• Publications
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Snake-bites: appraisal of the global situation.
  • J. Chippaux
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organization
  • 1998
TLDR
The present article is an attempt to draw the attention of health authorities to snake envenomations and urges them to prepare therapeutic protocols adapted to their needs. Expand
Epidemiology of scorpionism: a global appraisal.
TLDR
The authors reviewed the literature of last 30 years to discuss the epidemiologic importance of scorpionism and to point out the principal therapeutic or preventive measures. Expand
Snake venom variability: methods of study, results and interpretation.
TLDR
It is concluded that venom researchers must be aware of venom variability both in selecting their sources of venom and in interpretation of results, and producers of antivenom must utilize an understanding of such variability in selecting Sources of venom for antivenOM production to ensure representation of all venom types required within each antivenoms. Expand
Estimate of the burden of snakebites in sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-analytic approach.
  • J. Chippaux
  • Medicine
  • Toxicon : official journal of the International…
  • 15 March 2011
TLDR
The incidences and mortalities reported here reflect the number of patients who attend modern health facilities, giving underestimated figures of the burden of snakebites in sub-Saharan Africa but realistic current requirements for antivenoms. Expand
Epidemiology of bacterial meningitis in Niamey, Niger, 1981-96.
TLDR
Use of the available vaccines against meningitis due to N. meningitidis, S. pneumoniae, and Hib could prevent substantial endemic illness and deaths in sub-Saharan Africa, and potentially prevent recurrent meningococcal epidemics. Expand
Serious reactions after mass treatment of onchocerciasis with ivermectin in an area endemic for Loa loa infection
TLDR
Empirical surveys aimed at assessing the intensity of infection with L loa microfilariae should be done before ivermectin is distributed for onchocerciasis control in areas where loiasis is endemic. Expand
Emerging options for the management of scorpion stings
  • J. Chippaux
  • Medicine
  • Drug design, development and therapy
  • 5 July 2012
TLDR
Adverse reactions to antivenoms are now very rare and usually mild, which should limit any reluctance regarding their routine use, but Symptomatic treatment is still necessary to support immunotherapy, especially in cases of delayed arrival at hospital. Expand
Venoms, antivenoms and immunotherapy.
TLDR
Although the time during which the action of antivenom remains beneficial after the bite is unknown, the superiority of intravenous administration has now been proved and the future of immunotherapy seems promising. Expand
Incidence and mortality due to snakebite in the Americas
  • J. Chippaux
  • Geography, Medicine
  • PLoS neglected tropical diseases
  • 1 June 2017
TLDR
Assessment of notifications of snakebites treated in health centers collected by the Ministries of Health of the American countries found that snakebite incidence could be underestimated due to the use of traditional medicine by the patients who escaped the reporting of cases. Expand
Epidemiology of snakebites in Europe: a systematic review of the literature.
  • J. Chippaux
  • Medicine
  • Toxicon : official journal of the International…
  • 2012
TLDR
Immunotherapy was prescribed in one out of three snakebites in Europe, with a very high geographical variability, in spite of excellent tolerance, at least considering highly-purified immunoglobulin fragments. Expand
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