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News From The Pit

This page is your entry to the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center's monthly newsletter on all things envenomations!  

News From The Pit aims to stimulate conversation, spread awareness, and discuss challenges with everything from avoiding snake encounters to clinically managing a life-threatening envenomation. 

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Monthly Newsletters

January- Spilling The Tea on the 7 T's 

February- Cut and Suck: Good for Limes but Bad for Snake Bites 

March- Icing Out Cryotherapy

April- Are You Ready to Spring into Action this Snake Season? 

May- The Notorious "Mohave Green" Rattlesnake

June- Down with the Serum Sickness

July- No Snake, No Bite. Rattlesnake Prevention As An Overlooked Aspect of Public Safety

January - Rattlesnake Bites During Breastfeeding

February -  sPLA2 Inhibition for the Treatment of Snakebite Envenoming

March - Venomics: Cracking the Code

April- Don't Get Easily Rattled This Snake Season

May - Everyone Wins with TEG

June - How Much Does It Cost to be Bitten by a Rattlesnake

July- Thromboelastography (TEG) and Snakebites

August- Rattlesnake Venom Variation: What is it and why does it matter?

September - Don't Be Rattled by Venomous Snake Identification 

October - Watt's Up with Electrotherapy in Snake Envenomation

November - History of Pitviper Antivenom in the United States

December - Shooting Blanks: Dry Bites in Arizona

January - Bleeding Out (hemotoxicity from rattlesnake venom)

February - The Things We Do For Blood (management of bleeding in rattlesnake envenomations)

March - Keeping Thin (antiplatelets and anticogulants in rattlesnake envenomation)

April - Platelets and Pain (NSAIDs in rattlesnake envenomation)

May - Bothrops lanceolatus (the snake that literally gives you a heart attack)

June - It's in the Blood: DIC and VICC

July - Thick and Thin (treatment of thrombosis in snake envenomation)

August - Platelets and Fibrinogen 

September - Antivenom Index

October - Rattlesnake Bites During Pregnancy

November - Not a Tall Tale, Just a Long Tale

December - Better Late Than Never

November - Welcome to the Pit

December - Fashionably Late (the AzPDIC experience with late coagulopathies in rattlesnake envenomations)

Published Research


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Originally posted: Oct 3, 2014
Last updated: Nov 16, 2023