Forensic Pathology Reviews, Volume 1 / Edition 1

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Ken C. Spengel, D.O.(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: The first volume of Forensic Pathology Reviews is a comprehensive international review of topics regularly encountered in forensic pathology.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive review of central issues in forensic pathology. Up-to-date knowledge regarding autopsy, immunohistochemistry, bacteriology, DNA techniques, and toxicology is reviewed for common topics that are likely to be encountered in the daily practice of forensic pathologists.
Audience: The book is written primarily for practicing forensic pathologists. However, anyone involved medicolegal work, including investigative agents, could benefit from aspects of this book.
Features: This book is divided into 13 sections and 15 total chapters. Topics covered include burns, trauma (including trampling injuries and traumatic brain injury), CNS changes in drug abuse, sudden cardiac death, neonaticide, SIDS, infectious disease deaths, odd deaths scenes, HELLP syndrome, resuscitative artifacts, alcohol levels, and iliopsoas hemorrhages. Each chapter starts with a summary followed by well-organized subsections with numerous black-and-white images and tables. The credible authors are from institutes and universities all over the world including, 10 from Germany, four from the U.S., two from Italy, one from Austria, and one from Australia.
Assessment: This is a wonderful book on forensic pathology and a must-have for forensic pathologists. The book's strength lies in its up-to-date reviews of important forensic concepts. Although no new information is presented, reviewed data is presented in a thorough yet concise format, including some wonderful tables, e.g., the causes of mechanisms of sudden cardiac death table. There seems to be more emphasis on histopathology than in other forensic textbooks. Dr. Tsokos has succeeded in collecting a well-written, comprehensive set of reviews of common forensic pathology issues, a nice addition to every forensic pathologist's library.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588294142
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/21/2004
  • Series: Forensic Pathology Reviews Series , #1
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 367
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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

Véronique 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 Büttner 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 Living and Deceased Persons

Donna M. Hunsaker and John C. Hunsaker III

Forensic Differential Diagnosis

Iliopsoas Muscle Hemorrhage Presenting at Autopsy

Elisabeth E. Türk

Index

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