A H Lawrence

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Functional neuroimaging studies have identified several "core" brain regions that are preferentially activated by scene stimuli, namely posterior parahippocampal gyrus (PHG), retrosplenial cortex (RSC), and transverse occipital sulcus (TOS). The hippocampus (HC), too, is thought to play a key role in scene processing, although no study has yet investigated(More)
We have evaluated the use of a novel method for detecting drug residues on the hands of emergency patients suspected of drug overdose. The residues are collected by means of a suction probe and subsequently analyzed by thermal desorption directly into an ion mobility spectrometer. All patients admitted to the Emergency Room had their palms, fingers and(More)
We evaluated a novel, rapid, noninvasive method of skin surface air sampling that detects the presence of nicotine and therefore can identify smokers. The principle of the methodology involved is skin surface air sampling and ion-mobility spectrometry. We studied 93 volunteers and patients; 50 of these gave a positive history for smoking. Skin surface(More)
This paper deals with the detection of drug residues on the hands of human subjects. The results demonstrate that detectable amounts of particulate matter are transferred to the hands by brief contact with drug tablets. A sampling and analysis method has been developed, and is based on the aspirating and trapping of drug microparticles on a filter plug, to(More)
Positive and negative ion mobility spectra of dimenhydrinate are presented, and the calculated reduced mobility (K0) values for the most significant peaks are reported. Mass identification of the ionic species associated with the peaks in the ion mobility spectra was achieved by interfacing the ion mobility spectrometer to a mass spectrometer. The(More)
A feasibility study of the application of air sampling and ion-mobility spectrometry (IMS) for detection of heroin and cocaine concealed in letter mail showed that a unique IMS signature is associated with each type of drug and that a number of IMS peaks can be used as markers for the presence of drugs. No false reading for cocaine or heroin resulted when(More)
We compared the efficacy of skin surface air sampling with thin layer chromatography (TLC) in detecting drugs in patients admitted to hospital with a history of drug overdose. The methodology utilizes air samples in contact with skin surfaces and ion-mobility spectrometry. Fifty patients consented to skin surface air sampling and provided urine samples. Of(More)
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