Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles

Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles
Author: Stephen P. Mackessy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 9781420008661
ISBN 13: 1420008668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles Book Review:

The Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles offers "one-stop shopping" to all biologists, biochemists, toxicologists, physicians, clinicians, and epidemiologists, and informed laypersons interested in the biology of venomous reptiles, the biochemistry and molecular biology of venoms, and the effects and treatment of human envenomation. This book examines the topic generally, provides an overview of the current taxonomy of these reptiles, explains the similarities and differences in the venom delivery apparatus in different groups of reptiles, reviews state-of-the-art knowledge about specific venom components and their action, and summarizes effects of envenomation and treatment in humans on different continents. Produced by leading toxinologists, biologists, biochemists, and physicians from 12 countries, the book provides a broad, international perspective that bridges divergent areas in modern biology. A synthesis of current knowledge about venoms and venomous reptiles, it contains a wealth of illustrations, including an 8-page color insert, that present a view of reptile toxinology from the whole animal to the glands producing venoms to the molecular models and the mechanisms of actions of the toxins themselves. The book provides a context for understanding the range of activities present in venoms and supplies detailed information on many enzymes and toxins found in them, bringing into focus the worldwide extent of the occurrence and complexity of human envenomations by reptiles. It explores the unique and interesting results produced by collaborations between specialists from very different fields and how they can stimulate new and continued interest in research on venoms and the animals that produce them.

A Clinician s Guide to Australian Venomous Bites and Stings

A Clinician s Guide to Australian Venomous Bites and Stings
Author: Julian White
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780646579986
ISBN 13: 0646579983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Clinician s Guide to Australian Venomous Bites and Stings Book Review:

Oxford Textbook of Medicine

Oxford Textbook of Medicine
Author: D. A. Warrell,Timothy M. Cox,John D. Firth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1602
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780198570141
ISBN 13: 0198570147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms and Poisons

Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms and Poisons
Author: Julian White,Jurg Meier
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN 10: 1351443143
ISBN 13: 9781351443142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms and Poisons Book Review:

The Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms is the first concise, one-volume book devoted to this important subject. The editors are internationally recognized authorities in the biology and clinical aspects of venomous and poisonous animals, and the chapter authors are world leaders in their respective fields of toxicology. All aspects of the topic are covered including information on the biology and taxonomy of poisonous animals, their venom or poison, diagnosis, and general treatment principles and specific treatment. The most up-to-date list of available antivenoms is provided. Coverage of venomous and poisonous animals is comprehensive, with thorough discussions on shellfish poisoning, ciguatera, fugu, coelenterates, stingrays, venous fish, blue-ringed octopus, sea-snakes, scorpions, spiders, insects, and gila lizards. Individual chapters focus on snakes and snakebite in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, Central America, and South America. Nearly all clinical chapters have been written by clinicians with extensive experience treating the particular type of animal envenoming or poisoning under consideration. No other book brings together such a wealth of information in this field, and no other book provides it in a format useful to clinicians charged with the responsibility of treating envenomed or poisoned patients. The Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms is an essential addition to all medical libraries, emergency departments, toxicology departments, poison information centers, and invaluable to all professionals working in these fields.

Clinical Toxinology in Asia Pacific and Africa

Clinical Toxinology in Asia Pacific and Africa
Author: P. Gopalakrishnakone,M. A. Faiz,Ravindra Fernando,Christeine Ariaranee Gnanathasan,Abdulrazaq Garba Habib,Chen-Chang Yang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2015-03-12
ISBN 10: 9789400763852
ISBN 13: 9400763859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Toxinology in Asia Pacific and Africa Book Review:

Clinical toxinologic conditions are becoming increasingly frequent, more so than is generally recognized. The conditions comprise of clinical aspects such as the diagnosis, management, and prevention of snakebite envenoming, scorpion sting, mushroom toxins, plant toxins, and other natural toxins. Clinical toxinology also deals with the ecology, epidemiology, regional differences, and varieties of fauna accounting for different envenoming manifestations. This handbook includes 30 chapters addressing various topics on clinical toxinology such as the epidemiology and management of snakebites in different Asian and African countries, disability following snakebite, effect of snake venoms on hemostasis, socioeconomic aspects of snakebites, therapeutic application of snake venom, scorpion sting in the Middle East, jellyfish sting, etc. These titles are written by experts currently working in the subspecialty, many of whom have first-hand experience in the relevant research fields. In virtually all the topics, appropriate illustrations are provided to simplify comprehension including tables, figures and pictures. This reference work on Clinical Toxinology in Asia Pacific and Africa, in the Toxinology handbook series, is designed to keep readers abreast with new knowledge and experience in toxinology regionally and globally. Toxinologists, researchers, scientists, and experts in this field from various working areas considered it necessary to collect all the aspects of clinical toxinology in a single, handy handbook. This can be used by medical students, postgraduate students, general practitioners, specialists in internal medicine, critical care physicians, emergency physicians, and anesthetists worldwide.

Australia s Dangerous Snakes

Australia s Dangerous Snakes
Author: Peter Mirtschin,Arne Rasmussen,Scott Weinstein
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN 10: 0643106758
ISBN 13: 9780643106758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Australia s Dangerous Snakes Book Review:

Australia’s venomous snakes are widely viewed as the world’s most deadly and are regarded with cautious curiosity, fascination and, regrettably, fear. Australia’s Dangerous Snakes examines the biology, natural history, venom properties and bite treatment of medically important venomous marine and terrestrial snakes. It contains comprehensive identification profiles for each species, supported by keys and photographs. In addition to their medical importance, the environmental roles of these snakes and the threats that are causing the decline of many of these reptiles are discussed. Drawing on the authors’ experience in the fields of herpetology, toxinology and clinical medicine, this book stimulates respect and admiration and dispels fear of Australia’s fascinating snakes. Australia’s Dangerous Snakes will provide hours of rewarding reading and valuable information for anyone interested in Australia’s unique wildlife and natural history, and will be an essential reference for herpetologists, toxinologists, physicians, zoo personnel and private snake collectors.

Venomous Bites from Non Venomous Snakes

   Venomous Bites from Non Venomous Snakes
Author: Scott A Weinstein,David A. Warrell,Julian White,Daniel E Keyler
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2011-06-20
ISBN 10: 0123877555
ISBN 13: 9780123877550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Venomous Bites from Non Venomous Snakes Book Review:

This book is the first significant contribution to thoroughly examine the potential hazards associated with snakes of the former family, Colubridae. This family contained >65% of living snake species (approximately 3,000 taxa) and has recently been split into multiple families. Many of these snakes produce oral secretions that contain toxins and other biologically-active substances. A large variety of these snakes figure in the pet industry, yet little documented information or formal study of their potential medical importance has been published. Therefore, although the possible medical importance of many of these species has been subjected to speculation since the mid-nineteenth century, there is a limited amount of useful descriptive information regarding the real hazard (or lack thereof) of snakes belonging to this diverse, artificial family. There is a need for "one-stop shopping" offering information regarding their possible toxicity and clinical relevance as well as recommendations for medical management of their bites. This book is the first synthesis of this information and includes evidence-based risk assessment, hazard rankings and specific recommendations regarding important species, many common in captivity. Fills a gap in the toxinological, medical and herpetological literature by providing a comprehensive review of this entire assemblage of snakes, with particular attention given to their capacity, real or rumored, to cause harm to humans A patient-centered, evidence-based approach is applied to analyzing documented case reports of bites inflicted by approximately 100 species. Clinical management of medically significant bites from non-front-fanged colubroids is methodically reviewed, and specific recommendations are provided

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
Author: Oscar H. Del Brutto,Hector H. Garcia
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-07-03
ISBN 10: 012807969X
ISBN 13: 9780128079690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology Book Review:

Cysticercosis, an infection caused by the cystic larvae of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium, is one of the most frequent parasitic infections of the human nervous system (neurocysticercosis). It is endemic in most of Latin America, the sub-Saharan Africa, and vast parts of Asia, including the Indian subcontinent. It has also been increasingly diagnosed in developed countries because of migration of people from endemic zones and exposure in travelers. The life cycle involves the development of the adult tapeworm in the human small intestine (after ingesting infected pork with cysts) and larval infection in pig tissues (after ingesting human stools containing the eggs of the tapeworm). Humans get infected by the fecal-oral route, most often from a direct contact with an asymptomatic Taenia carrier. Most common clinical presentations are seizures (particularly late-onset seizures), chronic headaches, and intracranial hypertension. However, cysticerci can locate anywhere in the human nervous system, thus potentially causing almost any neurological syndrome and making clinical diagnosis a difficult task. Neuroimaging is the main diagnostic tool, and specific serology confirms the diagnosis and helps to define the diagnosis when images are unclear. Factors such as location (extraparenchymal versus intraparenchymal), number, size and evolutive stage of the parasites determine the clinical manifestations, therapeutic approach, and prognosis. Management includes symptomatic drugs (analgesics, antiepileptic drugs, anti-inflammatory agents) and in many cases cysticidal drugs, either albendazole or praziquantel. In recent years, efforts have focused on transmission control and potential elimination in endemic regions.

Venomous Reptiles and Their Toxins

Venomous Reptiles and Their Toxins
Author: Bryan Fry
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0199309396
ISBN 13: 9780199309399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Venomous Reptiles and Their Toxins Book Review:

Venom research and technology has advanced greatly, rapidly transforming our knowledge of reptile venoms. Research advances, like the development of molecular systematics, provide the framework necessary to reconstruct the evolutionary history of glands and fangs. Such research developments have expanded our understanding of venom's evolution and its usefulness in therapeutic development. The results of this punctuated toxin molecular evolutionary expansion include protein neofunctionalization. While these changes may impact antivenom efficacy, this molecular diversity also facilitates their usefulness in the development of novel drug therapies. Venomous Reptiles And Their Toxins brings together the world's leading toxinologists in this comprehensive study of the entire scope of reptile venoms, from clinical effects to evolution to drug design and development. The book contains detailed applied chapters on clinical care of the envenomed patient, ineffective traditional or modern remedies, occupational considerations involved in the maintenance of institutional venomous reptile collections, veterinary care for venomous reptiles and research methods used in venom research. This book also devotes a chapter to each toxin class found in reptile venoms, detailing the full trajectory of research on the peptide or protein in question. These chapters discuss each toxin's respective role in the envenomation process through to how each has been explored for their biomedical potential. This book is a unique resource for anyone working with venomous reptiles.

Plumb s Veterinary Drug Handbook

Plumb s Veterinary Drug Handbook
Author: Donald C. Plumb
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 2000
Release: 2018-02-21
ISBN 10: 1119346495
ISBN 13: 9781119346494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plumb s Veterinary Drug Handbook Book Review:

Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook, Ninth Edition updates the most complete, detailed, and trusted source of drug information relevant to veterinary medicine. Provides a fully updated edition of the classic veterinary drug handbook, with carefully curated dosages per indication for clear guidance on selecting a dose Features 16 new drugs Offers an authoritative, complete reference for detailed information about animal medication Designed to be used every day in the fast-paced veterinary setting Includes dosages for a wide range of species, including dogs, cats, exotic animals, and farm animals

Toxicology Handbook

Toxicology Handbook
Author: Lindsay Murray,Mark Little,Ovidiu Pascu,Kerry Anne Hoggett
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-10-10
ISBN 10: 0729584941
ISBN 13: 9780729584944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicology Handbook Book Review:

Toxicology Handbook is a practical evidence-based guide on the care of the poisoned patient. This concise text is informed by the latest clinical research and takes a rigorous and structured risk assessment-based approach to decision making in the context of clinical toxicology. It assists the clinician to quickly find information on poisons, toxins, antidotes, envenomings and antivenoms and determine the appropriate treatment for the acutely poisoned patient. Guides clinicians through drug administration and treatment Includes 'handy tips' and 'pitfalls' Incorporates drug dosages and administration are based on current pharmacological regulations Content on drug dosage and administration based on the most up-to-date pharmacological regulations Geographical locations of envenomings from snakes, spiders and jellyfish are portrayed on illustrated maps New subchapters include Newer oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and Paracetamol: Modified release formulations

Venomous Snakes of the World

Venomous Snakes of the World
Author: Department of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-09-01
ISBN 10: 1628734167
ISBN 13: 9781628734164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Venomous Snakes of the World Book Review:

Originally published in 1962, and fully updated and colorized by Scott Shupe, Poisonous Snakes of the World is the perfect practical guide to not only snake bite survival, but to understand and identifying every venomous snake on the planet. Even if no life hangs in the balance, this manual is a great reference guide for the outdoors enthusiast, the reptile lover, or anyone with a thirst for pragmatic, how-to knowledge. With this comprehensive edition, you will be armed with one of the most thorough volumes available for dealing with these incredible reptiles, including definitive advice on: Precautions to avoid snake bites. Identifying the symptoms and signs of snake venom poisoning. First-Aid and medical treatments. Recognizing poisonous snakes. Indigenous species to various regions around the world. Sources of Antivenin. Snakes can be among some of the most deadly creatures on the planet. They are also extremely fascinating, and by taking the proper precautions, can be enjoyed and appreciated. From the Monocle Cobra to the Gaboon Viper, learn to fear and respect these incredible reptiles.

Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore

Annals of the Academy of Medicine  Singapore
Author: Academy of Medicine (Singapore)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCLA:L0090616848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Snake Venoms

Snake Venoms
Author: P. Gopalakrishnakone,Hidetoshi Inagaki,Ashis K. Mukherjee,Tarek R. Rahmy,Carl-Wilhelm Vogel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 9789400764095
ISBN 13: 940076409X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snake Venoms Book Review:

In recent years, the field of Toxinology has expanded substantially. On the one hand it studies venomous animals, plants and micro organisms in detail to understand their mode of action on targets. While on the other, it explores the biochemical composition, genomics and proteomics of toxins and venoms to understand their three interaction with life forms (especially humans), development of antidotes and exploring their pharmacological potential. Therefore, Toxinology has deep linkages with biochemistry, molecular biology, anatomy and pharmacology. In addition, there is a fast developing applied subfield, clinical toxinology, which deals with understanding and managing medical effects of toxins on human body. Given the huge impact of toxin-based deaths globally, and the potential of venom in generation of drugs for so-far incurable diseases (for example, Diabetes, Chronic Pain), the continued research and growth of the field is imminent. This has led to the growth of research in the area and the consequent scholarly output by way of publications in journals and books. Despite this ever growing body of literature within biomedical sciences, there is still no all-inclusive reference work available that collects all of the important biochemical, biomedical and clinical insights relating to Toxinology. The Handbook of Toxinology aims to address this gap and cover the field of Toxinology comprehensively.

Veterinary Toxicology for Australia and New Zealand

Veterinary Toxicology for Australia and New Zealand
Author: Rosalind Dalefield
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2017-06-23
ISBN 10: 0127999124
ISBN 13: 9780127999128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Veterinary Toxicology for Australia and New Zealand Book Review:

Veterinary Toxicology for Australia and New Zealand is a reference suited to the unique challenges of veterinary practice in Australia and New Zealand. Both streamlined and thorough in its coverage of poisons and treatments for those locations, this focused approach allows readers to quickly find relevant information that is presented in a concise and logical manner that is useful to clinicians. The authors draw upon a wealth of knowledge of the particularities of toxicology in Australia and New Zealand to present readers with the up-to-date information required to efficiently and effectively diagnose and treat their patients. Highlights toxins of specific concern in Australia and New Zealand Structures information in a logical way so that it can be located quickly Offers up-to-date information on current and emerging risks

Tropical Infectious Diseases

Tropical Infectious Diseases
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1644
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015043088379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical Infectious Diseases Book Review:

Rabies and Envenomings

Rabies and Envenomings
Author: D. A. Warrell,World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2007-12-15
ISBN 10: 9241563486
ISBN 13: 9789241563482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rabies and Envenomings Book Review:

Introduction -- Ch. 1 Rabies and envenomings -- Ch. 2 Epidemiology -- Ch. 3 Production and control of therapeutic antisera -- Ch. 4 Distribution and appropriate use of antisera -- Ch. 5 Scales of production -- Ch. 6 Prequalification of antisera -- Ch. 7 Towards a global solution -- References -- List of participants.

Human Toxicology

Human Toxicology
Author: J. Descotes
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 839
Release: 1996-09-02
ISBN 10: 9780080534220
ISBN 13: 0080534228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Toxicology Book Review:

This excellent volume was designed and edited with two major ideas in mind: firstly, the field of clinical toxicology is changing and an acknowledgement of these changes is warranted; secondly, no comprehensive compilation of recently published case reports of, and clinical studies on, human poisonings is available, which is in sharp contrast to the closely related field of drug-induced side-effects. The book focusses on issues of recent concern, or issues poorly documented in the past. It is important that clinical toxicologists gain a better knowledge of all the available techniques of toxicological analysis. A better understanding of the way a sound interpretation of results should be conducted for the benefit of the patient's management, and a comprehensive set of data on the kinetics of the most common pharmaceutical drugs and many chemicals is required. Human Toxicology is a timely reference work which will be welcomed by a broad audience of toxicology professionals.

Poisoning Toxicology Handbook

Poisoning   Toxicology Handbook
Author: Jerrold B. Leikin,Frank P. Paloucek
Publsiher: Lexi-Comp Incorporated
Total Pages: 1553
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015053495977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poisoning Toxicology Handbook Book Review:

This reference describes 683 medicinal agents, 317 nonmedicinal agents, 217 biological agents, 57 herbal agents, 111 diagnostic tests or procedures, and 78 antidotes and drugs used in toxicology. Each entry contains information on CAS number, brand names, mechanism of action, adverse reactions, sign

Guidelines for the Management of Snakebites

Guidelines for the Management of Snakebites
Author: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia Staff,Who Regional Office for South-East Asia
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2018-04
ISBN 10: 9290225300
ISBN 13: 9789290225300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guidelines for the Management of Snakebites Book Review:

Snakebites are well-known medical emergencies in many parts of the world, especially in rural areas. Agricultural workers and children are most affected. The incidence of snakebite mortality is particularly high in South-East Asia. Rational use of snake anti-venom can substantially reduce mortality and morbidity due to snake bites. These guidelines are a revised and updated version of those published in 2011. The geographical coverage extends from India in the west to DPR Korea and Indonesia in the east, Nepal and Bhutan in the north, and to Sri Lanka and Indonesia in the south and south-east. Snakes inhabiting the Indonesian islands east of Wallace's line (West Papua and Maluku Islands) are part of the Australasian elapid fauna, differing from those west of this line. This publication passes on a digest of available knowledge about all clinical aspects of snake-bite to medically trained personnel, including medical doctors, nurses, dispensers and community health workers. They will provide sufficient practical information to allow medically trained personnel to assess and treat patients with snake-bites at different levels of the health service.