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Effect of inadequate antivenin stores on the medical treatment of crotalid envenomation.
Vet Hum Toxicol. 1991 Jun; 33(3):267-9.VH

Abstract

The case of a 27-y-old male with a serious Crotalus atrox envenomation is presented. His medical care was compromised by the lack of readily available polyvalent Crotalidae antivenin. An investigation of antivenin stocking by health care facilities in Arizona was undertaken. Failure to stock sufficient quantities of antivenin to initiate treatment of a single patient with a severe envenomation was found in 43.5% of urban hospitals, 41.2% of rural hospitals within 25 miles of another hospital, 52.9% of rural hospitals greater than 25 miles from another hospital, and 41.7% of Indian Health Service hospitals. Current antivenin stocking was related to antivenin use during the previous year. Reliance on recent antivenin use to guide current antivenin stocking leaves many hospitals with insufficient antivenin stores and may seriously compromise the medical care of patients suffering from rattlesnake envenomations.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Section of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson 85724.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1858308

Citation

Dart, R C., et al. "Effect of Inadequate Antivenin Stores On the Medical Treatment of Crotalid Envenomation." Veterinary and Human Toxicology, vol. 33, no. 3, 1991, pp. 267-9.
Dart RC, Duncan C, McNally J. Effect of inadequate antivenin stores on the medical treatment of crotalid envenomation. Vet Hum Toxicol. 1991;33(3):267-9.
Dart, R. C., Duncan, C., & McNally, J. (1991). Effect of inadequate antivenin stores on the medical treatment of crotalid envenomation. Veterinary and Human Toxicology, 33(3), 267-9.
Dart RC, Duncan C, McNally J. Effect of Inadequate Antivenin Stores On the Medical Treatment of Crotalid Envenomation. Vet Hum Toxicol. 1991;33(3):267-9. PubMed PMID: 1858308.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effect of inadequate antivenin stores on the medical treatment of crotalid envenomation. AU - Dart,R C, AU - Duncan,C, AU - McNally,J, PY - 1991/6/1/pubmed PY - 1991/6/1/medline PY - 1991/6/1/entrez SP - 267 EP - 9 JF - Veterinary and human toxicology JO - Vet Hum Toxicol VL - 33 IS - 3 N2 - The case of a 27-y-old male with a serious Crotalus atrox envenomation is presented. His medical care was compromised by the lack of readily available polyvalent Crotalidae antivenin. An investigation of antivenin stocking by health care facilities in Arizona was undertaken. Failure to stock sufficient quantities of antivenin to initiate treatment of a single patient with a severe envenomation was found in 43.5% of urban hospitals, 41.2% of rural hospitals within 25 miles of another hospital, 52.9% of rural hospitals greater than 25 miles from another hospital, and 41.7% of Indian Health Service hospitals. Current antivenin stocking was related to antivenin use during the previous year. Reliance on recent antivenin use to guide current antivenin stocking leaves many hospitals with insufficient antivenin stores and may seriously compromise the medical care of patients suffering from rattlesnake envenomations. SN - 0145-6296 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1858308/Effect_of_inadequate_antivenin_stores_on_the_medical_treatment_of_crotalid_envenomation_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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