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Thermally altered skeletal remains can be very fragile and fragmented and are typically further fragmented or even destroyed when handled; recovery of such remains from a scene can therefore be extremely challenging. There are few recommendations and no generally accepted practices for preserving burned bone for recovery and transport. Here, we test whether the application of a gelatin-based consolidant at the scene can preserve thermally altered bone in the condition and relative anatomical position in which it was discovered. A solution of Knox brand gelatin and water was applied to burned pig mandibles using a spray bottle. Qualitative and quantitative analysis indicates that the application of the consolidant significantly decreased fragmentation as compared to untreated controls (p < 0.05), with most of the treated mandibles remaining completely intact after recovery and transport to a secondary location. In addition to the effectiveness for preservation, the method is also easy to apply, inexpensive, and reversible.
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Name: Journal of forensic sciences
Tissue adhesives have been developed to overcome the difficulties of conventional wound closure techniques (e.g. sutures and staples), such as the potential for collateral damage and difficulty of sto...
Gelatin nanoparticles (GNPs) are one of the most extensively used natural polymers for gene therapy. With advantages of being biodegradable, biocompatible, low cost and easily modified, gelatin holds ...
The bioinert characteristic of polycaprolactone (PCL) remains a major defect when using PCL-based materials as small-diameter vascular grafts for implantation in vivo. To improve the hydrophilicity, c...
Microtubule-targeting chemotherapies are linked to impaired cellular metabolism which may contribute to skeletal muscle dysfunction. However, the mechanisms by which metabolic homeostasis is perturbed...
Fingerprints are a valuable source for DNA profiling in forensic investigations. In practice, the fingerprints are routinely visualized first by powder staining and then often transferred to tapes or ...
This prospective, double-blind randomized controlled trial evaluates the differences in terms of efficacy and safety of gelatin based resuscitation as compared to crystalloid based resusci...
This project is the first egg feeding randomized controlled trial (RCT) in children. The goal of this RCT is to determine if eating formulated whole egg products for 9 months improves bone...
Previous work has shown that gelatin supplementation could increase collagen synthesis in humans. In this study subjects consume placebo, 5 or 15 g of gelatin with a standard amount of vit...
The purpose of the study is to show that Fibrocaps plus gelatin sponge is better than gelatin sponge alone in stopping mild to moderate bleeding in children having surgery
The study is to investigate the effect of succinylated gelatin on the blood viscosity and oxygen delivery in patients during surgeries, so as to have a better understanding of the safety i...
Sterile, gelatin-base surgical sponge applied topically as an adjunct to hemostasis when the control of bleeding by conventional procedures is ineffective to reduce capillary ooze or is impractical. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p797)
A muscle protein localized in surface membranes which is the product of the Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy gene. Individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy usually lack dystrophin completely while those with Becker muscular dystrophy have dystrophin of an altered size. It shares features with other cytoskeletal proteins such as SPECTRIN and alpha-actinin but the precise function of dystrophin is not clear. One possible role might be to preserve the integrity and alignment of the plasma membrane to the myofibrils during muscle contraction and relaxation. MW 400 kDa.
Large, multinucleate single cells, either cylindrical or prismatic in shape, that form the basic unit of SKELETAL MUSCLE. They consist of MYOFIBRILS enclosed within and attached to the SARCOLEMMA. They are derived from the fusion of skeletal myoblasts (MYOBLASTS, SKELETAL) into a syncytium, followed by differentiation.
Precursor cells destined to differentiate into skeletal myocytes (MYOCYTES, SKELETAL).
Gram-negative aerobic rods, isolated from surface water, mud, or thermally polluted lakes or streams. It is pathogenic for man and it has no known soil or animal sources.
Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become extremely porous, are subject to fracture, and heal slowly, occurring especially in women following menopause and often leading to curvature of the spine from vertebral collapse. Follow and track&n...