Quality Assessment of Economic Evaluations of Suicide and Self-Harm Interventions

Madsen, L.B., Eddleston, M., Hansen, K.S. and Konradsen, F., 2017. Quality Assessment of Economic Evaluations of Suicide and Self-Harm Interventions. Crisis. Abstract Background: Death following self-harm constitutes a major global public health challenge and there is an urgent need for governments to implement cost-effective, national suicide prevention strategies. Aim: To conduct a systematic review and quality appraisal of … Continue Reading »

A prospective cohort study of the effectiveness of the primary hospital management of all snakebites in Kurunegala district of Sri Lanka

Shahmy, S., Kularatne, S.A., Rathnayake, S.S. and Dawson, A.H., 2017. A prospective cohort study of the effectiveness of the primary hospital management of all snakebites in Kurunegala district of Sri Lanka. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11(8), p.e0005847. Abstract Introduction Sri Lanka records substantial numbers of snakebite annually. Primary rural hospitals are important contributors to health care. Health … Continue Reading »

Bans of WHO Class I Pesticides in Bangladesh—Suicide Prevention without Hampering Agricultural Output

Chowdhury, F.R., Dewan, G., Verma, V.R., Knipe, D.W., Isha, I.T., Faiz, M.A., Gunnell, D.J. and Eddleston, M., 2017. Bans of WHO Class I Pesticides in Bangladesh—Suicide Prevention without Hampering Agricultural Output. International Journal of Epidemiology. Abstract Background: Pesticide self-poisoning is a major problem in Bangladesh. Over the past 20-years, the Bangladesh government has introduced pesticide legislation and … Continue Reading »

Prevention of suicide with regulations aimed at restricting access to highly hazardous pesticides: a systematic review of the international evidence

Gunnell, D., Knipe, D., Chang, S.S., Pearson, M., Konradsen, F., Lee, W.J. and Eddleston, M., 2017. Prevention of suicide with regulations aimed at restricting access to highly hazardous pesticides: a systematic review of the international evidence. The Lancet Global Health. Abstract Background Pesticide self-poisoning accounts for 14–20% of suicides worldwide. Regulation aimed at restricting access to … Continue Reading »

Effectiveness of household lockable pesticide storage to reduce pesticide self-poisoning in rural Asia: a community-based, cluster-randomised controlled trial

Pearson, M., Metcalfe, C., Jayamanne, S., Gunnell, D., Weerasinghe, M., Pieris, R., Priyadarshana, C., Knipe, D.W., Hawton, K., Dawson, A.H. and Bandara, P., 2017. Effectiveness of household lockable pesticide storage to reduce pesticide self-poisoning in rural Asia: a community-based, cluster-randomised controlled trial. The Lancet. Abstract Background Agricultural pesticide self-poisoning is a major public health problem … Continue Reading »

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

The Plasma Concentration of MUC5B is Associated with Clinical Outcomes in Paraquat Poisoned Patients

Monte, A.A., Sun, H., Rapp-Olsson, A.M., Mohamed, F., Gawarammana, I., Buckley, N.A., Evans, C.M., Yang, I.V. and Schwartz, D.A., 2017. The Plasma Concentration of MUC5B is Associated with Clinical Outcomes in Paraquat Poisoned Patients. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, (ja).   Click here for full text  

The socio-economic burden of snakebite in Sri Lanka

Kasturiratne, A., Pathmeswaran, A., Wickremasinghe, A.R., Jayamanne, S.F., Dawson, A., Isbister, G.K., de Silva, H.J. and Lalloo, D.G., 2017. The socio-economic burden of snakebite in Sri Lanka. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 11(7), p.e0005647. Abstract Background Snakebite is a major problem affecting the rural poor in many of the poorest countries in the tropics. However, the scale of … Continue Reading »

Impact of online toxicology training on health professionals: the Global Educational Toxicology Uniting Project (GETUP)

Wong, A., Vohra, R., Dawson, A.H. and Stolbach, A., 2017. Impact of online toxicology training on health professionals: the Global Educational Toxicology Uniting Project (GETUP). Clinical Toxicology, pp.1-5. Abstract Objective: The Global Educational Toxicology Uniting Project (GETUP), supported by the American College of Medical Toxicology, links countries with and without toxicology services via distance education with the aim to … Continue Reading »

Activated charcoal significantly reduces the amount of colchicine released from Gloriosa superba in simulated gastric and intestinal media

Zawahir, S., Gawarammana, I., Dargan, P.I., Abdulghni, M. and Dawson, A.H., 2017. Activated charcoal significantly reduces the amount of colchicine released from Gloriosa superba in simulated gastric and intestinal media. Clinical Toxicology, pp.1-5. Abstract Background: Poisoning with Gloriosa superba, a plant containing colchicine, is common in Sri Lanka. Objectives: This study was to estimate release of colchicine from 5 g … Continue Reading »