Affiliation: Faculty of Health Sciences
- The earlobe crease, coronary artery disease, and sudden cardiac death: an autopsy study of 520 individualsErik Edston
Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Division of Forensic Medicine, University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden
Am J Forensic Med Pathol 27:129-33. 2006..It is concluded that in a patient population similar to that in the present study the ELC sign could be especially useful in screening for premature CAD in younger individuals...
- The epidemiology of falanga--incidence among Swedish asylum seekersErik Edston
Kris och Trauma Centrum, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Torture 19:27-32. 2009..Persistent pain and tenderness of feet and lower legs were reported in 48%. The signs and symptoms were highly significant when compared with a control group who had not received falanga [p<0.0001]...
- Histiocytoid cardiomyopathy and ventricular non-compaction in a case of sudden death in a female infantErik Edston
Department of Forensic Medicine, Artillerigatan 12, 581 33, Linkoping, Sweden
Int J Legal Med 123:47-53. 2009..Only one case combined with histiocytoid cardiomyopathy has been described previously. A causal connection between the two conditions cannot be established until more cases have been analyzed...
- Female victims of tortureErik Edston
Kris och traumacentrum, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
J Forensic Leg Med 14:368-73. 2007..Physical abuse by use of blunt force was alleged by 95% but (iii) other types of force and specific torture methods was reported infrequently. (iv) A high frequency of PTSD -- 87% was diagnosed...
- Mast cell tryptase in postmortem serum-reference values and confoundersErik Edston
Institution for Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Linkoping University, Linköping 581 85, Sweden
Int J Legal Med 121:275-80. 2007..It is concluded that asphyxia premortem seems to affect tryptase concentrations, that postmortem tryptase measurements should be done in serum from femoral blood, and that the normal upper limit, covering 95%, is 44.3 microg/l...
- Torture and its sequel--a comparison between victims from six countriesPia A Moisander
Department of Forensic Medicine, University Hospital, University of Linkoping, SE 58185 Linkoping, Sweden
Forensic Sci Int 137:133-40. 2003..This knowledge is of value to forensic specialists documenting alleged torture and essential for fair and valid forensic statements...
- Pathogenic role of cardiac mast cell activation/degranulation,TNF-alpha, and cell death in acute drug-related fatalitiesNasrin Perskvist
National Board of Forensic Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, Linkoping, Sweden
Vasc Health Risk Manag 3:1053-62. 2007..In this study, we examined and compared the participation of MCs, TNF-alpha, apoptosis and necrosis in the heart of drug-related fatalities and the victims of sudden death due to the cardiac failure or aortic dissection...
- Mast cell tryptase and hemolysis after traumaErik Edston
Department of Forensic Medicine, University Hospital, S 581 85 Linkoping, Sweden
Forensic Sci Int 131:8-13. 2003..The present study was designed to confirm the previous observation and to determine if tryptase release after trauma is acute or delayed. Furthermore, the importance of hemolysis and direct trauma to the mast cells was investigated...
- TNF-alpha and IL-10 gene polymorphisms versus cardioimmunological responses in sudden infant deathNasrin Perskvist
National Board of Forensic Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, Linköping Division, Linkoping, Sweden
Fetal Pediatr Pathol 27:149-65. 2008..In this study, the increased number of interstitial T-cells, mast cells, and macrophages in the myocardial interstitium demonstrated no correlation with the genotype for either cytokines...
- TUNEL: a useful screening method in sudden cardiac deathErik Edston
Department of Forensic Medicine, University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden
Int J Legal Med 116:22-6. 2002..It is not certain that they represent true apoptosis induced by ischemia, but TUNEL appears to be a useful screening method in cases where sudden cardiac death is suspected...
- Death in anaphylaxis in a man with house dust mite allergyErik Edston
Institute of Forensic Medicine Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Linkoping, 58185, Linkoping, Sweden
Int J Legal Med 117:299-301. 2003..The circumstances and the patient's history of previous attacks after going to bed point to the fact that exposure to mite contaminated food and/or exposure to mite allergens in bed might have caused his death...