Websites of Interest
Those interested in venomous animals of the world should consider the Short Course in Toxinology. Held every other year in Adelaide, Australia, and featuring a stellar faculty (Disclaimer: which this year includes me!), the course will be held March 31 - April 5, 2014. Here's a link to the brochure. And here's a link to the enrollment form. Think about it.
A Special Issue of Toxicon, composed of full manuscripts from the IST World Congress / Venom Week meeting in Honolulu, July 2012, is now in print. Here's the link.
Manuscript just published (Toxicon, July, 2013): Bush SP, Seifert SA, Oakes J, Smith SD, Phan TH, Pearl SR, Reibling ET. Continuous IV Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine) (FabAV) for selected North American Rattlesnake bite patients. Toxicon. 2013 Mar 6. doi:pii: S0041-0101(13)00069-X. 10.1016/j.toxicon.2013.02.008. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23474267
Announcing the creation the North American Society of Toxinology (NAST), a scientific society for the advancement of the study of all things venomous.
The inaugural organizational meeting was held at the Venom Week 2012 meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 10, 2012.
The NAST Website can be accessed here: NAST
NAST has applied for 501(c)(3) status from the U.S. IRS. Membership registration and dues payment can now be made online here: NAST Membership Page.
Articles of interest:
Bush SP, Seifert SA, Oakes J, Smith SD, Phan TH, Pearl SR, Reibling ET. Continuous IV Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine) (FabAV) for selected North American Rattlesnake bite patients. Toxicon. 2013 Mar 6. doi:pii: S0041-0101(13)00069-X. 10.1016/j.toxicon.2013.02.008. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23474267
Recurrent, persistent, or late, new-onset hematologic abnormalities in Crotaline snakebite. Seifert SA, I Kirschner R, Martin N. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2011 Apr;49(4):324-9.
Snakebite Mortality in India: A Nationally Representative Mortality Survey. Mohapatra B, Warrell DA, Suraweera W, Bhatia P, Dhingra N, Jotkar RM, Rodriguez PS, Mishra K, Whitaker R, Jha P; for the Million Death Study Collaborators. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Apr 12;5(4):e1018.
Low-Dose Adrenaline, Promethazine, and Hydrocortisone in the Prevention of Acute Adverse Reactions to Antivenom following Snakebite: A Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. de Silva HA, Pathmeswaran A, Ranasinha CD, Jayamanne S, Samarakoon SB, Hittharage A, Kalupahana R, Ratnatilaka GA, Uluwatthage W, Aronson JK, Armitage JM, Lalloo DG, de Silva HJ. PLoS Med. 2011 May;8(5):e1000435. Epub 2011 May 10.
Syndromic approach to treatment of snake bite in Sri Lanka based on results of a prospective national hospital-based survey of patients envenomed by identified snakes. Ariaratnam CA, Sheriff MH, Arambepola C, Theakston RD, Warrell DA. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Oct;81(4):725-31.
Encounters with venomous sea-life. Fernandez I, Valladolid G, Varon J, Sternbach G. J Emerg Med. 2009 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print]
Venomous animals: clinical toxinology. White J. EXS. 2010;100:233-91. Review.
Cross neutralization of Hypnale hypnale (hump-nosed pit viper) venom by polyvalent and monovalent Malayan pit viper antivenoms in vitro and in a rodent model. Tan CH, Leong PK, Fung SY, Sim SM, Ponnudurai G, Ariaratnam C, Khomvilai S, Sitprija V, Tan NH. Acta Trop. 2010 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print]
Late hematologic toxicity following treatment of rattlesnake envenomation with crotalidae polyvalent immune Fab antivenom. Ruha AM, Curry SC, Albrecht C, Riley B, Pizon A. Toxicon 2010; online early: doi:10.1016/j.toxicon.2010.09.014
Recurrent coagulopathy and thrombocytopenia in children treated with crotalidae polyvalent immune Fab: a case series. Miller AD, Young MC, DeMott MC, Ly BT, Clark RF. Pediatr Emerg Care 2010;26: 576-82.
Questions or comments? Email Steven A. Seifert, MD, Symposium Organizer: firstname.lastname@example.org