Angelines Cruz

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BACKGROUND Taenia solium neurocysticercosis (NCC) has been documented as one of the major causes of epilepsy in developing countries. However, methodological limitations have hindered the evaluation of the epidemiological relationship between cysticercosis and epilepsy at the community level. METHODS We used the WHO protocol for epidemiological evaluation(More)
A new simple and rapid liquid chromatographic-mass spectrometric technique was designed for the determination of nine benzodiazepines in plasma and oral fluid. Benzodiazepines were extracted from alkalinised spiked and clinical plasma and oral fluid samples using a single step, liquid-liquid extraction procedure with diethyl ether. The chromatographic(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of two current on-site oral fluid (OF) drug detection devices (OraLab and Dräger), as part of the Spanish participation in the Roadside Testing Assessment Project (ROSITA Project). The study was done in collaboration with the Spanish Traffic Police, in Galicia (NW Spain), during 2004 and 2005. A total of(More)
A rapid, sensitive and selective liquid chromatography/electrospray mass spectrometry (LC/ES-MS) method was developed for the quantitative determination of the anaesthetic benzodiazepine midazolam (MID) in human saliva and plasma from patients undergoing anesthesia procedures. Biological samples spiked with diazepam-d5, the internal standard, were extracted(More)
This paper describes the analytical methodology for the determination of MDMA, MDA, MDEA and MBDB in oral fluid. After a liquid-liquid extraction, the analysis was carried out by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), with fluorescence detection. The detector wavelength was fixed at 285 nm for excitation and 320 nm for emission. The mobile phase, a(More)
Analysis of Delta(9)tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta(9)THC) and its metabolites in biological samples is of great relevance for forensic purposes. In the case of oral fluid (OF), the analysis should determine Delta(9)THC, whereas in urine, it detects the inactive metabolite tetrahydrocannabinol carboxylic acid (THC-COOH). Most laboratories analyze Delta(9)THC in(More)
An LC-MS/MS method using 0.5 ml of oral fluid was developed for the determination of morphine, codeine, 6-monoacetylmorphine, methadone, amphetamine, methamphetamine, 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-ethylamphetamine, benzoylecgonine, cocaine, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, zolpidem, zopiclone,(More)
In this paper, a fast, sensitive and selective LC-MS/MS method is described for the simultaneous determination of amitriptyline, imipramine, clomipramine, fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, fluvoxamine, citalopram and venlafaxine, as well as some of their main metabolites (nortriptyline, desipramine, norclomipramine and norfluoxetine), in oral fluid and(More)
A gas chromatographic-mass spectroscopic method (GC/MS) for morphine determination in human vitreous humor was developed. Reversed-phase solid-liquid extraction gave better sample purification compared with liquid-liquid or normal-phase solid-liquid extractions. In 10 real cases of death by heroin overdose, the correlation between the results obtained by(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied the prevalence and significance of erosive azotemic osteoarthropathy (EAO) and its relationship with other osteoarticular abnormalities of dialysis-associated arthropathy (DAA). METHODS 112 patients undergoing maintenance dialysis were studied: 63 hemodialysis (HD) and 49 continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). X-ray of the(More)