The investigation of the postmortem interval (PMI) by determining potassium levels in the vitreous humor (KV) has been a subject of forensic pathology research for more than a quarter of a century.
The numerous studies to date have yielded a variety of linear or piecewise-linear relationships between KV and PMI, i.e., different estimated intercepts and slopes of regression line (s) as well as different reliabilities of these estimates.
This lack of agreement is due in part to the variable numbers of cases reported from study to study, differing observed ranges of KV and PMI, and the unaccommodated effects of factors on potassium concentration, including age of subject, amount of urea nitrogen, ambient temperature, and presence of illness.
Mots-clés Pascal : Estimation, Intervalle temps, Postmortem, Homme, Médecine légale, Taux, Potassium, Corps vitré, Oeil, Analyse statistique, Prédiction, Validation croisée
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Estimation, Time interval, Postmortem, Human, Legal medicine, Rate, Potassium, Vitreous body, Eye, Statistical analysis, Prediction, Cross validation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0600109
Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 09/06/1995.