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INTRODUCTION We describe three cases with confirmed exposure to "spice" by detection of the metabolites JWH-018 and/or JWH-073 in urine. All cases had a negative urine drug screen. Case 1. A 25-year-old male with possible seizure, tachycardia, acidosis, and unresponsiveness, presented to a local emergency department (ED) after smoking a "spice" product. His(More)
The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of Global Financial Integrity and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Executive Summary Illicit flows of capital through developing countries due to trade misinvoicing is one of the most pressing challenges facing policymakers in these countries. The(More)
Malicious applications have become increasingly numerous. This demands adaptive, learning-based techniques for constructing malware detection engines, instead of the traditional manual-based strategies. Prior work in learning-based malware detection engines primarily focuses on dynamic trace analysis and byte-level n-grams. Our approach in this paper(More)
Colonoscopy is a common procedure used for screening, diagnosis, and treatment of gastrointestinal disease. Life-threatening complications are uncommon (28/10 000 procedures) but include perforation, hemorrhage, diverticulitis, and postpolypectomy syndrome. Although previously reported, the association between appendicitis and colonoscopy is not widely(More)
BACKGROUND Pneumocephalus is a rare cause of altered mental status in patients presenting to the Emergency Department. Occurring as a result of traumatic or iatrogenic violation of the dura, it can cause significant morbidity and mortality if tension physiology develops whereby air continues to accumulate with no mechanism for escape. OBJECTIVE This case(More)
Ultrasound images of a patient presenting to the emergency department with expressive aphasia who was found to have carotid dissection. The first image is a standard two dimensional image that depicts the internal carotid with a visible flap within the lumen. The second image is a color Doppler image showing turbulent flow within the true lumen and visible(More)
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