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Postmortem chemistry update part II

Published inInternational journal of legal medicine, vol. 126, no. 2, p. 199-215
  • Open Access - Licence nationale Springer
Publication date2012

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.

  • Alcohol Drinking/blood
  • Alcoholism/blood/diagnosis
  • Anaphylaxis/blood/enzymology
  • Atrial Natriuretic Factor/blood
  • Biological Markers/blood
  • C-Reactive Protein/analysis
  • Calcitonin/blood
  • Forensic Pathology/methods
  • Glucuronates/blood
  • Heart Diseases/blood/diagnosis
  • Heart Function Tests
  • Hormones/blood
  • Humans
  • Inflammation/blood/diagnosis
  • Liver/metabolism
  • Liver Function Tests
  • Postmortem Changes
  • Protein Precursors/blood
  • Sepsis/blood/diagnosis
  • Sulfuric Acid Esters/blood
  • Transferrin/analysis
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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. doi: 10.1007/s00414-011-0614-1
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ISSN of the journal0937-9827

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