Research

Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

  1. Profile of suicidal cases in a tertiary care hospital of South India - An autopsy based study
  2. Pattern and trends of fatal medicolegal cases in a tertiary care centre in South India.
  3. Estimation of stature from length of sternum, cranial sutures and vertebral segment- An autopsy based study.
  4. Epidemiological and histopathological profile of snake bite autopsy case in a tertiary care centre in South India.
  5. Stature estimation from hand measurements in South Indian population.
  6. Pattern of injuries in fatal pedestrian road traffic accidents- An autopsy based study.

FACULTY PUBLICATIONS

  1. Shaha KK, Joe AE. Electrocution-related mortality: a retrospective review of 118 deaths in Coimbatore, India, between January 2002 and December 2006. Med Sci Law. 2010;50(2):72-4.
  2. Behera BK, Jena SK,  Mohanty MK, Shaha KK. Misuse of Red Cross Emblem among Health Care Professionals. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. 2011;4(1): 5 -8.
  3. Das S, Mukta V, Kar R, Shaha KK, Patra AP, Das AK. Fatal Wasp Sting with Pre-Existing Undiagnosed Diabetes and Hypertension. J Indian Acad Forensic Med. July-September 2012;34(3):276-79.
  4. Sukumar S.,Das U.B. Sodium dichromate poisoning - A case report. Ind J Forensic Med Toxicol; 2012; 6:02; 171-173.
  5. Sukumar ,Das U.B. Sudden death due to pulmonary embolism: Two case reports. Ind J Forensic Med Toxicol; 2012; 6:02; 188-190
  6. Patra AP, Bharadwaj B, Shaha KK, Das S, Rayamane AP, Tripathy CS. Impulsive Frotteurism - a Case Report. Med Sci Law 2013;53(4):235-38. doi:10.1177/0025802412474813.
  7. Das S, Patra AP, Shaha KK, Sistla SC, Jena MK. High-Voltage Suicidal Electrocution With Multiple Exit Wounds. Am J Forensic Med Pathol 2013 Mar;34(1):34-7.
  8. Patra AP, Shaha KK, Rayamane AP. Review of 24 cases of Maternal Deaths from Amniotic-Fluid Embolism: in Correlation with Clinical and Histopathological Findings. Sch Acad J Biosci 2013;1(3):85-89.
  9. Shaha KK, Patra AP, Das S, Sukumar S, Mohanty MK. Awareness of Risks, Hazards and Preventions in Autopsy Practice: A Review. Journal of Evolution of Medical & Dental Sciences 2013; 2 (22):4030-41.
  10. Patra AP, Rayamane AP, Shaha KK, Kundargi PA, Mohanty MK, Das S. Practice of Illegal Abortion in India: With Reference to a Case Report. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 2013;6(4):29-35.
  11. Shaha KK, Patra AP, Das S. The Importance of Informed Consent in Medicine. Sch J App  Med Sci 2013;1(5):455-463.
  12. Das S, Badhe B, Shaha KK, Manickam N, Manigandan G. Fatal Scorpion Envenomation – Report of Two Cases. J Ind Acad Forensic Med. 2013;35(4):404-7
  13. Chaudhari VA. Household poisons: What you need to know. The Indian Practitioner.2014;67(3):134-6.
  14. Peranantham S, Shaha KK, Sahai AK, Das S. A Hospital Based Epidemiological Study of Deaths due to Organophosphorous Compound Poisoning. Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2014;4:3773-9
  15. Patra Ambika Prasad. Paraphenylenediamine containing Hair Dye: an Emerging Household Poisoning. Am J Forensic Med Pathol 2015;36(3): 167-171.
  16. Patra AP, Shaha KK, Rayamane AP, Mohanty S. Victimology of alleged rape cases: A three year Institution based cross-sectional study. Indian Journal of Forensic & Community Medicine 2015;2(4).
  17. Das S, Patra AP, Shaha KK, Sanjay S, Chaudhari VA, Nisreen AR. Occupational Death due to Bilateral Carotid Artery Occlusion – A Medico-legal Case Report. J Forensic Leg Med 2015;32:30-33.
  18. Kharat RD, Chaudhari VA.  Study of Profile of Pesticide Poisoning Cases In A Tertiary Care Hospital, Mumbai, India. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery. 2015; 1:1-12.
  19. Das S, Shaha KK, Sanjay S, Patra AP, Chaudhari VA. Fatal Occupational Electrocution in the Electric Linemen – Reasons Behind its Occurrence and Measures to Promote Safety. Journal of Karnataka Medico Legal Society 2015;24(1):28-33.
  20. Das S. Occupational Fatalities in the Construction Sector: A Medico-legal Viewpoint. Med Leg J. 2015;83(2):93-97
  21. Patra AP, Rayamane AP, Shaha KK. Homicide Disguised as Road-Traffic Accident: A Case-Report. Forensic Res Criminol Int J 2015;1(3): 00015.DOI:10.15406/frcij.2015.01.00015.
  22. Shanmugam K, Chaudhari VA, Senthilkumaran M. An Unusual Case of Cleistanthus Collinus (Oduvanthalai) Poisoning With Road Traffic Accident. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery. 2015; 1:13-20.
  23. Sukumar S.,Das U.B. Determining cause of death in skeletonised remains - A case report. Ind J Forensic Med Toxicol;2015; 9:2;77-79.
  24. Manigandan G, Shaha KK, Das S, Sahai A, Peranantham S, Shanmugam K. Profile of Fatal Head Injuries in Road Traffic Accidents: Study Conducted in Puducherry, India. Ind J Forensic Med Toxicol. 2015;9;83-88.
  25. Patra AP, Rayamane AP, Ravi N. Significance of Medical Errors in Medical Negligence Cases. Journal of South India Medicolegal Society 2016;8(1):41-43.
  26. Chaudhari VA, Sabale PR, Bhatanglikar PV. Misuse of service pistol in a dyadic death. International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine. 2016;6(2):103-7.
  27. Patra AP, Rayamane AP, Pradeepkumar MV, Tejaswi HT, Shaha KK. Case-series on Death of Physically Restrained Patients in De-addiction Centers due to Excited Delirium Syndrome. Journal of Indian Society of Toxicology 2016;11(2):34-37. doi:10.31736.v11.i2.3436.
  28. Sanjeev M Katte, Ashikchandra, Anand P Rayamane, Ambika Prasad Patra. Fatal Inhalational Methomyl Poisoning: A Case Report. Journal of Indian Soceity of Toxicology 2016;12(1):49-51.
  29. Chaudhari VA, Ghodake DG, Kharat RD. Positional asphyxia: death due to unusual head-down position in a narrow space. The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology. 2016 Jun 1;37(2):51-3.
  30. Chaudhari VA, Mohite SC. Socio-demographic and clinical profile of sudden natural deaths in South Mumbai, India. Int J Res Med Sci. 2016;4(7): 2947-2950.
  31. Naik R, Shaha KK, Chaudhari VA. Are prisons safe? Death due to depression while in custody: a case report. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences. 2016;4(4):1304-6.
  32. Kolle SR, Chaudhari VA. Extreme complication of somnambulism: death due to accidental fall from height. Int J Res Med Sci. 2016;4 (12), 5491-5493
  33. Das S, Jena MK. Biomechanics of Fatal Head Injury by the Wheel Rim of a Tractor Trailer – A Case Report. J Ind Acad Forensic Med. 2016;38(4):513-515.
  34. Das S, Jena MK. Homicide by a Combination of Three Different Asphyxial Method. Egyptian J Forensic Sci. 2016;6(3):298-302.
  35. Jamshid, Shanmugam K, Nagraj A, Badhe BA, Shaha KK, Sundaragiri S. Suicide by Ingestion of Household Phenol Disinfectant: A Case Report. Journal of Indian Society of Toxicology 2016;12(2):42-44. doi:10.31736.v12.i2.4244.
  36. Naik RK , Chaudhari VA, Bharadwaj B, Shaha KK, Badhe B. Unusual case of inpatient suicide and its psychological review. Indian Acad Forensic Med 2016:38(30:360-63
  37. Nisreen A R, Chaudhari VA, Badhe B ,  Shaha KK. Unintentional household poisoning due to rodenticide in a child. Southeast Asian Journal of Case Report and Review. 2016;5(2)2195-2202
  38. Prasad AP, Shaha KK . A Meta-analysis on Esimationation of Death Interval from Vetrious humour. J For Sc Int 2016. Accepted for publication (5th May 2017).
  39. Chaudhari VA, Kumaran M, Mittal C, Srinivas BH, Shaha KK. Hair dye poisoning and the toxic effects of paraphenylenediamine. Journal of the Indian Society of Toxicology. 2017;13(1):37-40.
  40. Devnath GP, Kumaran S, Rajiv R, Shaha KK, Nagaraj A. Fatal Folic Acid Toxicity in Humans. J Forensic Sci, 2017.
  41. Chaudhari VA, Kolle SR, Sonawane SS. Neurological manifestation and Methemoglobinemia in unintentional thinner intoxication. Journal of Indian academy of Forensic Medicine. 2017;39(1):104-8
  42. Patra AP, Mitra S, Shaha KK. Chromatographic analysis of p-Quinone reagent for screening of Monocrotophos from other Organophosphorus pesticide poisoning. Journal of Indian Society of Toxicology 2017;13(1):33-36. doi:10.31736.v13.i1.3336.
  43. Patra AP, Shaha KK. Household Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals - A Lurking Danger in Home. Forensic Res Criminol Int J 2017;5(3): 00156.
  44. Shaha KK, Patra AP, Chaudhari VA, Das S, Das SK. A Review on Applications of Principles of Medical Ethics in the Practice of Surgery. SEAJME – South East Asian Journal of Medical Education. 2017
  45. Rahman NA, Das S, Chaudhari VA, Nandagopal S, Badhe B. Blending of rodenticide and battery acid–a rare and fatal suicide mix. Egyptian journal of forensic sciences. 2017 Dec;7(1):8.
  46. Parakkattil J, Kandasamy S, Das S, Devnath GP, Chaudhari VA, Shaha KK. Atypical exit wound in high-voltage electrocution. The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology. 2017 Dec 1;38(4):336-338.
  47. Sukumar Sanjay, Chandra Girish Y P, Harish S. Estimating the Post-mortem Interval in Decomposing Bodies Using Entomology as a Tool. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology. Jul-Dec2017, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p206-210. 5p.
  48. Sathish K, Chaudhari VA, Murthy AS. Fatal transorbital intracranial penetrating injury due to a bicycle brake handle. The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology. 2018 Sep 1;39(3):253-6
  49. Devnath GP, Das S, Kar R, Ganesh R. Drug-induced aplastic anemia - A forensic overview and review of literature. J Ind Acad Forensic Med 2018;40(1):122-128.
  50. Sukumar S. A Retrospective Autopsy-Based Study on the Pattern of Head Injuries in Pillion Riders Involved in Fatal Road Traffic Accidents and Proposed Safety Measures. International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine. 2018; 8(2):71-78.
  51. Joseph Alexis, S. Jagdish, Sanjay Sukumar, Vinay R. Pandit, C. Palnivel, M. Jency Antony. Clinical Profile and Autopsy Findings in Fatal Head Injuries. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock 2018 (accepted for publication).
  52. Sukumar S. Pattern of head injuries in motorised two-wheeler riders involved in fatal road traffic accidents: a retrospective autopsy based study. Ind J Forensic Med Toxicol. (Accepted for publication).
  53. Sukumar S, Udit B Das. Sexual assault by digital penetration – A case report. Ind J Forensic Med Toxicol. (accepted for publication).
  54. Kumaran M, Mittal C, Chaudari VA, Sundaragiri S, Shaha KK. Combination of multiple organ dysfunction and anaphylaxis in a case of mass wasp envenomation –A case report. Journal of Indian society of Toxicology 2018;14(1):3539. Doi: 10.317336.2018.v14.i1.3539.

 

SCIENTIFIC-PAPER PRESENTATIONS

  1. Shaha KK (August 2012).Paper presentation at National Conference (SRAFCON - 2012), Chennai.
  2. Sanjay S (January 2013). Assault by penetration – An argument in favour of rape law amendment. Paper Presentation at the 4th International Conference on Medical Negligence & Litigation in Medical Practice 4th International Conference on Recent Advances in Forensic Sciences, Medicine & Toxicology. Kovalam, Trivanthapuram
  3. Shaha KK (Jan 2013). Paper presentation at 4th International Conference on Legal Medicine organized by Indian Association of Medico-legal Experts, Trivanthampuram, Kerala.
  4. Shaha KK (October 2013). Medico Legal Aspect of Wound Care. Guest Lecture at the 2nd International & 7th National Annual Conference of The Society for Wound care & Research (SWCR), WOUND CARE CON – 2013, JIPMER, Puducherry.
  5. Shaha KK (November 2013). Medico Legal Aspect of Wound. Guest Lecture at Christian Medical College, organised by Department of Forensic Medicine & Legal Cell, Directorate, Vellore.
  6. Sanjay S (February 2014). Issuing cause of death in skeletonized remains - A case report. Paper Presentation  at the 5th International Conference on Medical Negligence & Litigation in Medical Practice 5th International Conference on Recent Advances in Forensic Sciences, Medicine & Toxicology, Goa, India
  7. Patra AP (August 2014). Suicidal Hair Dye (Supervasmol) Poisoning: A Case Report. Paper presentation at TOXOCON-8th Annual International Conference by Indian Society of Toxicology, JIPMER , Puducherry.
  8. Patra AP (September 2014). A Case report of Household Poisoning from Copper Sulfate Ingestion: With features of Hemolytic Anemia, Rhabdomyolysis and Acute Renal Failure. Paper Presentation at SIMLA-2014- Annual Conference South India Medico legal Association, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
  9. Chaudhari VA (September 2014). Mysterious Case of Partially Skeletonized Human Remains. Paper presentation at 11th Annual Conference of South India Medico Legal Association (SIMLA),  PSG Institute of Medical Sciences, Coimbatore
  10. Chaudhari VA (January, 2015). Misuse of license Firearm: An unusual case of Dyadic death. Poster Presentation at Forensic Medicon 2015, SRMC & RI, Chennai.
  11. Shaha KK (August 2015). Paper Presentation at Global Annual Meet on Emergency medicine and Trauma (GAMET – 2014), Chennai.
  12. Patra AP (August, 2015): poster presentation titled ‘The latest drugs of Abuse and Addiction’ in IXth Annual Conference of Indian Society of Toxicology at Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha University, Chennai.
  13. Chaudhari VA (August, 2015): poster presentation titled ‘An Unusual Case of Thinner Intoxication’ Abuse’ in IXth Annual Conference of Indian Society of Toxicology at Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha University, Chennai.
  14. Chaudhari VA (October 2015).Homicide by a combination of ligature strangulation and smothering. Paper presentation at SIMLA 2015 conference, Bambolim, Goa
  15. Shaha KK (November 2015). Investigating Sexual Offences against Children: Responsive and Sensitive Medical and Forensic Services. Guest Lecture organized by National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) under the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, Puducherry.
  16. Chaudhari VA (January 2016). An Unusual Case of Suicide by Plastic Bag Asphyxia. Paper presentation at Forensic Medicon 2016- 37th Annual National Conference at BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, from 8th - 10th
  17. Shaha KK (Feb 2016). Medico legal Implications for Patients & Pediatricians. Guest Lecture at 8th National Assembly on Paediatric Emergency Medicine: Organized by Division of Paediatric Critical Care Units, Puducherry.
  18. Shaha KK (March 2016). Identity in Medico Legal Cases, Documentation and Reporting –Do’s and Don’ts. Guest Lecture at Indira Gandhi government general hospital and postgraduate institute organized by The Union Territory of Pondicherry Legal Services Authority,
  19. Patra AP (May 2016). Plenary Lecture on Violence against Women (VAW): A never-ending Social malady in India. Paper Presentation at 34th Annual Conference of Medico-legal Soceity of Odisha, State chapter of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  20. Chaudhari VA (October 2016). Postmortem identification of traumatic esophageal perforation. Paper presentation at 13th Annual Conference of South India Medico Legal Association (SIMLA), KSHEMA, Mangaluru.
  21. Das S (October 2016). Fatal runover by a driverless parked vehicle in a non-traffic accident. Poster Presentation at SIMLA conference, Mangalore, Karnataka.
  22. Shaha KK (Oct 2016). Legal Issues in Medical Practice. Guest Lecture at Sri Venkateshwara Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Puducherry.
  23. Shaha KK (November 2016). Law and Pathology - Medico-legal Aspects of Pathology Practice Guest Lecture at Department of Pathology of Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry.
  24. Patra AP (December 2016). Righting the Wrongs in the Field of Indian Toxicology. Paper Presentation at 10th Annual International Conference by Indian Society of Toxicology, Cochin, Kerala.
  25. Shaha KK (Dec 2016). Legal Issues in Medical Practice. Guest Lecture at 1st Medico – Juridique – 2016, Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Puducherry.
  26. Patra AP (January 2017). Guest Lecture on Autopsy on Bodies with Infectious Diseases. Paper presentation at Forensic updates on Autopsy & Infection, JIPMER, Puducherry.
  27. Chaudhari VA (January 2017). Isadora Duncan syndrome due to accidental ligature strangulation. Paper presentation at Aspire Forensicon 2017, 20th Annual Conference of Medico Legal Association of Maharashtra, Solapur, Maharashtra.
  28. Chaudhari VA (February 2017). “Self-inflicted burns mortalities in Puducherry, India”. Paper presentation at Forensic Medicon 2017, Mumbai
  29. Patra AP (April 2017). Guest Lecture on Basics of Toxicology in the Practice of Forensic Nursing. Presentation at State-level workshop on Forensic Nursing – a new door opens to Nurses, at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College, Vinayaka Mission Vidyapith, Pondicherry.
  30. Shaha KK (April 2017). Role of Nursing in Crime Scene Reconstruction. Guest Lecture at  Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College, ,Puducherry.
  31. Patra AP (August 2017). Guest Lecture on Professional perception, Attitude and Knowledge on Child Abuse. Presentation at Workshop on - Professional perception, Attitude and Knowledge on Child Abuse, Puducherry.
  32. Shaha KK (Sep 2017). Safe Practice How to Avoid Medical Negligence. Guest Lecture organized by The Indian Medical association, Puducherry.
  33. Patra AP (Oct 2017). One-stop Crisis-management Centres (OCC) : Most Effective strategy for dealing Women and Child Sexual violence Cases. Paper presentation at the 4th International Conference of the World Congress of Forensics (WCF - 2017), Dalian, China.
  34. Sanjay S (Oct. 2017). Estimating the Post-Mortem Interval in Decomposing Bodies Using Entomology as A Tool. Paper presentation at the IAMLE 2017 - 8th International Conference on Legal Medicine, Medical Negligence and Litigation in Medical Practice & 8th International Conference on Current Trends in Forensic Sciences, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology.
  35. Patra AP (Oct 2017). Guest Lecture onMasquerading Postmortem Artefacts - A challenge for the Forensic pathologists and Death Investigator’. Guest Lecture at 4th International Conference of the World Congress of Forensics (WCF - 2017), Dalian, China.
  36. Shaha KK (Oct 2017). Weak Medical Records- Invitation to Litigation. Guest Speaker at HIMA Asia Conference, JIPMER Puducherry.
  37. Shaha KK (Oct 2017) Guest Lecture on “Making Your Medical Practice Safe-Opportunity for Better Outcome” conducted by JIPMER Scientific Society (JSS), JIPMER
  38. Shaha KK (Nov 2017). Legal Rights of Women – Medico legal Issues. Guest Lecture at 2nd Medico – Juridique – 2017 at Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Puducherry.
  39. Patra AP, Ashok N, Shaha KK (Dec 2017). Fatal Haemorrhage from Arterio-venous Malformation of Brain Following Minor Trauma: A Case Report. Paper presented at 25th Annual Karnatak Medico-legal Society Conference at Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Victoria Hospital, Fort, Bengaluru.
  40. Shaha KK (Feb 2018). Forensic Anthropology. Guest lecture at the Hands-on workshop organized by Department of Forensic Medicine, AIIMS, Bhopal.
  41. Patra AP (April 2018). Paper presentation titled ‘Venom induced Raynaud's phenomenon: A Case review’ at 12th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Toxicology (TOXOCON-12) at Gangtok, Sikkim.
  42. Patra AP (April 2018). Presented poster titled ‘The Current trends in Contraband drugs & Substances of abuse’ at 12th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Toxicology (TOXOCON-12) at Gangtok, Sikkim.
  43. Sanjay S (July 2018 ). Safety measures for Side-Saddle Pillion Riders of Motorized Two-Wheelers – A proposal based on a retrospective autopsy study of the pattern of head injuries in pillion riders involved in fatal motorised two-wheeler accidents. Paper presentation at the JIPMER Scientific Society, JIPMER ,Puduherry.
  44. Patra AP (October 2018). Plenary Lecture on Prevention of Violence against Doctors (VAD) - An analysis of Socio-politico-legal factors and Remedial measures. Guest Lecture at 9th International Conference on Legal Medicine, Medical Negligence & Litigation in Medical Practice (IAMLE 2018), Pimpri, Pune.