The purpose is to determine intrinsic properties of various immunohistochemical markers
(FVIIIra, CD15, CD30, tryptase, TNFα, IL-1β, TGFα et TGFβ1) for diagnosis of vital wound,
alone and in association (evaluation of sensibility with surgery wounds and evaluation of
specificity with post-mortem wounds).
Secondary purposes are to measure the minimum time to obtain a positive labeling in vital
wounds, and to evaluate inter-observer reproducibility of ... Read More
Source: National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
1. To establish a pathology reference laboratory for the consultation on the diagnosis of
infectious diseases and lymphoma.
2. To study the specific pathogens on 100 cases of unexplained death due to infectious
diseases in the files of Taiwan CDC and the Forensic Institutes of Department of Law
3. To study the distribution of children lymphoid lesions in Vietnam and Taiwan and their
4. ... Read More
The purpose of this study is to determine how effective the STEPPS-HI group is at improving
emotional regulation skills in those with identified difficulties in this area within
forensic inpatient services. In addition, to explore whether there is increased
acceptability of the adapted STEPPS group (STEPPS-HI) for this client group.
Forensic patients will undergo 30 rTMS treatments, once per day each business day using a
1Hz frequency at the right dorso-lateral pre frontal cortex, located using modified BEAM F3.
Patients will be assessed before and after the study with a battery of assessments and using
2 computer tasks: a ball passing task, and the Point Subtraction Aggression Paradigm (PSAP).
The investigators will also monitor and record aggressive incidents that take place on the
... Read More
The overall aim of the study is to assess the feasibility of conducting a Randomized
Controlled Trial (RCT) to evaluate the effectiveness of Individual Placement and Support
(IPS) in improving employment rates and associated psychosocial outcomes in forensic
The FACT model (ACT + legal leverage in the form of judicial monitoring) will be compared to
enhanced outpatient treatment (close outpatient follow-up without judicial monitoring).
Seventy adults with psychotic disorders in Monroe County who are convicted of a misdemeanor
will be randomly assigned to each treatment group and followed for 12 months. Primary
outcomes will include criminal justice and mental health service utilization rates,
treatment ... Read More
This clinical trial tests the feasibility, effectiveness and patient satisfaction with
cognitive remediation therapy for patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective
disorder within a forensic hospital. It is hypothesised that patients receiving cognitive
remediation therapy will have an improvement in cognitive performance, real world
functioning, symptoms, violence risk and benefit more from additional psychosocial treatment
programmes over ... Read More
Economic globalisation has been associated with a rise of cross-border migration in Europe.
In France, courts commonly demand appropriate medical tests aimed at age estimations of
supposed minors without documentation. Determining the age of foreign adolescents may be
important in order to define the rights and protection afforded them by law depending on
this status, and the conditions in which they may be detained or held in police custody if
they are ... Read More
Intimate partner violence is a significant societal problem. However, treatment of IPV
perpetrators is far from effective, which may be partly due to the fact that the role of
substance abuse is not taken into account. There is considerable evidence that a strong
relationship between the use of alcohol and other drugs and intimate partner violence
exists. Besides, a few studies indicate that reducing substance use may have a positive
impact on IPV. ... Read More
The aim of this study is to determine whether the work environment influences the role
perception of nurses in psychiatric wards. This will be a comparative study. Questionnaires
will be distributed to nurses working in psychiatric wards in 10 medical centers in Israel.
The pupose of the study is a prospective evaluation of external and internal factors/causes
of importance for the trauma and final outcome experienced by persons inside motor vehicles
in serious car accidents. We hypothesise that there is an association between the use and
function of safety features and the results for the patient and an association between
material damage and the severity of injury.
Gender identity disorders (also known as transsexualism) is defined as a condition in which
a person with apparently normal somatic sexual differentiation is convinced that he or she
is actually a member of the other sex. Most patients therefore undergo so called cross-sex
hormone treatment. Treatment protocols follow international consensus statements but vary
considerably between different centres and countries since no prospective and controlled
trials ... Read More
Source: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of the Brøset anger management
model in reducing violent behavior amongst clients who are violent in intimate partnerships
and who voluntarily seek help.
Violence in intimate partnerships constitutes a serious problem worldwide and there is
reason to believe that cognitive behavior therapy has some effect on the reduction of
violent behavior. However, there are currently too few randomized ... Read More
To follow up the result of a quality measurement based on the results of a new routine for
drug analysis introduced during a period of time in the intensive care unit. To ensure the
quality of the dose regimen of routine drugs for sedation and analgesics. The aim is also to
find out if the routine analysis can give information about if the self- intoxicated
patients have taken drugs that were primarily not suspected.To know the serum concentrations
of ... Read More
The aim of the study is to study the profile of ethanol and non-oxidative biomarkers (ethyl
glucuronide, ethyl sulphate and fatty acid ethyl esters) after experimental administration
of increasing doses of alcohol in adult subjects.
Source: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
This study, conducted by the NICHD in collaboration with Lancaster University in Lancaster,
England, will evaluate the accuracy of information obtained from children using AN ADAPTED
VERSION OF NICHD's interview protocol. The NICHD protocol was developed to help forensic
interviewers OBTAIN INFORMATION FROM children who may be victims of or witnesses to a crime
ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES. This study does not involve forensic interviews, but is DESIGNED TO
... Read More