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In Europe the most abundant naturally residing termite is the subterranean genus Reticulitermes (Rhinotermitidae). Six phenotypes of Reticulitermes have been identified on the basis of morphological, chemical (cuticular hydrocarbons and soldier defensive secretions), and molecular (enzymatic alleles and mitochondrial ND1 sequence) features. They are R.(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple laser systems are available for the purpose of hair removal. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the safety and long-term efficacy of the 800 nm, pulsed diode laser at reducing hair count. METHODS Fifty volunteers, primarily Fitzpatrick skin types II and III, with dark brown or black hair, were treated with a diode(More)
BACKGROUND Pulsed dye laser treatments usually result in purpura. Any topical application that eliminates or shortens the duration of purpura would be extremely useful. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this prospective study was to determine the safety and efficacy of topical vitamin K cream in shortening the duration of laser-induced purpura. METHODS Twenty(More)
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