Dimitri Gerostamoulos

Summary

Affiliation: Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The effect of the postmortem interval on the redistribution of drugs: a comparison of mortuary admission and autopsy blood specimens
    Dimitri Gerostamoulos
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 57 83 Kavanagh St, Southbank, 3006, Australia
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 8:373-9. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Carbon monoxide concentrations in the 2009 Victorian Bushfire disaster victims
    Dimitri Gerostamoulos
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Kavanagh Street, Southbank 3006, Australia
    Forensic Sci Int 205:69-72. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Detection and quantification of new designer drugs in human blood: Part 1 - Synthetic cannabinoids
    Julia Ammann
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank, 3006, Australia
    J Anal Toxicol 36:372-80. 2012
  4. doi request reprint The role of toxicology interpretations in prevention of sudden death
    Jennifer L Pilgrim
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, 57 83 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, VIC 3006, Australia
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 8:263-9. 2012
  5. doi request reprint The incidence of drugs of impairment in oral fluid from random roadside testing
    Mark Chu
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Australia
    Forensic Sci Int 215:28-31. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Identification and quantification of 30 antipsychotics in blood using LC-MS/MS
    Eva Saar
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, 57 83 Kavanagh St, Southbank, Victoria 3006, Australia
    J Mass Spectrom 45:915-25. 2010
  7. doi request reprint The time-dependant post-mortem redistribution of antipsychotic drugs
    Eva Saar
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Southbank 3006, Victoria, Australia
    Forensic Sci Int 222:223-7. 2012
  8. doi request reprint The prevalence of drugs in injured drivers
    Olaf H Drummer
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 57 83 Kavanagh St, Southbank, Victoria 3006, Australia
    Forensic Sci Int 215:14-7. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Assessment of the stability of 30 antipsychotic drugs in stored blood specimens
    Eva Saar
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank 3006, Australia
    Forensic Sci Int 215:152-8. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Detection and quantification of new designer drugs in human blood: Part 2 - Designer cathinones
    Dominic Ammann
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank, 3006, Australia
    J Anal Toxicol 36:381-9. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint The effect of the postmortem interval on the redistribution of drugs: a comparison of mortuary admission and autopsy blood specimens
    Dimitri Gerostamoulos
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 57 83 Kavanagh St, Southbank, 3006, Australia
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 8:373-9. 2012
    ..While femoral blood is thought to reduce PMR, this data shows that for some drugs significant redistribution can occur even when taking peripheral specimens irrespective of the delay in the postmortem interval...
  2. doi request reprint Carbon monoxide concentrations in the 2009 Victorian Bushfire disaster victims
    Dimitri Gerostamoulos
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Kavanagh Street, Southbank 3006, Australia
    Forensic Sci Int 205:69-72. 2011
    ..Hydrogen cyanide was only detected in two deceased persons at concentrations of 0.5 and 2.7 mg/L, respectively. 13 deceased were found to have soot in the airways following necropsy but this did not correlate with the COHb levels...
  3. doi request reprint Detection and quantification of new designer drugs in human blood: Part 1 - Synthetic cannabinoids
    Julia Ammann
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank, 3006, Australia
    J Anal Toxicol 36:372-80. 2012
    ..The extraction efficiencies ranged from 30-101% and the matrix effects from 67-112%. Accuracy data were within the acceptance interval of ±15% (±20% at the lower limit of quantification) of the nominal values for all drugs...
  4. doi request reprint The role of toxicology interpretations in prevention of sudden death
    Jennifer L Pilgrim
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, 57 83 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, VIC 3006, Australia
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 8:263-9. 2012
    ..Death investigations serve an important public health and safety role, however, the potential involvement of drugs in many cases is not always recognized...
  5. doi request reprint The incidence of drugs of impairment in oral fluid from random roadside testing
    Mark Chu
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Australia
    Forensic Sci Int 215:28-31. 2012
    ..2% of drivers combining the two. Ketamine was also detected in 1.5% of cases. While the incidences of the proscribed drugs itself are concerning, it is clear that many drivers are also using other drugs capable of causing impairment...
  6. doi request reprint Identification and quantification of 30 antipsychotics in blood using LC-MS/MS
    Eva Saar
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, 57 83 Kavanagh St, Southbank, Victoria 3006, Australia
    J Mass Spectrom 45:915-25. 2010
    ..The method has been proven to be useful for the routine analysis of APs in postmortem blood samples...
  7. doi request reprint The time-dependant post-mortem redistribution of antipsychotic drugs
    Eva Saar
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Southbank 3006, Victoria, Australia
    Forensic Sci Int 222:223-7. 2012
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  8. doi request reprint The prevalence of drugs in injured drivers
    Olaf H Drummer
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 57 83 Kavanagh St, Southbank, Victoria 3006, Australia
    Forensic Sci Int 215:14-7. 2012
    ..The other drugs were largely prescribed drugs such as the antidepressants (9.3%) and benzodiazepines (8.9%). Neither 6-acetylmorphine nor cocaine (or benzoylecgonine) was detected in these cases...
  9. doi request reprint Assessment of the stability of 30 antipsychotic drugs in stored blood specimens
    Eva Saar
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank 3006, Australia
    Forensic Sci Int 215:152-8. 2012
    ..It is therefore important to be aware of potential changes in drug concentrations during storage when interpreting analytical results...
  10. doi request reprint Detection and quantification of new designer drugs in human blood: Part 2 - Designer cathinones
    Dominic Ammann
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank, 3006, Australia
    J Anal Toxicol 36:381-9. 2012
    ..Within-day (repeatability) and intermediate precision data were within the required limits of 15% relative standard deviation (RSD) (20% RSD at LLOQ)...
  11. doi request reprint The analysis of antipsychotic drugs in human matrices using LC-MS(/MS)
    Eva Saar
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Southbank, Victoria, Australia
    Drug Test Anal 4:376-94. 2012
    ..If adapting a method for the detection of APs for use in a laboratory, analysts should ensure successful validation experiments for appropriateness and completeness have been conducted, and perform additional experiments when indicated...
  12. ncbi request reprint Drugs in oral fluid in randomly selected drivers
    Olaf H Drummer
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Southbank, Australia
    Forensic Sci Int 170:105-10. 2007
    ..Females accounted for 19% of all positives, although none of the positive truck drivers were female. There was one false positive to cannabis when the results of both on-site devices were considered and four to methamphetamines...
  13. doi request reprint A comparison of the performance of quality controls prepared from spiked, fortified and authentic hair for ethyl glucuronide analysis
    Sophie C Turfus
    Toxicology Section, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 57 83 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, Victoria 3006, Australia Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, 57 83 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, Victoria 3006, Australia Electronic address
    Forensic Sci Int 232:60-6. 2013
    ..These results have implications on the interpretation of EtG concentrations when spiked QCs are used to validate methods...
  14. doi request reprint An evaluation of the DRI-ETG EIA method for the determination of ethyl glucuronide concentrations in clinical and post-mortem urine
    Sophie C Turfus
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank, Victoria, Australia
    Drug Test Anal 5:439-45. 2013
    ..0001, Deming regression) for both sample types. The immunoassay is reliable for the qualitative and semi-quantitative presumptive detection of ethyl glucuronide in urine...
  15. ncbi request reprint Identification of 2-hydroxymethyl-olanzapine as a novel degradation product of olanzapine
    Eva Saar
    Monash University, Department of Forensic Medicine, Southbank 3006, Australia
    Forensic Sci Int 220:74-9. 2012
    ..2-OH-OLZ was only identified as a degradant of OLZ in aqueous solutions. It also degrades over time but its product is currently unknown and is under investigation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Characterization of single nucleotide polymorphisms of cytochrome p450 in an Australian deceased sample
    Jennifer L Pilgrim
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, 57 83 Kavanagh Street, Southbank 3006, Victoria, Australia
    Curr Drug Metab 13:679-92. 2012
    ..There was no correlation between cause of death type and CYP2D6 metabolizer status. Increased enzyme activity was also indicated by the presence of hyperinducible variants such as CYP1A2*1F, which was observed at a frequency of 48%...
  17. doi request reprint Validated method for the determination of ethylglucuronide and ethylsulfate in human urine
    Jochen Beyer
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, 57 83 Kavanagh St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
    Anal Bioanal Chem 400:189-96. 2011
    ..This fast, reliable, and accurate method enables the detection and quantification of alcohol metabolites in urine. The method is easier to use and more sensitive than previously published methods...
  18. doi request reprint The prevalence of duloxetine in medico-legal death investigations in Victoria, Australia (2009-2012)
    Jennifer L Pilgrim
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, 57 83 Kavanagh Street, Southbank 3006, Victoria, Australia Electronic address
    Forensic Sci Int 234:165-73. 2014
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  19. doi request reprint The rapid identification and quantification of iso-α-acids and reduced iso-α-acids in blood using UHPLC-MS/MS: validation of a novel marker for beer consumption
    Luke N Rodda
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, 57 83 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, Vic, 3006, Australia
    Anal Bioanal Chem 405:9755-67. 2013
    ..Finally, applicability of the method described was demonstrated by the detection of IAA ingredient congeners in the blood of a volunteer following the consumption of a relatively small amount of beer in a pilot study. ..
  20. doi request reprint Alcohol congener analysis and the source of alcohol: a review
    Luke N Rodda
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, 57 83 Kavanagh St, Southbank, 3006, Australia
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 9:194-207. 2013
    ..This review examines the forensic application of alcohol congener analysis in determining the source of alcohol and other techniques...
  21. doi request reprint Deaths involving contraindicated and inappropriate combinations of serotonergic drugs
    Jennifer L Pilgrim
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 57 83 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, VIC 3006, Australia
    Int J Legal Med 125:803-15. 2011
    ..A combination of three to five drugs was most common in cases involving inadvisable drug combinations. Combined drug toxicity was the most common COD, with heart disease the most common co-morbidity...
  22. ncbi request reprint Drug screening in clinical or forensic toxicology: are there differences?
    Dimitri Gerostamoulos
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University
    J Law Med 18:25-8. 2010
    ..This column provides an overview of the similarities and differences inherent in clinical and forensic toxicology...
  23. doi request reprint Comparison of extraction efficiencies and LC-MS-MS matrix effects using LLE and SPE methods for 19 antipsychotics in human blood
    Eva Saar
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 57 83 Kavanagh St, Southbank, Australia
    Anal Bioanal Chem 393:727-34. 2009
    ..Quantitative methods used for determination of antipsychotic drugs in post-mortem blood should establish that there are no differences in extraction efficiency and matrix effects, particularly if using ante-mortem blood as calibrator...
  24. doi request reprint Involvement of amphetamines in sudden and unexpected death
    Jennifer L Pilgrim
    Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, 57 83 Kavanagh Street, Southbank 3006, Victoria, Australia
    J Forensic Sci 54:478-85. 2009
    ..There were no cases in which significant natural disease was absent and death was regarded as caused by the use of MA. There was no correlation between blood concentration of drug and outcome...