D Kimberly Molina

Summary

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Gunshot residue testing in suicides: Part I: Analysis by scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:187-90. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Should postmortem subclavian blood be considered a peripheral or central sample?
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 34:155-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint A review of blunt force injury homicides of children aged 0 to 5 years in Bexar County, Texas, from 1988 to 2009
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:344-8. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Normal organ weights in men: part I-the heart
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:362-7. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Normal organ weights in men: part II-the brain, lungs, liver, spleen, and kidneys
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:368-72. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint The atypical entrance wound: differential diagnosis and discussion of an unusual cause
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:250-2. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Postmortem atropine concentrations in resuscitation cases
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, 7337 Louis Pasteur, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:227-30. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Postmortem hydroxychloroquine concentrations in nontoxic cases
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, 7337 Louis Pasteur Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:41-2. 2012
  9. doi request reprint What is the lethal concentration of hydrocodone?: a comparison of postmortem hydrocodone concentrations in lethal and incidental intoxications
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 32:108-11. 2011
  10. doi request reprint A characterization of sources of isopropanol detected on postmortem toxicologic analysis
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    J Forensic Sci 55:998-1002. 2010

Collaborators

  • Veronica Hargrove
  • Roy Fields
  • Michael O Lovell
  • K Vincent Speeg
  • Glenn A Halff
  • Francis E Sharkey

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Gunshot residue testing in suicides: Part I: Analysis by scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:187-90. 2007
    ..The low sensitivity, along with the low percentage of cases with a discernible pattern, limits the usefulness of GSR test results by SEM-EDX in differentiating self-inflicted from non-self-inflicted wounds...
  2. doi request reprint Should postmortem subclavian blood be considered a peripheral or central sample?
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 34:155-8. 2013
    ..77 times less than H blood. Therefore, it is recommended that the exact source of the blood, rather than simply "peripheral" or "central," be notated on toxicology results to ensure appropriate interpretation...
  3. doi request reprint A review of blunt force injury homicides of children aged 0 to 5 years in Bexar County, Texas, from 1988 to 2009
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:344-8. 2012
    ..Twelve legal confessions were also reviewed, none of which disclosed a pure mechanism of shaking the infant...
  4. doi request reprint Normal organ weights in men: part I-the heart
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:362-7. 2012
    ..A reference range (95% inclusion) of 233 to 383 g for the adult male human heart is proposed...
  5. doi request reprint Normal organ weights in men: part II-the brain, lungs, liver, spleen, and kidneys
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:368-72. 2012
    ..The following reference ranges (95% inclusion) are proposed: brain, 1179-1621 g; liver, 968-1860 g; spleen, 28-226 g; right lung, 155-720 g; left lung, 112-675 g; right kidney, 81-160 g; and left kidney, 83-176 g...
  6. ncbi request reprint The atypical entrance wound: differential diagnosis and discussion of an unusual cause
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:250-2. 2012
    ..The case emphasizes the importance of collaborative investigation between the different forensic agencies in gunshot cases...
  7. doi request reprint Postmortem atropine concentrations in resuscitation cases
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, 7337 Louis Pasteur, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:227-30. 2012
    ..Analysis did reveal a difference between the atropine concentrations in peripheral versus central blood sources and with prolonged postmortem interval (>24 hours) suggesting postmortem redistribution...
  8. doi request reprint Postmortem hydroxychloroquine concentrations in nontoxic cases
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, 7337 Louis Pasteur Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 33:41-2. 2012
    ..It is recommended that all investigative and autopsy data be considered and that the cause of death not be certified based purely on blood HCQ concentrations...
  9. doi request reprint What is the lethal concentration of hydrocodone?: a comparison of postmortem hydrocodone concentrations in lethal and incidental intoxications
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 32:108-11. 2011
    ..3 mg/L peripherally and 1.4 mg/L centrally can be present and not result in death. In addition, further research into hydrocodone concentrations with chronic use and hydrocodone metabolism is necessary...
  10. doi request reprint A characterization of sources of isopropanol detected on postmortem toxicologic analysis
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    J Forensic Sci 55:998-1002. 2010
    ..These results are consistent with other published reports...
  11. doi request reprint Trends in firearm usage in homicides and suicides in Bexar County Texas from 1982 to 2004
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 29:281-4. 2008
    ..38/.357 in the late 1990s. The use of small caliber handguns steadily decreased in both homicidal and suicidal shootings whereas the .380 and .45 caliber handguns steadily increased in both homicidal and suicidal shootings...
  12. doi request reprint Head injuries, pentobarbital, and the determination of death
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 30:75-7. 2009
    ..The diagnosis of brain death and the implications of pentobarbital intoxication during a brain death examination are discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Is routine histopathologic examination beneficial in all medicolegal autopsies?
    D Kimberly Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:1-3. 2007
    ..Microscopic examination should be used, as needed, in certain circumstances but is not necessary as a matter of routine...
  14. ncbi request reprint Shotgun wounds: a review of range and location as pertaining to manner of death
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:99-102. 2007
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  15. ncbi request reprint Gunshot residue testing in suicides: Part II: Analysis by inductive coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:191-4. 2007
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  16. doi request reprint Rifle wounds: a review of range and location as pertaining to manner of death
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 29:201-5. 2008
    ..We developed odds ratios for assessing the manner of death given a wound location or range; however, we caution that every case should be analyzed based upon it's unique circumstances and not solely its statistical probability...
  17. doi request reprint A novel approach for fingerprinting mummified hands
    Roy Fields
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, 7337 Louis Pasteur Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    J Forensic Sci 53:952-5. 2008
    ..The technique presented produces a superior quality of print without amputation of the finger, yielding excellent results and assisting in obtaining positive identification...
  18. ncbi request reprint The sensitivity of computed tomography (CT) scans in detecting trauma: are CT scans reliable enough for courtroom testimony?
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    J Trauma 63:625-9. 2007
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  19. ncbi request reprint A fatality due to cyproheptadine and citalopram
    Veronica Hargrove
    Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    J Anal Toxicol 33:564-7. 2009
    ..Therefore, this case study will be beneficial to the forensic toxicology community by providing additional information regarding postmortem interpretation...
  20. ncbi request reprint The reliability of immunoassay for determining the presence of opiates in the forensic setting
    D Kimberley Molina
    Bexar County Forensic Science Center, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 26:303-4. 2005
    ..The authors feel that while this rate may be acceptable in a clinical setting, it is unacceptable in a forensic setting...
  21. ncbi request reprint Acute hepatic allograft rejection: a comparison of patients with and without centrilobular alterations during first rejection episode
    Michael O Lovell
    Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    Liver Transpl 10:369-73. 2004
    ..These patients may benefit from more vigilant clinical follow-up and/or higher levels of immunosuppression...