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Pediatrics Expert On Salt Poisoning Case

Pediatrics Expert On Salt Poisoning Case

Pediatrics expert Dr. Michael Moritz, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, testified in the Hannah Overton hearing. Overton is serving life imprisonment in the death of the four year old boy she was in the process of adopting.

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Toxicology Expert On Fatal Crash

Toxicology expert Ola Bawardi testified that Harry Shane Scholes was high on hydrocodone when he allegedly hit an 87-year-old woman and her dog who were standing on a Temecula, CA, sidewalk, killing them both.

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Toxicology Expert Testifies In Libby Montana Case

Toxicology Expert Testifies In Libby Montana Case

The town of Libby Montana has suffered years of health threats due to the W.R Grace vermiculite mine. For years it was unknown that vermiculite from W.R Grace mine was contaminated with toxic asbestos. Now, residents of Libby, Montana have found yet another present threat.

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Medical Expert On Jackson Overdose

Michael Jackson could not have guzzled a fatal anesthetic cocktail, according to a medical expert at a Los Angeles court hearing on April 29th. Prosecutors committed to putting the King of Pop’s physician Dr. Conrad Murray behind bars called on the expert to help them dismiss suggestions made by the defense lawyers that the pop superstar took his own life by either drinking or injecting himself with Propofol.

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Medical Expert & Air Quality Tests

Biddeford High School Committee members have decided to follow a consultant’s recommendation for further air quality testing at Biddeford High School (ME). The work will focus on contamination concerns related to an ongoing $34 million building renovation, the building’s ventilation system, mold and moisture management, and cleaning practices. There also will be interviews with staff members, and a medical expert will be hired to examine students who have had health problems.

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Toxicology Expert Testifies On Fatal Crash

Toxicology Expert Testifies On Fatal Crash

A former Alton, IL, man on trial this week in the traffic deaths of a Granite City man and his young son would have had a blood-alcohol level of 0.20 percent at the time of the crash, an expert testified Tuesday. Christopher Long, a forensic toxicologist with a doctorate degree, was on the stand in Madison County Circuit Court for more than an hour and said that established science allows him to calculate the level at the time of the crash from the level at the time defendant Mark Ikerman was tested.

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Principles And Pitfalls in Alcohol Toxicity, Part 8

Principles And Pitfalls in Alcohol Toxicity, Part 8

Vestibular The affects of alcohol on the vestibular system are demonstrated in measurements which evaluate the ocular motor control. One of these is the eye movements called nystagmus (jerkiness). One of the tests is measuring the eye movements when the head is placed in a sideways position, and it is called Positional Alcohol Nystagmus (PAN). […]

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Medical Expert Testifies In Vehicular Homicide Case

Medical Expert Testifies In Vehicular Homicide Case

Dr. Fran Gengo, a clinical pharmacologist at the DENT Neurological Institute, testified as an expert in analyzing breathylizer results in the trial of 25-year-old Ronald J. Wendt. Wendt, convicted September 27th of aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of Katie Stanley, 18, and 10 other charges, will be sentenced Nov. 15.

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Principles And Pitfalls in Alcohol Toxicity, Part 7

Principles And Pitfalls in Alcohol Toxicity, Part 7

Speech Speech production requires fine motor control, timing and coordination of the lips, tongue and vocal cords, and may be a sensitive index of impairment resulting from alcohol intoxication. Therefore, one of the common tests is having the subjects recite the alphabet at a fast rate of speed. The problem with the use of speech […]

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Principles And Pitfalls in Alcohol Toxicity, Part 6

Principles And Pitfalls in Alcohol Toxicity, Part 6

Reaction Time Since alcohol is a general central nervous system depressant, it affects a wide range of functions. Some of the most basic performance tasks which were studied in relation to alcohol are reaction time parity. Interestingly enough the majority of studies have shown no effects or minimal effects on reaction time (1,2). All studies […]

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