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A Review of 300 Attempted Strangulation Cases Part III: Injuries in Fatal Cases

A review of 300 cases of alleged strangulation assault, submitted for misdemeanor prosecution by the San Diego City Attorney’s Office, led to a search for medical evidence that would be useful to prosecute these cases... Read More

A Review of 300 Attempted Strangulation Cases Part II: Clinical Evaluation of the Surviving Victim

Medical literature describing victims who survive strangulation is scant. The majority of articles on strangulation are found in the forensic literature, describing the post-mortem findings on autopsy. This article presents a suggested protocol for the... Read More

Walking and Talking Victims of Strangulation: Is there a New Epidemic? A Commentary

This issue of the Journal of Emergency Medicine presents five articles addressing the issue of manual strangulation in surviving victims of intimate partner violence. These landmark articles reveal to the medical community what the social... Read More

Evaluation and Management of the Sexually Assaulted or Sexually Abused Patient

To minimize unnecessary variations in care, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in concert with a broad range of clinical, legal, forensic, judicial, advocate, and other organizations, has developed the following consensus approach to... Read More