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Unexpected infant deaths associated with use of cough and cold medications.
ME Rimsza and S Newberry
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Meeting report: atmospheric pollution and human reproduction. R Slama, L Darrow, J Parker, TJ Woodruff, M Strickland, M Nieuwenhuijsen, S Glinianaia, KJ Hoggatt, S Kannan, F Hurley, J Kalinka, R Sram, M Brauer, M Wilhelm, J Heinrich, and B Ritz. Environ Health Perspect. 2008; 116: 791.

Accidental poisoning with "Chinese chalk".
J Martinez-Navarrete, J Loria-Castellanos, and AA Nava-Ocampo
Acta Biomed. 2008; 79: 36.

The dawning of a new age of toxicology.
M Leist, T Hartung, and P Nicotera
ALTEX. 2008; 25: 103.

Drug Monitoring and Toxicology: A Simple Procedure for the Monitoring of Felbamate by HPLC-UV Detection.
Peter H Tang. J Anal Toxicol. 2008; 32: 373.

Serum concentrations of neutral and phenolic organohalogens in pregnant women and some of their infants in The Netherlands. L Meijer, J Weiss, M Van Velzen, A Brouwer, A Bergman, and PJ Sauer. Environ Sci Technol. 2008; 42: 3428.

Clinical Toxicology of Citalopram After Acute Intoxication With the Sole Drug or in Combination With Other Drugs: Overview of 26 Cases. Afra Jimmink, Klaartje Caminada, Nicole G M Hunfeld, and Daan J Touw. Ther Drug Monit. 2008; 30: 365.

Low nicotine and nicotine-free cigarettes no less harmful to smokers, research finds. Roger Dobson. BMJ. 2008; 336:1270.

Pregnancy and injecting drug use. James Bell and Lucy Harvey-Dodds. BMJ. 2008; 336:1303-1305.

Venous diethylene glycol poisoning in patients with preexisting severe liver disease in China. BL Lin, ZX Zhao, YT Chong, JG Li, X Zuo, Y Tao, TQ Lou, and ZL Gao. World J Gastroenterol. 2008; 14: 3236.

Current literature in mass spectrometry. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. J Mass Spectrom. 2008; 43: 827.

Plastic Risks
Bridget M. Kuehn
JAMA. 2008; 299:2379.

Self-poisoning with metaldehyde.
C Bleakley, E Ferrie, N Collum, and L Burke

Polonium-210 poisoning in London: hypochondriasis and public health.
OW Morgan, L Page, S Forrester, and H Maguire
Prehosp Disaster Med. 2008; 23: 96.

Bodybuilding Supplements
Bridget M. Kuehn
JAMA. 2008; 299:2847-a.

SSRI Tapering and Suicidal Ideation in the TORDIA Study for Treatment of Depressed Adolescents
Ion Anghelescu
JAMA. 2008; 299:2745-b-2746-b.

New Developments in the Illegal Provision of Growth Hormone for "Anti-Aging" and Bodybuilding
S. Jay Olshansky; Thomas T. Perls
JAMA. 2008; 299:2792-2794.

Pesticides-Diabetes Link
Bridget M. Kuehn
JAMA. 2008; 300:386-a.

CO Poisoning and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: More Studies Need to Be Done
Frank Lo Vecchio, Richard D. Gerkin, and Steven C. Curry
Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2008; 178:314.

CO Poisoning and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: More Studies Need to Be Done
Lindell K. Weaver, Ramona O. Hopkins, and Karen Valentine
Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2008; 178:314-315.

Lead Poisoning Due to Adulterated Marijuana
N. Engl. J. Med. 2008; 359:440.

Evaluation of a Deuterium-Labeled Internal Standard for the Measurement of Sirolimus by High-Throughput HPLC Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Sean O'Halloran and Kenneth F. Ilett
Clin. Chem. 2008; 54:1386-1389.

Ethanol poisoning together with organophosphate exposure: a difficult clinical diagnosis because of physician anchoring
Yi Li, Xuezhong Yu, Zhong Wang, and Houli Wang
Alcohol Alcohol. published 1 August 2008, 10.1093/alcalc/agn063

Accidental and Nonaccidental Poisonings as a Cause of Apparent Life-Threatening Events in Infants
Raymond D. Pitetti, Emily Whitman, and Abigail Zaylor
Pediatrics. 2008; 122:e359-e362.

Acute fatal poisoning with pilsicainide and atenolol.
W Hikiji, K Kudo, N Nishida, T Ishida, Y Usumoto, A Tsuji, and N Ikeda
Int J Legal Med. 2008.

CO poisoning and hyperbaric oxygen therapy: more studies need to be done.
F Lo Vecchio, RD Gerkin, and SC Curry
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008; 178: 314; author reply 314.

Lead poisoning from the beauty case: neurologic manifestations in an elderly woman.
E Pischik and R Kauppinen
Neurology. 2008; 71: 302; author reply 302.

Responding to pediatric poisoning.
MA Madden
Nursing. 2008; 38: 52.

Diesel Fumes Do Kill: A Case of Fatal Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Directly Attributed to Diesel Fuel Exhaust with a 10-year Retrospective Case and Literature Review. Sean M Griffin, Michael K Ward, Andrea R Terrell, and Donna Stewart
J Forensic Sci. 2008.

Adverse Drug Events Associated With the Antidotes for Methanol and Ethylene Glycol Poisoning: A Comparison of Ethanol and Fomepizole. Katherine J Lepik, Adrian R Levy, Boris G Sobolev, Roy A Purssell, Christopher R Dewitt, Gunnar D Erhardt, James R Kennedy, Derek E Daws, and Jane L Brignall. Ann Emerg Med. 2008.

SSRI-induced violent suicide: does forensic toxicology hold the answer?
NP Carlin Jr and R Hardisty
J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2008; 28: 476.

Symposium on the Chemistry and Toxicology of Acrylamide.
Donald S Mottram and Mendel Friedman
J Agric Food Chem. 2008.

The Role of Exposure to Phthalates from Polyvinyl Chloride Products in the Development of Asthma and Allergies: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JJ Jaakkola and TL Knight. Environ Health Perspect. 2008; 116: 845.

Acetylcysteine for acetaminophen poisoning.
KJ Heard
N Engl J Med. 2008; 359: 285.

The Spectrum of Intermediate Syndrome Following Acute Organophosphate Poisoning: A Prospective Cohort Study from Sri Lanka. Pradeepa Jayawardane, Andrew H Dawson, Vajira Weerasinghe, Lakshman Karalliedde, Nicholas A Buckley, and Nimal Senanayake. PLoS Med. 2008; 5: e147.

Acute pesticide poisoning: 15 years experience of a large North-West Indian hospital.
R Murali, Ashish Bhalla, Dalbir Singh, and Surjit Singh
Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2008; : 1.

Autopsy pathology of cocaine users from the Eastern district of London: a retrospective cohort study.
R Rajab, E Stearns, and S Baithun
J Clin Pathol. 2008; 61: 848.

Deaths from pesticide poisoning in South Korea: trends over 10 years.
Won Jin Lee, Eun Shil Cha, Eun Sook Park, Kyoung Ae Kong, Jun Hyeok Yi, and Mia Son
Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2008.

Association between plasma paraquat level and outcome of paraquat poisoning in 375 paraquat poisoning patients.
HW Gil, MS Kang, JO Yang, EY Lee, and SY Hong
Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2008; 46: 515.

Profile of childhood poisoning patients at a tertiary care centre in north India.
Utkarsh Kohli, Vijesh Sreedhar Kuttiat, Rakesh Lodha, and S K Kabra
Indian J Pediatr. 2008.

Prognostic factors and toxicokinetics in acute fenitrothion self-poisoning requiring intensive care.
S Inoue, T Saito, Y Suzuki, S Iizuka, K Takazawa, K Akieda, I Yamamoto, and S Inokuchi
Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2008; 46: 528.

The effectiveness of combined treatment with methylprednisolone and cyclophosphamide in oral paraquat poisoning.
S Afzali and M Gholyaf
Arch Iran Med. 2008; 11: 387.

Poisoning with hair-dye containing paraphenylene diamine: ten years experience.
SM Suliman, M Fadlalla, Mel M Nasr, MH Beliela, S Fesseha, M Babiker, and AR Musa
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Prevalence of adverse drug combinations in a large post-mortem toxicology database.
Terhi Launiainen, Erkki Vuori, and Ilkka Ojanpera
Int J Legal Med. 2008.

Toxicology down underA Different Perspective.
Brian G Priestly and Michael R Moore
Chem Res Toxicol. 2008.

Hydroxocobalamin for Poisoning Caused by Ingestion of Potassium Cyanide: A Case Study.
Jean-Luc Fortin, Stanislas Waroux, J P Giocanti, Gilles Capellier, Michel Ruttimann, and Jean-Jacques Kowalski
J Emerg Med. 2008.

Adjuncts and alternatives to oxime therapy in organophosphate poisoning--is there evidence of benefit in human poisoning? A review. JV Peter, JL Moran, K Pichamuthu, and B Chacko. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2008; 36: 339.

Microbial degradation of polychlorinated biphenyls: Biochemical and molecular features. K Furukawa and H Fujihara. J Biosci Bioeng. 2008; 105: 433. Survey of cases of paracetamol overdose in the UK referred to National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) consultants. H K R Thanacoody, A M Good, W S Waring, and D N Bateman
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Citing Serious Risks, FDA Recommends No Cold and Cough Medicines for Infants
Bridget M. Kuehn JAMA. 2008; 299:887-888.

Review of the toxicology of mineral spirits.

MA Amoruso, JF Gamble, RH McKee, AM Rohde, and A Jaques
Int J Toxicol. 2008; 27: 97.

Principles of toxicology. Second edition.
R Fielder
Occup Environ Med. 2008; 65: 218.

Relevant issues in the monitoring and the toxicology of antidepressants.
SM Wille, SG Cooreman, HM Neels, and WE Lambert
Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci. 2008; 45: 25. 

Antidepressants and suicide
Gregory Simon
BMJ 2008; 10.1136

Is benzene exposure from gasoline carcinogenic?
IS Jamall and CC Willhite
J Environ Monit. 2008; 10: 176. 

Preparing for pediatric emergencies: drugs to consider.
MA Hegenbarth and American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs
Pediatrics. 2008; 121: 433. 

Poison, Detection, and the Victorian Imagination
Dorothy Porter
JAMA. 2008; 299:582-583. 

Aging and Antidepressants
Tracy Hampton
JAMA. 2008; 299:29. 

Drug Monitoring and Toxicology (DMT)
Sarah Neale, Anne Brown, Jinny Jeffery, and Ruth M Ayling
Clin. Chem. 2008; 54:218-220. 

False-Positive Rates for the Qualitative Analysis of Urine Benzodiazepines and Metabolites with the Reformulated Abbott MultigentTM Reagents Gifford Lum, Barry Mushlin, and Linda Farney
Clin. Chem. 2008; 54:220-221. 

Segmental determination of ethyl glucuronide in hair: a pilot study.
Appenzeller BM, Agirman R, Neuberg P, Yegles M, Wennig R.
Forensic Sci Int. 2007;173:87-92.

Environmental toxicology and health effects associated with hexachlorobenzene exposure.
L Reed, V Buchner, and PB Tchounwou
Rev Environ Health. 2007; 22: 213.

Use of Amiodarone
Michele Coceani
JAMA. 2007; 298:2617-a-2618-a. 

Use of Amiodarone
John R. Kapoor
JAMA. 2007; 298:2617. 

Use of Amiodarone Reply
Patricia Vassallo; Richard G. Trohman
JAMA. 2007; 298:2618. 

he role of urine toxicology in chronic opioid analgesic therapy.
P Compton
Pain Manag Nurs. 2007; 8: 166. 

Suicidal poisoning in Southern India: Gender differences.
T Kanchan and RG Menezes
J Forensic Leg Med. 2008; 15: 7.

DDT and the Limits of Toxicology.
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Analysis of pain management drugs, specifically fentanyl, in hair: Application to forensic specimens.
C Moore, L Marinetti, C Coulter, and K Crompton
Forensic Sci Int. 2007. 

Buprenorphine and Norbuprenorphine in Hair of Pregnant Women and Their Infants after Controlled Buprenorphine Administration
Robert S. Goodwin, Diana G. Wilkins, Olga Averin, Robin E. Choo, Jennifer R. Schroeder, Donald R. Jasinski, Rolley E. Johnson, Hendrée E. Jones, and Marilyn A. Huestis
published 5 October 2007, 10.1373/clinchem.2007.091413

Antidepressants in adult suicides in New York City: 2001-2004.
AC Leon, PM Marzuk, K Tardiff, A Bucciarelli, M Stajic, TM Piper, and S Galea
J Clin Psychiatry. 2007; 68: 1399. 

Pharmacokinetic Considerations in Clinical Toxicology: Clinical Applications.
Darren M Roberts and Nick A Buckley
Clin Pharmacokinet. 2007; 46: 897. 

Advances in pediatric pharmacology, therapeutics, and toxicology.
IM Paul
Adv Pediatr. 2007; 54: 29. 

Current literature in mass spectrometry.
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
J Mass Spectrom. 2008; 43: 132.

Carbon Monoxide–Related Deaths—United States, 1999-2004
JAMA. 2008; 299:1011-1012.

Predicting outcome in acute organophosphorus poisoning with a poison severity score or the Glasgow coma scale
J.O.J. Davies, M. Eddleston, and N.A. Buckley
QJM. published 4 March 2008, 10.1093/qjmed/hcn014

Driving under the influence of central stimulant amines: age and gender differences in concentrations of amphetamine, methamphetamine, and ecstasy in blood.
AW Jones, A Holmgren, and FC Kugelberg
J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2008; 69: 202. 

Forensic Science International Volume 176, Issue 1,
Pages 1-92 (21 March 2008)
Practical Aspects of Drug Testing in Hair,
Edited by Pascal Kintz

Pascal Kintz

HAIRVEQ 2006: Evolution of laboratories’ performance after different educational actions
Pages 2-8 M. Ventura, C. Stramesi, S. Pichini, R. Ventura, M. Pujadas, R. Di Giovannandrea, P. Zuccaro, R. Pacifici, K. Langohr and R. de la Torre Abstract

Current status of accreditation for drug testing in hair
Pages 9-12 Gail Cooper, Manfred Moeller and Robert Kronstrand

Application of discriminant analysis to differentiate between incorporation of cocaine and its congeners into hair and contamination Pages 13-18 C. Hoelzle, F. Scheufler, M. Uhl, H. Sachs and D. Thieme

Differentiation between drug use and environmental contamination when testing for drugs in hair
Pages 19-22 Lolita Tsanaclis and John F.C. Wicks

Hair analysis for cocaine: Factors in laboratory contamination studies and their relevance to proficiency sample preparation and hair testing practices Pages 23-33 Virginia Hill, Thomas Cairns and Michael Schaffer

Segmental hair analysis in order to evaluate driving performance
Pages 34-37 C. Stramesi, M. Polla, C. Vignali, A. Zucchella and A. Groppi
Influence of bleaching on the enantiomeric disposition of amphetamine-type stimulants in hair
Pages 38-41 Liliane Ferreira Martins, Michel Yegles, Detlef Thieme and Robert Wennig
Development and validation of a liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry assay for hair analysis of methylphenidate
Pages 42-46 E. Marchei, J.A. Muñoz, Ó. García-Algar, M. Pellegrini, O. Vall, P. Zuccaro and S. Pichini
Analysis of pain management drugs, specifically fentanyl, in hair: Application to forensic specimens
Pages 47-50 C. Moore, L. Marinetti, C. Coulter and K. Crompton

Hair analysis to document a clinical case of TCDD over-exposure
Pages 51-53 V. Cirimele, M. Villain, G. Salquèbre, C. Staub and P. Kintz

Hair and fingernail gadolinium ICP-MS contents in an overdose case associated with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis
Pages 54-57 E. Saussereau, C. Lacroix, A. Cattaneo, L. Mahieu and J.P. Goulle

Determination of ibogaine and noribogaine in biological fluids and hair by LC–MS/MS after Tabernanthe iboga abuse: Iboga alkaloids distribution in a drowning death case Pages 58-66 Marjorie Chèze, Aurélie Lenoan, Marc Deveaux and Gilbert Pépin

Pesticide levels in head hair samples of Cretan population as an indicator of present and past exposure
Pages 67-71 A.M. Tsatsakis, M.N. Tzatzarakis and M. Tutudaki

Hair analysis to document non-fatal pesticide intoxication cases
Pages 72-75 S. Dulaurent, J.M. Gaulier, J.L. Baudel, L. Fardet, E. Maury and G. Lachâtre

Comparison of ethyl glucuronide in hair with phosphatidylethanol in whole blood as post-mortem markers of alcohol abuse Pages 76-81 Peter Bendroth, Robert Kronstrand, Anders Helander, Jesper Greby, Nikolai Stephanson and Peter Krantz

Do drug users use less alcohol than non-drug users? A comparison of ethyl glucuronide concentrations in hair between the two groups in medico-legal cases Pages 82-86 Richard Paul, Robert Kingston, Lolita Tsanaclis, Anthony Berry and Alan Guwy 

Ethyl glucuronide: Unusual distribution between head hair and pubic hair
Pages 87-90 Pascal Kintz, Marion Villain, Emilie Vallet, Mathieu Etter, Guillaume Salquebre and Vincent Cirimele


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