Affiliation: University of Hamburg
- [The autopsy law of Hamburg from February 9, 2000--changing autopsy rates in departments of pathology in Hamburg]J Sperhake
Institut fur Rechtsmedizin, Universitat Hamburg
Pathologe 24:204-6. 2003..The colleagues were also asked to point out their opinion about the reasons for the dropping autopsy rate and to state their experience with the new autopsy law...
- Perimortem fixation of the gastric and duodenal mucosa: a diagnostic indication for oral poisoningJ Sperhake
Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Hamburg, Butenfeld 34, D 22529 Hamburg, Germany
Int J Legal Med 112:317-20. 1999..The detection of fixation facilitates toxicology screening by indicating that the relevant substance must have the capability to precipitate proteins...
- Sudden death due to cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis confirmed by mutation analysisJ P Sperhake
Institut fur Rechtsmedizin, Universitat Hamburg, Germany
Int J Legal Med 113:110-3. 2000..Both mutations have already been described in patients with CTX and can be considered the most likely cause of the disease. The pathomechanism of the excessive hyperthermia could not be completely elucidated...
- Immunohistochemical detection of hemoglobin in frost erythemaE E Turk
Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Hamburg, Butenfeld 34, 22529 Hamburg, Germany
Forensic Sci Int 158:131-4. 2006..Furthermore, we compared routine histological and immunohistochemical features of frost erythema, hematoma and livor mortis and established some criteria for their histological differentiation...
- Post-mortem diagnosis and age estimation of infants' fracturesH Klotzbach
Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Butenfeld 34, 22529 Hamburg, Germany
Int J Legal Med 117:82-9. 2003..A scheme involving a careful external investigation, skeletal survey, autopsy, contact radiography and histology has been proven useful for diagnosing and dating infants' fractures...
- Petechial bleedings in sudden infant deathTony 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...
- Does breastfeeding reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome?M M Vennemann
PD, University of Munster, Institute of Legal Medicine, Röntgenstrasse 23, D 48149 Munster, Germany
Pediatrics 123:e406-10. 2009..In the last 20 years, the prevention campaigns to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome were very successful. In some countries the advice to breastfeed is included in the campaigns' messages, but in other countries it is not...
- Sleep environment risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome: the German Sudden Infant Death Syndrome StudyMechtild M Vennemann
Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Munster, Röntgenstrasse 23, D 48149 Munster, Germany
Pediatrics 123:1162-70. 2009..Our goal was to investigate the risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome in the infants' sleep environment for a population in which few infants sleep prone as a result of education campaigns...
- [Postmortem bite injuries cause by a domestic cat]J P Sperhake
Arch Kriminol 208:114-9. 2001..To our knowledge, this is the first case report of outdoor cat depredation in the early postmortem interval. The case shows that domestic cats feed on human corpse even if other food is available...
- Application of compact ultrasound imaging device to postmortem diagnosisS Uchigasaki
Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf Butenfeld 34, 22529 Hamburg, Germany
Forensic Sci Int 140:33-41. 2004..The experiences with the SonoSite 180 are promising. The device can be carried to the death scene or to the morgue and therefore serve as a valuable tool for medicolegal applications...
- Application of ultrasonography to postmortem examination. Diagnosis of pericardial tamponadeS Uchigasaki
Department of Legal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo 173 8610, Japan
Forensic Sci Int 162:167-9. 2006..Postmortem application of ultrasonography may be a valuable adjunct in the work of medical examiners and forensic pathologists...