Then medical reports and psychiatric reports to get vivid information on her daily routines and issues. As well as the orange juice that would have affected her by increasing her glucose levels and the puncture wounds in her leg would have been from her trying to get insulin into her system but missing the mandatory muscle due to shakiness. View the forensic autopsy protocols for the State of Indiana. Read through the report and brainstorm ideas with a partner as to what you think the findings suggest. Though I searched what swelling in the ankles and abdomen can mean and I turns out that Anna could have had fluid retention.
What additional information do you need in order to determine the cause of death for Anna Garcia? Anyone with the link can view Only you and the people listed below can view or edit. Sickle cells die much more quickly than normal blood cells-in about 10 to 20 days instead of 120 days-causing a shortage of red blood cells. Acetylsalicylic Acid may be a drug that relieves pain, but it also is a blood thinner and is recommended to be taken if someone is experiencing a heart attack or stroke to help the blood travel through their body. Add any additional evidence to your graphic organizer. The food diary proved that Anna wasn't eating a responsible diet for her diabetes. In two of her autopsy reports the found that her blood glucose levels were sky high. Also, she might have fallen from nausea and breathing difficulties.
An autopsy is a systematic examination of the entire body to determine the manner and cause of death. When cells use fat for energy rather than glucose, toxic acids are released into the body that are called ketones. Anna Garcia died from diabetic shock. Though if her death is still not completely figured out we could do more autopsies. Her lack of management of her diabetes was also shown in Autopsy Report: 2.
You and the person listed below can view or edit. In this activity you will watch an interactive slide show with information about autopsies. Complete conclusion question 2 and 3. The first piece of evidence is from her food diary which was part of project 2. . The pathologist needed to determine the exact cause of death. Plus, we could try to find out if Annas family knew about any health problems or behavior issues because so far we only know that she started becoming distant with her best friend Lucy Leffingwell and neighbor Doug Greene but what about other people in her life.
In the case of heart failure the abdomen, legs, and lungs can swell because the heart is too weak to pump blood which may have caused Anna to fall because of shortness of breath then fainting and then knocking her head on her stool. It acts as a solvent for important proteins, nutrients, electrolytes, gases, and other substances essential to life. Problems with one body system can have minor, moderate, or very serious effects on other systems. Anna Garcia probably died of a Heart Attack or Stroke. This course provides an introduction to the biomedical sciences through exciting hands-on projects and problems. Plasma itself is made up of 91. Use the page buttons or the next arrow to read all the pages of information about autopsies.
The body had blood and throw up around her head, she was wearing warmer clothes but it was 73 degrees in her home. High levels of glucose in the blood causes the blood vessels to thicken and make it harder for blood to travel through her body and it puts her at a very high risk for a clot cause a heart attack or stroke. Then you will watch a video describing the tools used for an autopsy. Read the essay entitled Autopsy: the Boy Who Died Too Fast, written by Elise Hancock. Some help fight malignant disease.
Therefore, an autopsy is required for Anna. Anyone can view it with the link below: You can view and edit. Next Step: I think the next steps for Annas investigation should be that we now get the results of her internal autopsy examination to find out for sure if she had any organ failures. The body was found at 9: 56 am when police officers broke down her door. Anyone can view it with the link below: You and the people listed below can view or edit.
They will determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional woman as they sequentially piece together evidence found in her medical history and her autopsy report. Her body was clearly unable to control her glucose levels at her time of death. This procedure often involves extensive analysis of the tissues and body fluids for clues about cause of death or evidence of chemicals and toxic substances. Medical professionals often do not have an easy time understanding why changes in our bodies occur, even though modern medical technology has made huge strides in understanding the physiological changes that occur due to disease, aging, genetics, and the use of pharmaceuticals. Diabetic shock is the most reasonable choice for Anna's cause of death because we haven't learned anything else, and all of her autopsy reports lead me to that conclusion. Her high glucose levels caused her body to produce ketones that eventually aided in her death.
Answer the remaining Conclusion questions. Scan the rest of the article to determine when an autopsy must be performed, who can perform it, and what is included in an autopsy report. Anyone can view with the link below: The people listed below can edit or view this prezi, while the world can see it on prezi. Heart disease is the greatest cause of death in America and since Anna Garcia had so many risk factors for that disease it isn't surprising that that would be her cause of death. With a partner, brainstorm possible causes of death and include your ideas in the Possible Causes of Death section on the Autopsy Report. Ketoacidosis is when the blood glucose is unable to be used up properly and ketones build up in the blood.