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Vector Longevity

The preceding equations are useful for understanding the dynamics of vector-borne diseases when the vector is relatively short-lived with reference to the extrinsic incubation period of the particular pathogen. Other scenarios for transmission can happen where vector longevity, for example, is not an important issue. Ticks are often more long-lived than their vertebrate hosts, as is the case of most rodents. As seen in Chapter 3, population size is an important determinant of the perpetuation of many infectious diseases that leads to lifelong immunity For example, it is postulated that a human population settlement of at least 200,000 people is necessary to produce enough nonimmune children to sustain measles. One can, however, envision a small population of rodents (fewer than 1000) and their ticks to sustain a virus that produces lifelong immunity by the ping-pong effect of the virus being shuttled from the vertebrate to invertebrate hosts on an annual basis. For example, let us...

Interpretation Of The Study

Since uninhibited bladder contractions can occur in continent elderly patients, the significance of bladder instability alone in the presence of incontinence is unclear. The uninhibited contraction can be present independently of associated stress incontinence and or outlet obstruction. The reported incidence of age-related uninhibited contractions is 10 in women and 25-35 in men. Other age-related changes include, as mentioned earlier, increased urine output at night, prostatic enlargement in men, and changes in the urethra in the female related to loss of hormonal support. As such, the urethral pressure profile may change in the elderly as a normal aging process rather than being an abnormal finding. Ultimately, it is better not to rely on a single parameter, but rather review the whole picture in context of the associated conditions.

Generating tTArtTA Mouse Lines for Tissue or Cell Type Specific Tet Regulation

In summary, using appropriate indicator mouse lines, tTA rtTA strains can be thoroughly characterized with respect to the most important parameters, including kinetics of induction and longevity of expression (see Subheading 1.4.) before they are crossed to animals carrying the target gene under Ptet control. Such well-characterized transactivator strains are valuable, as they can be utilized in the study of a variety of target genes in defined cell populations (Fig. 6).

Clinical Implication Of Development Of Bmi Growth Curve

Obesity is increasingly common in the United States and a serious risk factor for decreased longevity and many medical disorders such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease 20 . According to the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES-III), over half the U.S. adult population is overweight or obese 21 and the prevalence continues to increase 22 . From an epidemiologic point of view, BMI alone may not capture the true relations of body composition to health outcomes 23 because BMI does not distinguish between lean mass and fat mass. Nevertheless, BMI is highly correlated with weight and fat mass, and tends to be approximately uncorrelated with height. BMI is arguably the most commonly used index of relative weight in clinical trials and epidemiological studies of the health consequences of obesity 24 . Furthermore, BMI was the index adapted in the most recent NHLBI 'Clinical guidelines for the identification, education, and treatment of overweight and obesity in...

Meat And The Pathology Of Human Disease

At present, much of the data directly relating caloric restriction to greater longevity comes primarily from rodent studies42 indicating that rodents undergoing caloric restriction experienced up to 30 increases in life span relative to those fed ad libitum. Also noteworthy is the data from rodents linking caloric restriction to higher cognitive performance, (i.e., spatial memory and learning tests), a possible marker for aging.43 These findings from animal models are concordant with data from one study of an elderly population (ages 75 years) in which an inverse relation between total energy intake and cognitive function was docu-mented.44 One possible mechanism of action for these effects is that caloric restriction results in fewer free radicals introduced into the body, resulting in less oxidative stress. This mechanism could specifically explain the associations with cognitive function since brain parenchyma consists of post-mitotic cells that would be more susceptible to...

Summary And Conclusions

When attempting to conclude whether these trends support a causal protective effect of low meat consumption, two major questions must be addressed. First, does confounding by the high prevalence of healthful behaviors among vegetarians bias the effect of low meat consumption toward greater protection Second, is the apparent protective effect of a low meat intake diet attributable, at least in part, to the benefits obtained from plant foods that replace meats in the diet The findings from this chapter do, to a noteworthy extent, address the first question in their indication that a significant reduction in risk for very low meat intake persists even after controlling for a number of important predictors of longevity (smoking, alcohol use, physical activity, education, body mass index) in very health conscious study populations (i.e., Adventist Studies, Oxford Vegetarian Society Study). It is not possible, however, to adequately address the second question using the current data. Thus,...

Ceramide biosynthesis

Yeast enzymes required for sphingoid base N-acylation are LAG1 and LAC1 91 . It is not yet established whether the enzymes encoded by these genes produce ceramide directly or act as necessary activators of an as yet unidentified ceramide synthases however, the dependence of ceramide formation on these proteins as well as their ability to control intracellular ceramide levels have been well established biochemically 91 . (Longevity assurance gene LAG1) was initially identified as a gene whose deletion conferred increased lifespan in yeast 91 . This is particularly interesting as studies in mammalian cells indicate that increased ceramide is correlated with cell senescence (see below). The functions of lag1p and lac1p are partially redundant, thus, deletion strains of LAG1 or LAC1 are viable however, deletion of both genes causes a severe slow growth phenotype, indicating the importance of ceramide biosynthetic pathways in yeast 91 . Very interestingly, LAG1 homologues have been...

Caused by Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

As part of the normal aging process, prostatic tissue continues to grow and can potentially cause a bladder outlet obstruction. Histologically, 50-80 of the prostate volume is composed of stromal tissue, with the glandular tissue comprising the remaining 20-50 . The alpha adrenergic blockers described previously act on the stromal tissue of the prostate.

Aortic Regurgitation Ever Too Late To Operate

In patients with depressed left ventricular function preoperatively, survival and improvement in ventricular function are strongly related to severity of symptoms, severity of left ventricular dysfunction and duration of ventricular dysfunction. If surgery occurs within 15 months after onset of ventricular dysfunction, restoration of function can be expected. This restoration occurs in the first 6-8 months after surgery 13. In these patients with preoperative left ventricular dysfunction, the question arises if there are patients with such severe left ventricular dysfunction from aortic regurgitation in whom, despite the presence of a surgically correctable valve lesion, one should defer from operation because one expects no or minimal improvement after this high risk procedure. Without surgery, deterioration is inevitable and with continued afterload mismatch heart failure will develop and outcome is poor. Aortic valve replacement, also in these patients, decompresses the ventricle...

Vector Life Cycle Strategies

Simulium Life Cycle

The life span of a vector relative to the time taken for the parasite to complete its invertebrate life cycle is also very important for understanding the dynamics of vector-borne diseases. For example, most malaria parasites take at least one week to complete their life cycle in the adult female mosquito, but most mosquitoes die of old age before this amount of time. Thus, the longevity of the adult female mosquito is a very important variable determining how many secondary cases a single case of malaria can generate given a certain number of mosquitoes available per person. On the other hand, ticks can outlive most of their rodent hosts, and this can be very important in the perpetuation of viral diseases of short duration (e.g., diseases that either kill the host or to which the host becomes immune) in a small-sized rodent population.

Protein Differences Between Omnivores And Vegetarians Or Vegans

Animal protein contains considerably more sulfur as methionine and cysteine. These amino acids cause a higher acid load with the omnivore diet, which appears to be partially retained as a major component of the pathogenesis of bone disease and muscle wasting in aging.16 This helps to explain the improved mineral balance and skeletal metabolism in postmenopausal women treated orally with potassium-bicarbonate.16 Also, lipid peroxidation is enhanced with decreasing extracellular pH. Acidic pH releases iron from safe binding sites where this free iron then enhances free radical activity.17 Thus, the lower sulfur and phosphorus intake on an all-plant diet appears to provide a significant longevity advantage for elderly subjects.

Ornithodoros Hermsii Borrelia

Except for the louse-borne agent Borrelia recurrentis, Borrelia species are transmitted by ticks.14 The vectors of tick-borne relapsing fever are argasid ticks of the genus Ornithodoros. Ornithodoros ticks pass through more than one nymphal stage between the larval and adult stages Figure 45-1 shows several sizes of Ornithodoros turicatae. Most species of argasid ticks feed on a single or a very limited number of types of animal. Ornithodoros ticks are noted for their longevity, up to 15 to 20 years, and their ability to survive without a blood meal for several years.1 Transovarial transmission by their argasid vectors is common among tick-borne Borrelia species, thus providing for survival in an environment during periods when vertebrate hosts are absent or sparse. Reservoirs of the relapsing fever Borrelia species include a variety of mammals, most commonly rodents, but may include birds as well. The natural reservoir for the tick-borne species Borrelia duttoni appears to be humans.

Dementia Some Controversial Issues

One important question still pending is whether cognitive decline is a dimensional phenomenon. According to different authors, cognitive decline in the elderly can be considered dimensionally, including benign senescent forgetfulness 5 , aging-associated memory impairment 6 , mild cognitive disorder 7 and senile dementia. Caine 8 prefers aging-associated cognitive decline (AACD) as a designation to be listed among conditions that are not attributable to a mental disorder but are a focus of clinical attention. AACD reflects decrement in cognitive processing abilities, including an array of intellectual functions these are not so severe as to impair personal or vocational functioning significantly''. If we accept a dimensional model to explain cognitive decline, AD would be the endpoint in a continum of a normal aging process. However, Ritchie 9 , reviewing the literature, concludes that there is perhaps more evidence in favor of a medical model of AD as a pathologic process that,...

Risk and Protective Factors in Elderly Depression

Psychosocial factors play an important role in the causation and maintenance of late-life depression. Although it has been argued that the impact of major life events is greater in the younger than in the aged cohort 2 , in no other age group do certain life events occur as often as in old age. The final decades of life come along with a global reduction in social perspectives, declining health, and cumulative losses. Such factors, both emotional and environmental, interact with the various biological changes related to the ageing process. Predisposing and protective factors refer to personal assets and liabilities that alter the probability of depression. The biological changes related to the ageing process probably represent a greater vulnerability than specific predisposing factors for depression in younger patients, such as genetic susceptibility or childhood deprivations. On the other hand, the existence of good coping abilities in early life is essential to deal with the...

The Process Of Developing The Loma Linda University Vegetarian Food Guide

Vegetarian Pyramid Pic Loma Linda

Epidemiological data on vegetarians in Western countries over the last 4 decades had documented lower risk for most chronic diseases, increased longevity, lower body weight, lower blood pressure, and improved overall health status of vegetarians. The third principle, consumption of dairy products and or eggs is optionalrecognizes that some vegetarians (i.e., vegans) opt to limit dairy products and eggs. The consumption of dairy products and eggs is not necessary to achieve RDAs, but is often practiced for convenience and practicality. Quantitatively, consumption of dairy products and eggs by vegetarians varies from infrequent to daily. Vegetarian diets that include dairy products, eggs, or both (i.e., lacto-ovo-vegetarian diets), easily provide all the nutrients required by healthy adults. In population studies, such diets have been shown to be healthful and promote longevity, with no need for routine nutrient supplementation. Because some dairy products are high in fat and saturated...

Prostate Cancer Risk Reduction by Dietary Modification

Though we are not at a stage where we can justifiably advise patients to, say, cut their fat intake to reduce the chances of their developing prostate cancer, we should not ignore what is already known about the benefits of dietary manipulation. So reducing animal fat and consuming more oily fish may or may not prevent prostate cancer, but we know these measures will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Practical and simple dietary changes should always be encouraged by health professionals because they could improve the overall quality and longevity of the lives of their patients. Although controlled enthusiasm about diets and their effect on specific diseases is appropriate, we must not let ourselves get carried away with the hype that is borne of our politically correct times.

Prospects For Prevention Of Dementia

Age-dependent diseases are those in which the disease process is an intrinsic part of ageing. Everyone would develop these diseases if they lived long enough. Age-related diseases, on the other hand, may become more common with age, but are not necessarily related to the ageing process. Age-related diseases can be prevented if an individual is not exposed to the causative agent. By contrast, age-dependent diseases cannot be completely prevented. They can be postponed by slowing down the disease process or avoiding environmental risk factors, but their eventual occurrence is inevitable. With age-dependent diseases the aim of prevention is to extend the period of life free of disablement by delaying disease onset. Whether the major dementing diseases are age-related or age-dependent is still a matter of debate. However, if the age-dependent view is correct, preventive efforts will not reduce the demand for health and welfare programmes to deal with dementia, but might...

Special Concerns For Athletes On Vegetarian Diets

While there have been some concerns about the trace mineral status of vegetarian athletes, their dietary practices may be of benefit in another area of current interest in sports nutrition. Research has been directed toward the interaction of exercise, generation of reactive oxygen species or free radicals, and antioxidant nutrients (primarily vitamins E, C, and A, and the mineral selenium).60-63 During exercise, oxygen consumption can increase 10- to 20-fold over rest to meet energy demands. Due to various means that are still being researched (e.g., increases in catecholamines, lactic acid, hyperthermia, and transient hypoxia), the rise in oxygen consumption results in an oxidative stress that leads to the generation of reactive oxygen species, such as the superoxide radical, hydrogen peroxide, and the hydroxyl radical.60-63 These reactive oxygen species are defined as molecules or ions containing an unpaired electron that cause cell and tissue injury. Reactive oxygen species have...

Perspective On Us Food Guides

The goals of the early food guides were qualitative and targeted to achieve variety, balance, and moderation, not necessarily health and longevity. In 1941, recommended dietary allowances (RDA) were released for nine nutrients protein, iron, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin D, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and vitamin C. The concept of achieving a balance between protective foods and high-energy foods moved into a quantitative arena. To meet newly established nutrient recommendations, which were primarily based on nutrient balance studies of omnivores, the U.S. government continued to emphasize protein-rich foods such as animal and dairy foods. The emphasis on animal-based food products attempted to ensure adequate intake of the B vitamins, iron, and calcium.4-6,14,17,18 Today, life expectancy has increased to around 80 years of age and most Americans battle chronic diseases, many that are a result of extended life span, life-style, and dietary factors. Results of ongoing research support...

Coils and Kinks of the Extracranial Carotid Arteries

Elongation of the ICA, which can also result in kinking of the ICA, is usually due to degenerative changes associated with increasing age and atherosclerosis. The loss of elasticity of the arterial wall due to the aging process (coupled with hemodynamic shear stresses) predisposes toward kinks of the elongated carotid artery between the proximal and distal fixed points of the skull base and thoracic inlet.

Neuropsychological Tests of Attention

Poor performance on this test can be due to many factors besides traumatic brain injury, such as anxiety, depression, being preoccupied, and poor effort. The Digit Span subtest seems more sensitive to left hemisphere brain damage than to right-sided brain damage. It is fairly resistant to the aging process. It is primarily a test of auditory working memory. Moreover, it does not correlate highly with the other 10 subtests on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales. It appears to measure a very specific skill or ability. The digits-backward score appears to be more sensitive to brain damage and the effects of aging than is the forward score.12

Would Persistence of a Modified Indigenous Strain in the Soil Environment Pose a Threat

One of the major concerns about the release of GMMs is their potential to persist and proliferate for long periods of time in the environment. The longer the organism is present in the environment the greater its potential to cause an impact. Therefore, it is essential to assess the longevity of any released organism in order that the risks associated with it can be properly estimated. Sensitive culture based assays were developed which were able to detect 1 cfu g-1 of inocula17 and this approach was preferred to molecular based techniques, including PCR assays of similar sensitivity,24 because of their ease of use in the analysis of the large numbers of samples collected to provide statistically relevant data. In addition, we wanted to assess whether dormant populations or populations persisting at densities below the level of detection could be selected for by the introduction of growing plants. The introduction of plants was used as an environmental enrichment protocol to measure...

Longterm relationships

Can take priority over the time the couple has to spend with each other. Quality of life, satisfaction with the relationship, and longevity are associated positively with sexual activity within a committed relationship 7 Couples should be encouraged to regard their sexual life a priority scheduling time and privacy for themselves separate from other life responsibilities is essential. Encourage couples to maintain erotic levels through seduction, touch, and massage outside of and in addition to sexual exchange, use of sensuality such as pleasing scents, music, and lubricants to enhance sexual exchange and intimacy.

Summary And Recommendations

A field study reflects the true performance of the repellent under the conditions in which it is required to perform, and accounts for many factors that affect the longevity of a repellent. Temperature, humidity, and wind affect evaporation of the repellent (Gabel et al., 1976 Khan et al., 1972 Wood, 1968), and perspiration and abrasion will also reduce the longevity of the repellent (Rutledge et al., 1985 Rueda et al., 1998). Also, a field study will test a repellent against representative mosquito species, which is important due to the differential interspecific responsiveness to repellents.

Sources Of Variation And Bias

Mosquitoes will always feed on the easiest option. In laboratory tests, choice boxes where mosquitoes are offered protected and unprotected areas of skin, or experiments where a protected and a control arm are offered simultaneously, should be avoided. A free-choice test calculated the ED50 of deet as 0.024 to 0.042 mg cm2 (Rutledge et al., 1978). A similar test with no choice calculated it as 0.35 mg cm2 (Cockcroft et al., 1998). In field tests, repellent should be applied to both legs. If it is applied to one limb, and the other limb is used as a control, both the longevity and percentage protection afforded by the repellent will be misleadingly inflated. When the protection afforded by the repellent wanes, mosquitoes will start to feed through the repellent. However, if there is an unprotected alternative, they will be diverted and feed upon it. This also applies in field tests if individuals are less than 10 m apart, since this is the limit of short-range attraction (Gillies and...

Health Impacts Of Vitamin E

Aging is a normal process characterized by morphological and functional changes, most of which are degenerative, that occur as a living system grows older. The role of free radicals in the aging process and the ability of vitamin E to delay the overall process have been topics of intense investigation for decades. Harman, in a series of papers that began in 1956, presented and discussed the free radical theory on aging (62-68). This theory is based on the premise that aging is due to the accumulation of deteriorative changes resulting from free radical reactions at the cellular level that occur throughout the lifespan. Harman suggested that the functional life span could be increased by minimizing free radical events by keeping body weight low, by ingesting diets adequate in nutrients but containing minimal amounts of constituents that enhance free radical damage (copper, polyunsaturated fatty acids, etc.), and maintaining a diet high in antioxidants, including vitamin E (67). Many...

Regulation Of Apoptosis By The Bcl2 Gene Family Identification of Bcl2 a Mammalian Ortholog of ced9

Members of the Bcl2 gene family also control cell survival through regulation of procaspase activation. The prototypical family member Bcl2 (B cell lymphoma gene 2) was cloned because of its involvement in t(14 18) chromosomal translocations that result in human B-cell follicular lymphoma. In such cases, the translocation breakpoint juxtaposes the Bcl2 gene with the immunoglobulin heavy-chain transcriptional enhancer (48,49). Overexpression of Bcl2 results in a novel form of cancer in which the production of excessive cells is caused by an increase in cell longevity rather than increased rate of

Aging of the Face and Neck

Occurs at three different physical levels. The most superficial and visible level is the skin. The preponderance of sun damage is in the skin and is easily removed by surgical procedures such as laser resurfacing. With healing, entirely new layers of skin replace the sun-damaged skin, essentially reversing the aging process.

Ceramide and cell senescence

Importantly, links between ceramide generation and cell senescence appear to be conserved in yeast. In S. cerevisiae, deletion of the longevity assurance genes LAG1 and LAC1 confers an increased life span in yeast by 30 91 . As is the case with mammalian cells, each yeast cell has a defined number of cell division cycles it can undergo before reaching a nondividing state, or senescence. It may follow that LAG1 and LAC1 regulate yeast life span via the regulation of ceramide levels. Intriguingly, some of the Lac1 Lag1 homologues in other eukaryotes appear to contain not only LAG-1 homologous domains, but transcriptional regulatory HOX-motifs, suggesting the possibility of coupling between ceramide binding and transcriptional regulation 97 . The structural and functional conservation of these proteins, as well as their potential roles in the regulation of ceramide formation, is of intense interest. Indeed, ongoing studies in yeast and mammalian system will likely shed light on the...

Complications of Arterial Reconstruction

Specific complications associated with peripheral arterial reconstructions usually occur within predictable time frames, and can be classified as immediate, early, intermediate, or late (Table 12.2). For the purpose of this chapter, immediate complications refer to those events occurring intraoperatively or within the first 24 hours after surgery, early complications occur less than 30 days after surgery, intermediate occur within the first year, and late occur after the first postoperative year. Complications occurring immediately perioperatively and within the first 30 days after surgery are most often due to technical error or poor patient selection. Technical errors include inadequate anastomotic suturing technique, kinking of the graft, and the injudicious choice of a poor-quality, small-diameter graft. Poor qualities of either inflow or distal run-off are predictors of poor graft longevity. Complications ensuing from these errors are usually anasto-motic hemorrhage or a...

Drinking wine

A simple definition of wine is the fermented juice of the grape. Although so-called wine can be made from other fruits, in this context it is the grape alone that counts. There is no other fruit that can provide such a wonderfully diverse and complex drink with such infinite variations of flavour. It is a many faceted drink, enjoyable in its youth yet capable of considerable longevity. It enhances any social occasion, inducing conviviality and conversation it can turn a humble picnic into a feast, or a simple dinner into a banquet. Its subtleties can be discussed and pondered over at length, at best around a congenial table, rather than in the clinical atmosphere of a tasting room.

Vectorial Capacity

Even when determining that a particular arthropod species is competent for the parasite to complete its life cycle, this does not mean that such a vector will be important in maintaining disease transmission in the real world. For example, in the laboratory one may force a mosquito or tick to take a meal from a host it will never find or prefer to feed on in their habitat. Or the life span of the vector may be so short, compared to the extrinsic incubation period, that most of the vectors are dead before transmission occurs. Or the abundance of the vector may be so low that it will not sustain transmission of the pathogen in real-life conditions. To understand the role of a particular vector in the transmission of a particular pathogen, the concept of vectorial capacity was developed. Vectorial capacity includes not only the concepts of vector competence but also those of vector abundance, host specificity, vector longevity, and the time taken for the parasite to develop its life...


Venous ulceration (CVU) are 30 to 50 , 5 to 10 , and 1 to 2 , respectively. The bulk of advanced disease affects the elderly, with up to 5 of women over the age of 65 years having a history of CVU. However, up to 50 of affected patients, especially men, develop their ulcer before their 50th birthday. Women often relate the development of VVs to pregnancy and childbirth. The increase in female sex hormones and blood volume during the first trimester may be responsible. However, there is little evidence of an association with (multi)parity, and men and women appear to be affected almost equally by CVI. The excess of women observed in clinical practice is mainly due to their longevity and the reluctance of men to seek medical attention. There is no clear evidence that low socioeconomic class predisposes to CVI, although CVU healing and recurrence rates may be worse. Clinical experience suggests that occupations involving prolonged standing are associated with an increased prevalence and...

Vascular Stenosis

Vein stenosis and aneurysmal dilatation are both seen following development of AVFs. The former may compromise both the quality of dialysis and the longevity of the fistula. Some centers advocate routine fistula scanning, but this has not yet been shown to be an effective way of monitoring fistulas for complications. Where obvious stenoses exist, or dialysis is inadequate despite an apparently satisfactory fistula, then ultrasound may reveal a stenosis. Stenoses greater than 50 or AVFs with flows below 500 mL min are more likely to fail and may need revision. Stenoses within 1 to 2 cm of the anastomosis are most easily dealt with by surgical revision. This can be undertaken under local anesthesia with an occlusive tourniquet. The fistula is ligated and divided and reanasto-mosed to an adjacent portion of artery. More remote stenoses may often be dealt with by angioplasty. If this fails, then short skip grafts of vein may bypass a stenosis and permit continuous use of the fistula...


Ove Almkvist describes in his review typical neuropsychological and instrumental findings in several dementia syndromes. He concludes that there is some consistent evidence pointing to the specificity of these characteristics for the disease and the degree of dementia severity. Inconsistencies remain, mainly concerning the premorbid abilities of the patient and the lack of sufficient knowledge of the normal ageing process. However, how is the evidence given by the author defined


Weight loss, possibly in association with changes in the gastrointestinal hormonal milieu, results in dramatic effects on the comorbid conditions of severe obesity (1). Reversal or improvement have been seen for the following comorbidities type 2 diabetes (11), hyperlipidemia, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, weight-bearing osteoar-thritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and depression. Reversal or improvement are reasonable and presumed for other comorbidities, including cardiac and peripheral vascular disease, and carcinomas of the breast, uterus, ovary, prostate, colon, pancreas, and liver (10). There are also improvements in quality-of-life factors related to body image, personal hygiene, sexual activity, employment opportunities, and socioeconomic status (1). Finally, growing epidemiological evidence suggests that weight-loss surgery may increase longevity (41).


Section IV reviews some of the more common problems people have with their sleep or dreams. By the end of the 20th century, much had been discovered about these problems and how to treat them effectively. At the beginning of the 21st century, there are sleep disorder centers in almost every moderate sized city in the United States, and growing numbers in other parts of the world, where people with sleep or dream problems can have them diagnosed and treated. This opportunity has led to great improvements in the quality of life, and sometimes the longevity of life, for many people. Additional information about sleep disorders can be obtained from The National Sleep Foundation, 1522 K Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005 202 347-3471 nsf sleepfoundation.org e-mail www.sleepfoundation.org. This resource is excellent for professionals and non-professionals alike, who would like to obtain more information about sleep and sleep disorders.

Adult Stage Activity

A variety of compounds that inhibit the development of immature stages of insects, classified as juvenile hormone analogues (or mimics) or as chitine synthesis inhibitors, have already been commercialised as pest control agents. Examples of such compounds for mosquito control are pyriproxyfen (Yapabandara et al., 2001) and methoprene (Nasci et al., 1994). Effects of sublethal doses of this latter compound on longevity and reproduction of adult mosquitoes have also been documented (Sawby et al., 1992). Effectiveness and residual activity tests follow the same procedures as those for evaluating larvicides (Nayar et al., 2002). However, the direct insect growth regulatory effects may not be apparent unless careful examination of dead or moribund larvae is undertaken. Deformities (Figure 25.5) can then be observed.

Vector Control

Most of these water pools are associated with human activities, such as tire tracks, irrigation seepages, cattle hoofprints, and so on. Control of larvae in such conditions may be very difficult because of the scattered nature and small size of the sites. On the other hand, the mosquito An. funestus, which occurs in the same areas as An. gambiae, breeds in permanent bodies of water and avoids predators by hiding in the emerging vegetation. Cleaning of the edges of ponds or introduction of some fish species can provide some control of An. funestus breeding. However, both An. gambiae and An. funestus are very anthropophilic, and rest inside human dwellings, making this behavior amenable to the use of indoor insecticide spraying to kill the adult mosquitoes. Furthermore, one does not need to kill every mosquito as soon as it emerges. Because of the extrinsic incubation period, and because the daily mosquito survival rate is the most crucial parameter for vector capacity, just making life...


Mild to moderate limb ischemia that does not warrant invasive revascularization can be followed with serial examinations. An ABI determination is obtained at the initial visit to establish a baseline, as this measure may improve with exercise or deteriorate with progression of disease. The emphasis in treatment of these patients is on risk factor modification to prevent progression of disease and concurrently increase longevity, and a walking program to encourage exercise and increase exercise tolerance. The most common causes of death in patients with symptoms of lower extremity arterial insufficiency are ischemic


The initial breast shape was better because of the coning and shaping of the parenchyma. It appears that the longevity of the shape may be due to the fact that we are not using the skin to hold the shape and because we are removing the heavy inferior breast tissue. We used the 5-cm rule for the vertical scar to try to prevent bottoming out, but instead the weight of the breast tissue - when an inferior pedicle was used - would cause either the scar to stretch or the breast tissue to push down the inframammary fold.

Vocal Fold Submucosa

The original investigators of collagen for laryngeal augmentation suggested that placement of the collagen graft material within specific layers of the vocal fold significantly affected the results and longevity of the injection. They specified that the attempt should be made to place the collagen graft into the deeper layers of the vocal fold lamina propria, which they termed a superficial injection 4 . This was consistent with the concept for skin injections in which the goal was to place the collagen graft within the midreticular dermis. The vocal fold submucosa is roughly divided into three layers by variations in the concentration of the extracellular matrix proteins. The two deeper layers, termed the intermediate and deep layer, form the vocal ligament and are composed of primarily elastin fibers and collagen fibers, respectively. Morphometric evaluation from cadaver specimens in multiple studies reveals that the combined thickness of the intermediate and deep layers is less...

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