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K2—Not the Spice of Life; Synthetic Cannabinoids and ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Case Report
Urine drug immunoassays may be unreliable and in this case did not detect synthetic cannabinoids, and Cardiac catheterization revealed normal coronary arteries, no wall motion abnormalities, and normal systolic function.
A Teenager With Agitation: Higher Than She Should Have Climbed
A urine radioimmunoassay for amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cannabinoids, cocaine, opiates, and phencyclidine is positive only for tetrahydrocannabinol, which confirms the history of marijuana use.
Change in perceived risk associated with marijuana use in the United States from 2002 to 2012
There was a significant decrease in the perceived risk associated with occasional and regular marijuana use between 2002 and 2012, and younger age, male gender, and past month use were also associated with decreased perceived risk.
Technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive materials
NORM and TENORM have the potential to cause important human health effects and it is important that these adverse health effects are evaluated using the basic principles of toxicology, including the magnitude and type of exposure, as well as threshold and dose response.
The perception of odor is not a surrogate marker for chemical exposure: a review of factors influencing human odor perception
The factors that may affect the human ability to perceive chemical odors and relate those odors to specific chemical exposures are reviewed and attempts to verify exposure intensity based on the report of a perceived odor are unreliable and has no useful application in legitimate exposure assessment paradigms.
Occupational health of miners at altitude: Adverse health effects, toxic exposures, pre-placement screening, acclimatization, and worker surveillance
The literature regarding adverse health effects and toxic exposures that may be associated with mining operations conducted at altitude are reviewed and pre-placement screening, acclimatization issues, and on-site surveillance strategies are discussed.
Case Files of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship at Drexel University
This case report was presented in poster form at the EAPCCT conference in 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden and described as a case study in what is known as a “postcode lottery” of the United States.
Metal fume fever and polymer fume fever
A review of the peer-reviewed medical literature as it relates to metal fume fever and polymer fume Fever in order to describe their epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and prognosis.
Issues in driving impairment.