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Buprenorphine-related deaths among drug addicts in France: a report on 20 fatalities.
This paper reports a series of 20 fatalities involving a high-dose, sublingual buprenorphine (BUP) formulation recently marketed in France for the substitutive therapy of opiate addicts. The filesExpand
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Entomotoxicology for the forensic toxicologist: much ado about nothing?
We present a series of 29 necropsies in which organic compounds (including benzodiazepines, barbiturates, antidepressants, phenothiazine, opiates, cannabinoids, meprobamate, digoxin and nefopam) wereExpand
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Fly larvae: a new toxicological method of investigation in forensic medicine.
Toxicological analyses on a putrefied cadaver are sometimes difficult to achieve because of the absence of blood and urine. In this study, maggots, living material, are proposed as a new medium ofExpand
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HPLC/MS determination of buprenorphine and norbuprenorphine in biological fluids and hair samples.
An original method, based upon HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography)/Ionspray-MS, has been developed for the identification of buprenorphine (BUP) and norbuprenorphine (norBUP) in biologicalExpand
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Windows of detection of zolpidem in urine and hair: application to two drug facilitated sexual assaults.
A LC-MS/MS method for the detection of zolpidem in hair was developed to detect this drug after a single dose in possible drug facilitated sexual assaults. To determine the window of detection ofExpand
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Diatom analysis in victim’s tissues as an indicator of the site of drowning
Abstract The diagnosis of drowning is one of the most difficult in forensic pathology and previously we proposed criteria for a positive tissue analysis according to the qualitative and quantitativeExpand
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Ethanol increases the distribution of MDMA to the rat brain: possible implications in the ethanol-induced potentiation of the psychostimulant effects of MDMA.
Ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethylamphetamine; MDMA) is a popular club drug often taken with ethanol (EtOH). We recently found EtOH potentiated the psychomotor effects of MDMA in rats. ThisExpand
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High-performance liquid chromatography coupled to ion spray mass spectrometry for the determination of colchicine at ppb levels in human biofluids.
An original method based upon high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to ion spray mass spectrometry (HPLC-ISP-MS) has been developed for the identification and quantification of colchicineExpand
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Neurologic disorders due to brain manganese deposition in a jaundiced patient receiving long-term parenteral nutrition.
BACKGROUND Neurologic and radiologic disorders have been reported in patients receiving long-term parenteral nutrition (PN). On the basis of elevated serum manganese levels, some of theseExpand
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Fly larvae and their relevance in forensic toxicology.
Toxicological analyses on a putrefied cadaver are sometimes difficult to perform because of the absence of blood and urine. In this study, fly larvae, being living material, are proposed as a newExpand
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