Findlay E. Russell

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Although the incidence of infection secondary to the bites of venomous snakes remains unknown, the routine use of prophylactic antimicrobial therapy is advocated. In this study, the venom from 15 rattlesnakes was cultured, and 58 aerobic and 28 anaerobic strains of bacteria were isolated. The most common species isolated were Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus(More)
Scombroid poisoning has become an almost world-wide medical problem. It is probably the most common cause of fish poisoning, although frequently misdiagnosed as "Salmonella infection'. While there remains some question as to the definitive etiology, there is little doubt that the poisoning is caused by the ingestion of certain mackerel-like fishes whose(More)
Snake venom poisoning is a medical emergency requiring immediate attention and the exercise of considerable judgment. Of the estimated 8,000 bites inflicted by venomous snakes in the United States each year, approximately 6,000 are treated with commercial antivenin. The only commercially available antivenin for North American Crotalidae envenomation is(More)
A model in Wistar rats (n = 30, 279-345 g) was developed to study circulatory, respiratory, metabolic, and lethal effects of an intravenous infusion (30 min; 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, and 2.0 mg/kg) of rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis helleri) venom. Venom produced perfusion failure with lactacidemia, hemoconcentration, hypoproteinemia, and death. The severity of(More)