The Potential Diagnostic Accuracy of Autopsy Lung Weights, Lung-Heart Ratio, and Lung-Body Ratio in Drowning Deaths.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_9C35F19F3B3F
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
The Potential Diagnostic Accuracy of Autopsy Lung Weights, Lung-Heart Ratio, and Lung-Body Ratio in Drowning Deaths.
Journal
The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology
Author(s)
Tse R., Garland J., Kesha K., Morrow P., Lam L., Elstub H., Cala A., Spark A., Palmiere C., Stables S.
ISSN
1533-404X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0195-7910
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
39
Number
3
Pages
223-228
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Lung weights are often increased in drowning deaths as well as in other types of deaths. Lung weights may also vary with age, sex, and body weight. A variety of methods have been proposed to utilize lung weight data to assist with the diagnosis of drowning. The present study compared lung weight, lung-heart ratio (LH), and lung-body ratio (LB) between 50 consecutive drowning and 50 nonimmersion deaths in order to assess the accuracy in diagnosing drowning. Analysis revealed both LH and LB to be statistically higher in drowning deaths (P < 0.05), with LB being the most robust measurement. However, the overall diagnostic accuracies of lung weight, LH, and LB were poor to fair, and should therefore be used only in conjunction with the other diagnostic criteria.
Keywords
Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Body Weight, Case-Control Studies, Drowning/diagnosis, Female, Humans, Lung/pathology, Male, Middle Aged, Myocardium/pathology, Organ Size, Sensitivity and Specificity, Young Adult
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Web of science
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02/05/2018 13:51
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20/08/2019 15:03
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