Godoy Medical Forensics
Auto Brewery Syndrome
What is ABS? Auto brewery syndrome is a rare condition in which the gastrointestinal system produces ethanol through fermentation by fungi or bacteria in the gut. Normal digestion does produce some ethanol, but this process can become pathologic, producing so much that blood alcohol levels are detected. People with ABS can exhibit signs and symptoms [...]
TBI and Drug Abuse
The Frontal Cortex Connection: TBI and Drug Abuse The long-term effects of traumatic brain injury are at long last being acknowledged and researched in our society, partly due to the media’s attention to the severity and consequences of this injury to football players in the NFL. We are realizing the extent in which these injuries [...]
Considerations in Child Abuse Cases
Is It Abuse? Allegations of child abuse have very serious implications for all parties involved. The importance of a thorough history of the injury, medical history of the child, and a complete medical work-up are crucial to determine the most likely cause of the injury or injuries to the child. The following information was gleaned [...]
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