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|Title:||Fatal external bleeding from self-severed arterial dialysis tube: An unusual method of suicide|
|Citation:||Medicine, Science and the Law. Vol.59, No.4 (2019), 210-213|
|Abstract:||© The Author(s) 2019. A high risk of suicide has been observed in adults with end-stage renal disease who are undergoing haemodialysis. Since suicide is preventable, early screening, a prompt multidisciplinary approach and appropriate treatment of depression are critical and are recommended to treating physicians. Recently, the case of a woman with end-stage renal disease who had been undergoing haemodialysis was encountered. She died by suicide after self-severing the temporary haemodialysis catheter secured to the right side of her neck. This method of suicide is unusual and rare. This case not only underscores the association between haemodialysis and suicide in patients with end-stage renal disease but also raises awareness of the possibility of such deaths.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 2019|
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