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Autopsy reports could be valuable and informative

...s going back forty years to show the importance of autopsies in revealing discrepancies in diagnosis that could...archers say that in the recent years the number of autopsies performed have been greatly reduced - from 50 per cent in the 1960s to less than 6 per cent. This co...

Dementia and Down Syndrome

...ome will eventually develop signs of dementia, and autopsies show nearly all people with Down syndrome show signs of the brain tangles and plaques commonly associated with Alzheimer's disease -- even when the individual in question did not appear to suffer from dementia while alive. Little research exists to e...

Ambiguous Efficacy Of Opioid Drugs In Chronic Inflammatory Joint Pain Relief

...orphin had no effect on nerve activity. Subsequent autopsies further revealed that beginning one week after induced knee joint inflammation, the numbers and activity levels of some local u-opioid receptors had dropped below normal. At three weeks, all receptor activity levels dropped off significantly. Immuno...

Supercentenarian Center to study longevity

...ion's president, said, "There have only been seven autopsies of supercentenarians that we know. The foundation is in the process of gathering tissues from the very elderly so they can look for clues to longevity. ""We want to know why it is they're able to live longer than the rest of us, and what is the limit...

'Autopsies' dissected

...autopsy reports have shown that one –fourth of all autopsies done in England is flawed and quite inaccurate. It...ic are ignorant of such glaring lacunas in routine autopsies done day to day it is not surprising that they have not yet raised a hue and cry over this issue. ...

MRI Detects Early Heart Damages In Patients

...maging techniques. But previous studies in which autopsies were performed on sarcoidosis patients indicate that up to 30 percent of such patients exhibit evidence of heart damage, he said. "For this reason, we hypothesized that cardiac damage in sarcoidosis patients is more common and is often unrecognized...

New Research Project Underway To Study Causes Of Heart Attack

...f report not experiencing any warning symptom. And autopsies of victims of heart attack frequently show blood clots formed in arteries that are not completely narrowed. Generally bypass surgery is performed to enable blood flow around blockages in severe cases and angioplasty and stenting to clear blockages....

Memory Complaints Are Associated With Alzheimer's Disease

...d in their brains after death. The study looked at autopsies of 90 older adults from the Rush Memory and Aging Project. The study included both participants who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (23) and those that showed no clinical signs of the disease (67). 'One of the most interesting findings ...

Young People Who Died Suddenly, Inexplicably Had Genetic Heart Defects

...inexplicably at an average age of 14, conventional autopsies found no cause of death. But when Mayo Clinic rese... at a molecular level of heart function. Molecular autopsies can help lessen grief burden of families because data show that they exposed the lethal mutations as...

Force-feeding a Scourge Among Mauritanian Nomads

...the capital city of Nouakchott, said that without autopsies - which are not permitted in Mauritania - he could not be sure how many lives the steroids had claimed but he believed the figure was high. Yet mothers still come to him to request pills for their daughters, believing that thin girls are shameful b...

Mix of Disease Process in Brain Leads to Dementia

...nical evaluation, analyzed each persons brain. The autopsies showed that about 85 percent of the individuals had evidence of at least one chronic disease process, such as Alzheimers disease, strokes, Parkinsons disease, hemorrhages, tumors, traumatic brain injury or others. Comparison of the clinical and aut...

Death Due to Drowning can Be Identified With the Aid of 'Virtual Autopsy'

...m coronary artery disease. Following MDCT, routine autopsies were performed. MDCT images were evaluated for the presence of fluid and sediment in the paranasal sinuses and airways, fluid in the ear, frothy fluid in the airways, obscured "ground-glass" appearance or thickening in the lungs, and swelling, flui...

Army Hospital Conducts First Multiple Organ Retrieval and Transplantation

...t, an army spokesman here said Thursday. Through autopsies are generally not carried out in army hospitals, a doctor from the state-run Safdarjung Hospital conducted the procedure to facilitate the speedy retrieval of Chand's organs, the spokesman added. "In a nightlong procedure, one kidney and liver were...

Five Killed by Methane Gas on Virginia Farm

... or died of another cause might never be known. No autopsies were planned, in part because investigators were satisfied that the deaths were accidental, the sheriff's office said. The deaths struck hard in this picturesque farming region dotted with red barns, gleaming silos and church steeples that peak abo...

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