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Kim Jong-nam (10 May 1971 – 13 February 2017) was the eldest son of Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, and the estranged half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. From roughly 1994 to 2001, he was considered the heir to his father . Following a series of actions showing dissent to the North Korean regime, including a failed attempt to visit Tokyo Disneyland in May 2001 by entering Japan with a false passport, he was thought to have fallen out of favour with his father. On 13 February 2017, Kim was allegedly murdered by two women who fled after the crime . The murder was commited in Malaysia during his return trip to Macau, at the low-cost carrier terminal of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport . Initial reports suggest that Kim Jong-nam was murdered by VX, a type of agent used in chemical warfare . Toxicological tests showed the presence of VX in Kim’s eyes and face . What is the agent VX and could this toxic substance cause the death of Kim?
Kačerovský, Jebavý, Horáček
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Agnieszka Surowiecka - Pastewka, Wojciech Witkowski, Marek Kawecki
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The FTB (Fast Triage in Burns) algorithm is a new triage method dedicated to massive burn events in the field and in civilian circumstances. FTB relies on the evaluation of: the extent of deep burns, estimated systolic pressure (by verifying the presence of a pulse on the three key arteries – the carotid, femoral, and radial artery), the total extent of the burn, and presence of concomitant inhalation trauma. The FTB algorithm is a simple, quick, and credible means of segregating burn victims. The algorithm is dedicated to use in prehospital care, during mass-casualty events both in civilian and battlefield circumstances. The aim is to be able to evaluate burn victims immediately, without access to medical equipment or additional tests. As a result, the rescuers have an ability to quickly divide the patients into four categories of medical assistance and evacuation urgency. The FTB algorithm concept and principles for battlefield use assumes that patients with less severe burns are the first in line to receive medical assistance, as they are more likely to return to duty.