Special Issue "Therapeutics for Jellyfish Envenomation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2021).
Interests: cubozoan venom biochemical characterization and elucidation of mechanisms of pathogenesis; treatment of cubozoan envenomation induced acute cardiovascular collapse and Irukandji syndrome; cnidarian envenomation associated inflammation; marine toxins; ciguatoxin; detection of toxins; wound healing; marine bio material discovery and characterization
Envenomations by the medusozoan cnidarian species (jellyfish) result in a range of clinical outcomes, ranging from mild pain or sting-site inflammation to acute cardiovascular collapse and death. Retrospective studies of first aid and clinical care approaches demonstrate that outcomes can be improved by specific interventions. Conversely, some well-intended approaches have led to the exacerbation of symptoms and arguably the accelerated loss of life. The fundamental pathophysiological mechanisms involved in cubozoan envenomation are still unclear. For these reasons, in addition to retrospective case studies, focused clinical trials and model systems, studies which aim to elucidate mechanisms of pathogenesis are critically important to inform therapeutic choices and lead to novel, more effective approaches.
This Special Issue of Toxins will focus on recent advances towards these goals and the development of optimized evidence-based care.
Dr. Angel Yanagihara
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- jellyfish sting
- first aid
- box jellyfish
- cardiovascular collapse