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Clinical studies of the effectiveness and safety of antivenoms

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In the 1890s, hyperimmune sera proved effective in animals against challenge by the snake venom against which they had been raised. They were first used, apparently successfully, in a human patient in about 1895. Since then, antivenoms have become accepted as the only reliable specific treatment for snake-bite envenoming. Despite decades of accumulated clinical experience and a number of published randomized comparative and observational studies, the clinical effectiveness and safety of some ...

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Peer reviewed

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0000-0002-6838-4632
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Toxicon Journal website
Volume:
150
Pages:
1-10
Publication date:
2018-05-07
Acceptance date:
2018-05-02
DOI:
EISSN:
1879-3150
ISSN:
0041-0101
Pubs id:
pubs:847813
URN:
uri:4ea99bf4-b146-4d6f-99e4-27586e2a92aa
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uuid:4ea99bf4-b146-4d6f-99e4-27586e2a92aa
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pubs:847813

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