Merve Kuloglu

Merve Kuloglu
İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa · Institute of Forensic Sciences and Legal Medicine

BSc in Chemistry, MSc in Forensic Analysis, PhD candidate in Forensic Science

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Publications (10)
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Forensic veterinary toxicology has become a popular branch of toxicology, dealing with animal cruelty (e.g., malicious poisoning), regulatory issues (e.g., contamination of the feed supply chain), insurance litigation or wildlife poisoning. The current study highlights the importance of the toxicological aspects of animal health–related disagreemen...
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A national wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) monitoring campaign has been initiated to determine the trends in drug consumption in Turkey since 2019. This study aimed to present the wastewater monitoring results for four periods in 2019 for six major cities with 17 wastewater treatment plants. The study investigated heroin (HER), amphetamine (AMP...
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Wastewater-based drug monitoring is a complementary tool that has been used worldwide in recent years, and many cities have periodically reported monitoring results. However, this study is the first to analyze drugs in wastewater in a single city with a high population during four periods simultaneously from 14 treatment plants. The aim was to esti...
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Doxylamine, which is an active drug ingredient used for insomnia, is an antihistaminic with sedative effect and can be received without a prescription. Although doxylamine succinate intoxication is encountered quite frequently, there is no data that shows the drug is used for intentional injury. This study was conducted to unravel a suspected case...
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This study proposes an approach integrating current methodology, which determines the amount of drug consumed per month/day per 1,000 inhabitants by measuring concentrations of illicit drugs and their metabolites in untreated wastewater, with geographic information system (GIS) designed for this specific purpose. The proposed approach contributes t...
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Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) has evolved as a strong, reliable, and sustainable tool, drawing its strength from multidisciplinary collaboration. For the monitoring of illicit drug consumption, WBE has been accepted as a promising approach to fulfill the gaps of conventional techniques in the last decade. Many drugs such as cocaine, cannabis,...
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Wastewater-based epidemiology is a well-established and complementary approach for monitoring illicit drug use in the general population. In this study, amphetamine (AMP), methamphetamine (METH), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), cocaine (COC) (from benzoylecgonine), and cannabis (from THC-COOH) consumption levels were investigated for the...

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