A Descriptive Medico-legal Study of Female Deaths in Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Conclusionand recommendations: Females in the third decade of life with blunt injuries to the head and neck were the majority of adult female autopsies. Homicide was the most common manner of female death using sharp instruments after domestic arguments mainly by a spouse or relative. Accidental death came second mainly due to post-operative complications. In cases of suicide, falling from height was the commonest cause followed by poisoning. These findings could be useful for forensic pathologists and healthcare promoters in predicting and preventing female deaths. Moreover, this emphasizes the need for raising public awareness about the scale of female violence problem in our society. The results of this study indicates that, by not only a strong legal support network, but also by opportunities for economic independency, essential education and awareness, alternative accommodation and a change in attitude and mindset of society, judiciary, legislature, executive, men and most importantly women themselves can lower or even prevent such deaths specially suicidal.
Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine - Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: research

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Authors: Łabuz-Roszak B, Niewiadomska E, Kubicka-Bączyk K, Skrzypek M, Tyrpień-Golder K, Majewska A, Matejczyk A, Dobrakowski P, Pierzchała K Abstract OBJECTIVES: Pain is one of the most frequently reported symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). It affects the daily functioning of patients, limits the ability to work and reduces the joy of life. The aim of the study was to analyze the impact of pain on quality of life as well as symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients with MS. METHODS: The study included 144 patients with diagnosed MS (mean age 41±12 years, mean illness duration 10.3±8.6 ...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
Authors: Herman A Abstract In recent years increased interest in the connection of intestinal microflora and the state of human health resulted in a great deal of research on the influence of intestinal microflora in particular on mental health, including works on affective functions of the central nervous system (CNS). Previous studies on animals have revealed the existence of a bi-directional communication system between the gastrointestinal microbiota and the central nervous system, the so-called .gut-brain axis' which modulates functioning of CNS through immunological, endocrine and neuronal mechanisms. Clinica...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
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Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
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Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
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Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
Authors: Rybakowski J, Cubała WJ, Gałecki P, Rymaszewska J, Samochowiec J, Szulc A, Dudek D Abstract In the article, the recommendations of the Polish Psychiatric Association regarding pharmacological treatment of women with bipolar disorder during pregnancy and postpartum period were presented. The issue pertains to every twentieth woman wanting to get pregnant. Before planned pregnancy, it is advisable to obtain a several-month stabilization of psychiatric state, to establish treatment with one mood-stabilizing drug (except for valproate and carbamazepine) or gradual discontinuation of drugs in case of mild cou...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
Authors: Samochowiec J, Rybakowski J, Galecki P, Szulc A, Rymaszewska J, Cubiała WJ, Dudek D Abstract Treatment of depressive disorders in women of childbearing age requires special attention due to the possibility of planned or unplanned pregnancy and the specificity of mood disorders associated with the perinatal period. A doctor who treats depression in a woman of childbearing age should openly discuss with the patient her sexuality and the possibility of becoming pregnant. A psychiatrist may encounter various problems, such as: a therapeutic decision regarding a woman suffering from recurrent depression who re...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
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Source: Parkinsons Disease - Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinsons Dis Source Type: research
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Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
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Source: Inorganica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
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