Mitra Akhlaghi

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INTRODUCTION Sex determination is the first step in the identification of corpses and skeletal remains. The mandible is the largest and strongest bone of the face and has high durability. It is known that skeletal features vary by population, thus the need to establish population-specific standards. In this study, for the first time, we investigated(More)
OBJECTIVE Personal identification is an essential issue when mutilated and amputated limbs or parts of the body are found in mass disasters. Estimation of the stature from the size of different parts of the body is one of the most important items in personal identification. The aim of this study was to estimate the stature from upper limb anthropometry. (More)
OBJECTIVES Heretofore, sex determination has been carried out on skeletal remains to identify individuals in forensic cases and to assess populations in archaeological cases. Since it has been shown that not all bones are found in a forensic case, discriminant function equations should be derived for various bones of the body to assist in sex determination.(More)
OBJECTIVE Tibia is one of the bones which can be applied in sex determination in addition to its successful role in determination of stature. The aim of this study was to investigate the value of anthropometric parameters of the tibia in forensic identification. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cross-sectional analysis of anthropometric parameters of the tibia was(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the closure degree of spheno-occipital synchondrosis and its relationship with chronological age. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cross-sectional analysis of the closure degree of spheno-occipital suture was done through direct inspection of 376 autopsies from both sexes whose ages ranged between 8 and 26 years in Legal Medicine Organization of(More)
OBJECTIVE Sometimes only skeletal remains are available for forensic identification. Therefore, sex determination using human skeletal remains is one of the most important components in forensic identification. Different levels of accuracy for sex determination using clavicle have been reported in various studies, and on the other hand, anthropometric(More)
Injection drug use has been the most growing rout of drug abuse in Iran in the past decade and it has been responsible for the transmission of HIV virus in more than two third of cases. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of HIV and hepatitis B in a group of IDU cadavers and to compare the results to a group of cadavers of the(More)
The frontal sinus is a sturdy part of the skull that is likely to be retrieved for forensic investigations. We evaluated frontal sinus parameters in paranasal sinus computed tomography (CT) images for sex determination. The study was conducted on 200 normal paranasal sinus CT images of 100 men and 100 women of Persian origin. We categorized the studied(More)
OBJECTIVE Measurement of anthropometric parameters of long bones can be applied in sex determination and height prediction. The aim of this study was to investigate the value of length of the radius in forensic identification. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cross-sectional analysis of anthropometric parameters of the radius was done by Legal Medicine Organization(More)
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