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Injuries by marine and freshwater stingrays: history, clinical aspects of the envenomations and current status of a neglected problem in Brazil

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases, January 2013
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Title
Injuries by marine and freshwater stingrays: history, clinical aspects of the envenomations and current status of a neglected problem in Brazil
Published in
Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1678-9199-19-16
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Authors

Vidal Junior, João Luiz Costa Cardoso, Domingos Neto

Abstract

Stingrays are a group of rays - cartilaginous fish related to sharks - that have whiplike tails with barbed, usually venomous spines and are found around the world, especially the marine species. Despite recent reports of accidents involving these fish, they are not aggressive, reacting only when stepped on or improperly handled. Injuries by stingrays are seldom mentioned by historians, although they have always been present in riverine communities of inland waters and in South American coasts. Indeed, envenomations by stingrays are quite common in freshwater and marine fishing communities. Although having high morbidity, such injuries are neglected because they have low lethality and usually occur in remote areas, which favor the use of folk remedies. In the present review article, historical aspects of injuries caused by stingrays in Brazil and their distribution on the coast of São Paulo state and riverine communities of the North, Midwest and Southeast regions were studied. In addition, other aspects were analyzed such as clinical features, therapeutic methods, preventive measures and trends in occurrence of these accidents in the country, particularly in areas in which freshwater stingrays had not been previously registered, being introduced after breaching of natural barriers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 57 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 14 24%
Student > Master 8 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 14%
Researcher 6 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 8%
Other 9 15%
Unknown 9 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 10%
Environmental Science 3 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Other 12 20%
Unknown 8 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 February 2019.
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#2,087,106
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#27
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#20,042
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