determining cause


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determining cause

The final event or condition that brings about a disease or condition.
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A panel review reduces individual reviewer bias; however, while arguably the most accurate method of determining cause of death other than autopsy, it is not feasible for wide-scale public reporting.
This edition examines the role of genetic diversity in the diagnosis of drug- related toxicity and the role of DNA testing in determining cause of death.
Along with the two-day workshop taking place on April 19 and 23, various discussions will be held on the April 20 to 22 on the following topics: Disaster victim identification, missing persons databases, virtual autopsy, determining cause of death: forensic molecular pathology and pharmogentics, toxicology challenges to determine cause of death, issues that confront the forensic disciplines, and digital forensic challenges.
Tonight's deals with three main topics - identification of the body, establishing time of death and determining cause of death.
A drug or procedure history is most useful in determining cause in these cases.