario has seen opioid-related deaths double in recent years, from 676 deaths in 2014 to 1,474 in 2018, with an overwhelming prevalence of fentanyl and fentanyl-analogues, such as carfentanil. The presence of drug …

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Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology explores all aspects of modern day forensics, applying equally to children or adults, either living or the deceased. The range of topics covered includes forensic science, medicine, nursing, and pathology, as well as toxicology, human identification, mass disasters/mass war graves, profiling, imaging, policing, wound assessment, sexual assault, anthropology, archeology, forensic search, entomology, botany, biology, veterinary pathology, and DNA. Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology presents a balance of forensic research and reviews from around the world to reflect modern advances through peer-reviewed papers, short communications, meeting proceedings and case reports.

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Fallstricke in der forensischen Altersdiagnostik zur Frage nach dem 18. Altersjahr

Kritische Analyse der gutachterlichen Altersdiagnostik unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der schweizerischen Gesetzgebung