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Forensic science is the application of science to criminal and civil laws. Forensic scientists collect, preserve, and analyze scientific evidence during the course of an investigation. Forensic Science is a multidisciplinary subject, drawing principally from chemistry, biology, physics, geology, psychology, social sciences etc.

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Steven A. Koehler

Steven A. Koehler | Editor-in-Chief

Dr. (MPH.PhD), Epidemiology, Forensic Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, USA, Email: sakoehler100@hotmail.com, Tel: +412-487-2531

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Alessandro Bonsignore

Alessandro Bonsignore | Editor-in-Chief

Researcher, Department of Health Sciences-Section of Legal and Forensic Medicine, University of Genova, Italy, Tel: +393407137164, Fax: +390103537643; Email: ale82@katamail.com

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2019-10-25 Research Article

Age Estimation Reports: Where do we stand?

Sakher Al Qahtani*

Age estimations process is not standardized worldwide. However, there is a wide agreement about the most suitable methods currently available. Up until now, the procedure of creating expert reports and to implement quality assurance in age estimation are variable.

Aim:

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2019-06-05 Research Article

Radiofrequency ablation for snoring and sleep apnoea

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Radiofrequency proves to be a useful tool for snoring sleep apnoea cases. Its advantage includes relative precision in incision making, relative bloodless fields if used appropriately, decrease postoperative pain and excellent healing with fibrosis which aids in stiffening tissues.

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2018-01-17 Research Article

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Urinary bladder distension is traditionally regarded as a sign of intoxication at autopsy, however, to date there is very little literature available to support this hypothesis. The purposes of our study were to correlate alcohol and/or toxicological analysis with calculated urinary bladder vo...

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2018-01-11 Case Report

Implications of entomological evidence during the investigation of five cases of violent death in Southern Brazil

PatrĂ­cia J Thyssen*, Marina FK Aquino, Natane CS Purgato, Edmilson Martins, Alexandre A Costa, Carolina GP Lima and Claudemir R Dias

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2017-12-27 Case Report

Failure to Autopsy: The Otto Warmbier Case

Steven A Koehler* and Victor W Weedn

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2017-10-31 Research Article

Brain changes in Hypothermia: Surface-versus Core-cooling in pigs

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The process of hypothermia in the clinical setting has been practiced for 50 years and is known for its neuroprotective properties. This paper describes histopathological changes either by an ice sludge mimicking accidental hypothermia (S-group n=7) or by endovascular core-cooling (C-group n=7...

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2017-10-11 Case Report

Enclosure asphyxia as a cause of death in 3 Nigerian children trapped at the boot of car-Case reports and review of literature

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2017-09-22 Research Article

Unrecognized myocardial infarction in the elderly

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2017-09-05 Research Article

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2017-08-31 Case Report

Potter Syndrome: A case study

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