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Postmortem vitreous chemistry - An evaluation of sodium, potassium and chloride levels in estimation of time since death (during the first 36 h after death)

*, Chandrakanth H.V. and Kanchan, Tanuj and *, Balaraj B.M. and *, Virupaksha H.S. and *, Chandrashekar T.N. (2013) Postmortem vitreous chemistry - An evaluation of sodium, potassium and chloride levels in estimation of time since death (during the first 36 h after death). Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 20. pp. 211-216.

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Abstract

Estimation of time since death is a paramount medico-legal issue in any postmortem examination. The present study is intended to study the correlation between postmortem interval and vitreous humor chemistry for sodium, potassium, and chlorides. The study is aimed to find maleefemale differences and differences between right and left eyes in vitreous chemistry. The vitreous humor samples were collected in 114 autopsies conducted in the study center and analyzed biochemically. All the cases where exact time of death was known and where the time since death ranged between 0 and 36 h were included in the study. Data obtained was analyzed statistically using spss version 11.0. The present research did not find a significant correlation between vitreous chemistry and postmortem interval. The differences in vitreous sodium, potassium, chloride levels and the sodium potassium ratio among males and females and between right and left eyes were not found to be statistically significant

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vitreous chemistry; Postmortem; Time since death; Postmortem interval; Sodium, potassium and chloride levels
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 30 May 2013 05:19
Last Modified: 30 May 2013 05:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136163

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