Asphyxie positionnelle: une cause de décès insuffisamment connue [Positional asphyxia, a cause of death insufficiently known].

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serval:BIB_89B0E768F434
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Asphyxie positionnelle: une cause de décès insuffisamment connue [Positional asphyxia, a cause of death insufficiently known].
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Schrag B., de Froidmont S., Lesta M.D.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
7
Number
303
Pages
1511-1514
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Positional asphyxia (AP) is a fatal condition arising because of the adoption of particular body positions, causing mechanical interference. Consequences are important alveolar hypoventilation and cardiac hyperexcitability due to respiratory acidosis in combination with extensive liberation of catecholamine occurring in attracted individuals sustaining physical restrain. This syndrome can occur in various circumstances and is mostly observed in situations with physical restraint and in combination with excited delirium (ED). The diagnosis is essentially based on three criteria: body position obstructing normal breathable air exchange, impossibility to move to another position and exclusion of other causes of natural or violent death.
Keywords
Airway Obstruction/etiology, Asphyxia/etiology, Humans, Posture
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