publication . Article . 2015

A retrospective study of use of polyvalent anti-snake venom and risk factors for mortality from snake bite in a tertiary care setting.

SmitaL Gaidhankar; RaviR Ghanghas; ShraddhaM Pore; SunitaJ Ramanand; PraveenkumarT Patil; AlkaD Gore; MayurP Pawar;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Indian Journal of Pharmacology, volume 47, issue 3, pages 270-274 (issn: 0253-7613, eissn: 1998-3751, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd
Abstract
Aims: Envenomation with poisonous snakes is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. The present study was undertaken with the objectives of assessing anti-snake venom (ASV) use, early adverse reactions to ASV, premedication and clinical outcomes in snake bite patients. Association of various risk factors (age, gender, dose of ASV, time gap between snake bite and ASV administration, use of mechanical ventilation and type of snake bite) with mortality was also assessed. Settings and Design: This retrospective study was conducted at two Tertiary Care Teaching Hospitals. Subjects and Methods: The medical records of 176 patients of snake bite with docum...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: animal structurescomplex mixturesembryonic structuresintegumentary systemparasitic diseases
free text keywords: Research Article, Antivenoms, mortality, premedication, snake bite, Multivariate analysis, Envenomation, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Risk factor, Anesthesia, Retrospective cohort study, Mechanical ventilation, medicine.medical_treatment, Snake venom, business.industry, business, Internal medicine, Medical record
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