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A study of 759 histologically verified cancers of the nasal cavity (287 cases), paranasal sinuses (179 cases), and nasopharynx (293 cases) and 2465 cancer controls diagnosed in Denmark between 1970 and 1982 was conducted to investigate the importance of occupational exposure to formaldehyde. Information on job history for cases and controls was derived from(More)
Fresh biopsy material for molecular biological investigations is not obtainable from all relevant normal human tissues. We studied the feasibility of using RNA and DNA from autopsies for Northern and Southern blot analysis. Tissue samples from seven organs were obtained from 10 autopsies performed 21-118 h postmortem. Extracted RNA and DNA were examined by(More)
A comparative examination has been made to evaluate decisions as to causes and modes of death among 436 consecutive medicolegal deaths before and after coming to autopsy. All available information was used. including police reports, in evaluating mode and cause of death prior to the autopsy. Among the women, the mode of death evaluation differed in 23.4% of(More)
Trace elements (Fe, Cu, Zn, Se, Mn, Ti, Pb) were measured by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry in normal liver tissue obtained at autopsy from 74 subjects (44 male, 30 female), median age 62 years (range 20-87), and in tissue from 27 cirrhotic livers (14 alcoholic, 13 non-alcoholic cirrhosis). The element content (median and 5-95 percentile interval) in(More)
A case of maternal death and still birth in the 35th week of pregnancy is described where the cause of death was the very rarely diagnosed phlegmonous gastritis. The phlegmonous gastritis is characterised by dangerous, fulminating pyogenic bacterial infection of the gastric wall with alpha-haemolytical streptococci. The entity seems to have been well-known(More)
Biliary tract infection with anaerobic bacteria (B. fragilis or Fusobacterium mortiferum) was produced in rabbits by common duct ligation (c.d.l.) 3 days prior to intravenous bacterial inoculation. Animals were investigated 1, 4 or 7 days after inoculation. Histopathological investigations included the liver, the common duct, and the gallbladder, while(More)
Among 312 consecutive deaths in a Danish Central Hospital autopsy was performed in the pathology department on 266 cases, i.e. 85%. Retrospectively, the underlying causes of death were estimated from the clinical information alone by an experienced clinician and subsequently compared with the autopsy report. The definite cause of death was determined(More)
Elements (K, S, Cl, Br) were measured by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry in normal liver tissue obtained at autopsy from 74 subjects (44 male, 30 female), median age 62 years (range 20-87), and in cirrhotic liver tissue from 27 subjects (14 alcoholic, 13 non-alcoholic cirrhosis). The element content (median and 5-95 percentile interval) in normal livers in(More)