[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/545228]
Prof Geoffrey Isbister
Prof Simon Brown
Brief description Redback spiderbite is the most common significant envenoming in Australia and bites by the closely related widow spiders are a major global problem. Despite widespread use of redback spider antivenom, no controlled study has tested its effectiveness. This study aims to test the efficacy of antivenom versus placebo in a large multicentre, randomised controlled trial - RAVE-II. It is of critical importance to determine if an expensive treatment with a known risk of allergic reactions is effective.
Funding Amount $AUD 487,440.48
Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants
Standard Project Grant