Some of you may have noticed some building work on the website in the form of the toxicology library. It almost has the foundations cemented in but a long way to go before we have a house warming party. On our last check of the builders we spotted a little portacabin with toxinology written on the door and inside we found the following talks from the James Hayes Saturday … [Read more...] about Zeff talks Toxinology for the Fellowship
Questions a) Outline the clinical features and laboratory abnormalities likely to be found in a patient with envenomation due to an Australian snake-bite. (50% marks) b) Outline the management of a patient with confirmed snake envenomation. (50% marks) Answers a) [DDET Answer and interpretation] Clinical features Local pain, swelling and bruising. This may … [Read more...] about CICM SAQ 2015.1 Q26
Geoff Isbister towers over the field of toxinology as a research colossus. Geoff has played a huge role in bringing the study of envenoming in Australia kicking and screaming into the age of evidence-based medicine. So, who better to ask the question, 'Does Antivenom Work?' at SMACC? Listen to the audio by clicking here. Unfortunately I don't have the slides for this … [Read more...] about Isbister at SMACC: Does Antivenom Work?
aka Toxicology Conundrum 052 A 30 year-old man was walking alone in rural New South Wales, Australia. He was startled by a brown-coloured snake and stepped backwards into a nearby bush. He didn’t see the snake bite him, but as it slithered away he noticed blood oozing from a scratch on his leg. He anxiously walked to his car, and drove to the nearest hospital, arriving … [Read more...] about Another Bloody Snakebite
My recent talk on marine envenoming is now alive in blog-post form thanks to the MicroGnome. It gives a brief overview of the clinical aspects of marine envenoming from an Australian perspective. Go here for the show notes. Otherwise just look at the pretty pictures... Marine Envenoming … [Read more...] about MicroGnomic Marine Envenoming