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AIM The objective of this meta-analysis is to assess the data regarding changes in herbal cannabis potency over time (from 1970 to 2009). METHODS Systematic searches of 17 electronic scientific databases identified studies on this topic, within which 21 case series studies satisfied our inclusion criteria of reporting the mean tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)(More)
Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor (PSTT) is a rare form of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD). Approximately 200 cases have been reported in the literature. This disease has unpredictable biological behavior, whereas approximately 10-15% have clinically malignant evolution. We present the case of a 21-year old woman at first pregnancy without known(More)
In the vast majority of immediate fire deaths, the mechanism of death is inhalation of toxic gases (especially carbon monoxide), direct thermal injury, or neurogenic shock due to the redistribution of the body's blood volume produced by surface heat on the skin. We present a suicidal case that is unusual because the mechanism of immediate fire death could(More)
Foreign body ingestion frequently occurs accidentally in the paediatric population as well as intentionally in prisoners to achieve hospitalisation, but is relatively uncommon in forensic cases and extremely rare as a method of inducing death in complex suicide. The reasons for this infrequency are many, not least the slowness of action and the lack of(More)
In this study, we wanted to investigate whether or not the tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) synthase gene, which codes for the enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of THCA, influences the production and storage of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in a dose-dependent manner. THCA is actually decarboxylated to produce THC, the main psychoactive component in the(More)