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Eriksson, Anders
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Gudmannsson, P., Berge, J., Druid, H., Ericsson, G. & Eriksson, A. (2018). A Unique Fatal Moose Attack Mimicking Homicide. Paper presented at 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American-Academy-of-Forensic-Sciences, FEB 22-27, 2016, Las Vegas, NV. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 63(2), 622-625
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Forensic Sciences, ISSN 0022-1198, E-ISSN 1556-4029, Vol. 63, no 2, p. 622-625Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Fatalities caused by animal attacks are rare, but have the potential to mimic homicide. We present a case in which a moose attacked and killed a woman who was walking her dog in a forest. Autopsy showed widespread blunt trauma with a large laceration on one leg in which blades of grass were embedded. Flail chest was the cause of death. The case was initially conceived as homicide by means of a riding lawn mower. A review of the case by moose experts and analyses of biological trace material that proved to originate from moose, established the true source of injury. The dog probably provoked a moose, which, in response, stomped and gored the victim to death. The injuries resembled those previously reported from attacks by cattle and water buffalo. Fatal moose attacks constitute an extremely rare threat in boreal areas, but can be considered in traumatic deaths of unknown cause.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Keywords
forensic science, forensic pathology, traumatic death, animal attack, moose
National Category
Forensic Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-146157 (URN)10.1111/1556-4029.13579 (DOI)000426511500041 ()28631272 (PubMedID)
Conference
68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American-Academy-of-Forensic-Sciences, FEB 22-27, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
Available from: 2018-04-26 Created: 2018-04-26 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Lynøe, N. & Eriksson, A. (2018). Consensus should be adapted to the evidence and not vice-versa [Letter to the editor]. Acta Paediatrica, 107(8), 1476-1476
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2018 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 107, no 8, p. 1476-1476Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2018
National Category
Pediatrics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-150351 (URN)10.1111/apa.14247 (DOI)000438490100033 ()29385283 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85042154731 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-08-13 Created: 2018-08-13 Last updated: 2018-08-13Bibliographically approved
Junuzovic, M., Rietz, A., Jakobsson, U., Midlöv, P. & Eriksson, A. (2018). Firearm deaths in Sweden. European Journal of Public Health
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2018 (English)In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Background: Sweden’s firearm legislation obligates physicians to report patients that are deemed unsuitable to possess a firearm. This study aimed to explore the involvement of firearm use in firearm fatalities and to evaluate physician reporting concerning cases of firearm deaths. Methods: Fatal firearm suicides and homicides in Sweden were studied for the years 2012–2013, accidental deaths and undetermined manner of deaths for the period 1987–2013. Police reports and autopsy protocols were collected from the National Board of Forensic Medicine, healthcare data in 1 year before the fatality from the National Board of Health, and information about physician reports and firearm licences from the Swedish Police. Results: A total of 291 firearm deaths (213 suicides, 52 accidental deaths, 23 solved homicides and 3 cases with undetermined manner of death) were identified. Firearm suicides were positively correlated with the number of licensed firearm owners. Legal firearm use predominated in firearm suicides and accidental deaths, illegal in homicides. No suicide victim or shooter in an accidental death was previously reported by a physician to the police according to the firearm law. The majority of the shooters in accidental deaths and suicides had no registered health care visits. Less than half (42%) of all suicide victims had a previous health care contact due to mental health problems. Conclusions: Not one single suicide victim nor any shooter in accidental deaths in the present study had been reported according to the firearm law, bringing the evidence of a suboptimal framework.

National Category
Forensic Science
Research subject
Forensic Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-150554 (URN)10.1093/eurpub/cky137 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-08-12 Created: 2018-08-12 Last updated: 2018-08-22
Lynøe, N., Rosén, M., Elinder, G., Hallberg, B., Sundgren, P. & Eriksson, A. (2018). Pouring out the dirty bathwater without throwing away either the baby or its parents: commentary to Saunders et al. [Letter to the editor]. Pediatric Radiology, 48(2), 284-286
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2018 (English)In: Pediatric Radiology, ISSN 0301-0449, E-ISSN 1432-1998, Vol. 48, no 2, p. 284-286Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER, 2018
National Category
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-144942 (URN)10.1007/s00247-017-4003-x (DOI)000423715200016 ()29058040 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2018-02-23 Created: 2018-02-23 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Elinder, G., Eriksson, A., Hallberg, B., Lynøe, N., Sundgren, P. M., Rosén, M., . . . Erlandsson, B.-E. (2018). Traumatic shaking: the role of the triad in medical investigations of suspected traumatic shaking. Acta Paediatrica, 107, 3-23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Traumatic shaking: the role of the triad in medical investigations of suspected traumatic shaking
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2018 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 107, p. 3-23Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assesment of Social Services (SBU) is an independent national authority, tasked by the government with assessing methods used in health, medical and dental services and social service interventions from a broad perspective, covering medical, economic, ethical and social aspects. The language in SBU's reports are adjusted to a wide audience. SBU's Board of Directors has approved the conclusions in this report. The systematic review showed the following graded results:

  • There is limited scientific evidence that the triad (Three components of a whole. The triad associated with SBS usually comprises subdural haematoma, retinal haemorrhages and encephalopathy.) and therefore, its components can be associated with traumatic shaking (low-quality evidence).
  • There is insufficient scientific evidence on which to assess the diagnostic accuracy of the triad in identifying traumatic shaking (very low-quality evidence).

Limited scientific evidence (low-quality evidence) represents a combined assessment of studies of high or moderate quality which disclose factors that markedly weaken the evidence. It is important to note that limited scientific evidence for the reliability of a method or an effect does not imply complete lack of scientific support. Insufficient scientific evidence (very low-quality evidence) represents either a lack of studies or situations when available studies are of low quality or show contradictory results. Evaluation of the evidence was not based on formal grading of the evidence according to GRADE but on an evaluation of the total scientific basis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Keywords
Brain oedema, Child abuse, Infant, Retinal haemorrhage, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Subdural haematoma
National Category
Pediatrics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-151536 (URN)10.1111/apa.14473 (DOI)000442730400001 ()30146789 (PubMedID)
Note

Supplement: 472

Special Issue: Traumatic shaking: The role of the triad in medical investigations of suspected traumatic shaking

Available from: 2018-09-12 Created: 2018-09-12 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved
Lynoe, N., Rosen, M. & Eriksson, A. (2018). Vinchon's responses raise additional questions about the shaken baby-study [Letter to the editor]. Child's nervous system (Print), 34(1), 11-13
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2018 (English)In: Child's nervous system (Print), ISSN 0256-7040, E-ISSN 1433-0350, Vol. 34, no 1, p. 11-13Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER, 2018
National Category
Forensic Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-144356 (URN)10.1007/s00381-017-3621-9 (DOI)000419966300004 ()29051979 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2018-02-02 Created: 2018-02-02 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Lynoe, N., Elinder, G., Hallberg, B., Rosén, M., Sundgren, P. & Eriksson, A. (2017). A misunderstanding. Response to Dr Bilo et al. Acta Paediatrica, 106(7), 1046-1046
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2017 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 106, no 7, p. 1046-1046Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2017
National Category
Forensic Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-137955 (URN)10.1111/apa.13892 (DOI)000405216700011 ()28440883 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2017-08-02 Created: 2017-08-02 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Lynoe, N., Elinder, G., Hallberg, B., Rosén, M., Sundgren, P. & Eriksson, A. (2017). Authors' overarching reply to all the responses received to the systematic literature review on shaken baby syndrome. Acta Paediatrica, 106(7), 1031-1031
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Authors' overarching reply to all the responses received to the systematic literature review on shaken baby syndrome
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2017 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 106, no 7, p. 1031-1031Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2017
National Category
Forensic Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-137951 (URN)10.1111/apa.13887 (DOI)000405216700003 ()28437023 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2017-08-02 Created: 2017-08-02 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Lynoe, N., Elinder, G., Hallberg, B., Rosén, M., Sundgren, P. & Eriksson, A. (2017). Conflicts of interest issues. Response to Lucas et al.. Acta Paediatrica, 106(7), 1036-1036
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2017 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 106, no 7, p. 1036-1036Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2017
National Category
Forensic Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-137953 (URN)10.1111/apa.13891 (DOI)000405216700006 ()28437564 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2017-08-02 Created: 2017-08-02 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, A., Gustafsson, T., Hoistad, M., Hultcrantz, M., Jacobson, S., Mejare, I. & Persson, A. (2017). Diagnostic accuracy of postmortem imaging vs autopsy: a systematic review. European Journal of Radiology, 89, 249-269
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Diagnostic accuracy of postmortem imaging vs autopsy: a systematic review
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2017 (English)In: European Journal of Radiology, ISSN 0720-048X, E-ISSN 1872-7727, Vol. 89, p. 249-269Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background Postmortem imaging has been used for more than a century as a complement to medico-legal autopsies. The technique has also emerged as a possible alternative to compensate for the continuous decline in the number of clinical autopsies. To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of postmortem imaging for various types of findings, we performed this systematic literature review. Data sources The literature search was performed in the databases PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library through January 7, 2015. Relevant publications were assessed for risk of bias using the QUADAS tool and were classified as low, moderate or high risk of bias according to pre-defined criteria. Autopsy and/or histopathology were used as reference standard. Findings The search generated 2600 abstracts, of which 340 were assessed as possibly relevant and read in full-text. After further evaluation 71 studies were finally included, of which 49 were assessed as having high risk of bias and 22 as moderate risk of bias. Due to considerable heterogeneity - in populations, techniques, analyses and reporting - of included studies it was impossible to combine data to get a summary estimate of the diagnostic accuracy of the various findings. Individual studies indicate, however, that imaging techniques might be useful for determining organ weights, and that the techniques seem superior to autopsy for detecting gas Conclusions and Implications In general, based on the current scientific literature, it was not possible to determine the diagnostic accuracy of postmortem imaging and its usefulness in conjunction with, or as an alternative to autopsy. To correctly determine the usefulness of postmortem imaging, future studies need improved planning, improved methodological quality and larger materials, preferentially obtained from multi-center studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD, 2017
Keywords
Postmortem imaging, Autopsy, Systematic review, Diagnostic accuracy
National Category
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-137014 (URN)10.1016/j.ejrad.2016.08.003 (DOI)000401094900037 ()28089245 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2017-06-29 Created: 2017-06-29 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
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