Mosquito Wars: What Works To Keep These Bugs Away?

Dozens of products claim to protect us from mosquitos and other insects, including new wearable ultrasound devices and herbal oils. Which ones work? And is Victoria's Secret Bombshell perfume one of them?
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewNon-invasive molecular imaging is currently used as a research technique to better understand disease pathophysiology. There are also many potential clinical applications where molecular imaging may provide unique information that allows either earlier or more definitive diagnosis, or can guide precision medicine-based decisions on therapy. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEU) with targeted microbubble contrast agents is one such technique that has been developed that has the unique properties of providing rapid information and revealing information only on events that occur within the vascular space...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Santonastaso DP, De Chiara A, Kraus E, Bagaphou TC, Tognù A, Agnoletti V Abstract PMID: 30871306 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Subclinical synovitis, as detected by MSUS, proved not to be a predictor of flares. Those patients on a TNFi-tapered concomitant methotrexate regimen experienced the fewest flares although flare risk increased with age. PMID: 30873946 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Authors: Ruaro B, Sulli A, Smith V, Santiago T, da Silva JAP, Pizzorni C, Paolino S, Alessandri E, Cutolo M Abstract PMID: 30873945 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The US WG approach to select and develop outcome measurement instruments based on imaging has been repeatedly and successfully applied in US but is generic for imaging and fits with OMERACT Filter 2.1. PMID: 30877208 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
ConclusionsNGS assay can be successfully conducted with limited tissue samples obtained from EBUS-TBNA. Compared to conventional methods, NGS assay provides more comprehensive information on genetic alterations in tumor, which greatly assists therapeutic decision-making for advanced lung cancer.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: Food ChemistryAuthor(s): Liangxiao Zhang, Sujun Wang, Ruinan Yang, Jin Mao, Jun Jiang, Xiupin Wang, Wen Zhang, Qi Zhang, Peiwu LiAbstractA method was developed to simultaneously determine eight bioactive compounds in camellia oil based on ultrasound-assisted saponification, liquid-liquid extraction and liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. Central composite design was employed to optimize ultrasonic temperature and time of saponification. Sample treatment was conducted by ultrasound-assisted saponification at temperature of 75°C for 40 min. ...
Source: Food Chemistry - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Conclusion: According to our phenotypic and molecular experiments, continuous ultrasound treatment effectively reduced the bacterial population in studied patients (p
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Iran J Microbiol Source Type: research
In this study, pegylated (stealth) liposomes conjugated to human serum albumin (HSA) were investigated for the delivery of a model drug (calcein) to breast cancer cells. The fluorescent results showed that calcein uptake by the two breast cancer cell lines (MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7) was significantly higher with the HSA-PEG liposomes compared to the non-targeted control liposomes. Furthermore, the exposure to low-frequency ultrasound (LFUS) resulted in a statistically significant uptake of calcein compared to the uptake without ultrasound. The described drug delivery (DD) system, which involves combining the targeted liposomal...
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: Urology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Alex Galante, Ruth Jaya Asirvatham, Lawrence L. YeungAbstractNon-Hodgkin lymphoma of the prostate is uncommon. Prostate specific antigen and transrectal ultrasound do not aid in diagnosis. Survival and treatment options are ultimately based on immune-histologic subtype and stage. Lower urinary tract symptoms attributed to lymphoma of the prostate can be refractory to systemic treatments as well as transurethral resection. This case provides the first description of the longitudinal clinical course of treatment-refractory localized Non-Ho...
Source: Urology Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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