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Sudden unexplained death in adults caused by intracranial pathology.
Analysis of case material on file in the University of Glasgow's departments of forensic medicine and science, and neuropathology showed that the principal causes were sudden unexplained death in epilepsy, intracranial haemorrhage, or natural or after trauma, purulent meningitis or an abscess, and tumours. Expand
The role of methadone in drug-related deaths in the west of Scotland.
AIMS To determine the incidence of methadone as either the principal cause of death or as a contributing factor in drug related deaths in the Strathclyde Police region of Scotland and to assess the… Expand
Lethal outbreak of infection with Clostridium novyi type A and other spore-forming organisms in Scottish injecting drug users.
The findings are consistent with an infection resulting from injection into soft tissue of acidified heroin contaminated with spore-forming bacteria, led to a severe local reaction and, in many, multi-system failure. Expand
Drug-related deaths among recently released prisoners in the Strathclyde Region of Scotland.
This paper highlights the dangers of resuming drug consumption following a period of abstinence and identifies Morphine was the most frequently encountered drug and this was found in combination with benzodiazepines in a significant number of cases. Expand
Recent contact with health and social services by drug misusers in Glasgow who died of a fatal overdose in 1999.
The recent contact with health and social services by drug misusers who died of a fatal overdose is explored to explore the numerous opportunities for intervention and the challenge of using them to prevent death. Expand
Immunohistochemical evidence of Clostridium sp, Staphylococcus aureus, and group A Streptococcus in severe soft tissue infections related to injection drug use.
By using IHC, different bacteria in archival soft tissue samples from patients with severe skin and soft tissue infections are detected by using antibodies against Clostridium sp, Staphylococcus aureus, group A streptococci, and Bacillus anthracis. Expand
Drug related deaths in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, 1995-1998.
Investigation of drug related deaths within the Strathclyde region of Scotland found changes in medical treatment, legislation and patterns of drug taking were noted and the effects of these on the year-by-year death tolls evaluated. Expand
Forensic Pathology Reviews, v. 3, Michael Tsokos (Ed.). Humana Press, Totowa, New Jersey (2005), £, 125), ISBN: 1588294161
- M. Black
Update: Clostridium novyi and unexplained illness among injecting-drug users--Scotland, Ireland, and England, April-June 2000.
The investigation of this outbreak of unexplained illness and death among injecting-drug users (IDUs) in the United Kingdom and Ireland indicates that Clostridium species may be associated with these illnesses. Expand
A Review of Gunshot Deaths in Strathclyde − 1989 to 1998
The case files of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Science at the University of Glasgow were searched for deaths involving gunshot injuries for the years 1989 to 1998, and overwhelmingly males with a median age of 31 were identified. Expand