A high prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression was found in snakebite survivors. Other conditions like hysteria, and delusional disorders were also reported.
Snakebite is a neglected tropical disease which has received priority attention in the global health space with WHO setting a target to decrease death and disability due… Read more “Interventions for the management of snakebite envenoming: An overview of systematic reviews”
Snakebite remains a major public health challenge in many parts of rural Africa, Asia and South America. Available estimates suggest that there are about 94 000 deaths across the… Read more “Quality of WHO guidelines on snakebite: the neglect continues”
“Identifying Research Priorities and Setting Research Agenda in Clinical Toxinology with a Focus on Snake Envenomation” was the theme of the round table discussion at the Toxinological… Read more “Identifying Research Priorities and Setting Research Agenda in Clinical Toxinology with a Focus on Snake Envenomation”
The 22nd Cochrane Colloquium in Hyderabad saw a special session on “Setting research agendas: balancing public health and patient level priorities” on 25th September 2014, . The session organised by… Read more “Perspective of different stakeholders in research priority setting for a public health problem in low and middle income nation”
Dr. V.V.Pillay MD, DCL Chief, Poison Control Centre Head, Dept of Analytical Toxicology Professor, Forensic Medicine & Medical Toxicology Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Cochin,… Read more “Snakebite should be a notifiable disease In India : VV Pillay”
Prof David A Warrell , Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine at University of Oxford and Senior Editor of the Oxford textbook of Medicine and OTM: Infection in… Read more “Snakebite neglected, forgotten and victims abandoned: David A Warrell”
“We need to act now to deal effectively with this problem, which causes severe disability, brings misery to families and which kills thousands of people.” —Lorenzo Savioli,… Read more “SSSSSSNAKES-India: National Snakebite Survey : Survey of Snake Species, Syndromes, Snake-bite outcomes, and anti-Snake venom requirements in Indian Sub-continent”