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Simultaneous analyses of cocaine, cocaethylene, and their possible metabolic and pyrolytic products.
A method was developed for simultaneously analyzing cocaine (COC), benzoylecgonine (BZE), norbenzoylecgonine (BNE), norcocaine (NCOC), ecgonine (ECG), ecgonine methyl ester (EME),Expand
Distribution and optical purity of methamphetamine found in toxic concentration in a civil aviation accident pilot fatality.
Toxicological evaluation of postmortem samples collected from a pilot involved in a unique fatal civil aircraft accident is described in this paper. A one-occupant airplane was substantially damagedExpand
Distribution of ∆9‐Tetrahydrocannabinol and 11‐Nor‐9‐Carboxy‐∆9‐Tetrahydrocannabinol Acid in Postmortem Biological Fluids and Tissues From Pilots Fatally Injured in Aviation Accidents
Little is known of the postmortem distribution of ∆9‐tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and its major metabolite, 11‐nor‐9‐carboxy‐∆9‐tetrahydrocannabinol (THCCOOH). Data from 55 pilots involved in fatalExpand
Effects of fluid load on human urine characteristics related to workplace drug testing.
During workplace drug testing, urine is tested for dilution, substitution and adulteration. Donors argue that these findings are due to medical, health or working conditions or diet and geneticExpand
The FAA's postmortem forensic toxicology self-evaluated proficiency test program: the second seven years.
During toxicological evaluations of samples from fatally injured pilots involved in civil aviation accidents, a high degree of quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA) is maintained. Under thisExpand
The Second Seven Years of the FAA's Postmortem Forensic Toxicology Proficiency-Testing Program
For aircraft accident investigations, samples from pilot fatalities are analyzed at the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) for the presence ofExpand
In vitro absorption of atmospheric carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide in undisturbed pooled blood.
Blood samples from aircraft accident victims are analyzed for carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) and cyanide ion (CN(-)). Such victims often suffer open wounds near the autopsy blood collection sites. ManyExpand
SIMULTANEOUS DETERMINATION OF COCAINE, COCAETHYLENE, AND THEIR POSSIBLE PENTAFLUOROPROPYLATED METABOLITES AND PYROLYSIS PRODUCTS BY GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY/MASS SPECTROMETRY
During the investigations of fatal transportation accidents, samples from victims are also analyzed for drugs, including cocaine. Cocaine is abused by smoking, nasal insufflantion, and intravenousExpand