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Comparison of the prevalence of alcohol, cannabis and other drugs between 900 injured drivers and 900 control subjects: results of a French collaborative study.
A collaborative case-control study was conducted in France in order to determine the prevalence of alcohol, cannabinoids, opiates, cocaine metabolites, amphetamines and therapeutic psychoactive drugs… Expand
Society of Hair Testing guidelines for drug testing in hair.
The Society of Hair Testing (SoHT) Guidelines for Drug Testing in Hair provide laboratories with recommended best practice guidelines whether they are currently offering drug testing in hair, or plan… Expand
Detection of physiological concentrations of cortisol and cortisone in human hair.
OBJECTIVE Since the 1960s, glucocorticoids are used by athletes to improve their performances. Their use is restricted in sports. Hair can document chronic abuse and can be therefore a complementary… Expand
Analytical and Practical Aspects of Drug Testing in Hair
- P. Kintz
- 30 August 2006
Drug incorporation into hair / Robert Kronstrand and Karen Scott -- Passive exposure, decontamination procedures, cutoffs, and bias: pitfalls in the interpretation of hair analysis results for… Expand
Deaths involving buprenorphine: a compendium of French cases.
- P. Kintz
- Forensic science international
- 15 September 2001
Buprenorphine at high dosage became available in France in 1996, as a substitution treatment for heroin addicts. Since this date, numerous deaths were attributed to this drug. This paper reports two… Expand
Buprenorphine-related deaths among drug addicts in France: a report on 20 fatalities.
This paper reports a series of 20 fatalities involving a high-dose, sublingual buprenorphine (BUP) formulation recently marketed in France for the substitutive therapy of opiate addicts. The files… Expand
Testing human hair for cannabis.
To validate information on cannabis use, we investigated human hair and pubic hair for cannabinoids (THC and THC-COOH) by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Samples (100 mg approximately) were… Expand
GHB in postmortem toxicology. Discrimination between endogenous production from exposure using multiple specimens.
Since gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is present in both blood and urine of the general population as an endogenous compound, toxicologists must be able to discriminate between these endogenous levels… Expand
Entomotoxicology for the forensic toxicologist: much ado about nothing?
- A. Tracqui, C. Keyser-Tracqui, P. Kintz, B. Ludes
- Medicine, Biology
- International Journal of Legal Medicine
- 26 May 2004
We present a series of 29 necropsies in which organic compounds (including benzodiazepines, barbiturates, antidepressants, phenothiazine, opiates, cannabinoids, meprobamate, digoxin and nefopam) were… Expand
Fly larvae: a new toxicological method of investigation in forensic medicine.
- P. Kintz, B. Godelar, A. Tracqui, P. Mangin, A. A. Lugnier, A. Chaumont
- Journal of forensic sciences
Toxicological analyses on a putrefied cadaver are sometimes difficult to achieve because of the absence of blood and urine. In this study, maggots, living material, are proposed as a new medium of… Expand