Academic Forensic Pathology

The Official Publication of the National Association of Medical Examiners

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  • Editor-In-Chief:  J. Keith Pinckard MD PhD
  • Associate Editor-In-Chief:   Nicholas I. Batalis MD
  • Publisher:   Emma O. Lew MD
  • Executive Director:   Evan W. Matshes MD FRCPC
  • Director of Operations:   Don Downey BA PMT
  • Editorial Director:   Lori Selanders BSc MSc
  • ISSN:   1925-3621
  • Frequency:   Quarterly
  • Issue:   June 2017
  • Title:   SIDS?
  • Volume 7 Issue 2
  • Guest Editor:   Melissa A. Pasquale-Styles MD
Scientific Content
Contents of the entire issue
SIDS?

Author(s): Academic Forensic Pathology International

ABSTRACT:   This file contains the contents of the entire June 2017 issue. Higher resolution versions of the individual articles are available for separate download.

Invited Review
A Fresh Look at the History of SIDS

Author(s): Wright James R.

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Jun; 7(2):146-162.

ABSTRACT:   Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) became a named entity in 1969 and the term has been used to certify sudden unexpected infant deaths meeting certain demographic,...


Ten Percent of SIDS Cases Are Murder — Or Are They?

Author(s): Milroy Christopher M.Kepron Charis

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Jun; 7(2):163-170.

ABSTRACT:   Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has been used as a cause of death for over four decades. It has allowed deaths of infants to be registered as natural. Within this...


Recommendations for the Autopsy of an Infant Who Has Died Suddenly and Unexpectedly

Author(s): Pinneri KathrynMatshes Evan W.

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Jun; 7(2):171-181.

ABSTRACT:   As the result of improved death scene investigations and the performance of more thorough and thoughtful pediatric forensic autopsies, there has been a widespread...


Neuropathologic Examination in Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Infancy and Childhood: Recommendations for Highest Diagnostic Yield and Cost-Effectiveness in Forensic Settings

Author(s): Folkerth Rebecca D.Nunez JacquelineZhanna GeorgievskayaMcGuone Declan

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Jun; 7(2):182-199.

ABSTRACT:   In infants and toddlers (less than four years of age), determination of cause and manner of death often requires a complete autopsy. Few evidence-based guidelines...


An Approach to the Classification of Apparent Asphyxial Infant Deaths

Author(s): Matshes Evan W.Lew Emma O.

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Jun; 7(2):200-211.

ABSTRACT:   Recent evidence indicates that with thorough, high quality death investigations and autopsies, forensic pathologists have recognized that many unexpected infant deaths...


The Diagnostic Shift of SIDS to Undetermined: Are There Unintended Consequences?

Author(s): Crandall Laura GouldReno LauraHimes BarbaraRobinson Deborah

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Jun; 7(2):212-220.

ABSTRACT:   Over the last two decades, a diagnostic shift in regards to the certification of sudden deaths in infancy has emerged with reassignment of deaths previously certified...

Review Article
Medicolegal Death Scene Investigations After Natural Disaster- and Weather-Related Events: A Review of the Literature

Author(s): Rocha Luciana A.Fromknecht Catharine Q.Redman Sarah DavisBrady Joanne E.Hodge Sarah E.Noe Rebecca S.

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Jun; 7(2):221-239.

ABSTRACT:   BackgroundThe number of disaster-related deaths recorded by vital statistics departments often differs from that reported by other agencies, including the National...


Rickets: Historical, Epidemiological, Pathophysiological, and Pathological Perspectives

Author(s): Walker Alfredoel Demellawy DinaDavila Jorge

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Jun; 7(2):240-262.

ABSTRACT:   Rickets was a common metabolic disease of bone a century ago in Europe, North America, and East Asia (mainly due to vitamin D deficiency) but was largely eradicated in...

Original Article
Analysis of the Medical Assistance In Dying Cases In Ontario: Understanding the Patient Demographics of Case Uptake In Ontario Since the Royal Assent and Amendments of Bill C-14 In Canada

Author(s): Rosso Alexandra E.Huyer DirkWalker Alfredo

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Jun; 7(2):263-287.

ABSTRACT:   On June 17, 2016, the Canadian government legalized medical assistance in dying (MAID) across the country by giving Royal Assent to Bill C-14. This Act made amendments...

Case of the Month
A Case of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis Diagnosed at Autopsy

Author(s): Pinckard J. Keith

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Jun; 7(2):288-298.

ABSTRACT:   Herein is reported a case of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly known as Wegener’s granulomatosis, diagnosed at forensic autopsy in an 83-year-old woman...


Ruptured Dural Arteriovenous Fistula/Malformation

Author(s): Snyder Vivian S.Chen James Y.Hansen Lawrence A.

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Jun; 7(2):299-311.

ABSTRACT:   When “common things are common,” the discovery of a subdural hemorrhage in an adult is most likely to be due to trauma. When the subdural hemorrhage is associated with...

Images in Forensic Pathology
Acute Esophageal Necrosis

Author(s): Butler Daniel C.Batalis Nicholas I.

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Jun; 7(2):312-316.

ABSTRACT:   Images in Forensic Pathology

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