Effective, polyvalent, affordable antivenom needed to treat snakebite in Nepal

Shrestha, B.R., Pandey, D.P., Acharya, K.P., Thapa-Magar, C., Mohamedb, F. and Isbistere, G.K., Effective, polyvalent, affordable antivenom needed to treat snakebite in Nepal. Click here for full text

Development of a Snakebite risk map for Sri Lanka

Ediriweera, D.S., Kasturiratne, A., Pathmeswaran, A., Kithsiri, N., Gunawardena, B.A.W., Jayamanne, S.F., Kennedy, G., Isbister, A.D., Giorgi, E., Diggle, P.J. and Lalloo, D.G., Development of a Snakebite risk map for Sri Lanka. Introduction Snakebite is a neglected tropical disease Snakebite causes significant morbidity and mortality in poor rural communities Sri Lanka has 92 snake species … Continue Reading »

Risk factors associated with purchasing pesticide from shops for self-poisoning: a protocol for a population-based case–control study

Weerasinghe, Manjula, Flemming Konradsen, Michael Eddleston, Melissa Pearson, David Gunnell, Keith Hawton, Shaluka Jayamanne et al. “Risk factors associated with purchasing pesticide from shops for self-poisoning: a protocol for a population-based case–control study.” BMJ open 5, no. 5 (2015): e007822. Abstract   Introduction Pesticide self-poisoning is one of the most frequently used methods of suicide … Continue Reading »

2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid and bromoxynil herbicide death

Berling, Ingrid, Nicholas A. Buckley, Ahmed Mostafa, Michael A. Downes, Jeffrey Grice, Gregory Medley, Michael S. Roberts, and Geoffrey K. Isbister. “2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid and bromoxynil herbicide death.” Clinical Toxicology 53, no. 5 (2015): 486-488. Case Report. Abstract Case report. We report a fatal case of a 37 year old gentleman who ingested a MCPA/bromoxynil co-formulation … Continue Reading »

Snake antivenom for snake venom induced consumption coagulopathy (Protocol)

Maduwage, Kalana, Nick A. Buckley, H. Janaka de Silva, David G. Lalloo, and Geoff Isbister. “Snake antivenom for snake venom induced consumption coagulopathy.” The Cochrane Library (2014). no text yet

A community-based cluster randomised trial of safe storage to reduce pesticide self-poisoning in rural Sri Lanka: study protocol

Pearson, Melissa, Flemming Konradsen, David Gunnell, Andrew H. Dawson, Ravi Pieris, Manjula Weerasinghe, Duleeka W. Knipe et al. “A community-based cluster randomised trial of safe storage to reduce pesticide self-poisoning in rural Sri Lanka: study protocol.” BMC public health 11, no. 1 (2011): 879. abstract: Background The WHO recognises pesticide poisoning to be the single most … Continue Reading »

Fructose-1, 6-diphosphate (FDP) as a novel antidote for yellow oleander-induced cardiac toxicity: A randomized controlled double blind study

Gawarammana, Indika, Fahim Mohamed, Steven J. Bowe, Ashoka Rathnathilake, Shantha K. Narangoda, Shifa Azher, Andrew H. Dawson, and Nick A. Buckley. “Fructose-1, 6-diphosphate (FDP) as a novel antidote for yellow oleander-induced cardiac toxicity: a randomized controlled double blind study.” BMC emergency medicine 10, no. 1 (2010): 15. abstract: Background Cardiac toxicity due to ingestion of oleander … Continue Reading »

Study protocol: a randomised controlled trial of multiple and single dose activated charcoal for acute self-poisoning

Eddleston, Michael, Edmund Juszczak, Nick A. Buckley, Lalith Senarathna, Fahim Mohammed, Stuart Allen, Wasantha Dissanayake et al. “Study protocol: a randomised controlled trial of multiple and single dose activated charcoal for acute self-poisoning.” BMC emergency medicine 7, no. 1 (2007): 2. no text here

Organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides.

Eddleston, Michael. “Organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides.” Introduction Organophosphorus (OP) or carbamate poisoning cannot be considered as homogenous single entities since there are significant intra-class differences between pesticides. Result in highly variable clinical syndromes, response to therapy, and outcome. Important to determine which of the 100-200 OP or carbamate pesticides has caused the poisoning. Many OP … Continue Reading »

Final report on the use survey of croplife pesticide storage boxes at Polonnaruwa, Sri-Lanka

Pieris, R. A. V. I., and M. Weesaringhe. “Final report on the use survey of croplife pesticide storage boxes at Polonnaruwa, Sri-Lanka.” (2005). http://www.sactrc.org/Publications/FINAL_REPORT.pdf