Anny Sauvageau

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Publications

  1. doi Distribution of body mass index in the forensic victim population: comparison with the general population and relation to manner of death
    Anny Godin
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal Quebec, Canada H2K 3S7
    J Forensic Leg Med 17:261-4. 2010
  2. doi Three nonlethal ligature strangulations filmed by an autoerotic practitioner: comparison of early agonal responses in strangulation by ligature, hanging, and manual strangulation
    Anny Sauvageau
    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:339-40. 2012
  3. doi Self-neglect: adaptation of a clinical tool to the practice of the medical examiner
    Anny Sauvageau
    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:289-92. 2012
  4. doi Autoerotic deaths: a 25-year retrospective epidemiological study
    Anny Sauvageau
    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:143-6. 2012
  5. doi A filmed hanging without decerebrate and decorticate rigidity: a case report and pathophysiological considerations
    Anny Sauvageau
    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:176-8. 2012
  6. doi Autoerotic nonlethal filmed hangings: a case series and comments on the estimation of the time to irreversibility in hanging
    Anny Sauvageau
    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:159-62. 2012
  7. doi Elderly victim: an unusual autoerotic fatality involving an 87-year-old male
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, 1701 Parthenais Street, 12th Floor, Montreal, QC H2K3S7, Canada
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 5:233-5. 2009
  8. ncbi True and simulated homicidal hangings: a six-year retrospective study
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Med Sci Law 49:283-90. 2009
  9. doi Agonal sequences in eight filmed hangings: analysis of respiratory and movement responses to asphyxia by hanging
    Anny Sauvageau
    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Forensic Sci 55:1278-81. 2010
  10. doi Classification of asphyxia: the need for standardization
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Montreal, QC, Canada
    J Forensic Sci 55:1259-67. 2010

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  1. doi Distribution of body mass index in the forensic victim population: comparison with the general population and relation to manner of death
    Anny Godin
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal Quebec, Canada H2K 3S7
    J Forensic Leg Med 17:261-4. 2010
    ..Obese people are equally susceptible to unnatural causes of death and it is crucial to maintain an adequate level of suspicion while investigating the cases of these individuals...
  2. doi Three nonlethal ligature strangulations filmed by an autoerotic practitioner: comparison of early agonal responses in strangulation by ligature, hanging, and manual strangulation
    Anny Sauvageau
    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:339-40. 2012
    ..The loss of consciousness was closely followed by the onset of convulsions (7-11 seconds). These results are compared with the early agonal responses documented in filmed hangings and judo studies...
  3. doi Self-neglect: adaptation of a clinical tool to the practice of the medical examiner
    Anny Sauvageau
    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:289-92. 2012
    ..This scale is developed by modifying the clinical scale to adapt it to the particular needs of death investigation. This scale can help the medical examiner and his team in approaching these deaths in a systematic and comprehensive way...
  4. doi Autoerotic deaths: a 25-year retrospective epidemiological study
    Anny Sauvageau
    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:143-6. 2012
    ..An incidence of 0.2 to 0.5 cases per million inhabitants per year is a better estimate of the incidence of autoerotic deaths. The incidence in United States should be reassessed using epidemiological studies...
  5. doi A filmed hanging without decerebrate and decorticate rigidity: a case report and pathophysiological considerations
    Anny Sauvageau
    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:176-8. 2012
    ..A review of the pathophysiology of these reflex posturing gives some insight as to the possible elucidation for their absence in this specific case...
  6. doi Autoerotic nonlethal filmed hangings: a case series and comments on the estimation of the time to irreversibility in hanging
    Anny Sauvageau
    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:159-62. 2012
    ..So how long does it take to suffer irreversible damage by hanging or by strangulation? The only honest and scientifically valid answer seems to be that we do not know...
  7. doi Elderly victim: an unusual autoerotic fatality involving an 87-year-old male
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, 1701 Parthenais Street, 12th Floor, Montreal, QC H2K3S7, Canada
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 5:233-5. 2009
    ..The body of the deceased was completely naked, with a complex bondage system of ropes. In the victim's bedroom closet, a suitcase contained similar ropes and belts suggesting prior autoerotic activity. Semen was also found at the scene...
  8. ncbi True and simulated homicidal hangings: a six-year retrospective study
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Med Sci Law 49:283-90. 2009
    ..Nevertheless, this relatively higher homicidal rate may be a reminder that homicidal hangings do sometimes occur. This study emphasises the importance of not disregarding this manner of death in hangings...
  9. doi Agonal sequences in eight filmed hangings: analysis of respiratory and movement responses to asphyxia by hanging
    Anny Sauvageau
    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Forensic Sci 55:1278-81. 2010
    ..As for the respiratory responses, all cases presented deep rhythmic abdominal respiratory movements (last one between 1 min 2 sec and 2 min 5 sec)...
  10. doi Classification of asphyxia: the need for standardization
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Montreal, QC, Canada
    J Forensic Sci 55:1259-67. 2010
    ..As for mechanical asphyxia, it encompasses positional asphyxia as well as traumatic asphyxia. The rationales behind this proposed unified model are discussed...
  11. doi Agonal sequences in 14 filmed hangings with comments on the role of the type of suspension, ischemic habituation, and ethanol intoxication on the timing of agonal responses
    Anny Sauvageau
    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 32:104-7. 2011
    ..The type of suspension and ethanol intoxication does not seem to influence the timing of the agonal responses, whereas ischemic habituation in autoerotic practitioner might decelerate the late responses to hanging...
  12. doi Petechiae in hanging: a retrospective study of contributing variables
    Renaud Clement
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Montreal, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 32:378-82. 2011
    ..The other factors were not shown to contribute significantly to the presence of petechiae...
  13. ncbi Nonchemical suffocation deaths in forensic setting: a 6-year retrospective study of environmental suffocation, smothering, choking, and traumatic/positional asphyxia
    Elie Boghossian
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal, Quebec H2K 3S7, Canada
    J Forensic Sci 55:646-51. 2010
    ..Furthermore, new data without actual literature correlates were obtained in the conducting of this study and are presented here...
  14. doi Suicidal and homicidal sharp force injury: a 5-year retrospective comparative study of hesitation marks and defense wounds
    Stephanie Racette
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, 1701 Parthenais Street, 12th Floor, Montreal, QC, H2K 3S7, Canada
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 4:221-7. 2008
    ..No left or right predominance was observed in hesitations marks or defense wounds. Defense wounds were more widely distributed on the upper limbs than hesitation marks...
  15. ncbi Fracture of the cricoid as a potential pointer to homicide. A 6-year retrospective study of neck structures fractures in hanging victims
    Anny Godin
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:4-7. 2012
    ..It is therefore proposed that the presence of a fracture of the cricoid in an apparent suicidal hanging should be considered highly suspicious...
  16. doi Discrimination of falls and blows in blunt head trauma: a multi-criteria approach
    Pierre Guyomarc'h
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2K 3S7
    J Forensic Sci 55:423-7. 2010
    ..Based on the most discriminating criteria, a decision tree was constructed to be potentially applicable to future cases...
  17. doi Agonal sequences in four filmed hangings: analysis of respiratory and movement responses to asphyxia by hanging
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, 1701 rue Parthenais, 12 étage, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2K 3S7
    J Forensic Sci 54:192-4. 2009
    ..Despite differences in the types of hanging, this unique study reveals similarities that are further discussed...
  18. doi Child and adolescent victims in forensic autopsy: a 5-year retrospective study
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal, QC, Canada
    J Forensic Sci 53:699-702. 2008
    ..This 5-year retrospective study may contribute to a better understanding of typical deaths in the 4-19 group of age and therefore, bring a working basis for the forensic pathologist or medical examiner/coroner...
  19. doi Respiratory, circulatory, and neurological responses to hanging: a review of animal models
    Elie Boghossian
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Montreal, Canada
    J Forensic Sci 55:1272-7. 2010
    ..Complete circulatory collapse seems to occur between 4 and 8.5 min. These observations from animal models of hanging are compared with the data collected from filmed human hangings. Avenues to improve animal models are discussed...
  20. ncbi Bloodstain pattern analysis in a case of fatal varicose vein rupture
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:35-7. 2007
    ..Until now, the bloodstain patterns in these fatal cases have not been described. An examination of the bloodstain pattern in a case of fatal varicose vein rupture in an 84-year-old man is here reported...
  21. doi Fracture of the neck structures in suicidal hangings: a retrospective study on contributing variables
    Renaud Clement
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Montreal, Canada
    Forensic Sci Int 207:122-6. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study is to evaluate the role of contributing factors to the development of neck structure fractures, taking age categories into account...
  22. ncbi Discrimination of falls and blows in blunt head trauma: assessment of predictability through combined criteria
    Célia Kremer
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, 1701, rue Parthenais, 12 étage, Montreal, QC H2K 3S7, Canada
    J Forensic Sci 54:923-6. 2009
    ..The results revealed predictability rates varying from 62.5 to 83.3% for criteria pointing towards a fall. As for combined criteria in favor of a blow, the assumption was accurate in all cases (100%)...
  23. doi Skull fracture with brain expulsion in a one-level jumping-fall
    Pierre Guyomarc'h
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, Montreal Quebec, Canada
    J Forensic Sci 54:1463-5. 2009
    ..Afterwards, they saw him running to the top of the basement stairs and jumping to the bottom of the stairs head first...
  24. doi Six-year retrospective study of suicidal hangings: determination of the pattern of limb lesions induced by body responses to asphyxia by hanging*
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, Montreal, QC, Canada
    J Forensic Sci 54:1089-92. 2009
    ..Possible suspicion criteria for limb bruises distribution are discussed, in relation to physiopathology of human asphyxia by hanging...
  25. ncbi Delayed deaths after vascular traumatism: two cases
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, 1701 Parthenais Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2K 3S7
    J Clin Forensic Med 13:344-8. 2006
    ..In those two cases, investigation clearly provided evidence of prolonged survival: slightly more than 2h for the first case and about 8h for the second. Relevant literature is revised and physiopathological hypotheses are discussed...
  26. ncbi Agonal sequences in a filmed suicidal hanging: analysis of respiratory and movement responses to asphyxia by hanging
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, 1701, Parthenais street, 12 Floor, Montreal, QC, Canada H2K 3S7
    J Forensic Sci 52:957-9. 2007
    ..Despite the fact that extending the presented data on all cases of hanging asphyxia would be a mistake, this case gives a very interesting insight into movement and respiratory response to asphyxia by hanging...
  27. ncbi Planned and unplanned complex suicides: a 5-year retrospective study
    Stephanie Racette
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal, QBC, Canada, H2K 3S7
    J Forensic Sci 52:449-52. 2007
    ..In contrast, results showed a higher average age for planned complex suicide victims. Finally, the authors discuss the application of the complex suicide definition...
  28. ncbi Complex autoerotic death with full body wrapping in a plastic body bag
    Morgan Schellenberg
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal, QC, Canada H2K 3S7
    J Forensic Sci 52:954-6. 2007
    ..We here report the case of a 34-year-old man who died due to asphyxia, secondary to body wrapping in the largest and most complex plastic bag ever involved in a published case of autoerotic death...
  29. doi An unusual case of smothering secondary to ingesting raw pet cat
    Margaret Redpath
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Medicine Légale, 1701 Parthenais Street, Montreal Quebec, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 32:190-2. 2011
    ..An intact left kidney and adipose tissue were found lodged in her throat just above her epiglottis. After a complete investigation, the cause of death was determined to be asphyxia by smothering due to animal tissue...
  30. doi Mechanism of death in hanging: a historical review of the evolution of pathophysiological hypotheses
    Renaud Clement
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, Montreal, QC, Canada
    J Forensic Sci 55:1268-71. 2010
    ..The relative contributions of each of these theories to death in cases of hanging is still debated today...
  31. ncbi Traumatic heart perforation by a D5 osteophyte: a case report
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2K 3S7
    Med Sci Law 47:350-2. 2007
    ..We here present the case of a 56-year-old woman found dead from a homicidal traumatic heart perforation by a D5 osteophyte...
  32. ncbi Current reports on autoerotic deaths--five persistent myths
    Anny Sauvageau
    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, 7007 116 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6H 5R8
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 16:430. 2014
    ..Myth #5: masturbation is an important component of all autoerotic activities and therefore all autoerotic deaths (reality: evidence of masturbation at the scene is a rare finding). ..
  33. ncbi Autoerotic deaths in the literature from 1954 to 2004: a review
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2K 3S7
    J Forensic Sci 51:140-6. 2006
    ..7%), overdressing/body wrapping (1.5%), foreign body insertion (1.2%), atypical asphyxia method (2.9%), and miscellaneous (1.0%). All these atypical methods are further discussed individually...
  34. ncbi Suicide by inhalation of carbon monoxide in a residential fire
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Forensic Sci 50:937-8. 2005
    ..A review of the literature is presented and a new term, "suicide by inhalation of carbon monoxide in a fire," is proposed for such cases...
  35. ncbi Female autoerotic deaths--still often overlooked: a case report
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal Quebec, Canada H2K 3S7
    Med Sci Law 46:357-9. 2006
    ..Despite the great experience of the investigative team, autoerotic death was not considered at first. This case illustrates the importance of forensic teams having knowledge of the particularities of female autoerotic deaths...
  36. ncbi Choking on toilet paper: an unusual case of suicide and a review of the literature on suicide by smothering, strangulation, and choking
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 27:173-4. 2006
    ..Here, we present a case of suicide by choking on toilet paper in a patient with a long history of schizophrenia. The case was ruled a suicide based on the patient having been witnessed in a previous unsuccessful attempt of the same act...
  37. doi Radiographs interpretation by forensic pathologists: a word of warning
    Célia Kremer
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, Montreal Quebec, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 29:295-6. 2008
    ..In a general context of financing problems, it can be appealing to management team to restrict access to external consultants. This study is important in reminding that such money savings do not come without a decrease in quality...
  38. ncbi Suicide by drowning after two gunshots to the head: a case report
    Stephanie Racette
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Montreal, Canada
    Med Sci Law 48:170-2. 2008
    ..The autopsy showed that both gunshot wounds were nonlethal and the cause of death was attributed to drowning. Though homicide was strongly suspected at first, the manner of death was later established as suicide...
  39. ncbi Utility of the caput succedaneum in the forensic investigation of neonaticide: a case report
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Med Sci Law 47:262-4. 2007
    ..It is usually seen with prolonged labour. We report a case of caput succedaneum in a forensic autopsy that overturned the mother's history of giving birth suddenly, consequently increasing the evidence of neonaticide...
  40. doi Postmortem changes mistaken for traumatic lesions: a highly prevalent reason for coroner's autopsy request
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Montreal, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 29:145-7. 2008
    ..Hence, in a context of forensic pathologist shortage, the improvement of coroner continuous training may reduce the workload...
  41. ncbi Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia mimicking rape homicide: a case report
    Stephanie Racette
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2K 3S7
    Med Sci Law 45:356-60. 2005
    ..The woman's genitals were exposed, with her trousers down over her thighs. Rape homicide was strongly suspected, but autopsy findings proved otherwise...
  42. ncbi Jivaro tsantsas or shrunken head: an expertise of authenticity evaluation
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 30:72-4. 2009
    ..To establish authenticity of the shrunken head, we used all of the above-mentioned morphologic criteria along with microscopic hair examination and DNA analysis...
  43. doi Suicide in the bath using weight and elevation of feet
    Stephanie Racette
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, Montreal Quebec, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 29:80-2. 2008
    ..Her feet were tied and elevated by a rope attached to the shower head and a hammer was taped to her forehead. This very unique suicide is reported along with review of the literature on suicide in the bath...
  44. ncbi Aqua-eroticum: an unusual autoerotic fatality in a lake involving a home-made diving apparatus
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2K 3S7
    J Forensic Sci 51:137-9. 2006
    ..He was submersed, tied underwater to a boat and was using a home-made diving apparatus for air supply. Death was ruled as accidental autoerotic asphyxia from rebreathing, caused by the faulty air-supply device...
  45. doi Cerebral traumatism with a playground rocking toy mimicking shaken baby syndrome
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, Montreal, QC, Canada
    J Forensic Sci 53:479-82. 2008
    ..We here report a case of a 2-year-old boy presenting with all the classic autopsy findings of SBS from a playground rocking toy shaken by an older child...
  46. doi Tameshi-giri, or Japanese sword test-cutting: a historic overview
    Célia Kremer
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 29:5-8. 2008
    ..This technique was called tameshi-giri. Although the practice on human beings has since disappeared, the remaining cutting test records represent precious information about human body's resistance to sharp weapons...
  47. ncbi Fatal asphyxia by a thyroglossal duct cyst in an adult
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, 1701 Parthenais Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2K 3S7
    J Clin Forensic Med 13:349-52. 2006
    ..We present the case of a 55-year-old man who died from fatal asphyxia caused by a thyroglossal cyst...
  48. ncbi Brain arteriovenous malformation and its implication in forensic pathology
    Stephanie Racette
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal, QC, Canada H2K 3S7
    J Forensic Sci 52:189-91. 2007
    ..Although rare, it is a cause of sudden death not to be overlooked, especially in children...
  49. doi Discrimination of falls and blows in blunt head trauma: systematic study of the hat brim line rule in relation to skull fractures
    Célia Kremer
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal, QC, Canada
    J Forensic Sci 53:716-9. 2008
    ..In conclusion, this study establishes three criteria in favor of blows: (i) localization of a wound above the hat brim line; (ii) left side lateralization; and (iii) a high number of lacerations...
  50. ncbi 1. Fatal acute hepatitis in infectious mononucleosis in a forensic setting: a case report
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2K 3S7
    Med Sci Law 45:261-4. 2005
    ..We report here the first case of sudden and unexplained death from acute hepatitis in infectious mononucleosis presenting as a suspicious death...
  51. ncbi Suicidal decapitation using a tractor loader: a case report and review of the literature
    Stephanie Racette
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2K 3S7
    J Forensic Sci 52:192-4. 2007
    ..This very unique case of intentional suicidal decapitation is the first reported case of a planned system intended to create decapitation outside the unique case of homemade guillotine and the more common decapitation by train...
  52. ncbi Unusual sudden death: two case reports of hemorrhage by rupture of varicose veins
    Stephanie Racette
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 26:294-6. 2005
    ..External hemorrhage is an unusual complication of this common venous pathology. Reported here are 2 cases of severe external hemorrhage resulting from the perforation of a varicose vein...
  53. doi Deaths in a head-down position: a case report and review of the literature
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome, 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, H2K 3S7, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 4:51-4. 2008
    ..This systematic review allows an interesting insight into the physiopathology of those deaths, pointing more toward heart failure than to an asphyxial phenomenon per se...
  54. doi Death from a possible anaphylactic reaction to ecstasy
    Anny Sauvageau
    Lab de Sciences Judiciares at de Medecine Legale, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 46:156. 2008
    ..We report the unusual case of a death due to an apparent allergic reaction following ecstasy ingestion...
  55. ncbi An unusual case of suicide by broken glass pierced through the buttocks: a case report
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Edifice Wilfrid Derome 1701, Parthenais street, 12th Floor, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2K 3S7
    Med Sci Law 45:81-4. 2005
    ..The literature on suicidal stabbing, particularly focusing on the type of weapon and localisation of wounds, is reviewed...
  56. doi From abstract to publication: the fate of research presented at an annual forensic meeting
    Silvia Tambuscio
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Montreal, Canada
    J Forensic Sci 55:1494-8. 2010
    ..However, a higher number of authors, foreign authors, and international collaboration were found to be good predictive factors of publication...