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Anna Laura SANTUNIONE

Ricercatore Universitario
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Metaboliche e Neuroscienze,sede Istituti Anatomici (area Policlinico)


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2022 - Cannabinoid Stability in Postmortem Brain Samples Stored at Different Temperatures [Articolo su rivista]
Santunione, A L; Palazzoli, F; Verri, P; Vandelli, D; Chiapelli, F; Silingardi, E
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Drug stability is an important concern of forensic toxicological testing, particularly postmortem samples that may be stored for an extensive period of time before analysis. In postmortem toxicology, the complex assessment of analyte stability in biological matrices can profoundly impact the interpretation of toxicological results and the outcome of forensic casework. The aim of this work is to assess the stability of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), 11-hydroxy-THC (11-OH-THC), 11-nor-9-carboxy-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THCCOOH), and 11-nor-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid glucuronide (THCCOOH-glucuronide) in brain stored at three different temperatures (4°C, -20°C and -70°C) up to over 12 months (390 days) in order to establish the best storage condition for preventing potential drug degradation during the storage period. Brain is suitable and useful for xenobiotic concentrations and a valuable specimen in the interpretation of postmortem toxicological results. In our study, pooled brain specimens were spiked at low and high concentrations to evaluate the change in concentration over time. Stable compounds were quantified within ±20% of the target concentration (the mean concentration resulting from the initial analysis). According to stability criteria, our preliminary findings revealed that all the cannabinoids studied are stable in frozen brain samples (-20°C and -70°C) for over 12 months: all the analytes' concentrations remained unaffected during storage over time, the analytical variation staying within ±20%. On the contrary, under refrigeration conditions (4°C), 11-OH-THC, THCCOOH and THCCOOH-glucuronide were instable. Authentic brain samples, collected from eight cases during the autopsy, were analyzed and the stability was evaluated. This study provided new data on cannabinoid stability in brain. The stability of the brain samples, both in spiked samples and authentical caseworks, highlights the importance of the brain as a valid testing matrix when retesting is required after a long period of time or when laboratories are faced with backlog.


2021 - Diagnosing coronary thrombosis using multiphase post-mortem CT angiography (MPMCTA): A case study [Articolo su rivista]
Camatti, Jessika; Santunione, Anna Laura; Draisci, Stefano; Gangi, Bruno Giuliano; Bisceglia, Marco; Bini, Riccardo; Renzi, Riccardo; Silingardi, Enrico
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While post-mortem angiography (PMA) is gradually establishing its role in Forensic Radiology, the available literature in Italy lacks a solid foundation, particularly regarding its use in criminal court proceedings. An illustrative example of multiphase post-mortem CT angiography (MPMCTA) is presented here to encourage the systematic implementation of PMA methods. To demonstrate concordance between MPMCTA and the reference standard (autopsy and histology) in a case of acute coronary thrombosis, we report a case where MPMCTA, autopsy, histological and toxicological analyses were performed on a previously healthy 51-year-old man. MPMCTA detected a right coronary artery filling defect that could be ascribed to coronary thrombosis, which was later confirmed by autopsy and histological examinations.


2021 - Post-mortem distribution of mephedrone and its metabolites in body fluids and organ tissues of an intoxication case [Articolo su rivista]
Palazzoli, F.; Santunione, A. L.; Verri, P.; Vandelli, D.; Silingardi, E.
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New psychoactive substances (NPS) are substances that continue to appear on the drug market to bypass controlled substance legislation. Mephedrone or 4-methylmethcathinone is becoming the most popular new psychoactive substance among youth as a recreational drug. The present study describes the optimization and validation of a sensitive method that combined clean up procedure and LC–MS/MS technique designed to simultaneously determine the presence of Mephedrone and its two metabolites (normephedrone as active metabolite and dyhidromephedrone) in post-mortem specimens (body fluids and organ tissues). To date, this is the first determination of Mephedrone metabolites in post-mortem specimens. The validated method was applied to a fatal Mephedrone intoxication case. The distribution of the three analytes in different post-mortem matrices was presented. The toxicological results of the studied case are discussed, along with autopsy, histopathological evidence and crime-scene information. The toxicological results presented in the study provide new data relative to mephedrone and the distribution of its metabolites in post-mortem specimens. In our opinion, the metabolite concentration database must be developed because the metabolites may be linked to toxicity. The pattern of parent drug and its metabolites can be helpful in the interpretation of fatal cases involving mephedrone, which will contribute to the currently limited knowledge about mephedrone and metabolites concentrations.


2020 - Cannabinoids Determination in Brain: A Supplemental Helpful in Postmortem Evaluation [Articolo su rivista]
Palazzoli, F; Santunione, A L; Marchesi, F; Verri, P; Vandelli, D; Licata, M; Silingardi, E
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The scientific interest in Cannabis has been documented by a wide literature but postmortem studies and interpretations of autopsy findings are lacking or limited to few cases, few matrices analyzed or a small number of analytes. The present study describes the development and full in-house validation of a sensitive and simple method based on an optimized rapid clean up procedure combined with a robust and highly sensitive LC-MS-MS technique, designed to simultaneous determination of Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), 11-hydroxy-Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (11-OH-THC), 11-nor-Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol-carboxylic acid (THC-COOH) and 11-nor-Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol-carboxylic acid-glucuronated (THC-COOH-glucuronide) in postmortem samples: central blood (CB), femoral blood (FB) and brain tissue (BR). The developed method was validated and applied to 24 postmortem cases involving cannabinoids. In this study, we presented a full optimization and validation of target analyses for each matrix. The procedure had proven to be reliable and accurate. This study adds new data, particularly about the cannabinoids concentrations in BR samples. Combined pattern (CB, FB, BR) can be used in the interpretation of postmortem cases, proving and strengthening the assessments made on blood data. BR matrix in a helpful supplement in the investigation of the role of cannabinoids as crucial or contributory factor in leading to death.


2019 - Cap. 6: La Documentazione sanitaria: la cartella clinica, le certificazioni mediche in 'Medicina legale. Per studenti e medici di medicina generale' [Capitolo/Saggio]
Santunione, A. L.; Silingardi, E.
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2019 - Capitolo 10: 'La tutela della riservatezza . il segreto professionale e il segreto d'ufficio. il trattamento dei dati riservati'. In Medicina legale per studenti e medici di medicina generale [Capitolo/Saggio]
Santunione, A. L.; Silingardi, E.
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2019 - Capitolo 11 'Il referto e la denuncia di reato'. In Medicina legale. Per studenti e medici di medicina generale [Capitolo/Saggio]
Santunione, A. L.; Silingardi, E.
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2019 - Capitolo 22: I delitti contro l'incolumità pubblica. In Medicina legale. Per studenti e medici di medicina generale [Capitolo/Saggio]
Santunione, A. L.; Licata, M.; Silingardi, E.
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2019 - Capitolo 23 'Il delitto di doping'. In Medicina legale. Per studenti e medici di medicina generale [Capitolo/Saggio]
Licata, M.; Santunione, A. L.; Tagliaro, F.
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2019 - "I delitti contro l'incolumità pubblica" in Medicina legale per i corsi di laurea a orientamento giuridico e triennali [Capitolo/Saggio]
Santunione, A. L.; Licata, M.; Silingardi, E.
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2019 - Il delitto di doping in Medicina legale per i corsi di laurea a orientamento giuridico e triennali [Capitolo/Saggio]
Licata, M.; Santunione, A. L.; Tagliaro, F.
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2018 - The role of ethyl glucuronide in supporting medico-legal investigations: Analysis of this biomarker in different postmortem specimens from 21 selected autopsy cases [Articolo su rivista]
Santunione, Anna Laura; Verri, Patrizia; Marchesi, Filippo; Rustichelli, Cecilia; Palazzoli, Federica; Vandelli, Daniele; Licata, Manuela; Silingardi, Enrico
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Ethanol determination in postmortem blood is one of the most frequently requested analyses in legal medicine and forensic toxicology. Ethyl glucuronide is a non-oxidative ethanol metabolite. It is also a useful marker of ante-mortem alcohol ingestion when ethanol itself has been completely eliminated from the body and could be considered in autopsy cases to obtain more reliable indications. The aim of the present study was to investigate the ethyl glucuronide distribution in postmortem specimens from autopsy cases found to be positive for ethanol. We presented 21 autopsy cases in which central blood, peripheral blood and liver samples were available. Specimens were analyzed for ethyl glucuronide by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry; we also recorded postmortem interval, case history, cause of death, use of drugs, metabolic disorders if present, putrefaction if present, history of ethanol abuse and information about ethanol intake before death. Our aim was to evaluate and to compare the ethyl glucuronide levels in different matrices taken from the same subject in order to provide a better understanding of the interpretation of postmortem ethyl glucuronide concentrations.


2017 - L'imaging TC nella valutazione post-mortem delle vittime del territorio in EMilia [Articolo su rivista]
Baldoni, F.; Procicchiani, Diego; Amorico, Mg.; Tidaro, R. Tata C.; Pizzirani, M.; Santunione, A. L.; Camatti, Jessika; Silingarsi, E.; Torricelli, P.
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Lo sviluppo delle moderna tecniche di diagnostica per immagini ha portato ad una revisione delle consolidate metodologie nel campo dell'indagine medico-legale. In quest'ottica si inserisce ,l'adozione, oltre al tradizionale impiego di routinari rilievi radiografici, di modalità diagnostiche più sofisticate ed avanzate quali la TC multistrato (TCMS). Nella nostra esperienza la TCMS, adottata per lo studiodi pazienti deceduti in un mass disaster quale il terremoto che ha colpito l'Emilia nel 2012, insieme alla ricognizione esterna di cadavere effettuata dal patologo forense, si è dimostrata utile per lo studio, l'identificazione e la valutazione delle lesioni riportate dalle vittime in seguito al crollo di edifici industriali


2015 - Estimation of the time of death through the analysis of clock miRNAs expression in blood and vitreous humor [Articolo su rivista]
Corradini, Beatrice; Alu', Milena; Radheshi, Erjon; Gabbolini, Valentina; Ferrari, Francesca; Santunione, Anna Laura; Silingardi, Enrico
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Estimation of the time since death is a practical task in daily forensic casework but available methods lack reliability especially in complex deaths and after long PM period. MirRNA analysis should be ideally an useful ancillary tool as it proved to be sensitive in forensics especially for body fluid identification. Here we analyzed 10 miRNAs with a supposed role in circadian rhythms through an RT-qPCR assay in postmortem samples of blood (n = 12) and vitreous humor (n = 12) from individuals died in the day or at night, in order to find those with an oscillating pattern of variation. The expression stability of four endogenous controls was also tested to find the most suitable for normalization.SNORD95 proved to be the best and was used in both body fluids. Four miRNAs showed significant differential expression between individuals died at daytime and at nighttime, mir-106b and mir-96 in vitreal samples and mir-142-5p and mir-219 in blood. Results are preliminary and limited to the small sample set. Future studies on more samples and with additional markers are needed to further elucidate the role of miRNA profiling in postmortem contexts and how useful they would be as “chronobiomarkers” for time of death determination


2015 - Forensic botany II, DNA barcode for land plants: Which markers after the international agreement? [Articolo su rivista]
Ferri, Gianmarco; Corradini, Beatrice; Ferrari, Francesca; Santunione, Anna Laura; Palazzoli, Federica; Alu', M. 2.
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The ambitious idea of using a short piece of DNA for large-scale species identification (DNA barcoding) is already a powerful tool for scientists and the application of this standard technique seems promising in a range of fields including forensic genetics. While DNA barcoding enjoyed a remarkable success for animal identification through cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) analysis, the attempts to identify a single barcode for plants remained a vain hope for a longtime. From the beginning, the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) showed a lack of agreement on a core plant barcode, reflecting the diversity of viewpoints. Different research groups advocated various markers with divergent set of criteria until the recent publication by the CBOL-Plant Working Group. After a four-year effort, in 2009 the International Team concluded to agree on standard markers promoting a multilocus solution (rbcL and matK), with 70-75% of discrimination to the species level. In 2009 our group firstly proposed the broad application of DNA barcoding principles as a tool for identification of trace botanical evidence through the analysis of two chloroplast loci (trnH-psbA and trnL-trnF) in plant species belonging to local flora. Difficulties and drawbacks that were encountered included a poor coverage of species in specific databases and the lack of authenticated reference sequences for the selected markers. Successful preliminary results were obtained providing an approach to progressively identify unknown plant specimens to a given taxonomic rank, usable by any non-specialist botanist or in case of a shortage of taxonomic expertise. Now we considered mandatory to update and to compare our previous findings with the new selected plastid markers (matK+rbcL), taking into account forensic requirements. Features of all the four loci (the two previously analyzed trnH-psbA+trnL-trnF and matK+rbcL) were compared singly and in multilocus solutions to assess the most suitable combination for forensic botany. Based on obtained results, we recommend the adoption of a two-locus combination with rbcL+trnH-psbA plastid markers, which currently best satisfies forensic needs for botanical species identification.


2015 - investigation of erthquake related deaths using post-mortem multi detector computed tomography [Abstract in Atti di Convegno]
Santunione, Anna Laura; Perini, Andrea; Radheshi, Erjon; Amorico, Maria Grazia; Tata, Cristina; Torricelli, Pietro; Silingardi, Enrico
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Purpose: Post-mortem Multi-Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) is now recognized as a valuable adjunct medicolegal tool. Beside its application for identification purposes, MDCT is used to assist pathologists in determining cause of death. Compared to conventional radiography MDCT offers advantages in detecting blunt force injury, and can quickly provide a guide to lethal injuries. Therefore, the use of MDCT for earthquake-related deaths is an obvious choice, as blunt force injuries are common in such victims. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of MDCT on the assessment of causes of death, in a case series of fatal injuries after the 2012 Modena earthquake. Methods and materials: 12 medicolegal cases underwent full-body CT-scan and external examination. The circumstances of death were collected and reviewed. Conventional autopsy was not authorized by the local Prosecutor for all cases. Results: In all cases, post-mortem MDCT and external examination revealed lesions consistent with fatal blunt force injuries, and the absence of contrary evidence that could support another cause of death. These findings together with the circumstantial data were sufficient to assess cause and manner of death. Conclusions: The results of this study confirm that post-mortem MDCT provides an important contribution to determining cause of death, especially when autopsy is not performed. Therefore, radiologists with experience in post-mortem imaging are needed to support forensic pathologists in establishing causes of death, without necessarily having to perform conventional autopsy.


2014 - Modalità di presentazione del disagio psichico nei migranti: accessi in pronto soccorso e comportamenti suicidairi. [Abstract in Atti di Convegno]
Pizzirani, Margherita; Reggianini, Corinna; Bettelli, Margherita; Santunione, Anna Laura; Ferrari, Silvia; Rigatelli, Marco; Silingardi, Enrico; Galliani, Ivan
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Dall'analisi degli accessi al PS dei due ospedali di Modena di italiani e stranieri e il numero di suicidi, gli AA fanno alcune considerazioni sulla difficoltà di individuare un percorso di presa in carico psichiatrica per i pazienti migranti che nel 59% dei casi presentano disturbi apsecifici, suggestivi di somatizzazione.


2013 - Sudden death related to myocardial tubercolosis [Capitolo/Saggio]
V., Gabbolini; Santunione, Anna Laura; Silingardi, Enrico
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sudden cardiac death is defined as death due to cardiac causes, in youngh adults myocarditis is the major causes of sudden unexpected death. Cases of sudden death from previously undiagnosed MTB have rarely been reported in the literature, the most probable mechanism for sydden cardiac death is arrhythmias


2012 - Come una cattiva legge può condizionare la pratica medica. Studio sull'incidenza di gravidanze multiple in rapporto al numero di embrioni trasferiti in utero, in pazienti sottoposte a tecniche di PMA nel decennio 2000-2010 [Articolo su rivista]
Vecchio, S.; Santunione, Anna Laura; Silingardi, Enrico
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the aim of this retrospective study is assessing the impact of the law 40/04 on the results of the tecniques of medically assisted procreation, with regard to the variation in the incidence of multiple pregnancies in relation to the number of enmbryos tranferred


2012 - Development of six-SNPs assay for forensic analysis in European population [Abstract in Atti di Convegno]
Ferri, Gianmarco; Ferrari, F.; Corradini, B.; Santunione, Anna Laura; Alu', Milena
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Y-chromosomal SNPs analysis show regional specificity useful in forensic investigation for inferring the male genetic background of individuals and population and to predict biogeographical origin of the donor of a crime scene sample. Due to its exclusively paternal inheritance, the Y-chromosome has been extensively used in evolutionary and forensic genetics to investigate the phylogeny and the history of population and their migration. A large scale parsimonious phylogenetic tree representing worldwide Y-chromosome variation has been constructed and comprises major haplogroups. The aim of this study was to set-up six multiplex assays based on SNaPshot kit to identify markers inside major clades of European population. Specifically, we design PCR and minisequencing primers targeting a total of 33 Y-mutations downstream R1*, I*, J2*, G* and E1b1b1* haplogroups. The PCR fragments were chosen to get the shortest product possible in order to improve the performance in degraded samples (amplicons principally ranging from 56 bp to 140 bp). This assay based on a 6-multiplex PCR reaction is a suitable tool for detecting the main European haplogroups in forensic casework and population study.


2012 - L'integrazione dell'analisi del capello nel trattamento terapeutico multidisciplinare di un soggetto con dipendenza combinata da alcol e cocaina [Articolo su rivista]
Palazzoli, Federica; Santunione, Anna Laura; Vandelli, Daniele; S., Malak; C., Ferretti; Licata, Manuela
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objective toxicology tests combined with self report data, are resulted an appropriate outcome measure. Furthermore comparing self reports and cocaine hair test, hair test result highly sensitive and specific in identifying past cocaine use.


2012 - Migrants presenting with suicidal behaviours at the A&E department in Modena [Abstract in Rivista]
Ferrari, Silvia; Martire, L; Pizzirani, M; Reggianini, C; Rigatelli, Marco; Santunione, Anna Laura
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2012 - pseudoaneurisma ventricolare sinistro e morte improvvisa [Articolo su rivista]
Lusetti, M; Gabbolini, V.; Santunione, Anna Laura; Silingardi, Enrico
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nel presente lavoro viene discusso il possibile meccanismo patogeneticodelle alterazioni strutturali riscontrate a livello della parete aneurismatica. vengono inoltre dettegliate le indagini anamnestiche e laboratoristiche necessarie a delibare correttamente questa tipologia casistica


2012 - Subaortic stenosis and sudden death [Articolo su rivista]
Santunione, Anna Laura; M., Bettelli; G., Carosielli; E., D'Antone; M., Lusetti; Silingardi, Enrico
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The Authors present a casuistic on sudden Death due to membranous subaortic stenosis. The problems on pathologic diagnosis and forensic implicatins are discussed


2012 - Suicidal migrants in Modena [Abstract in Rivista]
Reggianini, Corinna; Martire, Lisa; Ferrari, Silvia; Pizzirani, Margherita; Santunione, Anna Laura; Rigatelli, Marco
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Self-harm behaviours, including attempted and complete suicide, have been reported to be common among migrants. Data from our analysis confirm general epidemiologic features of suicide, with complete suicide by hanging more typical among adult males and self-harm behaviours by drug ingestion more typical among youg adult females.


2011 - Lateral saccular laryngeal cyst and unexpected asphyxial death [Articolo su rivista]
Silingardi, Enrico; Sola, Naike; Santunione, Anna Laura; Trani, Nicoletta
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We present the case of a 41-year-old man with a herniated saccular laryngeal cyst in the left cervical region who died unexpectedly at home from acute asphyxia. The laryngeal cyst manifested itself a few days before death under the form of an obvious palpable swelling in the cervical region.The autopsy showed, in the left cervical region, an oval-shaped mass originating on the wall of the larynx and herniated into the extralaryngeal region.The critical reduction of the laryngeal space originated from an intense edema of the laryngeal mucosa above the cysts, concurrent with a flogistic process of the cystic wall, with probable associated glottic laryngospasm mediated by the superior laryngeal nerve. The rapid evolution of edema was favored by the extreme relaxation of the connective of laryngeal mucosa in the supraglottic and aryepiglottic regions, and it explains the sudden death.The case is useful for delineating the problems related to the possible evolution of laryngeal cysts, the pathogenesis of asphyxial complications, the anatomo-pathological diagnosis and the medico-forensic aspects.


2009 - biobanche di tessuti a scopo di ricerca e consenso alla donazione di materiale biologico umano [Abstract in Atti di Convegno]
Santunione, Anna Laura
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I notevoli progressi della ricerca e della tecnologia biomedica hanno portato ad un crescente interesse verso le collezioni di materiale biologico umano. il consenso informato del donatore del materiale biologico assume un ruolo fondamentale, sia dal punto di vista giuridico che da quello etico, nella legittimazione all'utilizzo del materiale stesso.


2009 - il rifiuto anticipato dei trattamenti trasfusionali: la cassazione civile ancora in bilico tra un passato che non passa ed un futuro ipotetico [Nota a Sentenza]
Silingardi, Enrico; Santunione, Anna Laura
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commento alla sentenza 23676/2008 sul rifiuto alle trasfusioni di sangue dei pazienti testimoni di Geova


2009 - Unexpected intrauterine fetal death in parvovirus B19 fetal infection [Articolo su rivista]
Silingardi, Enrico; Santunione, Anna Laura; Rivasi, Francesco; Gasser, B; Zago, S; Garagnani, Lorella
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The AA. presents 5 cases of maternal-fetal infection from parvovirus B19. The aspects anatomopathologic, diagnostic, clinical and professional liability are discussed


2008 - Spontaneous umbilical cord hematoma: an unusual cause of fetal mortality: a report of 3 cases and review of the literature. [Articolo su rivista]
Gualandri, G; Rivasi, Francesco; Santunione, Anna Laura; Silingardi, Enrico
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Spontaneous hematoma of the umbilical cord represents a rare cause of fetal morbidity and mortality and the outcome is poor in half of the cases. There are many risk factors, such as infections, morphologic anomalies, alterations of the vessel walls, prolapses, twisting and traction of the cord, but in many cases the causes remain unknown. We present 3 cases of umbilical cord hematoma which took place at the end of the pregnancy and were followed by perinatal death of the fetus. In the 3 cases, which were autopsied including macroscopical and histopathologic examination of the placenta and the umbilical cord, a cordonal pathology was present; in all cases, there were alterations of the vascular wall, and in the third case inflammatory vasculopathy was found. In all 3 cases, the cause of death was attributed to acute anoxia due to the cordonal hematoma.


2007 - Chirurgia toracica: casistica e profili di rischio [Articolo su rivista]
Silingardi, Enrico; Santunione, Anna Laura; N., Trani
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la chirurgia toracica non cardiaca concerne un esteso e delicatissimo ambito di strutture anatomiche ed una rilevante quota di patologie, tra le quali prevalgono, tanto per importanza quanto per incidenza statistica quelle di natura neoplastica. Nel contributo si prendono in esame i profili di responsabilità in ambito chirurgico-toracico


2007 - Gli avvelenamenti nel settorato medico-legale modenese 1994- 2004 [Articolo su rivista]
Licata, Manuela; Santunione, Anna Laura; Silingardi, Enrico; Beduschi, Giovanni
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gli autori presentano un'analisi casistica riguardante le intossicazioni acute letali nel settorato modenese dal 1994-2004, confrontando i dati con una precedente analisi casistica effettuata a Modena nel periodo 1983-1993. ciò ha permesso di evidenziare le modificazioni del trend delle intossicazioni acute dovute alle singole sostanze e di registrare un cospicuo aumento delle intossicazioni acute da farmaci , preminentemente suicidiarie, accanto ad una scomparsa quasi totale delle morti da intossicazione acuta da CO


2007 - Lineamenti di medicina legale per il medico di medicina generale [Monografia/Trattato scientifico]
S., Del Vecchio; G., Gualandri; S., Pelosi; Santunione, Anna Laura
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manuale di medicina legale per l'esercizio professionale


2007 - Neurochirurgia: casistica e mappatura dei rischi [Articolo su rivista]
Beduschi, Giovanni; Santunione, Anna Laura
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gli autori analizzano una casistica relativa alla responsabilità professionale in ambito neurochirurgico, delineandone gli aspetti caratterizzanti


2007 - oculistica: casistica e mappatura dei rischi [Articolo su rivista]
F., Fregni; N., Trani; Santunione, Anna Laura
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gli autori analizzano una casistica relativa alla responsabilità professionale in ambito oculistico, delineandone gli aspetti caratterizzanti


2007 - otorinolaringoiatria: casistica e mappatura dei rischi [Articolo su rivista]
G., Popoli; N., Trani; M., Trani; Santunione, Anna Laura
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l'otorinolaringoiatra è uno specialista che come pochi altri riconosce nel suo bagaglio culturale competenze cliniche e chirurgiche. Tale peculiarità ha trovato pieno riscontro nella nostra esperienza caratterizzata da contenzioso conseguito all'attualizzarsi tanto di rischi propri dell'agire per c.d. medico, quanto da più numerosi rischi dell'agire chirurgico.


2006 - Aspetti di responsabilità nel settore del doping [Capitolo/Saggio]
Silingardi, Enrico; Licata, Manuela; Santunione, Anna Laura
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affronta la tematica della responsabilità medica nel settore del doping


2006 - Chirurgia Toracica video-assistita. Aspetti medico-legali [Capitolo/Saggio]
Silingardi, Enrico; Santunione, Anna Laura
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puntualizzazione dei aspetti di interesse medico-legale connessi alla chirurgia toracica video-assistita, in particolare responsabilità professionale e consenso informato


2006 - Per partum death at term pregnancy due to spontaneous cord hematoma. [Articolo su rivista]
Gualandri, G; Rivasi, Francesco; Santunione, Anna Laura; Silingardi, E.
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hematoma of the umbilical cord is rare but the outcome is poor in the half of the cases. spontaneous cord hematoma can present morphologically in a different manner so in all cases in which acute asphyxia is verified, it is necessary to proceed to an accurate study of the cord, in fact we feel that the diagnosis of spontaneous cord hematoma is understimated because a study wich multiple section in not performed routinely


2006 - Sudden death from tubercular myocarditis [Articolo su rivista]
Silingardi, Enrico; Rivasi, Francesco; Santunione, Anna Laura; Garagnani, Lorella
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Tuberculous myocarditis is a rare finding. We present the case of a 33-year-old woman who was in good health and who died suddenly at home. Autopsy and histopathologic examinations revealed granulamatous lesions in the myocardium, lungs, lymph nodes, liver, and spleen. No fast acid bacilli were demonstrated on histological examination. The presence of a Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA complex was identified using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded histological samples. An HIV test carried out on the blood obtained during the autopsy was negative according to the DNA amplification technique (PCR) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay serological test. We hypothesize that the mechanism of death was severe ventricular arrhythmia due to granulomatous proliferation in the structures of the interventricular septum.


2004 - Medicina generale: casistica e profili di rischio [Articolo su rivista]
Beduschi, Giovanni; Popoli, G.; Trani, N.; Santunione, Anna Laura
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gli autori analizzano una casistica di responsabilità professionale nel campo della medicina generale, delineandone le principali caratteristiche


2004 - omicidio dissimulato vs omicidio combinato. Problemi di diagnostica differenziale medico-legale [Articolo su rivista]
Silingardi, Enrico; Santunione, Anna Laura
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l'omicidio mediante asfissia ed abbruciamento è di osservazione infrequente in ambito medico-forense; gli autori riportano due casi di omicidio combinato, rivelati all'autopsia per asfissia (soffocamento e strangolamento) ed abbruciamento incompleto. i metodi medico-forensi, istopatologici e tossicologici, si sono rivelati utili nella determinazione e nella conferma delle cause di morte