levels were determined from blood and urine specimens of nine patients on the 16th day after eating any portion of the cake.
Urinary levels of cadmium, lead, barium, beryllium, cobalt, cesium, molybdenum, platinum, antimony, thallium
, and tungsten were measured at the Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (PerkinElmer/SCIEX model 500; PerkinElmer, Shelton, CT, USA) using a multielement analytical technique following published protocols (NCHS 2004c; Paschal et al.
Table 1 Comparison of Patient Gender and Age Average Age N < 50 Years Men 64.15 years 29 (10%) (n = 291) Women 62.23 years 19 (10%) (n = 184) Evaluation of each patient included a perfusion thallium
rest test followed by stress using a treadmill or administration of adenosine or persantine (dypridamole) and gated acquisition.
Last night the hospital trust said, 'Based on results we have received today and Mr Litvinenko's clinical features, thallium
poisoning is an unlikely cause of his current condition.'
Salts of thallium
are colourless, odourless and tasteless, making them an ideal weapon.
ISLAMABAD -- The Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) administration conducted only Thallium
scan test of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif due to security concerns and pressures from certain quarters, sources informed media.
Hospital chiefs said the former Russian spy may not have been poisoned by deadly thallium
, as first suggested by independent expert Professor John Henry.
Researchers have observed superdeformation among nuclei of such elements as mercury, thallium
, lead, dysprosium, gadolinium, and strontium.
A three-member medical board recommended more investigations [tests], including TROP-I, echocardiography and stress thallium
scan [in case TROP-I test is negative].
It was found he was poisoned with deadly thallium
which destroyed his bone marrow.