B R Sharma

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Dowry--a deep-rooted cause of violence against women in India
    B R Sharma
    Dept of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Govt Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh 160030, India
    Med Sci Law 45:161-8. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Missed diagnoses in trauma patients vis-à-vis significance of autopsy
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, UT 160030, India
    Injury 36:976-83. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Road traffic injuries: a major global public health crisis
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh 160030, India
    Public Health 122:1399-406. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Clinical forensic medicine in the present day trauma-care system--an overview
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh 160030, India
    Injury 37:595-601. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Neck structure injuries in Hanging--comparing retrospective and prospective studies
    B R Sharma
    Dept of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Govt Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh 160030, India
    Med Sci Law 45:321-30. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Forensic considerations of surrogacy -- an overview
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, UT 160030, India
    J Clin Forensic Med 13:80-5. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Delayed death in burns and the allegations of medical negligence
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Govt Medical College and Hospital, 1156 B, Sector 32 B, Chandigarh 160030, India
    Burns 32:269-75. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Historical and medico-legal aspects of infanticide: an overview
    B R Sharma
    Dept of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Govt Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Med Sci Law 46:152-6. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Forensic considerations of missed diagnoses in trauma deaths
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    J Forensic Leg Med 14:195-202. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Death during or following surgical procedure and the allegation of medical negligence: an overview
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    J Forensic Leg Med 14:311-7. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Dowry--a deep-rooted cause of violence against women in India
    B R Sharma
    Dept of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Govt Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh 160030, India
    Med Sci Law 45:161-8. 2005
    ..The present study makes an in-depth review of the dowry system in India and analyses the reasons which have demonized dowry into its present commercialized and institutionalized form...
  2. ncbi request reprint Missed diagnoses in trauma patients vis-à-vis significance of autopsy
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, UT 160030, India
    Injury 36:976-83. 2005
    ..Rather, it is focussed specifically on the issue of whether autopsy can be useful to provide feedback in identifying clinical problems of trauma patients...
  3. doi request reprint Road traffic injuries: a major global public health crisis
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh 160030, India
    Public Health 122:1399-406. 2008
    ..Responding appropriately to the disparities in available evidence and prevention efforts is necessary in order to address this global public health crisis comprehensively...
  4. ncbi request reprint Clinical forensic medicine in the present day trauma-care system--an overview
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh 160030, India
    Injury 37:595-601. 2006
    ..As trends in crime and violence change, new antiviolence legislation is likely to be implemented; consequently, new personnel resources are required to ensure that these legislative mandates effectively meet the needs of society...
  5. ncbi request reprint Neck structure injuries in Hanging--comparing retrospective and prospective studies
    B R Sharma
    Dept of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Govt Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh 160030, India
    Med Sci Law 45:321-30. 2005
    ..Contusions and lacerations of musculature were found in 20% of cases in the retrospective group and 34% in the prospective group, thus stressing the need for thorough postmortem examinations and meticulous documentation of the findings...
  6. ncbi request reprint Forensic considerations of surrogacy -- an overview
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, UT 160030, India
    J Clin Forensic Med 13:80-5. 2006
    ..Medical sciences have now compartmentalized motherhood into the genetic, gestational and the social mother leading to a clash of interests. This paper reviews some medicolegal, ethical and social aspects of surrogacy...
  7. ncbi request reprint Delayed death in burns and the allegations of medical negligence
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Govt Medical College and Hospital, 1156 B, Sector 32 B, Chandigarh 160030, India
    Burns 32:269-75. 2006
    ..Pulmonary, cardiac and other complications also contribute to the delayed deaths following severe burn...
  8. ncbi request reprint Historical and medico-legal aspects of infanticide: an overview
    B R Sharma
    Dept of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Govt Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Med Sci Law 46:152-6. 2006
    ..In some cases, he may be unable to give a firm opinion and should not shirk from stating this clearly. This paper examines some historical, legal and pathological aspects of infanticide...
  9. ncbi request reprint Forensic considerations of missed diagnoses in trauma deaths
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    J Forensic Leg Med 14:195-202. 2007
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  10. ncbi request reprint Death during or following surgical procedure and the allegation of medical negligence: an overview
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    J Forensic Leg Med 14:311-7. 2007
    ..This paper examines the medical, ethical and legal aspects of such deaths with reference to the allegations of medical negligence in these cases...
  11. ncbi request reprint Suicides in Northern India: comparison of trends and review of literature
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, 1156 B, Sector 32 B, Chandigarh, India
    J Forensic Leg Med 14:318-26. 2007
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  12. ncbi request reprint Sudden infant death syndrome: a subject of medicolegal research
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:69-72. 2007
    ..To reach a proper conclusion as to the cause and manner of death of an infant who died suddenly and unexpectedly, investigation must be thorough and professional...
  13. ncbi request reprint Gender identity disorder and its medico-legal considerations
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Govt Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, 160030, India
    Med Sci Law 47:31-40. 2007
    ..This article examines the historical perspective, genesis and management of gender identity disorder, or transsexualism, and draws attention to the medico-legal considerations...
  14. ncbi request reprint Misuse of prenatal diagnostic technology for sex-selected abortions and its consequences in India
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, 1156 B, Sector 32B, Chandigarh 160030, India
    Public Health 121:854-60. 2007
    ..In this paper, we examine the functioning and consequences of the misuse of this technology...
  15. ncbi request reprint Infection in patients with severe burns: causes and prevention thereof
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, No 1156 B, Sector 32 B, Chandigarh 160030, India
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 21:745-59, ix. 2007
    ..Wound infection may lead to septicemia that may not only consume additional resources but is associated with significant morbidity and mortality despite the advances in burn care...
  16. doi request reprint Injuries to neck structures in deaths due to constriction of neck, with a special reference to hanging
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, 1156 B, Sector 32 B, Chandigarh 160 030, India
    J Forensic Leg Med 15:298-305. 2008
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  17. ncbi request reprint Triage in trauma-care system: a forensic view
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh 160 030, India
    J Clin Forensic Med 12:64-73. 2005
    ..This paper examines the evolution of triage systems in trauma care from a forensic viewpoint...
  18. ncbi request reprint Development of pre-hospital trauma-care system--an overview
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Goverment Medical College and Hospital, 1156 B, Sector 32 B, Chandigarh 160030, India
    Injury 36:579-87. 2005
    ..Rapid field assessment of injured patients is, therefore, an essential element of any effectively functioning trauma system. This review examines the evolution of pre-hospital trauma-care systems, during the triage of a trauma victim...
  19. ncbi request reprint Suicides in northern India: causes, methods used and prevention
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Govt Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh 160030 India
    Med Sci Law 43:221-9. 2003
    ..Marriage counselling and the concept of family planning are also advocated...
  20. ncbi request reprint Disorders of sexual preference and medicolegal issues thereof
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, 160030, India
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 24:277-82. 2003
    ..Psychopathology within this group of disorders may lead to criminal behavior, ranging from infringement of decency to some of the most heinous crimes known...
  21. ncbi request reprint Research on human embryos: issues, politics and solutions
    B R Sharma
    Dept of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Govt Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, 160030, India
    Med Sci Law 44:41-6. 2004
  22. ncbi request reprint Medicolegal and ethical issues of cloning: do we need to think again and again?
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 25:145-9. 2004
    ..We need to think about what, if any, circumstances might warrant cloning, as well as the circumstances under which it should never be allowed...
  23. ncbi request reprint Withholding and withdrawing of life support: a medicolegal dilemma
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, 160030, India
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 25:150-5. 2004
    ..Such approach has frequently caused families, institutions, and conservators of patients to resort to judicial fiat for resolution...
  24. ncbi request reprint The end of life decisions -- should physicians aid their patients in dying?
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, 1156 B, Sector 32 B, Chandigarh 160030, India
    J Clin Forensic Med 11:133-40. 2004
    ..International Human Rights Law can provide a consensual basis for such a debate on euthanasia...
  25. ncbi request reprint Organ transplantation programme: an overview of the present situation
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Govt Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, 160030 India
    Med Sci Law 44:245-51. 2004
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  26. ncbi request reprint The injury scale--a valuable tool for forensic documentation of trauma
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, 1156 B, Sector 32 B, Chandigarh 160 030, India
    J Clin Forensic Med 12:21-8. 2005
    ..Unfortunately, trauma mortality prediction in the individual patient is limited and fraught with uncertainty. In fact, decisions for individual patients should never be based solely on a statistically derived injury severity score...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cloning controversies: an overview of the science, ethics and politics
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Govt Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh 160030, India
    Med Sci Law 45:17-26. 2005
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  28. doi request reprint Forensic considerations of pregnancy-related maternal deaths: an overview
    B R Sharma
    Dept of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, 1113, Sector 32 B, Chandigarh, UT 160 030, India
    J Forensic Leg Med 16:233-8. 2009
    ..We examine the pregnancy-related maternal deaths with a forensic view point...
  29. ncbi request reprint Child abuse in Chandigarh, India, and its implications
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, 1156 B, Sector 32 B, Chandigarh 160030, India
    J Clin Forensic Med 11:248-56. 2004
    ..We report a retrospective review of children (age<16 years) referred for medicolegal examination, an autopsy in Chandigarh, India, between 2000 and 2003...
  30. ncbi request reprint Ethical and practical principles underlying the end of life decisions
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, 160030 India
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 25:216-9. 2004
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  31. ncbi request reprint Kitchen accidents vis-a-vis dowry deaths
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Medical College Hospital, 1156 B, Sector 32 B, 160047, Chandigarh, India
    Burns 28:250-3. 2002
  32. ncbi request reprint Septicemia as a cause of death in burns: an autopsy study
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh 160030, India
    Burns 32:545-9. 2006
    ..In view of the limited resources of developing countries, we recommend the use of available scoring systems to estimate burn outcome so that the best care can be directed to those who have a better chance of improvement...
  33. ncbi request reprint Medical advances in transsexualism and the legal implications
    Dasari Harish
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 24:100-5. 2003
    ..But in many developed and the developing countries, transsexuals are not given a legal identity, thereby adding to their agonies and miseries...
  34. ncbi request reprint Poisoning in northern India: changing trends, causes and prevention thereof
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Govt Medical College, Sector 32, Chandigarh 160047, India
    Med Sci Law 42:251-7. 2002
    ..Despite India's predominantly rural character, the urban preponderance of deaths by poisoning may reflect the role of leading a more stressful life in urban areas...
  35. ncbi request reprint Emergency management of trauma in India: expectations and reality
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Am J Disaster Med 2:13-9. 2007
    ..Strengthening in several areas is severely needed to achieve a reasonable level of efficiency, despite significant efforts on the part of the private sector to develop trauma care systems...
  36. ncbi request reprint Disaster management following explosion
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Am J Disaster Med 3:113-9. 2008
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  37. ncbi request reprint Road-traffic accidents--a demographic and topographic analysis
    B R Sharma
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Chandigarh, India
    Med Sci Law 41:266-74. 2001
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  38. ncbi request reprint Outcome of cluster endophthalmitis in western plain region of Nepal
    S Bajimaya
    Retina Clinic, Lumbini Eye Institute, Shree Rana Ambika Shah Eye Hospital, Bhairahawa, Nepal
    Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ) 8:102-8. 2010
    ..Excessive inflammation, particularly in the early post-operative phase, should be regarded as infective endophthalmitis. Early diagnosis and immediate intervention in such case, lead to salvage of eye as well as better visual outcome...
  39. ncbi request reprint Artistic assault: an unusual penetrating head injury reported as a trivial facial trauma
    T S Mandat
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 147:331-3; discussion 332-3. 2005
    ..This brief report serves to highlight that penetrating brain injury can occur without neurological deficit and that a minimally invasive surgical approach was successful in avoiding any complications...