Janusz Załuski

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PURPOSE The object of analysis were suicide cases autopsied in the department in 2004-2006. MATERIAL AND METHODS Of the 1331 autopsies, 126 were undertaken in suicide victims. This number constituted 9.47% of the total number of autopsies, of those 87.3% were males and 12.7% females. The highest percent rate of suicide was observed among males in the ages(More)
The object of analysis were suicide cases autopsied in the department in 1990-2003. Of 5532 autopsies, 518 were undertaken in suicide victims. This number constituted 9.36% of the total number of autopsies, of these 81% were males and 19% females. The ratio of males to females was 4.4. The highest per cent suicide rate was noted in 1993 (54), 1995 (48),(More)
Medical malpractice results from inadequate professional knowledge, incompliance to the present state of medical knowledge or negligence and inattention. The aim of the paper was the analysis of medical malpractice cases based on material in the field of neurology. The cases were assessed according to the number and type in 32 medico-legal opinions issued(More)
The aim of this study is to analyze the problem of child abuse. Non-accidental injuries of young children constitute a very important diagnostic issue, which continues to be faced by both clinicians and forensic medicine specialists. This report presents an extremely interesting case of a young boy, in which a very detailed assessment of the files allowed(More)
The paper presents the analysis of acute fatal ethanol poisonings in the material of the Forensic Medicine Institute in Białystok. Our study has shown that a predominant majority of the deceased died during the phase of alcohol elimination. Moreover, these people were often in good health and generally fit. In view of the immense material analyzed by the(More)
Reanimation procedures may cause changes of autopsy findings. Disregarding this condition may result in erroneous determination of the cause of death. The paper presents a case of a woman, age 77, complaining of general weakness who reported to the outpatient department. Paroxysmal tachycardia was diagnosed on EKG. The patient was referred to the internal(More)
INTRODUCTION Emergency medical personnel is particularly concerned about medical malpractice. The objective of the paper was the analysis of casework material assessed at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical University of Bialystok in the years 2001-2006 for medical malpractice by ambulance service staff. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 80(More)
INTRODUCTION Medical malpractice results from inadequate professional knowledge, incompliance to the present state of medical knowledge or negligence and inattention. The aim of the paper was the analysis of diagnostic and therapeutic malpractice based on casework material in the field of neurosurgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS Medical malpractice cases were(More)
Ethanol is the most common and widespread protoplasmatic poison. The destruction of cells and tissues occurs in both addicted and nonaddicted individuals, who use alcohol occasionally or temporarily. Apoptosis constitutes a very crucial factor in the pathogenesis of acute alcohol poisoning and chronic addiction. Ethanol and its metabolites induce suicidal(More)