Use of vitreous humor electrolytes in estimating postmortem interval in infant population (<1 year)

Details

Serval ID
serval:BIB_B5B4F4F20D99
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Use of vitreous humor electrolytes in estimating postmortem interval in infant population (<1 year)
Journal
Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences
Author(s)
Ioelu L., Garland J., Palmiere C., Ondruschka B., Da Broi U., Glenn C., Kesha K., Stables S., Tse R., Morrow P.
ISSN
0045-0618
1834-562X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
25/07/2021
Pages
1-10
Language
english
Abstract
Using post-mortem vitreous humour (VH) electrolyte in estimating the post-mortem interval (PMI) is not well studied in the infant population. We hypothesize that VH can be useful in estimating PMI in shorter PMI. This 5-year retrospective study investigated the changes in VH electrolytes (Na+, Cl- and K+) with respect to shorter PMI. This study examined PMI <48 hours and stratified the PMI into two groups (i.e. <24 hours and 24-48 hours). The electrolyte levels were compared and linear regression analysis was performed between the two groups. Our result showed that K+ increases with PMI and is a relatively good estimator (compared to adults) for PMI especially when PMI was <24 hours. Na+ and Cl- showed some evidence that they decrease with PMI but have no use in estimating PMI. The results from this study suggested K+ is useful in estimating PMI but limited to only when the PMI is <24 hours.
Keywords
Pathology and Forensic Medicine
Web of science
Create date
13/08/2021 14:46
Last modification date
16/09/2023 5:55
Usage data