Hair analysis: a worthless tool for therapeutic compliance monitoring.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_E8238E5824D3
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Hair analysis: a worthless tool for therapeutic compliance monitoring.
Journal
Forensic Science International
Author(s)
Tracqui A., Kintz P., Mangin P.
ISSN
0379-0738[print], 0379-0738[linking]
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1995
Volume
70
Number
1-3
Pages
183-189
Language
english
Abstract
Hair analysis has been presented by some authors as a possible tool of investigation for estimating patients' compliance to long-term therapies. This paper summarises the different publications that have been devoted to this topic and highlights the available statistically data presented to support this proposition. Qualitative results of such determinations may be of some interest but due to the enormous interindividual variations of quantitative data, the idea of using hair analysis to ascertain whether a patient has taken his treatment exactly as prescribed, clearly appears to be inapplicable.
Keywords
Hair/chemistry, Humans, Monitoring, Physiologic/methods, Patient Compliance
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