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The amplification of mosquito-borne pathogens is driven by patterns of host use by vectors. While each mosquito species is innately adapted to feed upon a particular group of hosts, this "preference" is difficult to assess in field-based studies, because factors such as host defenses and spatial and temporal overlap of mosquitoes and hosts affect which host… (More)
In this discussion, greatest emphasis has been placed upon the personal factors involved, rather than upon the mechanical aspects of creating and maintaining a group, since it is the personal factors, the authors say, that are the most often overlooked.
The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) represents an important alternative to traditional ICD therapy. The major limitation of this technology is the inability to provide pacing. Here, we present a case of a patient with complete heart block and a pacemaker who underwent placement of an S-ICD. Special considerations had to be taken… (More)