Navigation Links
University of Arizona research on scorpion antivenom published in NEJM
Date:5/13/2009

TUCSON, Ariz. --Youngsters suffering severe nerve poisoning following a scorpion sting recover completely and quickly if a scorpion-specific antivenom is administered, according to a study conducted by researchers from The University of Arizona and reported in the May 14 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

The article, "Antivenom for Critically Ill Children with Neurotoxicity from Scorpion Stings," recounts a study of 15 children conducted in Tucson, Ariz., during 2004 and 2005. All of the children had been admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit following a scorpion sting and were experiencing abnormal eye movements, uncontrolled thrashing of limbs and respiratory distress, all symptoms of nerve poisoning caused by the venom of the bark scorpion.

The principal investigator of the study and lead author of the article is Leslie Boyer, MD, director of the VIPER (Venom Immunochemistry, Pharmacology and Emergency Response) Institute at The University of Arizona College of Medicine and medical director of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at the UA College of Pharmacy.

In the study, eight of the children, most of whom were under 6 years, received a scorpion antivenom that is commercially available in Mexico but is considered an investigational drug in the United States and is not approved for general use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The seven other study participants received a placebo (a preparation containing no medication).

The symptoms of nerve poisoning were resolved in all of the children treated with the antivenom in less than four hours, and usually within two hours. The children who received the placebo continued to experience nerve poisoning for four hours or more and required large doses of sedative medication and extended hospitalization.

"This study told us that the dangerous effects of bark scorpion venom can be reversed quickly with the right antivenom,"
'/>"/>

Contact: Ginny Geib
geib@pharmacy.arizona.edu
520-626-3389
University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes Run to Temporarily Suspend Traffic in University District on Sunday, May 17
2. Belmont University Graduate Launches Healthy Soul Food Restaurant on Nashvilles Historic Jefferson Street
3. University of Minnesota Physicians Chooses MedAptus Following Comprehensive Vendor Review
4. Ross University School of Medicine Expands Clinical Rotations on East Coast
5. Statement by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Chairman and Founder, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and Former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, on New Report by the National Association of Boards of Pha
6. University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell: Nurse Practitioners Are Key to Obama Health Care Reform, Call for Increased Federal Funding for Innovative Nurse-Managed Health Care
7. University HealthSystem Consortium Selects Sodexo to Provide Food and Nutrition Services
8. Grand Canyon University Recognizes Nurses
9. Medical University of South Carolina Automates Grants Allocation Process with Lombardi Business Process Management Software
10. Ajou University Hospital Becomes First in Korea to Treat Using RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems
11. Davis Vision, Visionworks, United Concordia Dental and Louisiana State University School of Dentistry Partner with Hands on New Orleans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Gummy smile surgeon, Dr. Alex Farnoosh, ... surgery, as well as the patented gum depigmentation treatmet. Dr. Farnoosh is a renowned ... many patients from around the world. , “Like treatment of any other disease or ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 , ... ... State-designated entity on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Health, has received ... Information Technology, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... New research finds some distinct differences in the way mesothelioma ... the Surviving Mesothelioma website. , Researchers with the National Institutes of Health, the ... of mesothelioma occurring between 1990 and 2010. Two percent of these cases (207) occurred ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 , ... Bird ... offers a new bird hazing system to repel pest birds from the ... 60 diseases—including histoplasmosis, encephalitis, salmonella, meningitis, and toxoplasmosis, even the West Nile virus. When ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , ... July 30, 2015 , ... Author Dr. ... charge of their health in his new self-help book, “ Consciously Healing our Webs ... book promotes a simple message: “If we take responsibility for ourselves, we can create ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gummy Smile Dentist, Alex Farnoosh DMD, is Now Offering Comprehensive Treatment Options for Gummy Smiles 2Health News:New Jersey Innovation Institute Awarded $2.9 Million Federal Grant to Advance Health Information Technology Services to Support Health Information Exchange 2Health News:Study Finds Mesothelioma Behaves Differently in Younger People, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Bird B Gone’s New Bird Hazing System Keeps Disease-Carrying Bird Droppings Out of Hospitals 2Health News:New book by Dr. Raul Llanos: ‘The power to change is within’ 2Health News:New book by Dr. Raul Llanos: ‘The power to change is within’ 3
... to Fund Medical Assistance /MinnesotaCare Outreach and Enrollment Effort ... 13 Portico Healthnet, a non-profit agency working to ... care services, has been awarded more than $988,000 by ... to launch the Minnesota Coalition for Kids Health Coverage, ...
... WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 13 Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ... the fields of obesity and osteoporosis at medical meetings later this ... (ADA) Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo in Denver, Colo. ... IDF 20th World Diabetes Congress - Montreal, Canada . , ...
... Revenues for the US and European medical technology industry ... growth flattened out in the first half of 2009 ... seeks to maintain long-term momentum, including a stubborn funding ... and reimbursement environment. These and other findings are highlighted ...
... policies recommending that non-invasive ventilation be avoided during an ... link only http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj081987.pdf ) in CMAJ ... argues that it should be used expeditiously in this ... to ventilate the lungs of patients in respiratory failure, ...
... ... medication information and rebate coupons through its physician network. Vivacare has recently enhanced the ... ... 13, 2009 -- Vivacare has made it easier for doctors to ...
... ... chairs into ergonomic computer workstations , ... Salisbury, NC (PRWEB) October 13, 2009 -- ErgoBiz, LLC, a manufacturer ... a revolutionary computer accessory that quickly converts most standard office chairs into an ergonomic ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Portico Healthnet Awarded $988K to Launch MN Coalition for Kids Health Coverage 2Health News:Interleukin Genetics to Present Research Findings at Upcoming Medical Meetings 2Health News:Interleukin Genetics to Present Research Findings at Upcoming Medical Meetings 3Health News:Global Medtech Industry Holds Steady Amidst Recession 2Health News:Global Medtech Industry Holds Steady Amidst Recession 3Health News:Global Medtech Industry Holds Steady Amidst Recession 4Health News:Should noninvasive ventilation be considered a high-risk procedure during an epidemic? 2Health News:Vivacare Delivers Medication Information to Patients through Doctor Websites 2Health News:Vivacare Delivers Medication Information to Patients through Doctor Websites 3Health News:Ergobiz Announces The Mobo Ergonomic Computer Station 2Health News:Ergobiz Announces The Mobo Ergonomic Computer Station 3
(Date:7/30/2015)... Net Sales of $1.17 billion represent a decrease of 1.3% ... 5.7% constant currency , Reported net loss per share ... share were $1.59, an increase of 0.6% over the prior ... Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH) today reported ... Company reported second quarter net sales of $1.17 billion, a ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... , July 30, 2015 Roche (SIX: RO, ... the cobas® EGFR Mutation Test v2 for Premarket ... Administration (FDA), as a companion diagnostic test for ... lung cancer patients with an acquired resistant mutation.  ... cancer who have adenocarcinoma with tumor containing an ...
(Date:7/29/2015)...  Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... supplier of injectable drug delivery systems, today announced the ... Company with flexibility and control to support its continued ... equity purchase agreement for up to $45 million with ... Chicago -based institutional investor, which provides the Company ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 7Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 8Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 9Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 10Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 11Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 12Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 13Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 14Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 15Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 16Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 17Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 18Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 19Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 20Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 21Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 22Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 23Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 24Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 25Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 26Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 27Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 28Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 29Roche submits filing to FDA for companion diagnostic for non-small cell lung cancer drug therapy 2Roche submits filing to FDA for companion diagnostic for non-small cell lung cancer drug therapy 3Unilife Announces Multifaceted Financing Strategy 2Unilife Announces Multifaceted Financing Strategy 3Unilife Announces Multifaceted Financing Strategy 4Unilife Announces Multifaceted Financing Strategy 5
... from a Children's Oncology Group (COG) Study ... Meeting -, CHICAGO, June 04, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ ... on developing monoclonal,antibodies to treat cancer and ... epratuzumab plus standard,chemotherapy is feasible and well ...
... Plenary Session Reports EORTC 40983 (EPOC),Intergroup Study ... Results of the,randomized phase III EORTC 40983 ... first time that peri-operative (pre and post,surgery) ... standard chemotherapy regimen for colon cancer,5-fluorouracil/leucovorin (5-FU/LV)) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Promising Results with Epratuzumab and Chemotherapy in Children,with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia 2Promising Results with Epratuzumab and Chemotherapy in Children,with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia 3Promising Results with Epratuzumab and Chemotherapy in Children,with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia 4Promising Results with Epratuzumab and Chemotherapy in Children,with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia 5The Eloxatin-Based Regimen (FOLFOX4) Significantly Improved,Progression Free Survival When Given Before and After Surgery in,Patients With Resectable Liver Metastases From Colorectal Cancer 2The Eloxatin-Based Regimen (FOLFOX4) Significantly Improved,Progression Free Survival When Given Before and After Surgery in,Patients With Resectable Liver Metastases From Colorectal Cancer 3The Eloxatin-Based Regimen (FOLFOX4) Significantly Improved,Progression Free Survival When Given Before and After Surgery in,Patients With Resectable Liver Metastases From Colorectal Cancer 4The Eloxatin-Based Regimen (FOLFOX4) Significantly Improved,Progression Free Survival When Given Before and After Surgery in,Patients With Resectable Liver Metastases From Colorectal Cancer 5The Eloxatin-Based Regimen (FOLFOX4) Significantly Improved,Progression Free Survival When Given Before and After Surgery in,Patients With Resectable Liver Metastases From Colorectal Cancer 6The Eloxatin-Based Regimen (FOLFOX4) Significantly Improved,Progression Free Survival When Given Before and After Surgery in,Patients With Resectable Liver Metastases From Colorectal Cancer 7The Eloxatin-Based Regimen (FOLFOX4) Significantly Improved,Progression Free Survival When Given Before and After Surgery in,Patients With Resectable Liver Metastases From Colorectal Cancer 8The Eloxatin-Based Regimen (FOLFOX4) Significantly Improved,Progression Free Survival When Given Before and After Surgery in,Patients With Resectable Liver Metastases From Colorectal Cancer 9
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: