V. A. Staikos

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Postmortem redistribution (PMR) is an accepted toxicological phenomenon that may affect the interpretation of postmortem blood concentrations. The extent of PMR is not well understood for some drugs. This report describes the PMR of selected substances resulting from the analysis of 149 cases comparing blood specimens taken at admission of the deceased to(More)
An unblinded crossover study of fenitrothion 0.18 mg/kg/day [36 times the acceptable daily intake (ADI)] and 0.36 mg/kg/day (72 X ADI) administered as two daily divided doses for 4 days in 12 human volunteers was designed and undertaken after results from a pilot study. On days 1 and 4, blood and urine samples were collected for analysis of fenitrothion and(More)
The objectives of this paper were to determine the number of heroin-related deaths in Victoria for the years 1997-1998 and to detail the demography and toxicology findings, and also compare heroin death rates for this decade. The number of deaths attributed to the intravenous use of heroin has increased dramatically in Victoria since 1990. The increases(More)
Platelet [3H]LSD binding was measured in 15 patients with panic attacks and 15 controls. The mean (+/- SD) Bmax values of the patients (14.1 +/- 6.3 fmol/mg protein) and of the controls (18.5 +/- 4.7 fmol/mg protein) were significantly different (P less than 0.05, Mann-Whitney U-test). Mean (+/- SD) values of Kd for the patients (0.55 +/- 0.34 nM) and for(More)
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