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Postmortem chemistry update part II.

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Published in International Journal of Legal Medicine. 2012, vol. 126, no. 2, p. 199-215
Collection Open Access - Licence nationale Springer
Abstract As a continuation of "Postmortem Chemistry Update Part I," Part II deals with molecules linked to liver and cardiac functions, alcohol intake and alcohol misuse, myocardial ischemia, inflammation, sepsis, anaphylaxis, and hormonal disturbances. A very important array of new material concerning these situations had appeared in the forensic literature over the last two decades. Some molecules, such as procalcitonin and C-reactive protein, are currently researched in cases of suspected sepsis and inflammation, whereas many other analytes are not integrated into routine casework. As in part I, a literature review concerning a large panel of molecules of forensic interest is presented, as well as the results of our own observations, where possible.
Keywords Alcohol Drinking/bloodAlcoholism/blood/diagnosisAnaphylaxis/blood/enzymologyAtrial Natriuretic Factor/bloodBiological Markers/bloodC-Reactive Protein/analysisCalcitonin/bloodForensic Pathology/methodsGlucuronates/bloodHeart Diseases/blood/diagnosisHeart Function TestsHormones/bloodHumansInflammation/blood/diagnosisLiver/metabolismLiver Function TestsPostmortem ChangesProtein Precursors/bloodSepsis/blood/diagnosisSulfuric Acid Esters/bloodTransferrin/analysis
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PMID: 21984165
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Research group Groupe Mangin Patrice (médecine légale) (862)
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PALMIERE, Cristian, MANGIN, Patrice. Postmortem chemistry update part II. In: International Journal of Legal Medicine, 2012, vol. 126, n° 2, p. 199-215. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:26285

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