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cause of death

Forensic medicine The reason or event that precipitates death Types Proximate COD, immediate COD Statistics-'Top ten' US–ASHD/HTN, CA, CVA/stroke, COPD, accidents–falls, fires, drowning, etc, pneumonia & influenza, DM, HIV, suicide, chronic liver disease & cirrhosis 'Top ten' worldwide: CAD, acute RTIs in children, CVA/stroke, diarrhea in children, COPD, TB, malaria, accidents–falls, fires, drowning, measles, other heart disease. See Death, Mechanism of death, World health.
Cause of death
Proximate COD
The most important, immediate, direct or actual cause, or last event or act that occurred before the chain of events leading to death
Immediate COD
The concluding or final event that actually produces death; other CODs include natural causes, HIV risk factors, injury and poisoning, dementia, periprocedural deaths associated with medical treatment or diagnostic/therapeutic procedures and devices, perinatal death (CAP Today 12/95, p57)
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Patient discussion about cause of death

Q. do Arthritis can cause death?

A. in a secondary way, if you have a sore knee and you go down the stairs - you might fall and break your neck. but not in a direct way.

Q. Do dental caries really cause death in severe cases? its written in wikipedia i have a severe case of dental cavity. I’m scared

A. Basically, dental caries is an infection. That means bacterial growth. When it enters the blood stream the bacteria can travel around and sit on your heart, for example, and then to destroy it’s valves. Or it can get to the brain or what ever. The same way you can die from a contamination of a deep wound. But don’t get too excited, just go to the dentist.

Q. How do you overcome depression caused by the death of a loved-one? I have been in a relationship for 3 and a half years, and been living with my girlfriend that just passed on suddenly. I don't have many friends, probably enough for one hand to count. I have signed up for bereavement counseling and still waiting to. Is there anything else anyone can suggest to me, or even someone just to talk to on my down times. Please help me!!! Suggestions?.

A. Sorry for your loss, I would have to say time will heal, and let yourself grieve, cry, and day by day you will get better...even if you don’t feel it.. one day you will. In the meantime, counseling is wonderful, because you can make friends you can talk to and can relate to. Also, try to keep busy, read, start up a hobby, watch funny movies, volunteer at a local hospital or church. Being around people and helping others always helps somehow.:)

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