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dc.contributor.authorTurk, E.en
dc.contributor.authorTsang, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorChampaneri, A.en
dc.contributor.authorPueschel, K.en
dc.contributor.authorByard, R.en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 2010; 17(6):339-343en
dc.description.abstractMotor vehicle accidents contribute widely to population morbidity and mortality around the world, and cardiac injuries are a major factor determining outcome. Autopsy reports from 380 motor vehicle occupants who died in motor vehicle crashes in Adelaide, Australia, and Hamburg, Germany, over a 6-year period were reviewed, analysing the presence and type of cardiac injuries and their correlation with factors such as crash type, presence of seatbelt/airbag and vehicle speed as well as with the presence of other injuries which might predict the presence of cardiac injuries in a clinical setting. 21.1% had cardiac injuries identified macroscopically autopsy or histology. Cardiac injuries were the only cause of death or contributed to a fatal outcome in 76% of these cases. Sternal fractures and left-sided serial rib fractures were predictive of cardiac injury.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityElisabeth E. Turk, Yee-Wah Tsang, Anisha Champaneri, Klaus Pueschel, Roger W. Byarden
dc.publisherChurchill Livingstoneen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectMedico-legal autopsy; Motor vehicle crash; Vehicle occupant; Cardiac injuries; Blunt force; Serial rib fracturesen
dc.titleCardiac injuries in car occupants in fatal motor vehicle collisions - An autopsy-based studyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionPathology publicationsen
dc.identifier.orcidByard, R. [0000-0002-0524-5942]en
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