Pericardial Fluid Analysis: An Attempt to Correlate with Postmortem Interval

Shetty, Pavanchand and Babu, Raghavendra YP and Kumar, Ashwini and Nayak, Vinod C and Bakkannavar, Shankar M and Palimar, Vikram and Kumar, Pradeep G (2013) Pericardial Fluid Analysis: An Attempt to Correlate with Postmortem Interval. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, 33 (33). 1449-14 53. ISSN 2230 – 7885

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The paramount medico legal issue in any postmortem examination relates to the determination of time since death because of the inquiries that arise during the investigation of any medico legal case related to the time of committal of crime. This study trie s to analyze whether changes in parameters of the constituents of pericardial fluid has any bearing as to the time since death. The pH, pO2, pCO2 and HCO3 were used to correlate with the postmortem interval. No statistical correlation was observed between the parameters and postmortem interval. More research is suggested in this field with larger sample size and immediate analysis of pericardial fluid could probably yield results that could be of help to estimate postmortem interval.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Postmortem interval; Pericardial fluid; Autopsy
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 04:15
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2015 10:49

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