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Clinical Toxinology in Asia Pacific and Africa

  • Complete and comprehensive overview of toxinology
  • Written by a very large team of experts from all around the world
  • Covers all areas of toxinology, including topics like bioterrorism, toxin evolution and toxin based drug development

Series: Toxinology Volume: 2

By: P Gopalakrishnakone(Editor), M Abul Faiz(Editor), Ravindra Fernando(Editor), Christeine Ariaranee Gnanathasan(Editor), Abdulrazaq Garba Habib(Editor), Chen-Chang Yang(Editor)

662 pages, 158 colour & 12 b/w illustrations, 5 tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Feb 2015 | #236271 | ISBN-13: 9789400763852
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About this book

Clinical toxinologic conditions are becoming increasingly frequent, more so than is generally recognized. The conditions comprise of clinical aspects such as the diagnosis, management, and prevention of snakebite envenoming, scorpion sting, mushroom toxins, plant toxins, and other natural toxins. Clinical toxinology also deals with the ecology, epidemiology, regional differences, and varieties of fauna accounting for different envenoming manifestations.

Clinical Toxinology in the Asia Pacific and Africa includes 30 chapters addressing various topics on clinical toxinology such as the epidemiology and management of snakebites in different Asian and African countries, disability following snakebite, effect of snake venoms on hemostasis, socioeconomic aspects of snakebites, therapeutic application of snake venom, scorpion sting in the Middle East, jellyfish sting, etc. These titles are written by experts currently working in the subspecialty, many of whom have first-hand experience in the relevant research fields. In virtually all the topics, appropriate illustrations are provided to simplify comprehension including tables, figures and pictures.

Clinical Toxinology in Asia Pacific and Africa, in the Toxinology handbook series, is designed to keep readers abreast with new knowledge and experience in toxinology regionally and globally. Toxinologists, researchers, scientists, and experts in this field from various working areas considered it necessary to collect all the aspects of clinical toxinology in a single, handy handbook. This can be used by medical students, postgraduate students, general practitioners, specialists in internal medicine, critical care physicians, emergency physicians, and anesthetists worldwide.


Contents

- Animal Toxin Envenomation in South Cone of America
- Antisera
- Bees and Wasp Envenomation
- Centipede Venom I
- Centipede Venom II
- Clinical Uses of Snake Antivenoms
- Complications of Hematotoxic Snake Bites in India
- Developing Snake Antivenom Sera by Genetic Immnization: A Review
- Disability and Impairment Following Snakebite in Africa
- Diversity and Distribution of the Medically Important Snakes of India
- Envenomations by Exotic Snakes and Other Venomous Pets
- Envenomations, Snakes, Jelly Fish
- Epidemiology of Snake Envenomation in Taiwan
- Food Poisoning in Bangladesh
- Haematoxic Snake Bites in India
- Historical Review (of Snake Venom)
- Management of Snake Envenomation in Taiwan
- Mushroom Poisoning
- Natural Toxin
- Envenomation in Bali
- Natural Toxin Envenomation in Papua New Guinea
- Natural Toxin
- Envenomation in Taiwan
- Natural Toxin Envenomation in Vietnam
- Pathophysiology and Treatment of Envenomation by European Vipers
- Plants Poisoning: Bangladesh Perspective
- Poisoning Related to Anticholinergic Plants and Herbs in Taiwan
- Poisonings and Natural Toxins in New Zealand
- Poisonous Mushrooms
- Puffer Fish Poisoning: Bangladesh Perspective
- Kidney Injury and Animal Toxins
- Review on Natural Toxin Envenomation in Peru
- Scorpion Envenomation
- Snake Envenomation in Panama
- Snake Bite Envenoming in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Snake Bites in Columbia
- Snake Bites in Tamil Nadu
- Snake Envenomation and Treatment in India
- Snake Envenomation in Bangladesh
- Snake Venom Detection Kit (SVDK): Update on Current Challenges
- Snake Venoms and Scorpion Venom Research in the Middle East: A Review
- Snakebite in the Pediatric Population
- Socioeconomic Aspects of Snakebite in Africa and Tropics
- Spectrum of Presentation and Treatment of Neurotoxic Snakebite
- Tetrodotoxin Poisonings in Taiwan
- Venomous Snakes and Envenomation in Brunei
- Venomous Snakes and Snakebite in India
- Venomous Snakes and Envenomation in Nepal
- Venomous Snakes and Envenomation in Senegal
- Venomous Snakes and Snake Envenomation in Nigeria
- Venomous Snakes of Pakistan
- Venomous Snakes of Peninsula Malaysia and Borneo
- Viper Venom and Hemostasis


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Biography

P. Gopalakrishnakone, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., F.A.M.S., D.Sc., is presently professor of anatomy and chairman of the Venom and Toxin Research Programme at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is also a consultant to the Defence Science Organization in Singapore and adjunct senior research scientist at the Defence Medical Research Institute. Prof. Gopalakrishnakone is an honorary principal fellow at the Australian Venom Research Unit, University of Melbourne, Australia. His research studies include structure function studies, toxin detection, biosensors, antitoxins and neutralization factors, toxinogenomics and expression studies, antimicrobial peptides from venoms and toxins, and PLA2 inhibitors as potential drug candidates for inflammatory diseases. The techniques he employs include quantum dots to toxinology, computational biology, microarrays, and protein chips. Prof. Gopalakrishnakone has more than 160 international publications, 4 books, about 350 conference presentations, and 10 patent applications.He has been an active member of the International Society on Toxinology (IST) for 30 years and was president from 2008 to 2012. He is also the founder president of its Asia Pacific Section, a council member, as well as an editorial board member of Toxicon, the society's official journal.

His research awards include the Outstanding University Researcher Award from the National University of Singapore (1998); Ministerial Citation, NSTB Year 2000 Award in Singapore; and the Research Excellence Award from the Faculty of Medicine at NUS (2003). His awards in teaching include Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 2003/4 and NUS Teaching Excellence Award 2003/4. Prof. Gopalakrishnakone also received the Annual Teaching Excellence Award in 2010 at both university and faculty levels.

Abul Faiz, MBBS, FCPS, FRCP, PhD, a professor of medicine is a former administrative chief of the Dhaka Medical College, former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Dhaka and was Director General of Health Services of the Govt. of Bangladesh. Professor Faiz is a member of the World Health Organization Malaria Treatment Guideline Committee, the National Steering Committee for the elimination of Kala Azar, Bangladesh, and Regional Technical Advisor for malaria, SEARO WHO. Currently he is the President, Bangladesh Association for Advancement of Tropical Medicine (BAATM), and Toxicology Society of Bangladesh (TSB). He is member of the Board of Drugs for the Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi); International Advisory Board, Davidson's Principles & Practice of Medicine; editorial board, Asian Neurology, and Journal of Bangladesh Society of Medicine. He has been involved as principal investigator in key clinical studies on malaria. He has the credit of publication of several hundred articles in peer reviewed journal.

Ravindra Fernando, MBBS, MD, FCCP, FCGP, FRCP(London), FRCP (Glasgow), FRCP (Edinburgh), FRCPath (UK) and DMJ (London), is the chair and senior professor of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Christeine Ariaranee Gnanathasan, MBBS, Mphil (Col), MD (Col), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Lond), is Professor in Medicine in the Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Consultant Physician to the University Medical Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo. Professor Gnanathasan is involved in teaching activities in the faculty as well as patient care in the University Medical Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka.

Abdulrazaq Garba Habib, MBBS, MSc Epid [Lond], MRCP (UK), FWACP, FAMS (Infect Dis), FRCP [Lond], CTH(TH), is an infectious and tropical diseases physician and epidemiologist. He is the former Dean Faculty of Medicine and the current Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Bayero University Kano and Consultant in Infectious & Tropical Diseases at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano, Nigeria. He hails from Kano, Nigeria, and is happily married with children.

Chen-Chang Yang, MD, MPH, DrPH, is currently an Associate Professor and the Chair of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences at the School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan. He is also an Attending Physician and the Director of the Division of Clinical Toxicology & Occupational Medicine at the Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan. Moreover, he is the Director of the National Poison Control Center in Taiwan.

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