A locally developed snakebite management protocol significantly reduces overall anti snake venom utilization in West Bengal, India.

@article{Ghosh2008ALD,
  title={A locally developed snakebite management protocol significantly reduces overall anti snake venom utilization in West Bengal, India.},
  author={Soumitra Kumar Ghosh and Indira Maisnam and Bijoy K Murmu and Pradip Kumar Mitra and Aniruddha Roy and Ian D Simpson},
  journal={Wilderness & environmental medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={267-74}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a nationally developed snakebite treatment protocol on the amount of anti snake venom (ASV) used in treating snakebites in a developing country and its effect on mortality. In addition, basic epidemiology data were collected and analyzed. METHODS Experts in Indian snakebites developed a protocol specifically designed for snakebite treatment in India. A training program was implemented in Midnapore Medical College in West… CONTINUE READING

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