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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714895/flexible-boron-doped-diamond-bdd-electrodes-for-plant-monitoring
#1
Shoko Tago, Tsuyoshi Ochiai, Seitaro Suzuki, Mio Hayashi, Takeshi Kondo, Akira Fujishima
Detecting the bio-potential changes of plants would be useful for monitoring their growth and health in the field. A sensitive plant monitoring system with flexible boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrodes prepared from BDD powder and resin (Nafion or Vylon-KE1830) was investigated. The properties of the electrodes were compared with those of small BDD plate-type electrodes by monitoring the bioelectric potentials of potted Aloe and hybrid species in the genus Opuntia. While flexible BDD electrodes have wide potential windows, their cyclic voltammograms are different from those of the BDD plate...
July 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714580/differential-failure-to-deactivate-the-default-mode-network-in-unipolar-and-bipolar-depression
#2
Elena Rodríguez-Cano, Silvia Alonso-Lana, Salvador Sarró, Paloma Fernández-Corcuera, José M Goikolea, Eduard Vieta, Teresa Maristany, Raymond Salvador, Peter J McKenna, Edith Pomarol-Clotet
OBJECTIVES: Neuroimaging studies have revealed evidence of brain functional abnormalities in bipolar depressive disorder (BDD) and major depressive disorder (MDD). However, few studies to date have compared these two mood disorders directly. METHODS: Matched groups of 26 BDD type I patients, 26 MDD patients and 26 healthy controls underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while performing the n-back working memory task. A whole-brain ANOVA was used to compare the three groups and clusters of significant difference were examined further using region-of-interest (ROI) analysis...
July 17, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686781/facial-identity-and-self-perception-an-examination-of-psychosocial-outcomes-in-cosmetic-surgery-patients
#3
Benjamin Slavin, Jacob Beer
<p>The psychosocial health of patients undergoing cosmetic procedures has often been linked to a host of pre-existing conditions, including the type of procedure being performed. Age, gender, and the psychological state of the patients also contribute to the perceived outcome. Specifically, the presence or absence of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) has been identified as an independent marker for unhappiness following cosmetic procedures.1 However, no study has, to our knowledge, identified a more precise indicator that is associated with higher rates of patient dissatisfaction from cosmetic procedure...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654886/bimetallic-pt-au-nanocatalysts-electrochemically-deposited-on-boron-doped-diamond-electrodes-for-nonenzymatic-glucose-detection
#4
Siriwan Nantaphol, Takeshi Watanabe, Naohiro Nomura, Weena Siangproh, Orawon Chailapakul, Yasuaki Einaga
The enormous demand for medical diagnostics has encouraged the fabrication of high- performance sensing platforms for the detection of glucose. Nonenzymatic glucose sensors are coming ever closer to being used in practical applications. Bimetallic catalysts have been shown to be superior to single metal catalysts in that they have greater activity and selectivity. Here, we demonstrate the preparation, characterization, and electrocatalytic characteristics of a new bimetallic Pt/Au nanocatalyst. This nanocatalyst can easily be synthesized by electrodeposition by sequentially depositing Au and Pt on the surface of a boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrode...
June 17, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651226/insight-in-body-dysmorphic-disorder-bdd-relative-to-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd-and-psychotic-disorders-revisiting-this-issue-in-light-of-dsm-5
#5
Wei Lin Toh, David J Castle, Rachel L Mountjoy, Ben Buchanan, John Farhall, Susan L Rossell
INTRODUCTION: In DSM-5, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) was reclassified under the obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (OCRDs), but little is known about the nature of BDD beliefs. This study aimed to compare level of insight in BDD and consider related implications for DSM-5 classification. METHOD: Participants were 27 BDD, 19 obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and 20 psychosis (SZ) participants as well as 42 non-clinical controls (NC), who completed the Brown Assessment of Beliefs Scale (BABS) and Peters Delusions Inventory (PDI)...
August 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642342/survival-of-contagious-ovine-digital-dermatitis-codd-associated-treponemes-on-disposable-gloves-after-handling-codd-affected-feet
#6
J W Angell, S R Clegg, D H Grove-White, R W Blowey, S D Carter, J S Duncan, N J Evans
Both contagious ovine digital dermatitis (CODD) and bovine digital dermatitis (BDD) are causes of infectious lameness in sheep and cattle, respectively, and are strongly associated with the presence of specific treponemes, with three different cultivable phylogroups commonly isolated: Treponema medium, Treponema phagedenis and Treponema pedis The aim of this study was to investigate the potential to transmit CODD-associated Treponema species via gloves used when handling visibly clinically affected animals...
June 22, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629299/farm-and-cow-level-prevalence-of-bovine-digital-dermatitis-on-dairy-farms-in-taranaki-new-zealand
#7
D A Yang, C Heuer, R Laven, W D Vink, R N Chesterton
AIMS: This aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the herd and cow-level prevalence of bovine digital dermatitis (BDD) in dairy farms in the northern Taranaki region of New Zealand, and to identify whether there was any spatial clustering of herds with the disease. METHODS: A survey of 224 dairy farms in the northern Taranaki region of New Zealand was undertaken from September 2014 to February 2015. Following training in robust criteria to confirm BDD visually, a technician inspected the rear feet of every milking cow on the farms during milking...
June 19, 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628298/selective-electrocatalytic-degradation-of-odorous-mercaptans-derived-from-s-au-bond-recongnition-on-a-dendritic-gold-boron-doped-diamond-composite-electrode
#8
Shouning Chai, Yujing Wang, Ya-Nan Zhang, Meichuan Liu, Yanbin Wang, Guohua Zhao
To improve selectivity of electrocatalytic degradation of toxic, odorous mercaptans, the fractal-structured dendritic Au/BDD (boron-doped diamond) anode with molecular recognition is fabricated through a facile replacement method. SEM and TEM characterizations show that the gold dendrites are single crystals and have high population of the Au (111) facet. The distinctive structure endows the electrode with advantages of low resistivity, high active surface area, and prominent electrocatalytic activity. To evaluate selectivity, the dendritic Au/BDD is applied in degrading two groups of synthetic wastewater containing thiophenol/2-mercaptobenzimidazole (targets) and phenol/2-hydroxybenzimidazole (interferences), respectively...
July 6, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621920/hydroxide-ion-oxidation-in-aqueous-solutions-using-boron-doped-diamond-electrodes
#9
Irkham, Takeshi Watanabe, Yasuaki Einaga
The electrochemical oxidation behavior of hydroxide ions at the surface of boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrodes is presented. The hydroxide ion oxidation behavior was found to be affected by the surface conditions of the BDD electrode. Over the NaOH concentration range of 0.5-10 mM, a well-defined voltammetric wave attributed to hydroxide ion oxidation was observed at ∼1.25 V versus a Ag/AgCl reference electrode when using an anodically oxidized BDD (AO-BDD) electrode, while it was observed at around ∼1...
June 16, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611331/body-dysmorphic-disorder-diagnosis-clinical-aspects-and-treatment-strategies
#10
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Rajiv Ahluwalia, Navneet Kaur Bhatia, Priyanka Sethi Kumar, Parvinder Kaur
AIM: With the increased demand to undertake dental aesthetic and reconstructive procedures, it is imperative for all dental clinicians to have an understanding of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Patient's preoccupations with perceived defect in appearance or excessive concern about minimal flaws are among diagnostic criteria of BDD. Such patients are difficult to please and often undergo cosmetic procedures such as orthodontic treatment. METHODOLOGY: Literature search in PubMed/MEDLINE was conducted from 1891 to 2015...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577583/long-term-outcomes-of-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-adolescent-body-dysmorphic-disorder
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Georgina Krebs, Lorena Fernández de la Cruz, Benedetta Monzani, Laura Bowyer, Martin Anson, Jacinda Cadman, Isobel Heyman, Cynthia Turner, David Veale, David Mataix-Cols
Emerging evidence suggests that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an efficacious treatment for adolescent body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in the short term, but longer-term outcomes remain unknown. The current study aimed to follow up a group of adolescents who had originally participated in a randomized controlled trial of CBT for BDD to determine whether treatment gains were maintained. Twenty-six adolescents (mean age = 16.2, SD = 1.6) with a primary diagnosis of BDD received a course of developmentally tailored CBT and were followed up over 12 months...
July 2017: Behavior Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567674/electro-fenton-oxidation-of-para-aminosalicylic-acid-degradation-kinetics-and-mineralization-pathway-using-pt-carbon-felt-and-bdd-carbon-felt-cells
#12
Nihal Oturan, Charuvila T Aravindakumar, Hugo Olvera-Vargas, Mathew M Sunil Paul, Mehmet A Oturan
Degradation of a widely used antibiotic, the para-aminosalicylic acid (PAS), and mineralization of its aqueous solution was investigated by electro-Fenton process using Pt/carbon-felt and boron-doped diamond (BDD)/carbon-felt cells with applied currents in the range of 50-1000 mA. This process produces the highly oxidizing species, the hydroxyl radical ((•)OH), which is mainly responsible for the oxidative degradation of PAS. An absolute rate constant of 4.17 × 10(9) M(-1) s(-1) for the oxidation of PAS by (●)OH was determined from the competition kinetics method...
May 31, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552873/the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-allyl-isothiocyanate-in-cows-with-bovine-digital-dermatitis
#13
Kanako Chiba, Tamako Miyazaki, Yasushi Sekiyama, Masao Miyazaki, Keiji Okada
Bovine digital dermatitis (BDD) is the most prevalent infectious cause of lameness in cattle. Because Treponema infection is a major etiology of BDD, the most common treatment of BDD is an antibiotic. Nonetheless, dairy cows require a withdrawal period after antibiotic treatment before their milk can be marketed. To address the problem, in this study, we tested whether 3 nonantibiotic agents (used separately)-allyl isothiocyanate (AITC), sodium alginate, and calcium hydroxide-alleviate BDD lesions in dairy cows...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541768/sex-differences-in-the-presentation-of-body-dysmorphic-disorder-in-a-community-sample-of-adolescents
#14
Sophie C Schneider, Jonathan Mond, Cynthia M Turner, Jennifer L Hudson
The current study sought to explore sex differences in the presentation of probable full-syndrome and subthreshold body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in adolescents from an Australian community sample. Specifically, it examined sex differences in the types of BDD symptoms endorsed, body areas of concern, and the association with elevated symptoms of comorbid disorders. In male participants, it also compared the presenting features of those with and without muscle dysmorphia. Of 3,149 adolescents assessed using self-report questionnaires, 162 (5...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541068/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-body-image-and-self-care-cbt-bisc-in-sexual-minority-men-living-with-hiv-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Aaron J Blashill, Steven A Safren, Sabine Wilhelm, Jonathan Jampel, S Wade Taylor, Conall O'Cleirigh, Kenneth H Mayer
OBJECTIVE: Body image disturbance is a distressing and interfering problem among many sexual minority men living with HIV, and is associated with elevated depressive symptoms and poor HIV self-care (e.g., antiretroviral therapy [ART] nonadherence). The current study tested the preliminary efficacy of a newly created intervention: cognitive-behavioral therapy for body image and self-care (CBT-BISC) for this population. METHOD: The current study entailed a 2-arm randomized controlled trial (N = 44) comparing CBT-BISC to an enhanced treatment as usual (ETAU) condition...
May 25, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528596/face-and-object-perception-in-body-dysmorphic-disorder-versus-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-the-mooney-faces-task
#16
Wei Lin Toh, David J Castle, Susan L Rossell
OBJECTIVES: Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is characterized by repetitive behaviors and/or mental acts occurring in response to preoccupations with perceived defects or flaws in physical appearance. There are some similarities, but also important differences, between BDD and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), not just in terms of core clinical symptoms, but possibly in the domain of perception. This study compared the nature and extent of perceptual anomalies in BDD versus OCD and health controls (HC), using a modified Mooney task...
May 22, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521158/degradation-of-creatinine-using-boron-doped-diamond-electrode-statistical-modeling-and-degradation-mechanism
#17
Zhefeng Zhang, Jiahui Xian, Chunyong Zhang, Degang Fu
This study investigated the degradation performance and mechanism of creatinine (a urine metabolite) with boron-doped diamond (BDD) anodes. Experiments were performed using a synthetic creatinine solution containing two supporting electrolytes (NaCl and Na2SO4). A three-level central composite design was adopted to optimize the degradation process, a mathematical model was thus constructed and used to explore the optimum operating conditions. A maximum mineralization percentage of 80% following with full creatinine removal had been achieved within 120 min of electrolysis, confirming the strong oxidation capability of BDD anodes...
May 13, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504607/innate-inflammatory-gene-expression-profiling-in-potential-brain-dead-donors-detailed-investigation-of-the-effect-of-common-corticosteroid-therapy
#18
Reza Gholamnezhadjafari, Nader Tajik, Reza Falak, Reza Aflatoonian, Sanaz Dehghan, Abbas Rezaei
Our study aimed to assess the influence of common methylprednisolone therapy on innate inflammatory factors in potential brain-dead organ donors (BDDs). The study groups consisted of 50 potential BDDs who received 15 mg/kg/d methylprednisolone and 25 live organ donors (LDs) as control group. Innate immunity gene expression profiling was performed by RT-PCR array. Soluble serum cytokines and chemokines, complement components, heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) and high mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) were measured by ELISA...
January 1, 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493699/electrochemical-oxidation-of-phenolic-compounds-at-boron-doped-diamond-anodes-structure-reactivity-relationships
#19
Yi Jiang, Xiuping Zhu, Xuan Xing
Electrochemical oxidation of phenolic compounds using boron-doped diamond (BDD) anodes has been shown as an effective approach to remove these contaminants from water. However, the understanding of the reaction mechanisms of substituted phenolic compounds at the BDD anode remains incomplete. In the present work, we investigated the electrochemical oxidation of 12 representative phenolic compounds (with varied substitution groups (e.g., -CH3, -OCH3, -NH2, -Cl, -OH, -COOH, -NO2, -CHO) and positions (-ortho, -meta, and -para)) at the BDD anode...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482195/prevalence-of-body-dysmorphic-disorder-and-associated-features-in-german-adolescents-a-self-report-survey
#20
Anne Möllmann, Fanny A Dietel, Antje Hunger, Ulrike Buhlmann
Prior research has not yet investigated the prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in adolescents and young adults based on criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5). In the current study, the point prevalence of BDD, comorbid symptoms, and associated features, such as appearance-related suicidality, level of insight or history of plastic surgeries, were examined in a non-clinical sample of German adolescents and young adults (n=308), between 15 and 21 years old, using self-report measures...
April 27, 2017: Psychiatry Research
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