Britta Bockholdt

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DOI 10.1007/s00194-011-0778-5 Online publiziert: 8. September 2011 © Springer-Verlag 2011 S. Banaschak1 · K. Gerlach2 · D. Seifert3 · B. Bockholdt4 · H. Graß5 1 Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Universitätsklinikum Köln 2 Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Universität Basel 3 Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf 4 Institut für(More)
Cases of combined suicide are infrequent findings, especially cases in which each method can be lethal. In interpretation of cases with a multitude of serious injuries it might be impossible to discover minor injuries which had occurred in the course of a preceding confrontation, because they may be masked by the general traumatization. In two cases of(More)
Das Patientenrechtegesetz (PatRG), das 2013 als Artikelgesetz in Kraft trat, sah einige Neuerungen im Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuch (BGB) vor. So wurde unter den Informationspflichten des § 630c BGB in Abs. 2 S. 2 und 3 eine Pflicht des Behandelnden kodifiziert, den Patienten auf dessen Nachfrage oder zur Abwendung gesundheitlicher Gefahren über einen eigenen(More)
Suicides by ligature strangulation are rare events. In Berlin (3.5 million inhabitants; ca. 500 suicides per year) approximately one case per year occurs. Here, we present the main findings of 19 cases investigated between 1978 and 1998, compared to 47 cases of homicidal ligature strangulation. Two of the 19 suicidal victims had single fractures of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Cal. 9 mm x 17 mm industrial blank cartridges deserve special interest in the field of forensic ballistic. This calibre is most often used in Kerner-type livestock stunners, but also in different power tools. The legal framework of these industrial blank cartridges is provided by the C.I.P. and DIN 7260 regulations. The aim of this(More)
The capability of conventional air gun lead pellets (diabolo pellets) to cause severe injuries or fatalities even at low kinetic energy levels is well documented in medical literature. Modern composite hunting pellets, usually a metal core (made of steel, lead, zinc, or a zinc and aluminum alloy) encased in a plastic sleeve, are of special forensic and(More)
BACKGROUND Blunt ballistic impact trauma is a current research topic due to the widespread use of kinetic energy munitions in law enforcement. In the civilian setting, an automatic dummy launcher has recently been identified as source of blunt impact trauma. However, there is no data on the injury risk of conventional dummy launchers. It is the aim of this(More)
Nails and driving pins discharged from powder-actuated fastening tools bear some special ballistic characteristics. Compared to the usual pistol or revolver projectiles, the sectional density (S) of fastening pins is extremely high. The general prevailing opinion is that the kinetic energy delivered by fastening tools is not high enough to cause a temporary(More)
Although potato cannons are an area of great interest among internet users, they are almost completely unknown in the medical community. These simple ballistic devices are made from plastic plumbing pipes and are powered with propellant gas from aerosol cans. By combustion of the gas–oxygen mixture, a high pressure is produced which propels the potato(More)
Since their introduction in the 1950s in the construction and building trade, powder-actuated fastening tools (nail guns) are of forensic and traumatological importance. There are countless reports on both accidental and intentional injuries and fatalities caused by these tools in medical literature. While the ballistic parameters of so-called low-velocity(More)