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Dr. Andrew Writes and Lectures on a Wide Range of Forensic Topics

Drawing on his extensive experience, Dr. Thomas Andrew has published, and spoken, on the following areas of forensic interest.

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Child Abuse

  • Andrew, TA. “When you suspect abuse.” Advance for Administrators in Radiology & Radiation Oncology, 10:2, pp. 46-50, February, 2000. (Invited manuscript – not peer reviewed).
  • Regular contributor to The Quarterly Child Abuse Medical Update, Robert Reece, MD, Executive Editor. Reviews published: October 2001, April 2002, October 2002, April 2003, July 2003, January 2004, October 2004 (2), January 2005 (2), July 2005, October 2005, July 2006 (2).
  • Andrew, T, Greenbaum, J. “The Pathology of Fatal Child Abuse.” Chapter in Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management, 3rd Edition, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2009.
  • Gill, JR, Andrew, T, Gilliland, MGF, Love, J, Matshes, E, Reichard, RR. “National Association of Medical Examiners Position Paper: Recommendations for the postmortem assessment of suspected head trauma in infant and young children.” Academic Forensic Pathology, 2013 4 (2): 206-213.

Sudden, Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

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  • Andrew, T, Ernst, MF, Nunez, S. “Documenting infant profile information.” Chapter 9 in Sudden, Unexplained Infant Death Investigation. CDC Press, 2006.
  • Andrew, TA, Van Praagh, R, Moskowitz, I. “Anomalous left coronary ostium and sudden infant death.” 35th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners. Richmond, Virginia. October 13, 2001.
  • Andrew, TA, Fallon, KK, Knight, AG, Ignoto, M. “Sudden Unexpected Infant Death/SIDS: The diagnosis is not what has ‘shifted’ ” 40th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners, San Antonio, Texas, October 18, 2006.
  • Shapiro-Mendoza, CK, Camperlengo, L, Ludvigsen, R, Cottengim, C, Anderson, RN, Andrew, T, Covington, T, Hauck, FR, Kemp, J, MacDorman, M. “Classification System for the Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Case Registry and its Application.” Pediatrics; originally published online June 9, 2014; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2014-0180. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/06/03/peds.2014-0180.

Asphyxial Games

  • Andrew, TA. “Child’s Play: The deadly consequences of asphyxial ‘games’.” Teens and Tweens News, pp. 8-9, January, 2006. (Invited manuscript – not peer reviewed).
  • Andrew TA, Fallon KK. “Asphyxial games in children and adolescents.” American Journal of Forensic Medical Pathology, 2007 Dec; 28(4):303-7.
  • Macnab, AJ, Deevska, M, Gagnon, F, Cannon, WG, Andrew, TA. “Asphyxial Games or ‘The Choking Game’: A Potentially Fatal Risk Behaviour”, Injury Prevention 2009;15:45-49.
  • Andrew, TA, Macnab, A, Russell, P. Update on “The Choking Game” J. Peds 2009;155:777-780.
  • Macnab, AJ, Triviaux, D, Andrew T. “Risk-taking behaviour in adolescents. ‘Chance only favors the prepared mind’” Archives of Disease in Childhood, published online August 14, 2015.
  • Andrew, TA. “Asphyxial games – Is the media ahead of NAME in recognition of this phenomenon?” 39th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners, Los Angeles, California. October 17, 2005.

Vehicular Fatalities

  • Acerno, T, Andrew, T, Twitchell, N, Pellitier, A, Ramsey, L. “Deaths among drivers of off-road vehicles after collisions with trail gates” New Hampshire, 1997-2002. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 52(3): pp. 45-46, January 24, 2003.
  • Andrew, TA. “They went before the king: Preventable deaths at the racetrack then and now.” 41st Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners. Savannah, GA, October 17, 2007.

Firearms Injuries

  • Catanese, CA, Gilson, TL, Andrew, TA. “Gunshot Wounds.” Chapter in Color Atlas of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. CRC Press, 2009.
  • Adeyi, O, Dupre, M, Duval, J, Andrew, T. “Role of biochemical tests and scene investigation in determination of range of fire: a case report.” American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 26(2): pp. 166-169, June, 2005.

Drug-Related Deaths

  • Andrew, TA, Fairweather, RB. “Prothrombin G20210A mutation and sudden death.” American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 24(4): pp.377-380, December 2003.
  • Andrew, TA, Andrew, RL. “Polypharmacy, hyperthermia and sudden death.” ASCP Check Sample Forensic Pathology. 2010;52(2): 9-25.
  • Wagner, M, Coutermanche, L, Booker, J, Ober, C, Andrew, TA. “Fatal ingestion of an unknown root.” 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Chicago, Illinois. February 21, 2003.
  • Umemura, Y, Andrew, TA, Jacobs, VL, Giustini, AJ, Lewis, LD, Filiano, JJ. “Fatal 25I-NBOMe intoxication: A new recreational risk.” Academic Forensic Pathology 2015;5(1):91-97.

  • Varghese, E, Abate, MA, Hu, L, Kaplan, J, Kraner, J, Long, DL, Sorg, M, Mock, A, Greenwald, M, Andrew, T. Characterization of diphenhydramine-related accidental overdose deaths. Academic Forensic Pathology 2015;5(1):105-115.
  • Andrew, TA, Duval, JV. “The impact of methadone on drug-related mortality in New Hampshire.” 38th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners. Nashville, Tennessee. September 11, 2004.
  • Sorg, MH, Abate, MA, Long, DL, Kaplan, JA, Kraner, JC, Mock, AR, Greenwald, M, Shapiro, S, Andrew, TA, Hu, L, Wren, A. “Postmortem opioid levels, co-intoxicant presence and decedent characteristics in accidental, single opioid deaths in West Virginia and Northern New England.” 48th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners, Portland, OR, September 20, 2014.
  • Abate, MS, Sorg, MH, Hu, L, Kapa;n, JA, Kraner, JC, Mock, AR, Greenwald, M, Andrew, TA, Shapiro, S, Varghese, E. “Characterization of diphenhydramine-related overdose deaths.” 48th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners, Portland, OR, September 23, 2014.
  • Andrew, TA. “Fatal NBOMe intoxication: Toxidrome, autopsy findings, detection and legal challenges.” 48th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners, Portland, OR, September 23, 2014.
  • Andrew, TA. “Dissection allows certification of a pill death that is neither asphyxiation nor intoxication.” 49th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners, Charlotte, NC, October 3, 2015.

Sudden Cardiac Death

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  • Andrew, TA, Gilson, TP, Nuovo, GJ. “Identification of unusual agents of myocarditis by RT-in situ PCR in formalin fixed myocardium.” 34th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners, Indianapolis, Indiana. September 15, 2000.
  • Ray, G, Schulz, T, Daniels, W, Daly, ER, Andrew, TA. Cummings, P, Prial, M, et al. “Three Sudden Cardiac Deaths Associated with Lyme Carditis — United States, November 2012–July 2013.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 62(49): pp. 993-996, December 13, 2013.
  • Andrew, TA, Appleton, AJ, Johnson, EL, Mackenzie, JL, Myers, EM, Swain, E. “Non-arteriosclerotic myocardial infarction in a 38-year-old female.” 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, WA, February 20, 2014.

The Forensic Pathologist and Public Health

  • Andrew, TA. “Medicolegal death investigation in the Granite State.” New Hampshire Bar Journal, 45(1): pp. 14-20, Spring 2004. (Invited manuscript – not peer reviewed).
  • Andrew, TA, Whitman, M, Fenner-Lukaitis, E. “Adelson’s Legacy: The forensic pathologist is still ‘Family physician to the bereaved’.” 42nd Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners, Louisville, KY, September 8, 2008.
  • Andrew, TA, Roberts, P. “Social networking websites and suicide prevention: Leveraging unconventional assets to enhance public health and safety.” 42nd Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners, Louisville, KY, September 8, 2008.