HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Forensic pathologists tell physiologists what they know about death and what puzzles them

Washington -- When four forensic pathologists tell physiologists about the deaths that puzzle them, they will do so with the hope of sparking laboratory research to help define the cause of these deaths and prevent more of them.

The four pathologists, all medical examiners and professors, will present their insights, as well as uncertainties, about deaths that happen as struggling individuals are arrested, as infants sleep in their cribs, and following years of drug abuse. By sharing these experiences with physiologists, the medical examiners hope to spur research to clarify how these deaths occur, how to identify them during autopsy, and how to prevent them.

The Physiology in Focus program, "Forensic Medicine," will take place at the 120th annual meeting of The American Physiological Society (APS), which coincides with Experimental Biology 2007, a conference expected to attract 12,000 scientists from across the globe. The session will take place at 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 1 in Ballroom B of the Washington Convention Center.

Cause of death can be murky

"The portrayals of medical examiners on television and in movies and books follow the requirements of dramatic construction," noted Gregory G. Davis, M.D., who will lead the session. In these stories, medical examiners, for instance, nail down the precise cause of death and the exact time. Or they pinpoint the number of pills a person took before dying of an overdose. Such precise pronouncements are often not possible for the real life medical examiner.

In real life, the cause of death may not be entirely clear, and this is especially difficult for families when the deceased is young, said Davis, who is an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and associate Jefferson County coroner and medical examiner. One of the hardest things Davis must do is tell a family he does not know why their child died, even after performing an autopsy.

T
'"/>

Contact: Chris Guilfoy
CGuilfoy@The-APS.org
301-634-7253
American Physiological Society
1-May-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Environmental Forensics could cut the cost of brownfield development
2. Forensic Science: The Nexus of Science and the Law
3. Pediatricians and pathologists see traumatic brain injury differently
4. Medical residents unclear about TB guidelines
5. Threats to hope -- Desperation affects reasoning about product information
6. Men worry more about penile size than women, says 60-year-old research review
7. New mothers often not asked about depression, UNC survey finds
8. Smart mice teach scientists about learning process, brain disorders
9. Fatalistic beliefs about cancer cause many to ignore cancer prevention advice
10. Food and drink, and what it says about us
11. Medical students should be taught about rape

Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/22/2014)... Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Hay ... 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life (Paperback; $10.82) ... field of Yoga & Recovery. This book is meant ... thrive in a life of recovery. , Recovery 2.0 ... the 12 Steps; Recovery 2.0 is a guide for what ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period ... for Research (AIR) finds that three out of four Americans ... 42 percent say they are not likely or only somewhat ... coverage. , The AIR survey found wide gaps in Americans’ ... correctly how much they owe for a routine doctor’s visit. ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... while Southern California’s fresh water supply runs dangerously low, ... climate change. Southern Oregon’s rivers, despite the lowest mountain ... fast even in late summer and early autumn.* That ... Urness, authors of the new book “Hiking Southern Oregon,” ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Cheap Hosting USA is among the most distinguished review ... that iPower ( http://www.best-cheap-hosting-usa.com/go/iPower/ ) is the best cheap ... , “iPower is one of the most reliable hosting ... of useful products for new and old clients. What’s ... and a number of features which will appeal to ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... October 22, 2014 Healthcare professionals ... their continuing education at home or on-the-go via ... to 20 brand new, premium Seminar-on-Demand CE courses. ... of over 2,000 hours of CE ... their educational experience. With such a diverse library, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 2Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 3Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 2Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 3Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 4Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 2Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 4Health News:Best Cheap Hosting USA Has Recently Announced The Best Cheap Web Hosting Companies In 2014 2Health News:Top Provider of Continuing Education at Home Releases 20 New Online Courses 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... SAN DIEGO , Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... announced today the latest genomics research centers to ... the Salk Institute, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), ... National Sequencing Center). Before Irys, obtaining a comprehensive ... because next generation sequencing (NGS) does not deliver ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... ST. LOUIS , Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... are often subtle or unnoticed, but new technology, ... patient outcomes and leading to earlier detection of ... now affects 29 million Americans. If left untreated, ... or even blindness. Recently, optometric ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... CITY, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 Abaxis, Inc. ... manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, today reported financial results ... Second quarter overview: , Revenues of ... , Diluted EPS of $0.24, up 33% over ... , Service revenues from Abaxis Veterinary Reference Laboratories (AVRL) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BioNano's Irys System Adopted by Leading Genomics Centers for Comprehensive Detection of Human Genome Structural Variation 2BioNano's Irys System Adopted by Leading Genomics Centers for Comprehensive Detection of Human Genome Structural Variation 3Technology Advancements Enhance Early Detection of Eye Diseases Associated with Diabetes 2Technology Advancements Enhance Early Detection of Eye Diseases Associated with Diabetes 3Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 2Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 3Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 4Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 5Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 6Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 7Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 8Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 9Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 10Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 11Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 12Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 13Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 14
Cached News: