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  1. Content type: Original Article

    This study aimed to test the sensitivity and specificity of the third molar maturity index (I3M) cutoff value to discriminate between individuals above and below 18 years of age in an Egyptian sample.

    Authors: Amal A. El-Bakary, Somaia M. El-Azab, Heba M. Abou El Atta, Luz Andrea Velandia Palacio and Roberto Cameriere

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:52

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    Estimation of body height from measurement of various body parts is a particular interest to forensic scientists to complete biological profile after death. However, establishing the identity of an individual ...

    Authors: Bickes Wube Sume

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:51

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  3. Content type: Original Article

    Fingerprint, though still remains one of the best possible means of individual identification, is often lost during the recovery process. The successful utilisation of developed fingerprint for identification ...

    Authors: Revathi Rajan, Yusmazura Zakaria, Shaharum Shamsuddin and Nik Fakhuruddin Nik Hassan

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:50

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  4. Content type: Original Article

    The present study aims to examine the extent of variation in genuine handwriting characteristics across 10 years. One hundred samples (one admitted handwriting and three exemplars) were collected from 25 subje...

    Authors: Mebin Wilson Thomas and Santhosh Kareepadath Rajan

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:49

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  5. Content type: Original Article

    Annually, 800, 000 die from suicide worldwide. However, suicide is believed to be rare in our environment. Suicide causes significant life disruptions in people bereaved by it. These disruptions result from as...

    Authors: Samuel Robsam Ohayi

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:48

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  6. Content type: Review

    In recent times, the use of thermal papers has increased exponentially and the fingerprints on thermal papers are frequently encountered. Although fingerprint development on paper has been standardized, that o...

    Authors: Praveen Kumar Yadav

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:47

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  7. Content type: Original Article

    DNA profiling for the victim identification in several forensic situations is mostly challenging due to a high degree of degradation or due to a high level of intermingling of remains. There are many intrinsic...

    Authors: Mukesh Kumar Thakar, Bhawana Joshi, Pankaj Shrivastava, Anupuma Raina and Sanjeev Lalwani

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:46

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  8. Content type: Original Article

    In sexual assault casework, the detection of semen on a sample supports an allegation of sexual contact and indicates the presence of DNA from a male source. Ideally, techniques employed should demonstrate hig...

    Authors: Jae Joseph Russell B. Rodriguez, Gayvelline C. Calacal, Rita P. Laude and Maria Corazon A. De Ungria

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:45

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  9. Content type: Original Article

    The use of water to destroy evidences in criminal cases is common. It is uncommon to believe the usefulness of evidences recovered underwater in terms of its forensic significance regarding personal identifica...

    Authors: Neeti Kapoor, Shagufa Ahmed, Ritesh K. Shukla and Ashish Badiye

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:44

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  10. Content type: Original Article

    Fingerprints are the impressions left on any material by the volar surface also called finger bulbs of the fingers. As per the law of individuality, each individual has a unique set of tiny raised ridges or fr...

    Authors: Bhoopesh Kumar Sharma, Raeesa Bashir, Mayssa Hachem and Himanshu Gupta

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:43

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  11. Content type: Original Article

    In the field of forensic dentistry, various radiographic techniques have been used for age estimation. The coronal pulp cavity index (CPCI) indicates a reduction in the pulp chamber with age as a result of sec...

    Authors: Kusum Singal, Neelkamal Sharma, Vikas Kumar and Permila Singh

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:42

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  12. Content type: Original Article

    Printer forensics is a sub-branch of digital forensic science encompassing the identification of the source of any printout by different means. Over the world, still today, there is no digital forensic lab abl...

    Authors: Ahmad S. Salim and Asmaa A. Abdalla

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:40

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  13. Content type: Original Article

    Water-pipe tobacco smoking obsession has again spread worldwide. Especially, the younger generation is besotted with mu’assel (shisha) and avidly use these for smoking. Numbers of additives are being added in ...

    Authors: Deepak Middha and Archna Negi

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:39

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  14. Content type: Original Article

    Sibling relation over chosen STR loci and localized database is yet to be developed in Indonesia like into many other countries despite the demand of varied ethnic population, catastrophes and civil conflict t...

    Authors: Agung Sosiawan, Ahmad Yudianto, Abdul Hadi Furqoni, Simon Martin Manyanza Nzilibili and Indah Nuraini

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:38

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  15. Content type: Original Article

    Regarding postmortem estimation, the evaluation of early histological and miRNA molecular changes have been of great concerns among forensic scientists due to uncertainty of known conventional methods. The his...

    Authors: Samah F. Ibrahim, Mona M. Ali, Hoda Basyouni, Laila A. Rashed, Eman A. E. Amer and Dalia Abd El-Kareem

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:37

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  16. Content type: Original Article

    Sudden unexplained nocturnal death syndrome (SUNDS) is a genetic disorder that can cause sudden death in young and healthy adults during sleep at night. Cardiac arrhythmia has been proposed as the factor respo...

    Authors: Supawon Srettabunjong, Duangkamon Eakkunnathum, Wanna Thongnoppakhun and Orapan Sripichai

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:36

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  17. Content type: Original Article

    Whenever a crime is committed, forensic personnel are requested to collect every kind of evidence to establish the relationship between the suspects and the crime. When any evidence is accidentally destroyed o...

    Authors: Vera Filetti, Giulio Di Mizio, Marcello Rendine, Palmira Fortarezza, Pietrantonio Ricci, Cristoforo Pomara, Giovanni Messina, Irene Riezzo, Christian Zammit, Antonietta Messina, Monica Salerno and Francesco Sessa

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:35

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  18. Content type: Original Article

    The wide unregulated use of malathion has produced severe health hazards. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a known glutathione precursor, and there is a growing attention concerning its beneficial effects against pestic...

    Authors: Heba Mohamed Aboubakr, Eman Abdelfattah Elzohairy, Abla Abdelrahman Ali, Laila Ahmed Rashed, Nevine Khairy Elkady and Ahmed S. A. Soliman

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:34

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  19. Content type: Original Article

    Hair is one of the most frequently encountered trace evidence in crime scenes. It has been used for differentiating races or identifying species of animals. An understanding of intra- and inter-variation of hu...

    Authors: Loong Chuen Lee, Wan Nur Syazwani Wan Mohamad Fuad, Sharifah Shakilah Abdullah and Kay Loke Ong

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:31

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  20. Content type: Original Article

    Y chromosome single nucleotide polymorphisms (Y-SNPs) are useful markers for reconstructing male lineages, haplogroup determinations, and paternity identifications. Since Y chromosome lacks recombination, the ...

    Authors: Arjun Rao Isukapatla, Moumita Sinha, Venugopal Pulamagatta, Adimoolam Chandrasekar and Bharti Ahirwar

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:30

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  21. Content type: Case Report

    Ethyl chloride (EC) or chloroethane is a colourless halogenated hydrocarbon gas regularly employed as a topical anaesthetic spray for pain-related injuries and muscle spasm in athletes. However, EC became also...

    Authors: Jennifer P. Pascali, Paolo Fais, Guido Viel, Giovanni Cecchetto and Massimo Montisci

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:29

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  22. Content type: Original Article

    Smoking enhances oxidative stress by causing an oxidant/antioxidant imbalance in the body leading to deleterious effects on various tissues and organs. 8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) is a predominant for...

    Authors: Mai Mohamed Mahrous, Usama Mohamed El-Barrany, Manal Mohy El-Din Ismail, Iman Fawzy Gaballah and Laila Ahmed Rashed

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:28

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  23. Content type: Original Article

    The high rate of medical errors, malpractice payments, legal issues, and complaints from physicians leads to waste of the physician’s time and energy as well as high costs for related individuals and organizat...

    Authors: Pedram Keshavarz, Mehdi Dehghani, Fatemeh Malekpour, Saeid Gholamzadeh, Mohammad Zarenezhad and Abdorrasoul Malekpour

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:26

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  24. Content type: Original Article

    Sex determination is an integral and fundamental step in biological profile construction. The mandible, which holds many dimorphic traits, can be useful for sex estimation in the forensic context. However, rel...

    Authors: Andreas Bertsatos, Konstantina Athanasopoulou and Maria-Eleni Chovalopoulou

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:25

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  25. Content type: Review

    Fingerprint has been one of the powerful evidence in forensic investigation as it is useful for human identification, associating an individual to an item and/or location of interest, as well as reconstructing...

    Authors: Aida Rasyidah Azman, Naji Arafat Mahat, Roswanira Abdul Wahab, Wan Azlina Ahmad, Mohamad Afiq Mohamed Huri and Hafezul Helmi Hamzah

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:23

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  26. Content type: Original Article

    In the current scenario, glass plays a vital contribution in our standard everyday life. Fractured and fragmented glasses are most commonly encountered at the crime scene. During the commission of the crime, g...

    Authors: Neelesh Tiwari, Abhimanyu Harshey, Tanurup Das, Sughosh Abhyankar, Vijay Kumar Yadav, Kriti Nigam, Vijay Raj Anand and Ankit Srivastava

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:22

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  27. Content type: Original Article

    The growing proportion of elderly implies that natural and unnatural deaths of the elderly will be increasingly confronted. The objective of our study was to determine the unnatural manner and causes of death ...

    Authors: Mohamed Yassine Braham, Mariem Gharbeoui, Mohamed Bellali, Haithem Attia, Hana Harzallah, Olfa Bekir, Moncef Hamdoun and Mohamed Allouche

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:21

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  28. Content type: Review

    Anesthesia has become safer during decades, though there is still a preventable mortality; the complexity of medical and surgical interventions, increasingly older and sicker patients, has created a host of ne...

    Authors: Antonina Argo, Stefania Zerbo, Antonietta Lanzarone, Roberto Buscemi, Roberta Roccuzzo and Steven B. Karch

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:20

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  29. Content type: Original Article

    This study is aimed to evaluate the use of epithelial cells adhering the acrylic removable partial denture in establishing the sex of the individual using sex-determining region of the Y chromosome (SRY) gene....

    Authors: T. Sreenivasa Bharath, T. R. Saraswathi, M. C. Suresh Sajjan, C. R. Ramchandran and N. Govindraj Kumar

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:19

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  30. Content type: Original Article

    The entomofauna found on animal carrion, which is used as vertebrate model, can help in the estimation of postmortem interval (PMI). The aim of this study was to determine the succession pattern of insects on ...

    Authors: Davood Keshavarzi, Mohammad Ali Zaimy, Mustapha Ahmed Yusuf, Marzieh Shahriarinamadi and Sogol Parkhideh

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:18

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  31. Content type: Review

    Analysis of hair provides useful information regarding drug addiction history or drug toxicity. Keeping in view some important applications of hair analysis, a lot of work done in the past few decades has been...

    Authors: Muhammad Usman, Abid Naseer, Yawar Baig, Tahir Jamshaid, Muhammad Shahwar and Shazia Khurshuid

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:17

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  32. Content type: Original Article

    Sex determination of an individual based on biological fluid evidence is a critical issue in forensic science. RNA has proved valuable in the identification of body fluids and the estimation of stain age. Howe...

    Authors: Fatma Mohamed Hassan, Heba Abdo Abdel Razik, Miriam Safwat Wadie and Dina Sabry Abdelfattah

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:16

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  33. Content type: Original Article

    Species identification in the food of animal origin is an essential aspect of its control. Food safety and environmental forensic professionals in various countries are becoming increasingly concerned about th...

    Authors: Ghada Ali Omran, Asmaa Osama Tolba, Eman Ezz El-Dawela El-Sharkawy, Doaa Mohammed Abdel-Aziz and Hussein Youssef Ahmed

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:15

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  34. Content type: Original Article

    Drug abuse and violence both are dangerous phenomena in all countries. The relation between drug abuse and violence is obscure, and what comes first is the question. This study clarifies the changes in drug ab...

    Authors: Heba A. Yassa and Shahir T. Badea

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:14

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  35. Content type: Original Article

    The acute toxicity with addictive drugs is one of the most common problems in the emergency department. This is a global problem affecting societies as it deals with young people at the age of work and product...

    Authors: Amr R. Zaki, Sherien S. Ghaleb, Ahmed Abdelmenem and Mostafa A. Yousef

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:13

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  36. Content type: Case Report

    Self-defense is legitimate both in common law and in civil law systems. Nevertheless, there remains the age-old question for the prosecutor to identify the limit between the righteous self-defense and the self...

    Authors: Michela Ferrara, Francesco Sessa, Marcello Rendine, Lorenzo Spagnolo, Stefania De Simone, Irene Riezzo, Pietrantonio Ricci, Natascha Pascale, Monica Salerno, Giuseppe Bertozzi and Francesca Maglietta

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:11

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  37. Content type: Original Article

    In spite of mounting evidence, it is still unclear whether suicide decedents and attempters represent overlapping or completely different populations of suicidal behavior subphenotypes. Hence, the present stud...

    Authors: Suchita Rawat, Sunanda Rajkumari, Pooran Chand Joshi, Maroof Ahmad Khan and Kallur Nava Saraswathy

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:10

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  38. Content type: Original Article

    Sudden cardiac death (SCD) refers to unanticipated death as a consequence of cardiac failure which takes place over a brief time period (typically within an hour of the commencement of symptoms) in an individu...

    Authors: Y. I. Pigolkin, M. A. Shilova, I. V. Globa and Osama Mohammed AlMadani

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:9

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  39. Content type: Original Article

    Fatal accidents involving the action of heat, such as burns, explosions, automobile accidents, and aircraft crashes, among others, or action of cold, such as collisions in snowy locations, severe blizzards, co...

    Authors: Roberto Cesar Biancalana, Sergio Augusto de Freitas Vincenti, Ricardo Henrique Alves da Silva and Fernanda Carvalho Panzeri Pires-de-Souza

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:8

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  40. Content type: Original Article

    In this paper, the term “human scent signature” refers to a group of chemical compounds in a human scent trace that are in certain relative concentrations that make an unambiguous identification of persons pos...

    Authors: Petr Doležal, Kenneth G. Furton, Jana Lněničková, Pavlína Kyjaková, Veronika Škeříková, Irena Valterová, Ludvík Pinc and Štěpán Urban

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:7

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  41. Content type: Original Article

    External human ear is considered to be a highly variable structure showing different morphological and individualistic features in different individuals and population groups. The uniqueness of the ear may be ...

    Authors: Kewal Krishan, Tanuj Kanchan and Swati Thakur

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:6

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  42. Content type: Case report

    Pattern of scarring is unusual and the most likely explanation is cauterization (burn). Cauterization is a traditional method of treatment which has been used in some cultures for centuries. It is still a form...

    Authors: Mohammed Madadin and Khamis Almazrooei

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:5

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  43. Content type: Original Article

    A retrospective study from 2013 to 2017 was conducted to evaluate the incidence of small firearms and air gun injuries, social demographics of victims, severity of injuries, patterns, length of stay, and cost ...

    Authors: Anthony Morgan, Nasser Abdullah AlAqil, Nawaf Abdullah AlOkeil, Shatha Ali AlGhaleb, Azzam Fahad AlOtaibi, Hisham Mutlaq Alashqar, Sultan Obaid Abdullah AlGhuwainem and Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed AlQahtani

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:4

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  44. Content type: Review

    Fingerprints are most frequently used to establish the identity of a person in medicolegal cases. Wide range of methods (optical, physical, and chemical) can be used to detect latent fingerprints on porous and...

    Authors: Gurvinder Singh Bumbrah, Gurvinder Singh Sodhi and Jasjeet Kaur

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:3

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