K A Collins

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Affiliation: Medical University of South Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Elder homicide: a 20-year study
    Kim A Collins
    Department of Pathology, Forensic Section, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 27:183-7. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Elder maltreatment: a review
    Kim A Collins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, ForensicSection, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29423, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:1290-6. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Death by overlaying and wedging: a 15-year retrospective study
    K A Collins
    Department of Pathology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 22:155-9. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Elder neglect and the pathophysiology of aging
    Kim A Collins
    Department of Pathology, Forensic Section, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:157-62. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Persistence of spermatozoa and prostatic acid phosphatase in specimens from deceased individuals during varied postmortem intervals
    K A Collins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Forensic Section, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 22:228-32. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Asphyxia by tracheobronchial thrombus
    Kim A Collins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Forensic and Autopsy Pathology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 26:327-9. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Vertebral artery laceration mimicking elder abuse
    Kim A Collins
    Medical University of South Carolina, Forensic Section, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 26:150-4. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Pediatric toxicologic deaths: a 10-year retrospective study
    T A Campbell
    Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Pathology, Charleston 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 22:184-7. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Adolescent death: a 15-year retrospective review
    Nick I Batalis
    Medical University of South Carolina, Children s Hospital, Suite 309, 165 Ashley Ave, Charleston, SC 29407, USA
    J Forensic Sci 50:1444-9. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Ancillary studies in amniotic fluid embolism: a case report and review of the literature
    Bradley J Marcus
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 26:92-5. 2005

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Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Elder homicide: a 20-year study
    Kim A Collins
    Department of Pathology, Forensic Section, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 27:183-7. 2006
    ..By identifying the typical victim, perpetrator, scenario, and autopsy findings, these cases can be more completely investigated and possibly prevented...
  2. ncbi request reprint Elder maltreatment: a review
    Kim A Collins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, ForensicSection, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29423, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:1290-6. 2006
    ..The elder, age 65 years or older, is also a unique individual with respect to pathophysiology. The natural changes of aging must be considered when assessing any physical or laboratory findings...
  3. ncbi request reprint Death by overlaying and wedging: a 15-year retrospective study
    K A Collins
    Department of Pathology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 22:155-9. 2001
    ..By clarifying not only the victim, bed-sharer, and scenario but also the presence or absence of physical findings in cases of overlaying, wedging, and other accidental asphyxia, we can better categorize these cases...
  4. ncbi request reprint Elder neglect and the pathophysiology of aging
    Kim A Collins
    Department of Pathology, Forensic Section, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:157-62. 2007
    ..Five cases occurred in the victim's home, and 3 occurred in an institution (nursing home/care facility). In 5 cases, the perpetrators were family members. The pathophysiology of aging with respect to elder maltreatment is reviewed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Persistence of spermatozoa and prostatic acid phosphatase in specimens from deceased individuals during varied postmortem intervals
    K A Collins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Forensic Section, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 22:228-32. 2001
    ..The authors hope that by examining the laboratory evidence of sexual assault, a correlation can be drawn between the presence or absence of such evidence and the aforementioned variables...
  6. ncbi request reprint Asphyxia by tracheobronchial thrombus
    Kim A Collins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Forensic and Autopsy Pathology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 26:327-9. 2005
    ..The cause of death was asphyxia secondary to airway obstruction by thrombus. We present these 2 unusual cases of asphyxia and review of the literature focusing on asphyxia and the etiology of airway thrombi...
  7. ncbi request reprint Vertebral artery laceration mimicking elder abuse
    Kim A Collins
    Medical University of South Carolina, Forensic Section, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 26:150-4. 2005
    ..The presentation of signs and symptoms can be helpful in assessing the decedent; however, in the practice of forensic pathology such a history is more often lacking...
  8. ncbi request reprint Pediatric toxicologic deaths: a 10-year retrospective study
    T A Campbell
    Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Pathology, Charleston 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 22:184-7. 2001
    ..However, the cause of death was not stated to be cocaine in any of these neonatal and fetal cases...
  9. ncbi request reprint Adolescent death: a 15-year retrospective review
    Nick I Batalis
    Medical University of South Carolina, Children s Hospital, Suite 309, 165 Ashley Ave, Charleston, SC 29407, USA
    J Forensic Sci 50:1444-9. 2005
    ..The authors present their findings in this 15-year retrospective study to better aid forensic pathologists, death investigators, law enforcement, and epidemiologists...
  10. ncbi request reprint Ancillary studies in amniotic fluid embolism: a case report and review of the literature
    Bradley J Marcus
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 26:92-5. 2005
    ..The authors hope this case report, including gross and microscopic autopsy findings with procedural and ancillary studies, and review of the literature will help investigators and pathologists in the diagnosis of amniotic fluid embolism...
  11. doi request reprint Homicides committed by youth assailants: a retrospective study
    Bamidele A Adeagbo
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 29:219-23. 2008
    ..The incident occurred in the home in 41% of cases, followed by the street in 31%. Victim toxicology was frequently positive for cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol...
  12. ncbi request reprint Fatal birth trauma due to an undiagnosed abdominal teratoma: case report and review of the literature
    Amy T Sheil
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:121-7. 2007
    ..The pathology of teratomas, the most common neonatal tumor and occasionally implicated in cases of birth trauma, will be addressed, followed by a review of the literature concerning birth trauma...
  13. ncbi request reprint Natural death in the forensic setting: a study and approach to the autopsy
    Lydia R Christiansen
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:20-3. 2007
    ..Current techniques, special dissections, and ancillary studies that can assist in the classification of these deaths in the forensic setting are reviewed...
  14. doi request reprint The role of postmortem cardiac markers in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction
    Nick I Batalis
    Medical University of South Carolina, Suite 309, 171 Ashley Avenue, PO Box 250908, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Forensic Sci 55:1088-91. 2010
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  15. ncbi request reprint Pediatric homicides related to burn injury: a retrospective review at the medical university of South Carolina
    William F Zaloga
    Department of Pathology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912, USA
    J Forensic Sci 51:396-9. 2006
    ..By recognizing scene characteristics, potential perpetrators, and children at risk, we can better classify pediatric burn-related fatalities...
  16. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy-associated deaths: a 15-year retrospective study and overall review of maternal pathophysiology
    Lydia R Christiansen
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 27:11-9. 2006
    ..The authors present this retrospective study to better determine the factors leading to maternal demise and discuss the autopsy/ancillary techniques useful in determining the cause of death in this challenging area...
  17. ncbi request reprint Childhood panhypopituitarism presenting as child abuse: a case report and review of the literature
    Bradley J Marcus
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 25:265-9. 2004
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  18. ncbi request reprint A 25-year retrospective review of deaths due to pediatric neglect
    Laura D Knight
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Forensic Pathology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 26:221-8. 2005
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  19. ncbi request reprint Iatrogenic deaths following treatment for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: case reports and an approach to the autopsy and death certification
    Nick I Batalis
    Medical University of South Carolina, Forensic Pathology Section, Charleston, 29412, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 26:343-8. 2005
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  20. ncbi request reprint Pathologic findings in malignant hyperthermia: a case report and review of literature
    Lydia R Christiansen
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 25:327-33. 2004
    ..The authors present this case of clinically apparent malignant hyperthermia, discuss how to approach such a case, the gross and microscopic findings, ancillary studies, and a review of the literature...
  21. ncbi request reprint Sudden death due to asphyxia by esophageal polyp: two case reports and review of asphyxial deaths
    Christina Carrick
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 26:275-81. 2005
    ..We report here 2 cases of an esophageal fibrovascular polyp causing sudden asphyxial death, review of the literature, and discussion of other differential diagnoses in the case of asphyxial death...
  22. ncbi request reprint Elderly suicide: a 10-year retrospective study
    A T Bennett
    Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Pathology, Charleston 29425, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 22:169-72. 2001
    ..7% of the cases. Other methods included overdose (6.4%), hanging (3.8%), fall from height (2.6%), incised wounds (2.6%), drowning (2.6%), and carbon monoxide poisoning (1.3%)...
  23. ncbi request reprint An unusual case of anaphylaxis. Mold in pancake mix
    A T Bennett
    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Forensic Section Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 22:292-5. 2001
    ..The decedent had a history of allergies to molds and penicillin, and thus was allergic to the molds in the pancake mix. The authors present this unusual case of anaphylaxis and a review of the literature...
  24. ncbi request reprint Fetal death. A 10-year retrospective study
    M A Sims
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 22:261-5. 2001
    ..The authors present this retrospective study to better determine the factors leading to fetal demise in the hope of assisting death investigators in this challenging arena...
  25. ncbi request reprint Fatal neurotoxic response to neuroleptic medications: case report and review of the literature
    Amy T Sheil
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:116-20. 2007
    ..Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is likely to have contributed to this patient's death. Confounding factors and medicolegal issues of a postmortem diagnosis of NMS are discussed...
  26. doi request reprint A case of Ludwig angina: a case report and review of the literature
    Bradley J Marcus
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Forensic Pathology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 29:255-9. 2008
    ..The underlying etiologies and common scenarios are examined, and significant autopsy findings and dissecting procedures are discussed. The pathophysiology of Ludwig angina is studied with a review of the current literature...
  27. doi request reprint Adolescent Russian roulette deaths
    Kim A Collins
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 31:4-6. 2010
    ..A review of the literature discusses the adolescent victim, suicide, and Russian roulette...
  28. doi request reprint Left atrial infarction: a case report and review of the literature
    Kelly L Rose
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, NC, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 31:1-3. 2010
    ..Microscopic examination revealed acute myocardial infarction of the left atrium at the rupture site. The anatomy of atrial circulation as well as the pathology and consequences of atrial infarction are discussed...