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Impact of 6-Month Exposure to Aerosols From Potential Modified Risk Tobacco Products Relative to Cigarette Smoke on the Rodent Gastrointestinal Tract.

Front Microbiol 2021 2;12:587745. Epub 2021 Jul 2.

PMI R&D, Philip Morris Products S.A., Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Cigarette smoking causes adverse health effects that might occur shortly after smoking initiation and lead to the development of inflammation and cardiorespiratory disease. Emerging studies have demonstrated the role of the intestinal microbiome in disease pathogenesis. The intestinal microbiome is susceptible to the influence of environmental factors such as smoking, and recent studies have indicated microbiome changes in smokers. Read More

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Child Development and Early Interaction: PERL Research Protocol, a Preventive Home Visiting Program, Randomized Controlled Trial in France.

Front Psychiatry 2021 30;12:641468. Epub 2021 Jun 30.

Pôle Universitaire de Psychiatrie de l'Enfant et de l'Adolescent, Centre Psychothérapique de Nancy, Laxou, France.

Early childhood is a key period for reducing the social inequalities that affect health. Some parenting support and home visitation programs have proven to be effective in assisting parents during this period. France's (maternal and child welfare) services (PMIs) are at the heart of this primary prevention and may adapt their intervention to improve parenting support. Read More

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A Pilot Study of Microbial Succession in Human Rib Skeletal Remains during Terrestrial Decomposition.

mSphere 2021 Jul 14:e0045521. Epub 2021 Jul 14.

Program in Cell & Molecular Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

The bones of decomposing vertebrates are colonized by a succession of diverse microbial communities. If this succession is similar across individuals, microbes may provide clues about the postmortem interval (PMI) during forensic investigations in which human skeletal remains are discovered. Here, we characterize the human bone microbial decomposer community to determine whether microbial succession is a marker for PMI. Read More

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Intravascular Lithotripsy for Calcium Modification in Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

J Interv Cardiol 2021 21;2021:9958035. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow, UK.

Intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) has been shown to be safe and effective for calcium modification in nonocclusive coronary artery disease (CAD), but there are only case reports of its use in calcified chronic total occlusions (CTO). We report data from an international multicenter registry of IVL use during CTO percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and provide provisional data regarding its efficacy and safety. During the study period, IVL was used in 55 of 1053 (5. Read More

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The Combination of Preoperative Skeletal Muscle Quantity and Quality is an Important Indicator of Survival in Elderly Patients Undergoing Curative Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer.

World J Surg 2021 Sep 7;45(9):2868-2877. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

Department of Surgery, Tottori Prefectural Central Hospital, Tottori, Japan.

Background: The diagnosis of sarcopenia emphasizes both, the quantity and quality of skeletal muscle. However, the impact of the combination of muscle quantity and quality on long-term survival remains unclear. This study aimed to assess the impact of the combination of skeletal muscle quantity and quality on long-term outcomes in patients with gastric cancer who underwent curative resection. Read More

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September 2021

Outcome Analysis and Risk Factors for Perioperative Myocardial Ischemia After Elective Aortic Surgery.

Ann Vasc Surg 2021 Jun 25. Epub 2021 Jun 25.

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany.

Background: Perioperative myocardial ischemia (PMI) after non-cardiac surgery remains a serious postoperative complication. This study analyzed the risk factors and outcomes of patients who suffered from PMI after elective aortic surgery.

Patients And Methods: Data from 863 patients who underwent elective aortic surgery for aneurysms or Leriche syndrome were retrospectively analysed with regard to PMI. Read More

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Excellent Midterm Results of Triflange Patient Matched Implants for Extensive Acetabular Bone Defect.

Hip Pelvis 2021 Jun 4;33(2):87-95. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, St. Vincent's Bone and Joint Unit, St. Vincent's Private Hospital Sydney, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia.

Purpose: Reconstruction of extensive acetabular bone defects is one of the most challenging problems encountered by arthroplasty surgeons. Triflange patient matched implants (PMI) offer the potential advantages of immediate, rigid fixation with a superior individualized fit. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic midterm results of PMI in extensive acetabular defect reconstruction. Read More

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Associating the scale-up of insecticide-treated nets and use with the decline in all-cause child mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 2005 to 2014.

Malar J 2021 May 29;20(1):241. Epub 2021 May 29.

PMI Measure Malaria, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

Background: To reduce the malaria burden and improve the socioeconomic status of its citizens, the Democratic Republic of Congo scaled up key malaria control interventions, especially insecticide-treated nets (ITNs), between 2005 and 2014. Since then, the effects of these interventions on malaria mortality and morbidity have not been assessed. This study aimed to measure the impact of the National Malaria Control Programme's efforts and to inform future control strategies. Read More

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Protocol for a prospective cohort study on the use of clinical nutrition and assessment of long-term clinical and functional outcomes in critically ill adult patients.

Clin Nutr ESPEN 2021 Jun 12;43:104-110. Epub 2021 Feb 12.

Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Fuenlabrada University Hospital (Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada), Madrid, Spain. Electronic address:

Background And Aims: Limited data are available on the impact of clinical nutrition over the course of critical illness and post-discharge outcomes. The present study aims to characterize the use of nutrition support in patients admitted to European intensive care units (ICUs), and its impact on clinical outcomes. Here we present the procedures of data collection and evaluation. Read More

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Impact of neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio, Glasgow Prognostic Score, and postoperative decrease in psoas muscle index on recurrence after curative gastrectomy.

J Med Invest 2021 ;68(1.2):119-124

Department of General Surgical Science, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan.

Aim : We investigated whether preoperative or postoperative inflammatory markers and psoas muscle index (PMI), and their change after surgery, could predict postoperative recurrence in gastric cancer (GC). Methods : Thirty-five patients who underwent curative gastrectomy for pStage II and III GC were retrospectively reviewed. The relationship between neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), prognostic nutritional index (PNI), Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS), and PMI, as well as postoperative recurrence, was analyzed presurgery and at 6 months after surgery. Read More

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January 2021

A 6-month inhalation toxicology study in Apoe mice demonstrates substantially lower effects of e-vapor aerosol compared with cigarette smoke in the respiratory tract.

Arch Toxicol 2021 05 7;95(5):1805-1829. Epub 2021 May 7.

PMI R&D, Philip Morris Products S.A, Quai Jeanrenaud 5, 2000, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Cigarette smoking is the major cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Considerable attention has been paid to the reduced harm potential of nicotine-containing inhalable products such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). We investigated the effects of mainstream cigarette smoke (CS) and e-vapor aerosols (containing nicotine and flavor) generated by a capillary aerosol generator on emphysematous changes, lung function, and molecular alterations in the respiratory system of female Apoe mice. Read More

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Psychotherapy with Music Intervention Improves Anxiety, Depression and the Redox Status in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Apr 7;13(8). Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Physiology Laboratory, Department of Translational Medicine, University of "Piemonte Orientale", Via Solaroli 17, 28100 Novara, Italy.

The aim of this study was to assess the effects of psychotherapy with music intervention (PMI) on anxiety, depression, redox status, and inflammation in breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy (RT). This monocentric randomized clinical trial recruited 60 patients who had a breast cancer operation and were undergoing postoperative RT. Eligible patients were randomized (1:1) in two groups: the control group (CG) received treatment as usual ( = 30), i. Read More

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Prophylactic mesh placement at index permanent end colostomy creation to prevent parastomal hernia-an updated meta-analysis.

Int J Colorectal Dis 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Gold Coast University Hospital, 1 Hospital Boulevard, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4215, Australia.

Background: Debate persists regarding the efficacy of prophylactic mesh insertion (PMI) at index permanent stoma creation to reduce the rate of parastomal hernia (PSH). This meta-analysis aimed to appraise all the latest evidence from newly published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on PMI for PSH prevention.

Methods: PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched for relevant articles from inception until November 2020. Read More

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Association of Plasmodium falciparum kelch13 R561H genotypes with delayed parasite clearance in Rwanda: an open-label, single-arm, multicentre, therapeutic efficacy study.

Lancet Infect Dis 2021 Aug 14;21(8):1120-1128. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Malaria Branch, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States; US President's Malaria Initiative, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kigali, Rwanda. Electronic address:

Background: Partial artemisinin resistance is suspected if delayed parasite clearance (ie, persistence of parasitaemia on day 3 after treatment initiation) is observed. Validated markers of artemisinin partial resistance in southeast Asia, Plasmodium falciparum kelch13 (Pfkelch13) R561H and P574L, have been reported in Rwanda but no association with parasite clearance has been observed. We aimed to establish the efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine and genetic characterisation of Pfkelch13 alleles and their association with treatment outcomes. Read More

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Impact of whole-body versus nose-only inhalation exposure systems on systemic, respiratory, and cardiovascular endpoints in a 2-month cigarette smoke exposure study in the ApoE mouse model.

J Appl Toxicol 2021 Apr 6. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Philip Morris International Research and Development, Philip Morris Products S.A., Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Cigarette smoking is one major modifiable risk factor in the development and progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiovascular disease. To characterize and compare cigarette smoke (CS)-induced disease endpoints after exposure in either whole-body (WB) or nose-only (NO) exposure systems, we exposed apolipoprotein E-deficient mice to filtered air (Sham) or to the same total particulate matter (TPM) concentration of mainstream smoke from 3R4F reference cigarettes in NO or WB exposure chambers (EC) for 2 months. At matching TPM concentrations, we observed similar concentrations of carbon monoxide, acetaldehyde, and acrolein, but higher concentrations of nicotine and formaldehyde in NOEC than in WBEC. Read More

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Incidence of major adverse cardiac events following non-cardiac surgery.

Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care 2020 Oct 14. Epub 2020 Oct 14.

Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research Institute Basel (CRIB), University Hospital Basel, University Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

Aims: Major adverse cardiac events (MACE) triggered by non-cardiac surgery are prognostically important perioperative complications. However, due to often asymptomatic presentation, the incidence and timing of postoperative MACE are incompletely understood.

Methods And Results: We conducted a prospective observational study implementing a perioperative screening for postoperative MACE [cardiovascular death (CVD), acute heart failure (AHF), haemodynamically relevant arrhythmias, spontaneous myocardial infarction (MI), and perioperative myocardial infarction/injury (PMI)] in patients at increased cardiovascular risk (≥65 years OR ≥45 years with history of cardiovascular disease) undergoing non-cardiac surgery at a tertiary hospital. Read More

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October 2020

Changes in the estimated renal function after hepatitis C virus eradication with direct-acting antiviral agents: Impact of changes in skeletal muscle mass.

J Viral Hepat 2021 May 24;28(5):755-763. Epub 2021 Feb 24.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can cause renal dysfunction, expected to improve upon HCV eradication. However, adverse effects of HCV eradication using direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) on renal function have been recently reported. This retrospective study aimed to evaluate renal function with glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) estimated using creatinine (eGFRcre) and cystatin C (eGFRcys). Read More

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Clinical and technical factors associated with knee radiofrequency ablation outcomes: a multicenter analysis.

Reg Anesth Pain Med 2021 04 8;46(4):298-304. Epub 2021 Feb 8.

Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Pain Medicine Division, Neurology, PM&R, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Background: There has been a surge in interest in radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the genicular nerves over the past decade, with wide variability in selection, technique and outcomes. The aim of this study is to determine factors associated with treatment outcome.

Methods: We retrospectively evaluated the effect of 23 demographic, clinical and technical variables on outcomes in 265 patients who underwent genicular nerve RFA for knee pain at 2 civilian and 1 military hospital. Read More

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Importance of monitoring arsenic methylation metabolism in acute promyelocytic leukemia patients receiving the treatment of arsenic trioxide.

Exp Hematol Oncol 2021 Feb 6;10(1):10. Epub 2021 Feb 6.

Shanghai Institute of Hematology, State Key Laboratory of Medical Genomics, National Research Center for Translational Medicine at Shanghai, Ruijin Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, No. 197 Rui Jin Er Road, Shanghai, 200025, China.

Background: Arsenic trioxide [ATO, inorganic arsenite (iAs) in solution] plays an important role in the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). However, the long-term adverse effects (AEs) and the retention of arsenic among APL patients are rarely reported. In this study, we focused on arsenic methylation metabolism and its relationship with chronic hepatic toxicity, as we previously reported, among APL patients who had finished the treatment of ATO. Read More

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February 2021

Delayed Neurosurgical Intervention in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients Referred From Primary Hospitals Is Not Associated With an Unfavorable Outcome.

Front Neurol 2020 13;11:610192. Epub 2021 Jan 13.

Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Secondary transports of patients suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) may result in a delayed management and neurosurgical intervention, which is potentially detrimental. The aim of this study was to study the effect of triaging and delayed transfers on outcome, specifically studying time to diagnostics and neurosurgical management. This was a retrospective observational cohort study of TBI patients in need of neurosurgical care, 15 years and older, in the Stockholm Region, Sweden, from 2008 throughout 2014. Read More

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January 2021

Reduced exposure to malaria vectors following indoor residual spraying of pirimiphos-methyl in a high-burden district of rural Mozambique with high ownership of long-lasting insecticidal nets: entomological surveillance results from a cluster-randomized trial.

Malar J 2021 Jan 21;20(1):54. Epub 2021 Jan 21.

PATH, Washington, DC, USA.

Background: The need to develop new products and novel approaches for malaria vector control is recognized as a global health priority. One approach to meeting this need has been the development of new products for indoor residual spraying (IRS) with novel active ingredients for public health. While initial results showing the impact of several of these next-generation IRS products have been encouraging, questions remain about how to best deploy them for maximum impact. Read More

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January 2021

Variation of physical durability between LLIN products and net use environments: summary of findings from four African countries.

Malar J 2021 Jan 7;20(1):26. Epub 2021 Jan 7.

PMI VectorWorks Project, JHU Center for Communication Programs, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Background: Physical durability of long-lasting-insecticidal nets (LLIN) is an important aspect of the effectiveness of LLIN as a malaria prevention tool, but there is limited data on performance across locations and products. This secondary analysis of data from the VectorWorks project from 10 sites in four African countries involving six LLIN brands provides such data.

Methods: A total of 4672 campaign nets from 1976 households were recruited into prospective cohort studies 2-6 months after distribution through campaigns and followed for 3 years in Mozambique, Nigeria, DRC and Zanzibar, Tanzania. Read More

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January 2021

Correlation of textile 'resistance to damage' scores with actual physical survival of long-lasting insecticidal nets in the field.

Malar J 2021 Jan 7;20(1):29. Epub 2021 Jan 7.

PMI VectorWorks Project, JHU Center for Communication Programs, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Background: Attempts have been made to link procurement of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) not only to the price but also the expected performance of the product. However, to date it has not been possible to identify a specific textile characteristic that predicts physical durability in the field. The recently developed resistance to damage (RD) score could provide such a metric. Read More

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January 2021

Combined Techniques of Non-invasive Tc-Besilesomab/Tc-Sulfur Colloid with Hybrid SPECT/CT Imaging in Characterising Cellulitis from Symptomatic Perimegaprosthetic Infection: A Case Report.

Malays Orthop J 2020 Nov;14(3):188-193

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy and Oncology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Malaysia.

Megaprosthesis is used to restore the form and function of massive skeletal defects, but it is accompanied by risks of failure, mainly due to perimegaprosthetic infection (PMI). In practice, the diagnosis of infected megaprosthesis among patients with a high index of clinical suspicion, elevated serological markers, and multiple negative or inconclusive imaging can be very challenging and poses a diagnostic conundrum to many orthopaedic surgeons. We present the case of a symptomatic 26-year-old female with large B-cell lymphoma who developed cellulitis with suspected complication of PMI 15 months post-implantation. Read More

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November 2020

Predictors of favorable outcomes for vertebrobasilar artery occlusion after endovascular therapy within 24 hours of symptom onset.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2021 02 8;201:106422. Epub 2020 Dec 8.

Department of Neurology, Baotou Central Hospital, Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of the present study was to describe our results of endovascular therapy (EVT) for vertebrobasilar artery occlusion (VBAO) within 24 h of symptom onset, and to evaluate prognostic factors associated with favorable outcomes.

Methods: The present study enrolled patients who underwent EVT for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) caused by VBAO. Inclusion criteria for EVT to treat VBAO were as follows: (1) computed tomography angiography (CTA) or magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) confirmed acute VBAO; (2) baseline National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score ≥2; (3) premorbid modified Rankin scale (mRS) score ≤2; (4) onset or last known time to puncture within 24 h; and (5) posterior-circulation Acute Stroke Prognosis Early CT score (pc-ASPECTS) ≥6. Read More

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February 2021

Evaluation of Parameters for Estimating the Postmortem Interval of Skeletal Remains Using Bovine Femurs: A Pilot Study.

Diagnostics (Basel) 2020 Dec 9;10(12). Epub 2020 Dec 9.

Department of Forensic Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8519, Japan.

The postmortem interval (PMI) of victims is a key parameter in criminal investigations. However, effective methods for estimating the PMI of skeletal remains have not been established because it is determined by various factors, including environmental conditions. To identify effective parameters for estimating the PMI of skeletal remains, we investigated the change in bone focusing on the amount of DNA, element concentrations, and bone density that occurred in the bone samples of bovine femurs, each maintained under one of five simulated environmental conditions (seawater, freshwater, underground, outdoors, and indoors) for 1 year. Read More

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December 2020

Efficacy of extended release formulations of Natular™ (spinosad) against larvae and adults of Anopheles mosquitoes in western Kenya.

Malar J 2020 Nov 26;19(1):436. Epub 2020 Nov 26.

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.

Background: Larval source management is recommended as a supplementary vector control measure for the prevention of malaria. Among the concerns related to larviciding is the feasibility of implementation in tropical areas with large numbers of habitats and the need for frequent application. Formulated products of spinosad that are designed to be effective for several weeks may mitigate some of these concerns. Read More

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November 2020

Association between skeletal muscle loss and the response to nivolumab immunotherapy in advanced gastric cancer patients.

Int J Clin Oncol 2021 Mar 23;26(3):523-531. Epub 2020 Nov 23.

Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.

Background: Skeletal muscle loss is a hallmark of malignancies, including advanced gastric cancer (GC). Although programmed death (PD)-1 inhibitors, including nivolumab, have promising anti-cancer effects, there is limited information regarding markers that can predict these therapeutic effects, which include PD-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression and the tumor mutation burden. Therefore, we evaluated whether the baseline psoas muscle mass index (PMI, a surrogate for skeletal muscle mass) could predict the response of GC to nivolumab treatment, based on progression-free survival (PFS), the objective response rate, and the disease control rate. Read More

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The optimal post-eclosion interval while estimating the post-mortem interval based on an empty puparium.

Forensic Sci Med Pathol 2021 Jun 9;17(2):192-198. Epub 2020 Nov 9.

Laboratory of Criminalistics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Św. Marcin 90, 61-809, Poznań, Poland.

The puparium is the hardened exoskeleton of the last larval instar of a fly, inside which a prepupa, a pupa and a pharate adult fly successively develop. Empty puparia are frequently collected at death scenes, especially in cases with a long post mortem interval (PMI). Although we are not able to estimate the interval between the eclosion of an adult fly and the collection of an empty puparium (i. Read More

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Malaria vector species composition and entomological indices following indoor residual spraying in regions bordering Lake Victoria, Tanzania.

Malar J 2020 Oct 28;19(1):383. Epub 2020 Oct 28.

PMI-AIRS Tanzania Project, Abt Associates, Mwanza, Tanzania.

Background: Vector control through long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and focal indoor residual spraying (IRS) is a major component of the Tanzania national malaria control strategy. In mainland Tanzania, IRS has been conducted annually around Lake Victoria basin since 2007. Due to pyrethroid resistance in malaria vectors, use of pyrethroids for IRS was phased out and from 2014 to 2017 pirimiphos-methyl (Actellic® 300CS) was sprayed in regions of Kagera, Geita, Mwanza, and Mara. Read More

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October 2020