Birky, M, et al. "Study of Biological Samples Obtained From Victims of MGM Grand Hotel Fire." Journal of Analytical Toxicology, vol. 7, no. 6, 1983, pp. 265-71.
Birky M, Malek D, Paabo M. Study of biological samples obtained from victims of MGM Grand Hotel fire. J Anal Toxicol. 1983;7(6):265-71.
Birky, M., Malek, D., & Paabo, M. (1983). Study of biological samples obtained from victims of MGM Grand Hotel fire. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 7(6), 265-71.
Birky M, Malek D, Paabo M. Study of Biological Samples Obtained From Victims of MGM Grand Hotel Fire. J Anal Toxicol. 1983 Nov-Dec;7(6):265-71. PubMed PMID: 6559221.
TY - JOUR
T1 - Study of biological samples obtained from victims of MGM Grand Hotel fire.
AU - Birky,M,
AU - Malek,D,
AU - Paabo,M,
PY - 1983/11/1/pubmed
PY - 1983/11/1/medline
PY - 1983/11/1/entrez
SP - 265
EP - 71
JF - Journal of analytical toxicology
JO - J Anal Toxicol
VL - 7
IS - 6
N2 - Eighty blood samples and 17 respiratory-tract tissue samples containing fluid taken from victims of the MGM Grand Hotel fire were studied to assist in the determination of the cause of death. The blood and tissue-fluid samples were analyzed for carboxyhemoglobin, oxyhemoglobin, methemoglobin, and total hemoglobin. Outgassing studies were done on the tissue samples using gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy, and heavy metal analysis on inhaled soot was done by x-ray fluorescence. The carboxyhemoglobin values obtained on the samples were significantly higher than those reported by Clark County. However, the percentage of the victims with a carboxyhemoglobin saturation level of 50% or less is higher than that found in the Maryland fire fatality study, suggesting that other toxic factors may have contributed to the lethal nature of the fire.
SN - 0146-4760
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