The AU program is a case-based continuing education program designed for pathologists who perform autopsies
as part of their professional activities.
Unlike other studies that have described and analyzed characteristics that influence autopsies
overall (19,20), ours describes demographic characteristics and clinicopathologic syndromes associated with autopsy of persons who died of unexplained infectious causes in the United States.
In addition, the regular performance of anatomical autopsies
provides excellent opportunity for individual and institutional quality control and clinical audit.
can create new knowledge regarding disease entities and may reveal additional links in the chain of causation, giving insight to fatal clinical courses and unexpected deaths.
Medical staff from Kagoshima University and Kumamoto University performed separate autopsies
on the two bodies, believed to be crew members of the unidentified ship, which were found during an underwater search conducted from May 1 to Wednesday, coast guard officials said.
After Alder Hey, people are extremely nervous about requesting autopsies
Often physicians exceed the parameters for consents to "limited" autopsies
The court held that inmate's religious belief opposing autopsies
outweighed the government's interest in protecting itself from lawsuit by the inmate's next of kin, and instead ordered an external examination of the inmate by a medical doctor prior to and after the execution, and permitted the taking of photographs and videotaping of the execution.
the 1960s), the percentage of autopsies
on patients dying in our university teaching hospitals was about 50 percent--and the autopsy rate was an important factor used by accrediting bodies in rating the overall quality of medical care in hospitals.
The nationwide decrease in the quantity of autopsies
being performed by local hospital-based general pathologists has placed an additional burden on medical examiners.
Initially they worked from external inspection, but by shortly after 1300 we find them performing autopsies
on victims in order to look for hidden and internal causes of death, most commonly when poison was suspected.
Currently, although OPOs will use autopsy findings in case evaluation and the Uniform Anatomic Gift Act mandates release of any autopsy information to the OPOs, few OPOs require autopsies
on potential donors.