Mike K. Angier

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During the investigation of aviation accidents, postmortem samples obtained from fatal accident victims are submitted to the FAA's Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) for toxicological analysis. During toxicological evaluations, ethanol analysis is performed on all cases. Many species of bacteria, yeast, and fungi have the ability to produce ethanol(More)
Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that was introduced in 1986. Certain side effects of this medication-drowsiness, dizziness, abnormal vision, diarrhea, and headache-could affect pilot performance and become a factor in an aviation accident. Our laboratory has determined the distribution of fluoxetine and its desmethyl(More)
Sertraline (Zoloft) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that is a commonly prescribed drug for the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Although the use of sertraline is relatively safe, certain side effects may negatively(More)
Over a 10-year period, 1993-2002, Federal Aviation Administration identified 50 pilot fatalities involving atenolol, metoprolol, and propranolol, which is consistent with the fact that these drugs have been in the lists of the top 200 drugs prescribed in the U.S. In a few of the 50 pilot fatality cases, initial analysis suggested the presence of atenolol(More)
Marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug worldwide. Marijuana is used for its euphoric and relaxing properties. However, marijuana use has been shown to result in impaired memory, cognitive skills and psychomotor function. The Federal Aviation Administration's Civil Aerospace Medical Institute conducts toxicological analysis on aviation(More)
During the investigation of aviation accidents, postmortem samples obtained from fatal accident victims are submitted to the FAA's Civil Aerospace Medical Institute for toxicological analysis. During toxicological evaluations, ethanol analysis is performed on all cases. Many species of bacteria, yeast and fungi have the ability to produce ethanol and other(More)
Demonstrating the presence or absence of cocaine (COC) and COC-related molecules in postmortem fluids and/or tissues can have serious legal consequences and may help determine the cause of impairment and/or death. We have developed a simple method for the simultaneous determination of COC and the COC metabolites benzoylecgonine (BE), norbenzoylecgonine(More)
Vardenafil (Levitra) is one of the most widely prescribed treatments for erectile dysfunction. This report presents a rapid and reliable method for the identification and quantification of vardenafil in postmortem fluids and tissues, applies this method to a postmortem case, and describes the distribution of vardenafil in various fluids and tissues. This(More)
During the investigation of aviation accidents, postmortem specimens from accident victims are submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration's Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) for toxicological analysis. As new medications are introduced to the market and are subsequently used by aviation accident victims, CAMI's forensic toxicology laboratory is(More)
During the investigation of aviation accidents, postmortem specimens from accident victims are submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration's Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) for toxicological analysis. A case recently received by CAMI screened positive for the anticonvulsant medication carbamazepine (CBZ; Tegretol(®)) by gas chromatography-mass(More)
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