Department   School of Medicine, School of Medicine
   Position   Professor and Division head
Article types Original article
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title Fatal overdose from synthetic cannabinoids and cathinones in Japan: demographics and autopsy findings.
Journal Formal name:The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse
Abbreviation:Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse
ISSN code:(1097-9891)0095-2990(Linking)
Domestic / ForeginForegin
Volume, Issue, Page 42(5),pp.520-529
Author and coauthor Ezaki Jiro†*, Ro Ayako, Hasegawa Masayuki, Kibayashi Kazuhiko
Authorship Last author
Publication date 2016/06
Summary The populations of synthetic cathinones/cannabinoids and methamphetamine users who died of an overdose are different in Japan. Acute intoxication, cardiac ischemia, excited delirium syndrome, pulmonary aspiration, and drowning are the major autopsy findings in synthetic cathinones/cannabinoids-related death. Clinicians shuld be aware of these potentially fatal complications in the medical management of synthetic cathinones/cannabinoids users.
DOI 10.3109/00952990.2016.1172594
PMID 27283516