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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    This article reveals the problems and issues related to reliability of eyewitness testimony in the criminal justice system. The article also discusses various internal and external factors affecting the accura...

    Authors: Biswa Prakash Nayak and Himanshu Khajuria

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:2

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  23. Content type: Original Article

    Deaths due to fatal electric injuries are quite common due to extensive use of electricity in home and industries. Hence, every single case of electrocution should be thoroughly investigated.

    Authors: Sachin Giri, Avinash Waghmode and Nilesh Keshav Tumram

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019 9:1

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  24. Content type: Original Article

    The emergence of permanent teeth in humans starts with the eruption of the permanent mandibular first molar at approximately 6 years of age with the rest of the dentition following a fairly predictable sequenc...

    Authors: Srikant Natarajan, Sharada Chowdappa, Shweta Yellapurkar, Karen Boaz, Mithun Pai, D. S. Sriranjani and Vijendranath Nayak

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:74

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  25. Content type: Case Report

    Various synthetic or semi-synthetic drugs like cocaine, amphetamine type stimulants (ATS), and heroin are produced and processed in clandestine laboratories. Every clan lab has its own procedures and protocols...

    Authors: Muhammad Usman, Tahir Jamshaid, Abid Naseer, Yawar Baig, Zahid Mehmood, Muhammad Shahwar, Shahnaz Akhtar, Muhammad Taimoor Chaudhary, Muhammad Sarwar and Muhammad Ashraf Tahir

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:73

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  26. Content type: Original Article

    Likewise the fingerprints and palm prints, footprints are also helpful in solving a crime puzzle; however, very few studies have been reported targeting the identification of sex-based upon footprint features....

    Authors: Muhammad Awais, Faizana Naeem, Nouman Rasool and Sajid Mahmood

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:72

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  27. Content type: Original Article

    This study is to compare the two different techniques used in the labeling of implant-based fixed prostheses, using the square code and using microchip labeling techniques, taking into account the properties o...

    Authors: Hasan Akbaba, Mustafa Zortuk and Haydar Albayrak

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:71

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  28. Content type: Original Article

    Post-mortem interval (PMI) estimation is an important topic in forensic sciences. Several methods have been used to determine the PMI, but most of these provide inaccurate results under certain conditions. The...

    Authors: Hoda Abdelmagid Elghamry, Fatma Mohamed Hassan, Marwa Issak Mohamed, Dina Sabry Abdelfattah and Aly Gamaleldin Abdelaal

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:69

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  29. Content type: Original Article

    Offenders performing drug-facilitated crime (DFC) generally choose their drug based on its availability and their own attitude. Prevalence of DFC has increased in our society triggering some public concerns. T...

    Authors: Fatemeh Gharedaghi, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, Maryam Akhgari, Nasim Zamani and Fakhreddin Taghadosinejad

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:68

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  30. Content type: Review

    In response to outbreaks, the manner in which the medical field engages with the process of death is significantly important, not only in the pathological but also in the sociocultural aspect. Certain response...

    Authors: Shane O’Sullivan, Mohammed Imran Sajid, Folashade B. Agusto, Joseph Mwangangi, Angellar Manguvo, Dominic Wichmann and Magdy Kharoshah

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:67

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  31. Content type: Original Article

    Autopsies have been an essential element to healthcare professionals’ training, as well as to research processes, education, and public health. In spite of the decline of clinical autopsy rate after the Joint ...

    Authors: Oscar Mendoza, Juan Carlos Bonilla, Liliana Moreno, Carolina Piedrahita, Andrés Mosquera and Rafael Parra-Medina

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:66

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  32. Content type: Case Report

    Dyadic suicides comprise of suicides occurring simultaneously or one after another in two or more people, either with an agreement or without one. Firearms, poisoning, hanging, and drowning are the preferred m...

    Authors: Navneet Ateriya, Ashish Saraf, Tanuj Kanchan and Raghvendra Singh Shekhawat

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:65

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  33. Content type: Original Article

    At feeding stage, blowfly larvae (Diptera: Calliphoridae) form aggregation to facilitate the breakdown of a human body after death. The aggregation structure of blowfly larvae could probably be different depen...

    Authors: Azwandi Ahmad and Baharudin Omar

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:64

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  34. Content type: Original Article

    The determination of living stature is a key component of personal identification of individuals. In this study, we developed predictive regression models and multiplication factors to reliably estimate living...

    Authors: Nwachukwu Mike Ibeabuchi, Emeka Ambrose Okubike, Olaleye Andrew Olabiyi and Michael Ebe Nandi

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:63

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  35. Content type: Case Report

    Compared to death by hanging, fatal cases due to carbamazapine intake is hardly seen. We are reporting a rare case where the victim had used this combination to terminate life as a complex suicide.

    Authors: Amal Nishantha Vadysinghe and Solokara Mudiyanselage Nirmani Kaushalya Thilakarathne

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:62

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  36. Content type: Original Article

    Determination of sex from the structure of orbits in the human skull is well documented. Both morphology and morphometry of the orbits have application in the determination of sex in skeletal remains. These pa...

    Authors: Naren Sarkar and Partha Pratim Mukhopadhyay

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:61

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  37. Content type: Original Article

    Optimal fingermark developing product would have the following attributes; small, rounded and well-dispersed particles, which has high affinity for the fingermark residue but exhibits minimal interaction with ...

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

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:60

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  38. Content type: Original Article

    Tobacco smoking, alcohol use, and illicit drug use are significant health, psychological, and social problems among youth in Palestine. The aim of this study was to provide insight into the extent and the patt...

    Authors: Basma R. Damiri, Isra’ A. Salahat and Mai H. Aghbar

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:59

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  39. Content type: Case Report

    Coronary artery aneurysm can be defined as an abnormal dilatation of the coronaries. In recent years, the disease has been frequently encountered during surgical procedures such as percutaneous coronary interv...

    Authors: Faridah Mohd Nor, Swarhib Shafee, Ran Zhi Tan and Lii Jye Tan

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:58

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  40. Content type: Review

    Generally, material scientist discussing new-fangled nanotechnology research and its conversation turns to the commercial aspects or potential issues around health, safety, and the environment. In recent years...

    Authors: Alok Pandya and Ritesh K Shukla

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:57

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  41. Content type: Case Report

    Systemic embolism is a common complication of infective endocarditis, most frequently involving the central nervous system, spleen, kidney, liver, and iliac or mesenteric arteries, but embolisation to coronary...

    Authors: Kunasilan Subramaniam, Shahmila Serangan, Lai Poh Soon and Siew Sheue Feng

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:55

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  42. Content type: Original Article

    Since the practice of conventional autopsy, one new method for skin incision as “fourth incision” has been added to the preexisting conventional methods of skin incisions, i.e., “I”/“Y”/modified “Y”. Reconstit...

    Authors: Piyush Kapila, Rahul Gupta, Sunil Kumar Raina, Aditya Kumar Sharma, Dhruv Gupta, Manav Sharma and Vinod Kumar Bhardwaj

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:54

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  43. Content type: Case report

    The aim of this report is to present a case of a blunt abdominal trauma with vascular and spinal involvements of an overweight man, caused by the front seat safety belt.

    Authors: Pavel Timonov, Methodi Goshev, Ilinka Brainova-Michich, Alexandar Alexandrov, Dimitar Nikolov and Antoaneta Fasova

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:53

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  44. Content type: Short Report

    To evaluate the 514–524 (CA)n dinucleotide repeats/allele of the mtDNA hypervariable region III in the Urali Kuruman tribe of Southern India. Blood samples were randomly collected from 100 healthy unrelated indiv...

    Authors: Charles Sylvester, M. S. Krishna, J. S. Rao and A. Chandrasekar

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:52

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  45. Content type: Case Report

    Death by strangulation is a violent and frequent method of homicides. Strangulation is rarely accidental due to ligature which is caused by a wide variety of objects such as cords, ropes or clothing articles (...

    Authors: Meriem Gharbaoui, Yomn Naceur, Ons Hmandi, Mohamed Bellali, Mehdi Ben Khelil, Moncef Hamdoun and Mohamed Allouche

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:51

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  46. Content type: Original Article

    This study aimed to assess the single-dose toxicity of THJ-2201 by hematological and histopathological evaluation of liver and kidney specimens in Swiss albino mice. The experimental protocol included oral tre...

    Authors: Abdulsallam Bakdash, Ahmad Mohamed Khir AL-Mathloum, Elkhatim H. Abdelgadir ElAmin, Nael M. T. Abu Taha, Sachil Kumar and Fahd Ali Nasr

    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018 8:49

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