Rhiana Hughes

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Opiate testing for morphine and codeine is performed routinely in forensic urine drug-testing laboratories in an effort to identify illicit opiate abusers. In addition to heroin, the 6-keto-opioids, including hydromorphone, hydrocodone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone, have high abuse liability and are self-administered by opiate abusers, but only limited(More)
A gas chromatography/mass spectrometry assay was developed for the detection of amphetamine and methamphetamine in urine. These drugs were detected as carbamate derivatives following reaction with (-)-menthyl chloroformate. Selected ion monitoring of the 226, 182, and 227 dalton ions for amphetamine and the 240, 102, and 196 dalton ions for methamphetamine(More)
Urine specimens collected from active-duty U.S. Army personnel were submitted for analysis to the Tripler Army Medical Center, Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory as part of the random drug testing program. During an 18-month drug-screening period, 34 specimens tested positive for amphetamines with the Roche Abuscreen Radioimmunoassay for(More)
Issues related to inequalities within nurse education are explored by drawing on issues related to oppression and exploitation in general education, higher education and to the specific ways nurses (pre-registration and post-basic) are selected and taught. There is analysis of the way in which a holistic approach may be helpful in reducing inequalities,(More)