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Linear functional response by two pupal Drosophila parasitoids foraging within single or multiple patch environments

KacËar, Xin-Geng Wang, Kent M. Daane. Data curation: GuÈlay KacËar, Xin-Geng Wang. Formal analysis: Xin-Geng Wang, Kent M. Daane. Funding acquisition: GuÈlay KacËar, Antonio Biondi, Kent M. Daane ... . Investigation: GuÈlay KacËar, Xin-Geng Wang, Kent M. Daane. Methodology: GuÈlay KacËar, Xin-Geng Wang, Antonio Biondi, Kent M. Daane. Project administration: Kent M. Daane. Resources: Kent M. Daane

Special issue on Drosophila suzukii: from global invasion to sustainable control

2 & Antonio Biondi 3 INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research), Universite ́ Nice Sophia Antipolis , CNRS, UMR 1355-7254 , Institut Sophia Agrobiotech , 06903 Sophia Antipolis

Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy: a retrospective cohort study assessing outcomes and cost-effectiveness

this article. Authors’ contributions LP, CDS, FF, and Angelo Bellia: conceived and designed the study, collected data and data interpretation. MV and Antonio Biondi: revised critically the paper. All

Combined Non-Target Effects of Insecticide and High Temperature on the Parasitoid Bracon nigricans

We studied the acute toxicity and the sublethal effects, on reproduction and host-killing activity, of four widely used insecticides on the generalist parasitoid Bracon nigricans (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a natural enemy of the invasive tomato pest, Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Laboratory bioassays were conducted applying maximum insecticide label rates at three ...

Within-Crop Air Temperature and Humidity Outcomes on Spatio-Temporal Distribution of the Key Rose Pest Frankliniella occidentalis

Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) is a key pest of various crops worldwide. In this study, we analyse the dependence of the infestation of this pest on spatially distributed micro climatic factors in a rose greenhouse. Despite the importance of this subject, the few existing studies have been realized in laboratory rather than in greenhouse conditions. However, recent progress ...

An atypical presentation of intrahepatic perforated cholecystitis: a modern indication to open cholecystectomy. Report of a case

Background Intrahepatic gallbladder perforation with chronic liver abscess formation was anecdotically reported in the literature. The aim of this work is to report a case of intrahepatic gallbladder perforation and its atypical clinical presentation. Case presentation A 62-year-old male patient came to our observation; his medical history showed intermittent fever up to 39-40°C of ...

Do Biopesticides Affect the Demographic Traits of a Parasitoid Wasp and Its Biocontrol Services through Sublethal Effects?

, University and Research (PRIN project 2010CXXHJE_004) and the French Ministry of Agriculture (CASDAR project 10063). Antonio Biondi received a PhD grant from the University of Catania. The funders had no role

Drosophila suzukii population response to environment and management strategies

, Project GREEEN, and the Michigan State Horticultural Society. We thank the California Cherry Board and USDA APHIS (Farm Bill, fund 14-8130-0463) for partial funding of this study. Antonio Biondi received

WSES Jerusalem guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of acute appendicitis

David Costa Ronald V. Maier Sandro Rizoli Zsolt J Balogh Cino Bendinelli Roberto Cirocchi Valeria Tonini Alice Piccinini Gregorio Tugnoli Elio Jovine Roberto Persiani Antonio Biondi Thomas Scalea Philip

Incidence of pain after inguinal hernia repair in the elderly. A retrospective historical cohort evaluation of 18-years’ experience with a mesh & plug inguinal hernia repair method on about 3000 patients

Background Chronic pain after prosthetic inguinal hernioplasty is one of the most important current issues in the current literature debate. Mechanisms related to pain development are only partially known. Influence of age as well as other factors is still unclear. The aim of this work was to evaluate whether development of chronic pain after open prosthetic plug and mesh inguinal ...

Laparoscopic vs. open approach for colorectal cancer: evolution over time of minimal invasive surgery

Background In the late '80s the successes of the laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder disease laid the foundations on the modern use of this surgical technique in a variety of diseases. In the last 20 years, laparoscopic colorectal surgery had become a popular treatment option for colorectal cancer patients. Discussion Many studies emphasized on the benefits stating the significant ...

Social disparities, health risk behaviors, and cancer

Background Overall cancer incidence rates decreased in the most recent time period in both men and women, largely due to improvements in surgical therapeutic approaches (tertiary prevention) and screening programs (secondary prevention), but differences in cancer incidence and survival according to socioeconomic status are documented worldwide. Health risk behaviors, defined as ...

Pharmacological and dietary prevention for colorectal cancer

Background Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality. People at higher risk are those individuals with a family history of CRC and familial adenomatous polyposis. Prevention and screening are two milestones for this disease. The aim of this study is to evaluate the chemopreventive role of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including ...

Health related quality of life in colorectal cancer patients: state of the art

Background Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in males and the second in females with a progressive increase in prevalence in industrialized countries. The loss of health due to the cancer and/or the consequence of the treatment may result in psychophysical, functional and social impairment; all of these affect health-related quality of life (QoL). ...

Mediterranean diet and cancer: epidemiological evidence and mechanism of selected aspects

Background Populations living in the area of the Mediterranean Sea suffered by decreased incidence of cancer compared with those living in the regions of northern Europe and US countries, attributed to healthier dietary habits. Nowadays, we are assisting to a moving away from the traditional Mediterranean dietary pattern, but whether this changing is influencing risk of cancers is ...

Major postoperative complications and survival for colon cancer elderly patients

Background Increased life expectancy has led to elevating the mean age of the patients at the time of diagnosis of colon cancer and subsequent treatment. Differences in complication rates and outcome between elderly and younger patients have been investigated. Methods We retrospectively analysed a database containing the information of patients who underwent surgery for stage I-III ...

Elevated serum levels of Chromogranin A in hepatocellular carcinoma

Background During the past three decades, the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States has tripled. The neuroendocrine character has been observed in some tumor cells within some hepatocellular carcinoma nodules and elevated serum chromogranin A also been reported in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of this work was to investigate the role of serum ...

Centenarians and supercentenarians: a black swan. Emerging social, medical and surgical problems

The Black Swan Theory was described by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his book “The Black Swan”. This theory refers to “high-impact, hard-to-predict, and rare events beyond the realm of normal expectations”. According to Taleb’s criteria, a Black Swan Event is a surprise, it has a major impact and after the fact, the event is rationalized by hindsight, as if it had been expected. For ...