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Case Study: Asphyxia Caused by Inspissated Oral and Nasopharyngeal Secretions

Prahlow, Joseph A. MD; Prahlow, Tamara J. BSN; Rakow, Rex J. MS; Prahlow, Nathan D. MD

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: June 2009 - Volume 109 - Issue 6 - p 38–43

Joseph A. Prahlow is a forensic pathologist at the South Bend Medical Foundation and a professor of pathology at Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend at the University of Notre Dame. Tamara J. Prahlow is the director of Sonblest School in Galien, MI. Rex J. Rakow, now deceased, was a deputy coroner with the St. Joseph County Coroner's Office in South Bend, IN. Nathan D. Prahlow is the interim chairperson and an assistant professor of clinical physical medicine and rehabilitation in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. The authors dedicate this article to Mr. Rakow's memory. They have disclosed no significant ties, financial or otherwise, to any company that might have an interest in the publication of this educational activity.

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