Quantitative determination of valproic acid in postmortem blood samples—evidence of strong matrix dependency and instability

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Most of the daily work of forensic toxicologists deals with fatal cases resulting from overdoses of licit and illicit drugs. However, another reason for fatalities in patients suffering from epilepsy can be undetectable or subtherapeutic levels of antiepileptic drugs. Some studies have shown a correlation between “sudden unexpected death in epilepsy” (SUDEP… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00414-013-0843-6

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@article{Kiencke2013QuantitativeDO, title={Quantitative determination of valproic acid in postmortem blood samples—evidence of strong matrix dependency and instability}, author={Verena Kiencke and Hilke Andresen-Streichert and Alexander C. M{\"{u}ller and Stefanie Iwersen-Bergmann}, journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine}, year={2013}, volume={127}, pages={1101-1107} }