Gretel C Harlan

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Mast cell products, such as histamine, may contribute to the initiation and progression of the atherosclerotic plaque. To determine the relationship that may exist between early atherosclerotic plaques and mast cells we studied the aortas and coronary arteries of 115 young subjects aged 15 to 34 years who had traumatic deaths. Lesions were classified as(More)
A case is presented of a fatal drug interaction caused by ingestion of clozapine (Clozaril) and fluoxetine (Prozac). Clozapine is a tricyclic dibenzodiazepine derivative used as an "atypical antipsychotic" in the treatment of severe paranoid schizophrenia. Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used for the treatment of major depression.(More)
A case is presented of a fatal drug interaction caused by ingestion of oxycodone (Oxycontin) and clonazepam (Klonapin). Oxycodone is an opium alkaloid used in long-term pain management therapy. Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine used for the treatment of seizures and panic disorders. The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) has reported an increase of 108% in the(More)
Two cases of fatal attacks by large cats are presented. In the first case, a 30-year-old female zoo worker was attacked by a jaguar that had escaped its cage. In the second case, a 2-year-old girl was fatally injured by her father's pet leopard. The pattern of injuries in these cases is nearly identical to those of these cats' prey in the wild.