Suicide by inhalation of carbon monoxide of car exhausts fumes - Dinis-Oliveira R, Aguiar M, Magalh ães T.

BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide (CO) is a major and ubiquitous component of fire atmospheres produced when organic matter is burned in an inadequate supply of oxygen. Accidental poisoning by CO is common in cold climates where fireplaces, a gas, electric or ke...
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Authors: Mureşan CO, Zăvoi RE, Dumache RO, Precup CV, Ciocan V, Bulzan OŞ, Florou C, Enache A Abstract Carbon monoxide (CO) remains an insidious and silent killer due to its physical and chemical properties; its lethal effects are encountered in cases of household accidents, occupational hazards or suicide. Deaths due to CO poisoning were studied retrospectively in the period 2000-2018 at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, Timişoara, Romania. These cases represent 1.75% of all the autopsies and 0.63% of all violent deaths. There have been cases of single deaths and cases with multiple victims - concomitant dea...
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On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that several prescription sleep aids must now include aboxed warning—the FDA’s strongest safety warning—following reports of sleepwalking and other rare sleep behaviors that have led to serious injuries and deaths.Sleep aids containing eszopiclone (Lunesta), zaleplon (Sonata), and zolpidem (Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar, Intermezzo, and Zolpimist) must carry the boxed warning as well as another warning against the use of the medications by patients with a history of sleepwalking or other rare sleep behaviors like sleep driving.This is not the first ...
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Suicide, as a self-harming behavior, is an important cause of death around the world [1]. It was the 15th leading cause of death for all ages (1.4% of all deaths) worldwide in 2012, accounting for over 800,000 estimated deaths [2]. The age standardized rate of suicide was 11.4 per 100,000 and 80% of global suicide occurs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) [3]. There are several methods of committing suicide, including poisoning, hanging, drug or alcohol overdose, gun shot, exsanguination, jumping, suffocation and carbon monoxide inhalation.
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CONTEXT: The inhalation of carbon monoxide produced by the incomplete combustion of carbon remains a popular method of suicide. A much less common method of producing carbon monoxide for suicide is by mixing formic and sulfuric acids. CASE DETAILS: We desc...
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