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Direct determination of the ethanol metabolites ethyl glucuronide and ethyl sulfate in urine by liquid chromatography/electrospray tandem mass spectrometry.
A liquid chromatography/electrospray tandem mass spectrometry (LC/ESI-MS/MS) method for the determination in urine samples of two ethanol metabolites, ethyl glucuronide (EtG) and ethyl sulfate (EtS),Expand
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Workplace drug testing in Italy - critical considerations.
Workplace drug testing (WDT) was established in Italy on 30 October 2007. Two tiers of survey are required: the first tier concerns drug testing on urine samples, the second involves both urine andExpand
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A case of suicide by ingestion of caffeine
Intentional or unintentional caffeine abuse due to excessive intake of beverages or energy drinks containing caffeine is relatively frequent. However, death due to caffeine intoxication is rare andExpand
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Fatal metformin overdose: case report and postmortem biochemistry contribution
Metformin is an oral antihyperglycemic agent used in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Lactic acidosis from metformin overdose is a rare complication of metformin therapy and occursExpand
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Stability of benzodiazepines in hair after prolonged exposure to chlorinated water.
INTRODUCTION An in vitro study on authentic positive samples was carried out, aiming the evaluation of the effect of chlorinated water on benzodiazepines in hair. Two subjects exposed to chlorinatedExpand
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Methadone-related deaths. A ten year overview.
Over the last 10 years we have registered in our district (about 500,000 inhabitants) 36 cases of fatal methadone poisoning, involving both patients on treatment and naive subjects: this is aExpand
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Distribution of embutramide and mebezonium iodide in a suicide after tanax injection.
Tanax is a veterinary formulation for euthanasia comprising embutramide, mebezonium iodide and tetracaine. A 37-year-old female was found dead on her bed, with three empty used syringes and a bottleExpand
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