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22.02.17 | Assessment of oral ivermectin versus shampoo in the treatment of pediculosis

A study conducted in two neighbouring villages of Sine-Saloum, Senagal, analysed the effect of using oral Ivermectin and shampoo in the treatment of pediculosis and revealed that whilst oral ivermectin is more highly effective in treating pediculosis compared with shampoo, ivermectin resitance may emerge during treatment.

15.05.17 | A randomized clinical study comparing a head lice shampoo, (Licener®) with an anti-head lice product containing dimethicone (Jacutin® Pedicul Fluid)

A new study conducted between July and November 2016 in households of two villages in Egypt compared the safety and efficacy of a shampoo-based head lice treatment (Licener®) with an anti-head lice product (Jacutin® Pedicul Fluid) via a randomized and controlled clinical study.

07.04.17 | A randomised clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new pediculicide made with saponified olive oil in the eradication of head lice.

A new study has compared the efficacy and safety of a new pediculicide, Inex Pediculicide Soap® with Paranix® via a randomised clinical trial involving children diagnosed with pediculosis and 6 paediatricians from the community of Madrid, Spain.

16.03.17 | Randomised trials to assess the efficacy of Australian essential oils in the treatment of head lice

A new study has compared the efficacy of a head lice treatment containing Australian eucalyptus oil and Leptospermum petersonii (EO/LP Solution) with a neurotoxic treatment containing pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide (P/PB Mousse) via a randomised controlled study.

16.09.16 | Efficacy of Abametapir Against Eggs of Human Head and Body Lice

A study undertaken to determine the ovicidal efficacy of abametapir against eggs of both human head and body lice has revealed that abametaphir has an 100% ovicidal activity in vitro assessments and therefore able to inhibit hatching of both head and body louse eggs if used in specific concetrations.

03.10.17 | Detection of bacterial pathogens including potential new species in human head lice from Mali

A new study has assessed the occurrence of bacterial pathogens from head lice collected in two rural villages from Mali, and identified for the first time, the presence of the DNA of two pathogenic bacteria, namely Coxiella burnetii (5.1%) and Rickettsia aeschlimannii (0.6%) detected in human head lice.

03.10.17 | Pyrethroids inhibit K2P channels and activate sensory neurons: basis of insecticide-induced paraesthesias

A new study has examined the effect of pyrethroids such as permethrin or tetramethrin (TM) on two-pore domain potassium (K2P) channels mainly expressed in sensory neurons and suggested that inhibition of K2P channels facilitates sensory neuron activation and increases their excitability which contributes to the generation of paraesthesias and pain after parathyroid exposure.

03.10.17 | Detoxification of ivermectin by ATP binding cassette transporter C4 and cytochrome P450 monooxygenase 6CJ1 in the human body louse, Pediculus humanus humanus

A new study investigating the functional properties of ivermectin-induced detoxification genes suggests that ATP binding cassette transporter C4 (PhABCC4) and cytochrome P450 6CJ1 (CYP6CJ1) are involved in the Phase III and Phase I xenobiotic metabolism of ivermectin respectively.

09.06.17 | Ivermectin lipid-based nanocarriers as novel formulations against head lice

A new study investigating the insecticidal activity of ivermectin-loaded lipid nanocapsules (IVM-LNC) against permethrin-resistant head lice has highlighted the effectiveness in the encapsulation of ivermectin (IVM) into stable LNC dispersion with a potential clinical activity against head lice .

08.06.17 | Identification of Novel Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Mutations in Human Head and Body Lice

A new study investigating louse populations from Iran has revealed that 100% of all specimens collected from the Provinces of West-Azerbaijan and Zanjan have at least one of six novel mutations potentially associated with kdr resistance in body and head lice.

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