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SYDNEY Nike Shox España Baratas , July 31 (Xinhua) -- Snakebite victims have to wait too long for antivenom, according to a new Australian report released on Monday, which said access to the potentially life-saving treatment has not improved in over 10 years.

The report from the Australian Snakebite Project said that although snakebites are a fairly uncommon occurrence, when a venomous snake does actually attack a human, the treatment does not arrive fast enough.

The toxicologists behind the research looked at data from 2005 to 2015, and found the time from snakebite to first dose of antivenom had barely changed over the 10-year period.

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"We know that giving antivenom early is better, and we simply aren't doing enough of that now," Isbister told Xinhua on Monday.

"It's not a matter of a delay in the patient getting to hospital - in fact, what we are seeing is a delay that occurs in the hospital."

The reason for the holdup within hospitals, according to Isbister, is because many victims of snakebites experience delayed onset of symptoms - for example Nike Shox NZ Blancas Rojas España , it can take up to eight hours for a paralysis to develop.

"Another symptom is blood thinning - that means a patient has to go through a clotting test, and it could take an hour or even two for the results to get back from the lab," Isbister said.

However, snakebite victims also have to be concerned about their reaction to the antivenom, as the study found that of the 755 patients who received antivenom, almost 25 percent had hypersensitivity reactions to the treatment - and for this reason Nike Shox NZ Blancas Plata España , Isbister said accurate detection is crucial to ensure better patient outcomes.

"Antivenom can cause severe reactions so we definitely do not want to give it to people who may have been bitten but have not been envenomed," Isbister said.

"Safer antivenom is important and something that can be worked towards, but more importantly, accurate diagnosis and swift treatment is key."

Early detection is crucial when it comes to saving lives, and Isbister warned hospitals against relying on "inaccurate" snakebite venom detection kits - as the research noted that of 597 snake venom detection kit test results, 17 percent were incorrect Nike Shox NZ Full Plating Mujer Blancas Jade España , and 36 percent falsely diagnosed healthy patients as envenomed.

"The kits are not supposed to be used to determine whether a patient has been envenomed, but rather which antivenom should be used - so they are often used incorrectly."

"But even when they are used correctly, they are often inaccurate. They are expensive and unnecessary, and in most cases we can determine the antivenom based on geography and symptoms."

Despite the ongoing concerns, the report did highlight some improvements, as it concluded that smaller doses of antivenom are sufficient to save a snakebite victim than the amount used in the past Nike Shox NZ Mujer Blancas Rosa España , which Isbister said should help hospitals offset the cost of pricey antivenom treatments.

"The cost of antivenom is unlikely to change, it's something that will always be expensive but what this trend to lower doses of antivenom over time shows is that we can use less per patient," Isbister said.

"Antivenom has an average shelf life of about two years, so knowing that patients need less antivenom than what was previously administered will decrease the cost and waste for hospitals. A lot of antivenom is thrown out every year."

Although there is a worldwide perception that Australia is home to thousands of dangerous snakes that could fatally strike at any time, Isbiter played down any concerns that locals, and tourists might have Nike Shox TLX Mujer Negras Rosa España , and said snakebites are very uncommon.

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