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OBJECTIVES The objective of this study is to examine the association between Alzheimer's disease and head injury in elderly patients referred to an EMI unit. METHOD An unmatched case control study comparing 198 cases of Alzheimer's disease (NINCDS-ADRDA diagnostic criteria) to selected controls (164 other dementias and 176 non-dementing group) with(More)
BACKGROUND Month of birth as a suicide risk factor has not been adequately explored. The findings of published studies are contradictory and inconclusive. AIMS To examine the association between suicide and month of birth using suicide data for a 22-year period in England and Wales. The sample size of 26 915 suicides greatly exceeds all previous studies.(More)
BACKGROUND We examined clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease patients and controls, and collected information from informants, to examine the association between Alzheimer's disease and aluminium occupation. METHOD An unmatched case-control study comparing 198 cases of Alzheimer's disease (ADRDA-NINCDS diagnostic criteria), to selected controls (164(More)
This study examines, retrospectively, the trends and factors associated with the use of seclusion over a five-year period in a regional secure unit located within a large psychiatric hospital that serves the population of North Cheshire. Ninety-four patients (15.3% of total admissions to the unit) spent some time in seclusion on 186 occasions. The average(More)
Suicide notes are traditionally considered as markers of the severity of the suicide attempt and are said to provide valuable insight into the thinking of suicide victims before the fatal act. Few studies have described the characteristics of elderly suicide note-writers and their final thoughts. This study is a retrospective view of suicide notes obtained(More)
  • Emad Salib
  • International journal of geriatric psychiatry
  • 2005
BACKGROUND Suicide by drowning increases with age but its rates vary between countries and among communities. Drowning suicide rates in some of the available studies may have been over reported or under reported because of misclassification. OBJECTIVE This study presents data on the time trends, age/sex mortality rates from death by drowning in the(More)
BACKGROUND There is little available literature on the effect of suicide methods on brain weight. AIMS To explore variations in post-mortem brain weight in different methods of fatal self-harm (FSH) and in deaths from natural causes. METHOD A review of a sample of coroners' records of elderly persons (60 and above). Verdicts of suicide, misadventure and(More)
  • Emad Salib
  • International journal of geriatric psychiatry
  • 1997
OBJECTIVES To identify variables, other than legal definitions, that may have influenced North Cheshire's Coroner in returning a verdict of 'suicide' or an 'open verdict' on unexpected deaths of the elderly. DESIGN Retrospective review of all coroner's verdicts in North Cheshire during a 5-year period 1989-1993. MATERIAL Forty-seven 'suicide' and 'open(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the methods of fatal self harm (FSH) used by the elderly compared to young adults. METHODS We compared the methods of FSH used by all the elderly over 60 years of age to those used by all younger adults, over 16 and under 60, in the city of Birmingham and Solihull over a period of 4 years, 1995-1998. We applied the term FSH to all(More)