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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) wereExpand
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Multi-phase post-mortem CT angiography: development of a standardized protocol
The objective of this work was to develop an easily applicable technique and a standardized protocol for high-quality post-mortem angiography. This protocol should (1) increase the radiologicalExpand
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Fly larvae: a new toxicological method of investigation in forensic medicine.
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 ofExpand
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Mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms: a study of 50 French Caucasian individuals and application to forensic casework
Abstract The analysis of mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms has proved to be efficient on highly degraded samples or samples having little or no genomic DNA such as hair shafts. In order to use thisExpand
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Assessment of driving capability through the use of clinical and psychomotor tests in relation to blood cannabinoids levels following oral administration of 20 mg dronabinol or of a cannabis
Delta(9)-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is frequently found in the blood of drivers suspected of driving under the influence of cannabis or involved in traffic crashes. The present study used aExpand
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Concentration of drugs in blood of suspected impaired drivers.
Analytical records concerning 440 living drivers suspected of driving under the influence of drug (DUID) were collected and examined during a 2 years period ranging from 2002 to 2003 in canton deExpand
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Fatal overdose of tramadol and alprazolam.
A 30-year-old woman, with history of depression, was found dead after the ingestion of an unknown quantity of Xanax (alprazolam), Tramal (tramadol) and alcohol. At the autopsy only a slightExpand
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2C-B: a new psychoactive phenylethylamine recently discovered in Ecstasy tablets sold on the Swiss black market.
This study sought to identify, by means of several analytical methods (GC-MS, HPLC-DAD, CE-DAD, FTIR, and NMR), 4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine (2C-B), which was found in two sets of tabletsExpand
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Postmortem chemistry update part I
Postmortem chemistry is becoming increasingly essential in the forensic pathology routine and considerable progress has been made over the past years. Biochemical analyses of vitreous humor,Expand
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Forensic evaluation of mtDNA in a population from south west Switzerland
Abstract The polymorphism of the two hypervariable segments (HVI and HVII) of the control region of mtDNA was analyzed in a population of 154 unrelated individuals from south west Switzerland using aExpand
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