Vol. 4 No. 2, June.2019

Original Article

PATIENTS PROFILE AND PATTERN OF INJURIES IN FACIAL TRAUMATISMS ATTENDED AT THE GENERAL HOSPITAL OF THE STATE OF ALAGOAS


The trauma of the face appears with great incidence in physical aggressions and accidents, by the position of vulnerability in the body.This study collected data from patient with the aim of tracing the epidemiological profile of victims of facial trauma, with the following variables: gender, age, etiology, and alcohol intake. The lesion pattern, type and location on the face were also analyzed

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COMMON MENTAL DISORDER IN WOMEN VICTIM OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE


Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious public health problem of epidemic proportions.This article aims to describe the impacts of IPV on women’s mental health, comparing the results with a control group in a cross sectional descriptive study.

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Technical update

DOCUMENTARY EVALUATION PROPOSAL IN FORENSIC MEDICINE


The proposal of this work is to present a new methodological categorization in the scientific assessment of medical expert documents. The evolution of the work resulted in the creation of categories of medical expert thinking that contemplate the scientific rigor and, therefore, demonstrative and necessary for the effective and adequate exercise of this professional activity that is the Expert Medicine.

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Technical update

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE “LOSS OF A CHANCE” THEORY IN THE POINT OF VIEW OF FORENSIC MEDICINE


The “loss of a chance” is an innovative theory accepted in the Brazilian legal system. It is of great medical-legal interest that every expert knows doctrinal aspects related to the “loss of a chance”. Expert evidence must translate the complexity of technical evaluation into a set of reasoned conclusions, according to the real situation of the individual and considering the general principle of full compensation of personal damages.

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