Jennifer J Rulon

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BACKGROUND Venous thrombosis followed by pulmonary embolism is one of the most common causes of sudden death among middle-aged adults. Several inherited polymorphisms are associated with heightened risk of venous thrombosis, including mutation at position 20210 of the prothrombin gene and mutation at codon 506 of the factor V gene. METHODS We studied(More)
The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office in San Antonio, Texas, has encountered 3 cases within a 15-month period involving decedents who were pronounced dead by brain death or cardiac death examination and who had elevated, if not toxic concentrations of pentobarbital present at the time of examination. The elevated levels of pentobarbital were discovered(More)
The appearance of gunshot entrance wounds on the body depends upon many factors including, the type of firearm, the type of ammunition, the location of the wound on the body, and the circumstances of how a wound was sustained. Atypical gunshot entrance wounds are usually created when the bullet is destabilized prior to entering the body and consequently(More)
Few studies have analyzed the relationship among pathology, therapy-induced changes, proliferative activity, and outcome for rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), despite the challenges of histopathologic interpretation of this tumor after treatment. Although cytodifferentiation and decreased mitotic activity after treatment were documented previously, the clinical(More)
Activated protein C resistance (APC-R) is the most common inherited defect of the coagulation system known to date, affecting 3-5% of Americans. It is an autosomal dominant disorder associated with an increased risk of venous thrombosis and is reportedly found in 21% of individuals with deep venous thrombosis. Medical examiners are in a unique position to(More)
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