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Research strategies to improve snakebite treatment: challenges and progress.

Harrison, Robert, Cook, Darren, Renjifo, Camila, Casewell, Nicholas ORCID:, Currier, Rachel B. and Wagstaff, Simon ORCID: (2011) 'Research strategies to improve snakebite treatment: challenges and progress.'. Journal of Proteomics, Vol 74, Issue 9, pp. 1768-1780.

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Antivenom is an effective treatment of snakebite but, because of the complex interplay of fiscal, epidemiological, therapeutic efficacy and safety issues, the mortality of snakebite remains unacceptably high. Efficiently combating this high level of preventable death amongst the world's most disadvantaged communities requires the globally-coordinated action of multiple intervention programmes. This is the overall objective of the Global Snakebite Initiative. This paper describes the challenges facing the research community to develop snakebite treatments that are more efficacious, safe and affordable than current therapy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 20.5 Research (General)
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WD Disorders of Systemic, Metabolic or Environmental Origin, etc > Animal Poisons > WD 410 Reptiles
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Depositing User: Mary Creegan
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2011 11:07
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 09:50


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