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Trivia # 319 : About Malignant Hyperthermia


Toxicological trivia from February 05, 2016:  Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a potentially fatal, inherited disorder usually associated with the administration of certain general anesthetics and/or the drug succinylcholine. "The sudden and unexpected death of a healthy individual to which he was undergoing a minor surgical procedure is an almost incomprehensible tragedy in this age of […]

Trivia # 286: poisonings at dawn


Toxicological Trivia from May 20, 2015: While some members of Sertox enjoy the spectacular sunrises over the Parana river at Rosario, others cater to service queries. Of 22422 visits for intoxications registered with Rectox since 2000, only 1.66% occur between 6 am and 8 am. Comparing the intentional and unintentional motivations, what will be more […]

Trivia # 268: Bothriurus Bonaeriensis


Trivia toxicológica from January 14, 2015: Bothriurus bonariensis  is a specie of scorpion where adults get to measure about 60 mm long. The geographical distribution includes Argentina, Uruguay and southern states of Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina). Their sting is not potent sting and sometimes even don´t through the skin. The tail […]

Trivia # 258: identify a Tityus in peculiar position


Toxicological trivia from November 05, 2014:  Sertox is receiving permanently questions to identify spiders, snakes, caterpillars and/or scorpions. Tityus is a large genus of thick-tailed scorpions (family Buthidae), the namesake of its subfamily Tityinae. As of June 2012, Tityus contains more than 200 described species distributed in Central America and South America, from Costa Rica […]

The rain of platanus fuzz never ends in Rosario, discussions on the subject either


Invasion of Platanus: the causes of the phenomenon and the time continue. rosario3.com. (Translate Sertox) Nov. 02, 2011. The "rain of fluff" that emerges from the acorns of these trees, and generates discomfort in several neighbors came in a "concentrated" by weather this year. Although a project that calls for the pruning of these specimens, […]

Trivia # 68: stingray and schedules


Toxicological trivia from November 20, 2009: 56% of poisonings treated at the Sertox by river stingray between 1990 and 1999 occurred between:a) 8 to 12 hours;b) 12 to 16 Hours;c) 16 to 20 hours. Picadura de raya en la mano (Fabio) Correct answer c. Between 8 and 12 hours were 17.8% and between 12 and […]


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