Tony Fracasso

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi Bloodstain pattern analysis--casework experience
    B Karger
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Munster, Röntgenstrasse 62, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Forensic Sci Int 181:15-20. 2008
  2. ncbi Clotted blood as sign of alcohol intoxication: a retrospective study
    T Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Munster, Röntgenstrabe 23, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 122:157-61. 2008
  3. doi Petechial bleedings in sudden infant death
    Tony Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital, Roentgenstr 23, 48149, Munster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 125:205-10. 2011
  4. doi Amniotic fluid aspiration in cases of SIDS
    Tony Fracasso
    Institut fur Rechtsmedizin, Universitatsklinikum Munster, Roentgenstrasse 23, Muenster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 124:113-7. 2010
  5. doi Immunohistochemical identification of prevalent right ventricular ischemia causing right heart failure in cases of pulmonary fat embolism
    Tony Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital Munster, Munster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 124:537-42. 2010
  6. doi Organ weights in cases of sudden infant death syndrome: a German study
    Tony Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Munster, Germany
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 30:231-4. 2009
  7. doi Ultrasound-accelerated formalin fixation improves the preservation of nucleic acids extraction in histological sections
    Tony Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Munster, Röntgenstrasse 23, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 123:521-5. 2009
  8. doi A glass fragment for a dagger--never mind your own hand
    T Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital, Munster, Germany
    Forensic Sci Int 188:e15-6. 2009
  9. doi Self-inflicted gunshot injury simulating a criminal offence
    T Fracasso
    Institut fur Rechtsmedizin, Universitatsklinikum Munster, Röntgenstrasse 23, 48149 Munster, NRW, Germany
    Forensic Sci Int 188:e21-2. 2009
  10. doi The morphology of cutaneous burn injuries and the type of heat application
    T Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital, Röntgenstr 23, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Forensic Sci Int 187:81-6. 2009

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. doi Bloodstain pattern analysis--casework experience
    B Karger
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Munster, Röntgenstrasse 62, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Forensic Sci Int 181:15-20. 2008
    ..It is ideal when the expert inspecting the crime scene has also performed the autopsy, but he definitely must have detailed knowledge of the injuries of the deceased/injured and of the possible mechanisms of production...
  2. ncbi Clotted blood as sign of alcohol intoxication: a retrospective study
    T Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Munster, Röntgenstrabe 23, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 122:157-61. 2008
    ..Distinctly positive alcohol concentrations have an influence on the fibrinolytic process and, hence, on the coagulation status...
  3. doi Petechial bleedings in sudden infant death
    Tony Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital, Roentgenstr 23, 48149, Munster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 125:205-10. 2011
    ..Because of the possible natural origin of these bleedings, the medicolegal investigation has to be as complete as possible and has to include histology as mandatory...
  4. doi Amniotic fluid aspiration in cases of SIDS
    Tony Fracasso
    Institut fur Rechtsmedizin, Universitatsklinikum Munster, Roentgenstrasse 23, Muenster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 124:113-7. 2010
    ..No differences emerged. This study shows that AFA is not a rare event. Even moderate to severe AFA does not necessary cause death. A correlation between AFA and SIDS could not be shown...
  5. doi Immunohistochemical identification of prevalent right ventricular ischemia causing right heart failure in cases of pulmonary fat embolism
    Tony Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital Munster, Munster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 124:537-42. 2010
    ..This may indicate the primary involvement of the right ventricle, thus, demonstrating a right ventricular failure...
  6. doi Organ weights in cases of sudden infant death syndrome: a German study
    Tony Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Munster, Germany
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 30:231-4. 2009
    ..1996;155:440-444. This comparison showed minor differences which are discussed in the article. We suggest that organ weights obtained in SIDS cases can be used as norms in the first year of life...
  7. doi Ultrasound-accelerated formalin fixation improves the preservation of nucleic acids extraction in histological sections
    Tony Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Munster, Röntgenstrasse 23, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 123:521-5. 2009
    ..Keeping in mind the increasing need for molecular diagnosis, this fixation technique can be useful to ensure stable quality of nucleic acids in archived autopsy specimens...
  8. doi A glass fragment for a dagger--never mind your own hand
    T Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital, Munster, Germany
    Forensic Sci Int 188:e15-6. 2009
    ..The use of an unsuited sharp force weapon carrying a high potential for self-injury can be explained by an excited state of mind...
  9. doi Self-inflicted gunshot injury simulating a criminal offence
    T Fracasso
    Institut fur Rechtsmedizin, Universitatsklinikum Munster, Röntgenstrasse 23, 48149 Munster, NRW, Germany
    Forensic Sci Int 188:e21-2. 2009
    ..This case demonstrates that a self-inflicted injury simulating a criminal offence can be present even if very atypical features such as the use of a firearm and mutilating or defence-like injuries clearly speak against it...
  10. doi The morphology of cutaneous burn injuries and the type of heat application
    T Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital, Röntgenstr 23, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Forensic Sci Int 187:81-6. 2009
    ..In cases of suspected arson, a typical burn injury pattern or a single finding not compatible with the rest of the pattern can disprove a suspect or raise the level of suspicion...
  11. doi Simon's bleedings in case of incomplete hanging: a case report
    Tony Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital, Munster, Germany
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 29:352-3. 2008
    ..The presented case shows that such a finding can also occur in cases of incomplete hanging. This paper renews the knowledge of this important sign classically described in the German medicolegal literature...
  12. doi An X-STR meiosis study in Kurds and Germans: allele frequencies and mutation rates
    T Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, Munster University, Röntgenstr 23, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 122:353-6. 2008
    ..With the power of discrimination in females [PD(F)] ranging from 0.81 (DXS8378 in Kurds) to 0.99 (DXS8377 in Germans), the investigated X-STRs systems turned out to be highly informative in the two populations...
  13. ncbi Sudden death due to subarachnoid bleeding from ecchordosis physaliphora
    T Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Munster, Röntgenstrasse 23, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 122:225-7. 2008
    ..Further histological and immunohistochemical investigations allowed the diagnosis of EP...
  14. doi Immunohistochemical expression of fibronectin and C5b-9 in the myocardium in cases of fatal ethanol intoxication
    Tony Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital Munster, Röntgenstr 23, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 125:537-42. 2011
    ..The degree of damage at the RV in cases of ethanol intoxications is lower than the one observed in cases of fatal PE...
  15. doi RNA integrity in post-mortem samples: influencing parameters and implications on RT-qPCR assays
    Antje Koppelkamm
    Institute of Legal Medicine, Freiburg University Medical Center, Albertstrasse 9, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 125:573-80. 2011
    ..Thus, when working with post-mortem samples, we recommend generating degradation profiles for all transcripts of interest in order to reveal detection limits of RT-qPCR assays...
  16. doi Morphological identification of right ventricular failure in cases of fatal pulmonary thromboembolism
    Tony Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital Munster, Röntgenstr 23, 48149, Munster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 125:45-50. 2011
    ..This may indicate the primary involvement of the right ventricle thus demonstrating a right ventricular failure...
  17. doi Immunohistochemical expression of fibronectin and C5b-9 in the myocardium in cases of carbon monoxide poisoning
    Tony Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital Munster, Röntgenstr 23, 48149, Munster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 125:377-84. 2011
    ..Fresh cardiac damage was detected with the antibody fibronectin in cases of CO poisoning and was prevalently localised at the right ventricle...
  18. doi Apparent versus true gene expression changes of three hypoxia-related genes in autopsy derived tissue and the importance of normalisation
    Antje Huth
    Institute of Legal Medicine, Freiburg University Medical Center, Albertstr 9, 79104, Freiburg, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 127:335-44. 2013
    ..We concluded that GAPDH is not a suitable reference gene for the quantitative analysis of gene expression in hypoxia and that validation of reference genes is a crucial step for generating biologically meaningful data...
  19. doi Validation of adequate endogenous reference genes for the normalisation of qPCR gene expression data in human post mortem tissue
    Antje Koppelkamm
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Freiburg, Albertstr 9, 79104, Freiburg, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 124:371-80. 2010
    ..The set of stable control genes identified in this study may be used in further studies if the composition of the samples is similar to the one used here...
  20. doi Cytokines and sudden infant death
    Mechtild M T Vennemann
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital Munster, Röntgenstr 23, 48149, Munster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 126:279-84. 2012
    ..It has been hypothesised that inflammatory reactions could play an important role in the pathway(s) leading to sudden and unexpected death in infancy. On a molecular level, these reactions are regulated by various cytokines...
  21. doi Unassisted smothering in a pillow
    Andreas Schmeling
    Institut fur Rechtsmedizin, Röntgenstrasse 23, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 123:517-9. 2009
    ..On the basis of the clinical history, the autopsy findings, the histological features and the toxicological results, asphyxia due to smothering was diagnosed as the cause of death...
  22. doi Delayed asphyxia due to inhalation injury
    Tony Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital, Munster, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 125:289-92. 2011
    ..The cause of death was a delayed asphyxia due to inhalation injury...
  23. doi Retrograde venous cerebral air embolism from disconnected central venous catheter: an experimental model
    Tony Fracasso
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital of Munster, Germany
    J Forensic Sci 56:S101-4. 2011
    ..We were able to demonstrate that a retrograde air embolism can be caused by a disconnected catheter and is even more likely if the neck is in a vertical position...
  24. doi Fatalities related to medical restraint devices-asphyxia is a common finding
    B Karger
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Munster, Röntgenstrasse 62, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Forensic Sci Int 178:178-84. 2008
    ..The forensic investigation should aim at a complete reconstruction based on autopsy, histology, toxicology and inspection of the scene and the medical records...
  25. doi Fatal mycotic aneurysm caused by Pseudallescheria boydii after near drowning
    C Ortmann
    Institut fur Rechtsmedizin, Universitatsklinikum Jena, Jena, Germany
    Int J Legal Med 124:243-7. 2010
    ..The autopsy showed a mycotic aneurysm of the abdominal aorta and multiple ruptured mycotic aneurysms of the circle of Willis with fatal subarachnoid bleeding...