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NATURE AND TREATMENT OF BITES OF VENOMOUS SNAKES IN CANADA: A REVIEW.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14158556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A review of literature on snakebites was undertaken to evaluate the various recommended and practised methods of treatment used over the years, and to choose the most effective and least mutilating therapy for snakebite victims. Descriptions and photographs of pit vipers indigenous to Canada are included for identification purposes. The only proved adequate treatment of snakebite was shown to be Antivenin administration. A complete description of the use of this substance, which is prepared from horse serum, is given, as well as precautions to be taken prior to its administration, in the event of sensitivity to the serum. Supporting therapy is described and brief comments are made on less satisfactory means of treatment.
Authors:
J C FINLEY
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Medical Association journal     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0008-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Med Assoc J     Publication Date:  1964 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1964-10-01     Completed Date:  1996-12-01     Revised Date:  2011-09-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414110     Medline TA:  Can Med Assoc J     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1457-63     Citation Subset:  OM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Antivenins*
Canada
Immune Sera*
Skin Tests*
Snake Bites*
Snakes*
Therapeutics*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antivenins; 0/Immune Sera
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