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Rom J Intern Med. 2011;49(2):155-9.

Forensic necroptic epidemiology -- a useful method for the evaluation of renal, cardiac and cerebral lesions. Can it represent an addition to the information provided by clinical studies?

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"V. Babeş" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timişoara.


Our paper reviews the value of necroptic epidemiology in the evaluation of renal, cardiac and cerebral lesions. The necroptic epidemiology studies performed on American war casualties from Korea and Vietnam had practical implications in the prophylaxis of atherosclerosis in young age groups. The special interest they initially raised has been diminished by the advance of clinical studies that are nowadays dominant in the field of epidemiology. Given the fact that for the evaluation of certain diseases, such as chronic kidney disease, the morphological criterion is useful for the diagnostic, necroptic epidemiology can complete the epidemiological data provided by clinical studies. The use of data offered by forensic necroptic epidemiology can represent a reliable method for evaluating the epidemiology of certain diseases and of their complications.

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