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BACKGROUND Plant extracts and oils may act as alternatives to conventional pesticides for malaria vector control. The aim of this study was to evaluate the larvicidal activity of essential oils of three plants of Apiaceae family against Anopheles stephensi, the main malaria vector in Iran. METHODS Essential oils from Heracleum persicum, Foeniculum vulgare(More)
BACKGROUND The mortality of dialysis patients is 10- to 100-fold higher than in the general population. Baseline serum PTH levels, and more recently, changes in serum PTH levels (ΔPTH) over time, have been associated to mortality in dialysis patients. METHODS We explored the relationship between ΔPTH over 1 year with mortality over the next year in a(More)
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