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COVID-19 in the autopsy room-requirements, safety, recommendations and pathological findings.
Baj, Jacek; Ciesielka, Marzanna; Buszewicz, Grzegorz; Maciejewski, Ryszard; Budzynska, Barbara; Listos, Piotr; Teresinski, Grzegorz.
  • Baj J; Chair and Department of Anatomy, Medical University of Lublin, 20-090, Lublin, Poland. jacek.baj@umlub.pl.
  • Ciesielka M; Chair and Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical University of Lublin, 20-090, Lublin, Poland.
  • Buszewicz G; Chair and Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical University of Lublin, 20-090, Lublin, Poland.
  • Maciejewski R; Chair and Department of Anatomy, Medical University of Lublin, 20-090, Lublin, Poland.
  • Budzynska B; Independent Laboratory of Behavioral Studies, Medical University of Lublin, 20-090, Lublin, Poland.
  • Listos P; Department and Clinic of Animal Internal Diseases, Sub-Department of Pathomorphology and ForensicMedicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Lubin, Poland.
  • Teresinski G; Chair and Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical University of Lublin, 20-090, Lublin, Poland.
Forensic Sci Med Pathol ; 17(1): 101-113, 2021 03.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1006322
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1. Autopsy NEG_AFFECTS Clinical Management
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Autopsy
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NEG_AFFECTS
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Clinical Management
2. COVID-19 CAUSES Cessation of life
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COVID-19
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CAUSES
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Cessation of life
3. Autopsy USES Detection of virus procedure
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Autopsy
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USES
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Detection of virus procedure
4. Autopsy NEG_AFFECTS Clinical Management
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Autopsy
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NEG_AFFECTS
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Clinical Management
5. COVID-19 CAUSES Cessation of life
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COVID-19
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CAUSES
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Cessation of life
6. Autopsy USES Detection of virus procedure
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Autopsy
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USES
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Detection of virus procedure
ABSTRACT
Modern technologies enable the exchange of information about the expansion of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and the continually increasing number of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases almost in real time. The gravity of a current epidemiological situation is represented by the mortality rates, which are scrupulously updated daily. Performing autopsies on patients with either suspected or confirmed COVID-19 is of high importance since these might not only improve clinical management but also reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection expansion. The following paper aimed to present the most crucial aspects of SARS-CoV-2 infection from the point of view of forensic experts and pathologists, recommendations and safety precautions regarding autopsies, autopsy room requirements, possible techniques, examinations used for effective viral detection, recommendations regarding burials, and gross and microscopic pathological findings of the deceased who died due to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Autopsies remain the gold standard for determining the cause of death. Therefore, it would be beneficial to perform autopsies on patients with both suspected and confirmed COVID-19, especially those with coexisting comorbidities.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Autopsy / Infection Control / Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional / Forensic Pathology / COVID-19 Type of study: Diagnostic study / Observational study / Prognostic study Limits: Humans Language: English Journal: Forensic Sci Med Pathol Journal subject: Jurisprudence / Medicine / Pathology Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: S12024-020-00341-1

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Autopsy / Infection Control / Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional / Forensic Pathology / COVID-19 Type of study: Diagnostic study / Observational study / Prognostic study Limits: Humans Language: English Journal: Forensic Sci Med Pathol Journal subject: Jurisprudence / Medicine / Pathology Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: S12024-020-00341-1