Date: July 12, 2021 Issue #: 1628Summary: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommend using insect repellents to prevent infections transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks. Insect repellents applied to exposed skin should be used in conjunction with other preventive measures such as wearing pants and long-sleeved shirts and avoiding outdoor activities during peak mosquito-biting times. Mosquitoes can transmit diseasecausing pathogens, including Zika, chikungunya, dengue, West Nile, eastern equine encephalitis, and yellow fever viruses, and the malaria parasite. Ticks can transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, the rickettsia that cause Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and viruses such as Powassan virus. Some insect repellents containing EPA-registered active ingredients are listed in Table 1.
To provide an overview of the etiology and risk factors of parasitic fibroids and to demonstrate laparoscopic considerations during the excision of abdominal and pelvic parasitic fibroids.
To highlight the presentation and management of a symptomatic parasitic leiomyoma after a robotic assisted hysterectomy for a multi-fibroid uterus.
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate resection of parasitic fibroids after hysterectomy.
Anti-N-methyl D-aspartate receptor (NMDA-R) encephalitis is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome associated with ovarian teratomas that carries significant morbidity and mortality. Treatment is via a multidisciplinary approach that must include ovarian cyst excision.
The objective of this video is to demonstrate a rare operative finding of a parasitic fibroid attached to the mesentery and illustrate a technique for dissection.
To demonstrate a rare case with complications originated from previous uncontained power morcellation for laparoscopic myomectomy specimen.
c J. Hirsch Since the explosive outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil and South/Central America in 2015–2016, the frequency of infections has subsided, but Zika virus remains present in this region as well as other tropical and sub-tropical areas of the globe. The most alarming aspect of Zika virus infection is its association with severe birth defects when infection occurs in pregnant women. Understanding the mechanism of Zika virus pathogenesis, which comprises features unique to Zika virus as well as shared with other teratogenic pathogens, is key to future prophylactic or therapeutic interventions. Nonhuman primat...
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health has called for enhanced uptake of the newly rolled out RTS, S/AS01 vaccine to bolster efforts to combat malaria among children.
[VOA] Abuja -- The World Health Organization's endorsement of the world's first malaria vaccine marks a major advance against the mosquito-borne illness, which kills some 265,000 children in Africa annually.
Trends Parasitol. 2021 Oct 11:S1471-4922(21)00233-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2021.09.008. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPlasmodium and other vector-borne pathogens have evolved mechanisms to hijack the mammalian fibrinolytic system to facilitate infection of the human host and the invertebrate vector. Plasmin, the effector protease of fibrinolysis, maintains homeostasis in the blood vasculature by degrading the fibrin that forms blood clots. Plasmin also degrades proteins from extracellular matrices, the complement system, and immunoglobulins. Here, we review some of the mechanisms by which vector-borne pathogens interact with c...