Submited on: 04 Nov 2011 07:06:23 PM GMT
Published on: 05 Nov 2011 10:32:58 AM GMT
Posted by Dr. Prateek Rastogi on 31 Dec 2011 08:55:40 AM GMT

1 Is the subject of the article within the scope of the subject category? Yes
2 Are the interpretations / conclusions sound and justified by the data? No
3 Is this a new and original contribution? No
4 Does this paper exemplify an awareness of other research on the topic? No
5 Are structure and length satisfactory? No
6 Can you suggest brief additions or amendments or an introductory statement that will increase the value of this paper for an international audience? Yes
7 Can you suggest any reductions in the paper, or deletions of parts? No
8 Is the quality of the diction satisfactory? No
9 Are the illustrations and tables necessary and acceptable? No
10 Are the references adequate and are they all necessary? No
11 Are the keywords and abstract or summary informative? No
  • Other Comments:

    This article is a reproduction of a well known fact.

    Authors need to revise it throughly, Abstract and case details are  insufficient.

    Was the person alive when taken out from water?

    Within how much time medical aid was available?

    Was there a fight before submersion?

    Is it possible that he died of shock or cerebral concussion(traumatic)) before submersion.

    How much time he was in water?

    These are multiple issues which need to be addressed.

    Discussion needs to be rewritten and supported by suitable references in relation to present case.

    Authors need to do further lterature search on the topic.


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  • Have you previously published on this or a similar topic?:
  • References:
    Profile of near drowning victims in a coastal region of Karnataka. Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, 2007; 29(4): 52-54.
  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    MD in forensic medicine and toxicology with 6 years working experience.

  • How to cite:  Rastogi P .Drowning[Review of the article 'Sudden Death After Immersion In Cold Water ' by Marashi S].WebmedCentral 2011;2(12):WMCRW001319
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