Roger W Byard

Summary

Affiliation: University of Adelaide
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Diagnostic yield and characteristic features in a series of decomposed bodies subject to coronial autopsy
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Level 3 Medical School North Building, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA, 5005, Australia
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 4:9-14. 2008
  2. doi request reprint How useful is basal renal tubular epithelial cell vacuolization as a marker for significant hyperglycemia at autopsy?
    Chong Zhou
    The University of Adelaide Medical School, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 56:1531-3. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Further investigations into the speed of cerebral swelling following blunt cranial trauma
    Roger W Byard
    Adelaide Centre for Neuroscience Research, School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 57:973-5. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Acute mesenteric ischaemia and unexpected death
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, School of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 19:185-90. 2012
  5. doi request reprint The assessment of lethal propeller strike injuries in sea mammals
    Roger W Byard
    School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 19:158-61. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Mesenteric fibrosis--a histologic marker of previous blunt abdominal trauma in early childhood
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Int J Legal Med 124:71-3. 2010
  7. doi request reprint An assessment of the usefulness of routine histological examination in hanging deaths
    Rexson Tse
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 57:976-8. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Basal epithelial formalin pigment deposition in the kidneys--a useful marker for ketoacidosis at autopsy
    Chong Zhou
    School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 20:305-7. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Commercial fishing industry deaths - forensic issues
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, Level 3 Medical School North Building, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide 5005, SA, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 20:129-32. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Haemolytic staining of the intima of the aortic root-- a useful pathological marker of freshwater drowning?
    Roger W Byard
    Forensic Science SA, 21 Divett Place, Adelaide, 5000 SA, Australia
    J Clin Forensic Med 13:125-8. 2006

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  1. doi request reprint Diagnostic yield and characteristic features in a series of decomposed bodies subject to coronial autopsy
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Level 3 Medical School North Building, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA, 5005, Australia
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 4:9-14. 2008
    ....
  2. doi request reprint How useful is basal renal tubular epithelial cell vacuolization as a marker for significant hyperglycemia at autopsy?
    Chong Zhou
    The University of Adelaide Medical School, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 56:1531-3. 2011
    ..79 mmol/L (14.22 mg/dL). Not one of the latter cases displayed basal vacuolization. No relationship between basal vacuolization of renal tubular epithelial cells at autopsy and terminal hyperglycemia could, therefore, be demonstrated...
  3. doi request reprint Further investigations into the speed of cerebral swelling following blunt cranial trauma
    Roger W Byard
    Adelaide Centre for Neuroscience Research, School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 57:973-5. 2012
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Acute mesenteric ischaemia and unexpected death
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, School of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 19:185-90. 2012
    ..On occasion no obstructive lesions will be demonstrated, however the confounding effects of post-mortem autolytic and putrefactive changes may mean that nonocclusive mesenteric ischaemia may be difficult to diagnose...
  5. doi request reprint The assessment of lethal propeller strike injuries in sea mammals
    Roger W Byard
    School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 19:158-61. 2012
    ..In cases that do come to forensic attention accurate evaluation of the type of injury may potentially have great medicolegal significance. Post-mortem putrefaction and post-mortem feeding by other sea animals may complicate assessments...
  6. doi request reprint Mesenteric fibrosis--a histologic marker of previous blunt abdominal trauma in early childhood
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Int J Legal Med 124:71-3. 2010
    ..Extensive histologic sampling of abdominal organs and tissues including the mesentery can, therefore, be extremely useful in such cases...
  7. doi request reprint An assessment of the usefulness of routine histological examination in hanging deaths
    Rexson Tse
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 57:976-8. 2012
    ..The results of histological examination of tissues were all incidental to the cause, mechanism, and manner of death...
  8. doi request reprint Basal epithelial formalin pigment deposition in the kidneys--a useful marker for ketoacidosis at autopsy
    Chong Zhou
    School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 20:305-7. 2013
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Commercial fishing industry deaths - forensic issues
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, Level 3 Medical School North Building, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide 5005, SA, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 20:129-32. 2013
    ..The forensic implications of deaths in the fishing industry are reviewed...
  10. ncbi request reprint Haemolytic staining of the intima of the aortic root-- a useful pathological marker of freshwater drowning?
    Roger W Byard
    Forensic Science SA, 21 Divett Place, Adelaide, 5000 SA, Australia
    J Clin Forensic Med 13:125-8. 2006
    ..Of the other 44 non-putrefied cases (31 controls, 9 saltwater drownings, and 4 freshwater drownings), only one (a freshwater drowning) showed marked staining of the aortic root with no staining of the intima of the pulmonary trunk...
  11. doi request reprint The complex spectrum of forensic issues arising from obesity
    Roger W Byard
    School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 8:402-13. 2012
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  12. doi request reprint Cluster hanging suicides in the young in South Australia
    Amy E Austin
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Frome Rd, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 56:1528-30. 2011
    ..As it is possible that Internet-based social sites may facilitate this phenomenon, investigations should include an evaluation of the victim's Internet access given the potential risk of similar actions by peers...
  13. doi request reprint Causes of community suicides among indigenous South Australians
    Amy E Austin
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, Level 3 Medical School North Building, The University of Adelaide, Frome Rd, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 18:299-301. 2011
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Renal cortical pallor--a useful macroscopic marker for metabolic derangements at autopsy
    Chong Zhou
    School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide Medical School, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA, 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 58:693-6. 2013
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  15. ncbi request reprint Forensic issues in cases of water birth fatalities
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 31:258-60. 2010
    ..Vitreous sodium levels may reveal electrolyte disturbances. While fatal cases appear rare, this may change if water births gain in popularity...
  16. doi request reprint Multiple bee stings, peritumoral mast cell degranulation and anaphylaxis--is there a relationship?
    Jonathon Herbst
    Forensic Science South Australia, 21 Divett Place, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 20:591-4. 2013
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Stability of serotonin-selective antidepressants in sterile and decomposing liver tissue
    Danielle M Butzbach
    School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Flinders University, Bedford Park, SA, 5042, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 58:S117-25. 2013
    ..50% over 57 days in bacterially inoculated liver macerate. This study suggests that fluvoxamine concentrations in cases with evidence of decomposition/putrefaction should be interpreted with extra caution...
  18. doi request reprint Circumstances of death and diagnostic difficulties in brushfire fatalities
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 57:969-72. 2012
    ..Heat damage hindered pathological assessment with resultant delays in identification. Assessment of antemortem injuries and determination of causes of death were also complicated by the condition of some of the bodies...
  19. doi request reprint Animal-related fatalities--part II: characteristic autopsy findings and variable causes of death associated with envenomation, poisoning, anaphylaxis, asphyxiation, and sepsis
    Danielle Bury
    Forensic Science SA, 21 Divett Place, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 57:375-80. 2012
    ..Asphyxiation may follow upper airway occlusion or neck/chest compression by animals, and sepsis may follow bites. Autopsy analysis of cases requires extensive toxinological, toxicological, and biochemical analyses of body fluids...
  20. ncbi request reprint Tonsillitis and sudden childhood death
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 15:516-8. 2008
    ..Presentations may not be straightforward and there may be misleading histories of epistaxis, hemoptysis, hematemesis and even melena...
  21. doi request reprint An unusual pattern of decomposition associated with suicidal electrocution in a bath
    Tarini Fernando
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Medical School North Building, Frome Road, Adelaide SA, 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 58:1085-7. 2013
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  22. ncbi request reprint Positional asphyxia without active restraint following an assault
    Tarini Fernando
    Forensic Science SA and The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 58:1633-5. 2013
    ..Cases of positional asphyxia involving others may not always include restraint, and when encountered should initiate a careful evaluation of the possible events and lethal pathophysiological processes. ..
  23. doi request reprint Additional risk factors for lethal hypothermia
    Fiona Bright
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 20:595-7. 2013
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  24. doi request reprint Multiple injuries in suicide simulating homicide: report of three cases
    Amy E Austin
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 20:601-4. 2013
    ..Careful integration of scene and autopsy findings may be required to avoid misinterpretation of the circumstances and manner of death...
  25. doi request reprint Physician suicide
    Amy E Austin
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA, 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 58:S91-3. 2013
    ..Access to drugs should therefore be carefully monitored in physicians with histories of depression and/or substance abuse...
  26. doi request reprint Homicide among Indigenous South Australians: a forty-year study (1969-2008)
    Julia Temlett
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Frome Rd, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 19:445-7. 2012
    ..Considerable variability may, therefore, exist in the types of unnatural deaths that may be found in different cultural and ethnic groups, even within the same community...
  27. doi request reprint Histologic dating of bruises in moribund infants and young children
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, University of Adelaide, Level 3 Medical School North Building, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 4:187-92. 2008
    ..Variability in tissue response may also occur in different bruises in the same individual. Whether severe craniocerebral trauma played a role in delaying the cellular response in these particular injuries is unclear...
  28. doi request reprint Autoerotic death: incidence and age of victims--a population-based study
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 57:129-31. 2012
    ..Whether this is because of different kinds of paraphilic activities in different populations or of differences in methods of central data collection is uncertain...
  29. doi request reprint Cardiovascular conditions and the evaluation of the heart in pregnancy-associated autopsies
    Jonathon Herbst
    Forensic Science SA, 21 Divett Place, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 55:1528-33. 2010
    ..Autopsy examination involves careful dissection of the heart and vessels with consideration of conduction tract studies and possible genetic evaluation for prolonged QT syndrome...
  30. doi request reprint Basal renal tubular epithelial cell vacuolization and alcoholic ketoacidosis
    Chong Zhou
    The University of Adelaide Medical School, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 57:126-8. 2012
    ....
  31. doi request reprint "Murder-suicide" or "murder-accident"? Difficulties with the analysis of cases
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 55:1375-7. 2010
    ..Murder-accident rather than murder-suicide may therefore be a more accurate designation for such cases...
  32. doi request reprint Armanni-Ebstein phenomenon and hypothermia
    Chong Zhou
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide and Forensic Science SA, Adelaide, Australia
    Forensic Sci Int 206:e82-4. 2011
    ..Hypothermic deaths should, therefore, raise the possibility of diabetes mellitus and initiate postmortem biochemical measurement of vitreous humor glucose and β-hydroxybutyrate levels...
  33. doi request reprint Characteristic features of pediatric firearm fatalities--comparisons between Australia and the United States
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Medical School Nth, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 54:1093-6. 2009
    ..Rifles of 0.22-caliber were preferred weapons in South Australia, compared to handguns in San Diego County...
  34. doi request reprint Pseudoxanthoma elasticum and sudden death
    Marais Combrinck
    SA Pathology, Frome Rd, Adelaide 5000, SA, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 56:418-22. 2011
    ..Because of the heritable nature of the disease, family counseling and screening are in order when previously unsuspected cases are encountered at autopsy...
  35. ncbi request reprint Coincident deaths: double suicide or murder-suicide?
    Lisbeth L Jensen
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Aarhus, Denmark
    Med Sci Law 49:27-32. 2009
    ..Spousal and familial links characterised both groups...
  36. doi request reprint Skin messages in suicide--an unusual occurrence
    Amy E Austin
    School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Frome Rd, Forensic Science SA, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 20:618-20. 2013
    ..An additional problem with skin messages is their vulnerability to erasure, making clear documentation of these findings at the scene important. ..
  37. doi request reprint Does the intensity of the inflammatory reaction in a bruise depend on its proximity to the site of trauma?
    Claire Ross
    School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Forensic Science SA, 21 Divett Place, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 9:358-62. 2013
    ..This study has shown that histological changes that may be utilized to date bruises may be significantly influenced by the site of the biopsy...
  38. doi request reprint Armanni-Ebstein lesions: a need for clarification
    Chong Zhou
    Medical School, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA, 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 58:S94-8. 2013
    ..More precise classification may assist in clarifying the causal processes and possible diagnostic significance of different types of renal epithelial vacuolization at autopsy...
  39. doi request reprint Postoperative cervical soft tissue hemorrhage with acute upper airway obstruction
    Esther Quick
    Forensic Science SA, 21 Divett Place, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 58:S264-6. 2013
    ..Hemorrhage from small vessels may therefore lead to critical soft tissue hematoma formation and edema with airway obstruction and death...
  40. doi request reprint Sarcoidosis and mechanisms of unexpected death
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 53:460-4. 2008
    ..The diagnosis relies on the demonstration of typical noncaseating granulomas and the exclusion of other infective and environmental diseases with similar histopathological findings...
  41. doi request reprint How rapidly does cerebral swelling follow trauma? Observations using an animal model and possible implications in infancy
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide 5005, Australia
    Leg Med (Tokyo) 11:S128-31. 2009
    ..Detection of cerebral swelling at autopsy may not, therefore, imply prolonged survival...
  42. ncbi request reprint Matricides in South Australia - a 20-year retrospective review
    Regula Wick
    Discipline of Pathology, Level 3 Medical School North Building, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 15:168-71. 2008
    ..Matricides are uncommon forms of homicide that have similar features in most communities studied. Intra-familial tensions with underlying psychiatric illness in the perpetrator are common findings...
  43. ncbi request reprint Rainwater tank drowning
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 15:533-4. 2008
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  44. doi request reprint Could intra-alveolar hemosiderin deposition in adults be used as a marker for previous asphyxial episodes in cases of autoerotic death?
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, Level 3 Medical School North Building, The University of Adelaide and Forensic Science SA, Adelaide 5005, SA, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 56:627-9. 2011
    ..These results do not support intra-alveolar hemosiderin deposition as a marker for previous sublethal asphyxial events in autoerotic asphyxia...
  45. doi request reprint Sleeping accidents in the elderly
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Frome Rd, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 56:1645-7. 2011
    ..Two cases of dangerous sleeping environments in the elderly are reported to demonstrate similarities and differences of these "sleeping accidents" to similar episodes that occur in infants and children...
  46. doi request reprint Characteristics of asphyxial deaths in adolescence
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, Level 3 Medical School North Building, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 18:107-9. 2011
    ..Thus, constant monitoring of local trends in mortality will identify if new activities such as the "choking game" have emerged, and also characterize specific problems that may exist in particular communities or cultural groups...
  47. doi request reprint Alcohol ingestion and age of death in hanging suicides
    Rexson Tse
    Forensic Science SA, 21 Divett Place, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 56:922-4. 2011
    ..2 years) were all significantly less than in those with no detectable alcohol (44.4 years) (p<0.005, <0.005, <0.05 respectively). A clear relationship between alcohol ingestion and younger age was shown in hanging suicides...
  48. doi request reprint Lethal manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus in a forensic context
    Angela Nicklin
    Discipline of Pathology and Forensic Science SA, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 56:423-8. 2011
    ..The autopsy evaluation of such cases requires careful examination of all organs with extensive histological sampling to include blood vessels, and microbiological sampling for bacteria, viruses, and fungi...
  49. doi request reprint Recent trends in suicides utilizing helium
    Amy Austin
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, Level 3 Medical School North Building, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road and Forensic Science SA, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 56:649-51. 2011
    ..Given the availability of helium and the recent promotion of this method of suicide, it is quite possible that this may represent a newly emerging trend in suicide deaths...
  50. ncbi request reprint Further observations on the speed of death in hanging
    John D Gilbert
    Forensic Science SA, Adelaide 5000, SA, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 53:1204-5. 2008
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  51. doi request reprint Fatal aortobronchial fistula
    Mo Li
    The University of Adelaide Medical School, Frome Road, Adelaide 5005, SA, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 20:395-8. 2013
    ..The pathogenesis of aortobronchial fistulas involves a variety of mechanical, infective and neoplastic processes. Many cases will not be diagnosed until autopsy examination is performed...
  52. doi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of bruises: a pilot study
    Neil E I Langlois
    The University of Adelaide School of Medical Sciences, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA, 5005, Australia
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 9:363-6. 2013
    ..Although variability in the intensity of the MRI signal and considerable soft tissue artifact currently make interpretations difficult, this may be a technique worth pursuing in the non-invasive evaluation of bruises...
  53. doi request reprint The changing face of the 'royal disease'--medicolegal aspects of haemophilia
    Roger W Byard
    The University of Adelaide and Forensic Science SA, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 20:392-4. 2013
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Fatal ischemic enteritis with hemorrhage--a late complication of treated Wilms tumor
    John D Gilbert
    Forensic Science SA, 21 Divett Place, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 58:234-6. 2013
    ..Geographically, localized atherosclerosis at autopsy in a tumor survivor should raise the possibility of a treatment-related side effect that may directly contribute to death many years after the original therapeutic intervention...
  55. ncbi request reprint The association between body mass index and pulmonary thromboembolism in an autopsy population
    Hannah E Rosenfeld
    The University of Adelaide Medical School, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 57:1336-8. 2012
    ..0%) compared to six (3.75%) were morbidly obese. In each category of above-normal BMIs, there were significantly greater numbers in the groups with PTE: overweight (p < 0.01), obese (p < 0.001), and morbidly obese (p < 0.0001)...
  56. doi request reprint Fatal embolic events in childhood
    Roger W Byard
    University of Adelaide, Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, Level 3 Medical School North Building, Frome Road, Adelaide 5005, South Australia, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 20:1-5. 2013
    ..As the incidence of embolization in clinical settings has been increasing, due to improved survival of children with predisposing chronic conditions, it is likely that more of these cases will be the subject of forensic evaluation...
  57. doi request reprint Fournier gangrene and unexpected death
    Danielle Bury
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 57:1641-2. 2012
    ..Fournier gangrene may be an extremely aggressive condition that can result in rapid death, as was demonstrated by the rapid progression in the reported case...
  58. ncbi request reprint Death associated with volatile substance inhalation--histologic, scanning electron microscopic and energy dispersive X-ray spectral analyses of lung tissue
    Roger W Byard
    Forensic Science SA, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Forensic Sci Int 171:118-21. 2007
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Head impalement - An unusual form of suicide
    Amy E Austin
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Frome Rd, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 19:264-6. 2012
    ..The finding of complex apparatus at a death scene may provide useful information in ascertaining the manner of death and also in providing some indication as to the decedent's level of determination to succeed...
  60. doi request reprint Marantic endocarditis - A not so benign entity
    Vivian Lee
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, Level 3 Medical School North Building, The University of Adelaide, Frome Rd, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 19:312-5. 2012
    ....
  61. doi request reprint The potential significance of elevated vitreous sodium levels at autopsy
    Annabel I Ingham
    Discipline of Pathology, University of Adelaide and Forensic Science SA, Adelaide, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 16:437-40. 2009
    ..Given the range of possible etiologies, hypernatraemia may be a significant autopsy finding that requires explanation...
  62. doi request reprint Ecstasy and suicide
    Tarini Fernando
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 57:1137-9. 2012
    ..Despite the rarity of such events, the possibility of a nonaccidental manner of death should be considered when high levels of MDMA and associated amphetamines are found at autopsy...
  63. ncbi request reprint The effect of decalcifying solutions on hemosiderin staining
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 55:1356-8. 2010
    ..As the amount of stainable hemosiderin in tissues may be significantly altered by decalcification, the absence of hemosiderin in tissues adjacent to a fracture site does not necessarily indicate that the injury was acute...
  64. doi request reprint Mechanisms of deaths in captive juvenile New Zealand fur seals (Arctocephalus forsteri)
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Level 3 Medical School North Building, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 6:217-20. 2010
    ..Failure to establish the correct diagnosis rapidly may result in death soon after capture. The usefulness of imaging techniques such as CT scanning in delineating underlying injuries prior to necropsy is clearly demonstrated...
  65. doi request reprint Sudden death as a complication of bacterial endocarditis
    Angela Byramji
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 32:140-2. 2011
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  66. ncbi request reprint Shopping cart injuries, entrapment, and childhood fatality
    Lisbeth Jensen
    Discipline of Pathology, University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 53:1178-80. 2008
    ..Strategies, such as coin deposits, should be encouraged to assist in the return of such carts to supermarkets...
  67. ncbi request reprint Fatal retropharyngeal abscess: a possible marker of inflicted injury in infancy and early childhood
    Angela Byramji
    The University of Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 5:302-6. 2009
    ..The most common age range is 2-4 years, with neonates accounting for approximately 10% of cases. The following report demonstrates possible forensic issues that may arise in such cases...
  68. ncbi request reprint Congenital mesenteric defects and unexpected death-a rare finding at autopsy
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Pediatr Dev Pathol 11:245-8. 2008
    ..Death may relate to ischemic compromise of either the herniated portion of intestine (as in case 1) or to the stretched intestine bordering the hernial orifice (as in case 2)...
  69. ncbi request reprint Inhalant deaths in South Australia: a 20-year retrospective autopsy study
    Regula Wick
    Forensic Science SA, Adelaide, Australia
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:319-22. 2007
    ..Gasoline inhalation remains a significant problem in Aboriginal communities in South Australia...
  70. doi request reprint The spectrum of findings in cases of sudden death due to blunt cardiac trauma--'commotio cordis'
    Drew T Marshall
    Forensic Science SA, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 29:1-4. 2008
    ..Including cases such as these under the diagnostic umbrella of commotio cordis may demonstrate that a wider range of individuals are at risk for death from blunt cardiac trauma than sports-playing adolescents...
  71. doi request reprint Variation in methods of cardiac dissection--a potential confounder in measuring cardiac weight at autopsy
    Vivian Lee
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Medical School North Building, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA, 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 58:811-2. 2013
    ..In the most extreme example, the weight of the partially opened heart was 30.3% higher than that of the fully opened specimen. Failure to fully open the heart prior to weighing may result in significant error...
  72. doi request reprint Brain weight-body weight ratio in sudden infant death syndrome revisited
    Jane A Elliott
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    Med Sci Law 52:207-9. 2012
    ..To determine whether the brain-body weight ratio is increased in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)...
  73. doi request reprint Recent firing range suicides in South Australia
    Amy E Austin
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 57:1495-6. 2012
    ..In jurisdictions, where firearm ownership is strictly legislated, it may be that clubs can inadvertently provide access to firearms for this type of activity...
  74. doi request reprint Femoral artery pseudoaneurysm and sudden death
    Chong Zhou
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 57:254-6. 2012
    ..Rarer conditions that may cause pseudoaneurysms include tumors and vasculidites. The possibility of an infectious contribution to the pseudoaneurysm should be considered and microbiological sampling undertaken...
  75. doi request reprint The identification of submerged skeletonized remains
    Roger W Byard
    Forensic Science SA, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 29:69-71. 2008
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  76. doi request reprint Alcohol intoxication may exacerbate the effects of blunt cranial trauma through changes in brain free magnesium levels
    Robert Vink
    Adelaide Centre for Neuroscience Research, School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 57:979-82. 2012
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  77. doi request reprint Infant gender, shared sleeping and sudden death
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, and Forensic Science South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 48:517-9. 2012
    ..To determine whether there is a gender imbalance in infant deaths in shared sleeping compared to solitary sleeping situations...
  78. doi request reprint Disseminated fungal infection with renal infarction simulating homicide
    Annabel Ingham
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide and Forensic Science SA, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 31:390-2. 2010
    ..This case demonstrates that careful histological assessment of tissues from medicolegal autopsies may occasionally identify unexpected and rare disorders that have been confused with the sequelae of inflicted injury...
  79. doi request reprint Confluent muscle pallor: a macroscopic marker of cocaine-induced rhabdomyolysis
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, Level 3 Medical School North Building, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 7:364-6. 2011
    ..Extensive confluent pallor in a single muscle may be a useful marker of chronic cocaine exposure associated with hyperthermia and muscle necrosis. Confirmatory toxicology is required...
  80. doi request reprint The 'break enter and die' syndrome may involve significant injury to major neck vessels
    Roger W Byard
    The University of Adelaide, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 56:S252-4. 2011
    ..This case demonstrates that the injuries sustained during such activities may be quite extensive and involve major neck vessels. Alcohol and drug intoxication are not necessarily involved...
  81. ncbi request reprint How reliable is reported sleeping position in cases of unexpected infant death?
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Frome Rd, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 53:1169-71. 2008
    ..This may act as a confounding factor in studies attempting to link sleeping position with other risk factors...
  82. ncbi request reprint Conditions and circumstances predisposing to death from positional asphyxia in adults
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, Level 3 Medical School North Building, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 15:415-9. 2008
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  83. doi request reprint Significant increases in body mass indexes (BMI) in an adult autopsy population from 1986 to 2006--implications for modern forensic practice
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, Level 3 Medical School North Building, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 15:356-8. 2008
    ....
  84. doi request reprint Lemierre syndrome and unexpected death in childhood
    John D Gilbert
    Forensic Science SA, Adelaide, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 16:478-81. 2009
    ..This case demonstrates yet another infectious condition that may be associated with rapid deterioration and unexpected death in childhood. An autopsy approach to suspected sepsis in childhood is outlined...
  85. doi request reprint Factors and processes causing accelerated decomposition in human cadavers - An overview
    Chong Zhou
    Discipline of Pathology, Level 3 Medical School North Building, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 18:6-9. 2011
    ..When these factors or conditions are identified at autopsy less significance should, therefore, be attached to changes of decomposition as markers of time since death...
  86. doi request reprint Vitreous humor sodium levels in immersion deaths
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Level 3 Medical School North Building, Frome Rd, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 56:643-4. 2011
    ..This study has demonstrated that vitreous sodium level is an easily performed test that may be a useful adjunct to the investigation of possible immersion deaths...
  87. ncbi request reprint Lower extremity deep venous thrombosis with fatal pulmonary thromboembolism caused by benign pelvic space-occupying lesions--an overview
    Hannah Rosenfeld
    The University of Adelaide Medical School, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 57:665-8. 2012
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  88. doi request reprint Animal-related fatalities--part I: characteristic autopsy findings and variable causes of death associated with blunt and sharp trauma
    Danielle Bury
    Forensic Science SA, 21 Divett Place, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 57:370-4. 2012
    ..Incised wounds may result in death from exsanguination and air embolism. On occasion, blunt or sharp trauma from animal activity may be confused with postmortem damage or with inflicted injury from an assault...
  89. doi request reprint Littre hernia--a rare cause of unexpected death in the elderly
    Rexson Tse
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 57:260-1. 2012
    ..The autopsy assessment of sudden death at any age involves detailed examination of the entire length of the intestinal tract...
  90. doi request reprint Potentially lethal complications of tracheostomy: autopsy considerations
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Australia
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 32:352-4. 2011
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  91. ncbi request reprint Floor mattresses: another potentially dangerous infant sleeping environment
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 47:554-6. 2011
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  92. ncbi request reprint Barrett esophagus and unexpected death
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:147-9. 2007
    ..Ulceration of the lower esophagus at autopsy should prompt consideration of the possibility of a Barrett esophagus and initiate careful dissection/examination of the surrounding mediastinal tissues and vessels...
  93. ncbi request reprint An analysis of possible mechanisms of unexpected death occurring in hydatid disease (echinococcosis)
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide and Forensic Science SA, South Australia, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 54:919-22. 2009
    ..Measurement of serum tryptase and specific IgE levels should be undertaken for possible anaphylaxis...
  94. ncbi request reprint Lethal head entrapment--a problem characteristic of early childhood
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, Level 3 Medical School North Building, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 16:340-2. 2009
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  95. doi request reprint Sudden death and the forensic evaluation of neurocutaneous syndromes
    Lisbeth Jensen
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 16:369-74. 2009
    ..Formal neuropathology, storage of blood and tissues for molecular studies if required, and liaison with a medical geneticist should be considered...
  96. doi request reprint Ned Kelly tattoos--origins and forensic implications
    Roger W Byard
    School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 18:276-9. 2011
    ..Although the population studied is highly selected, individuals with these tattoos had an above average incidence of traumatic deaths...
  97. doi request reprint Positive "water test"-an external indicator of base of skull hinge-ring fracture
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 55:519-20. 2010
    ..The water test provides a quick and noninvasive method for demonstrating the presence of a particular type of skull fracture...
  98. doi request reprint Urinary incontinence, hyperthermia, and sudden death
    Jonathon Herbst
    Forensic Science SA, 21 Divett Place, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 56:1062-3. 2011
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  99. doi request reprint Unusual causes of fatal upper aerodigestive tract obstruction in wild Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops aduncus)
    Roger W Byard
    Discipline of Pathology, Level 3 Medical School North Building, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 6:207-10. 2010
    ..These cases demonstrate rare causes of upper airway obstruction in wild dolphins that were identifiable only after detailed necropsy examination. The possibility of human involvement in the deaths could be excluded...
  100. ncbi request reprint Air embolism: an unusual cause of delayed death following gunshot wound to the chest
    Julia Temlett
    Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide, Australia
    Med Sci Law 51:56-7. 2011
    ..The present case demonstrates, however, that death may occur unexpectedly some time after the initial trauma in an individual who is considered clinically stable...
  101. doi request reprint Marfan syndrome and sudden death within a family - aetiologic, molecular and diagnostic issues at autopsy
    Rena Hirani
    Discipline of Pathology, Level 3 Medical School North Building, University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide 5005, South Australia, Australia
    J Forensic Leg Med 15:205-9. 2008
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