Bipolar Depressed Patients Respond Better to rTMS Than Unipolar Depressed Patients
Publication date: November–December 2020Source: Brain Stimulation, Volume 13, Issue 6Author(s): Larissa Gama-Chonlon, James M. Scanlan, Rebecca M. Allen (Source: Brain Stimulation)
Source: Brain Stimulation - December 4, 2020 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Inflammation in Bipolar Disorder (BD): Identification of New Therapeutic Targets
Publication date: Available online 2 December 2020Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Ana Catarina Pereira, Joana Oliveira, Sónia Silva, Nuno Madeira, Cláudia MF Pereira, Maria T Cruz (Source: Pharmacological Research)
Source: Pharmacological Research - December 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

In reply: Zenker's diverticulotomy with bipolar tissue sealer: Retrospective review of safety and short-term outcomes
Publication date: January–February 2021Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology, Volume 42, Issue 1Author(s): Philip A. Weissbrod, Robert A. Weisman (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - December 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Pitfall in revision Zenker's diverticulotomy with bipolar tissue sealer in patients with prior staple assisted diverticulotomy
Publication date: January–February 2021Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology, Volume 42, Issue 1Author(s): Shumon Ian Dhar (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - December 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Tele-Psychiatry Assessment of Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms in 100 Patients With Bipolar Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic Social-Distancing Measures in Italy
The acute phase of the COrona VIrus Disease-19 (COVID-19) emergency determined relevant stressful burdens in psychiatric patients, particularly those with chronic mental disorders such as bipolar disorder (BD), not only for the threat of being infected but also for the strict lock-down and social-distancing measures adopted, the economic uncertainty, and the limited possibilities to access psychiatric services. In this regard, telepsychiatry services represented a new important instrument that clinicians could adopt to monitor and support their patients. The aim of the present study was to investigate acute post-traumatic ...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - December 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Involuntary Psychiatric Hospitalization of Youths in China Based on a Nationally Representative Sample
Objective: This nationally representative sample investigates demographic, diagnostic and clinical features associated with both voluntary and involuntary psychiatric hospitalization among children and adolescents psychiatrically hospitalized in China.Method: As part of an official national survey, 41 provincial tertiary psychiatric hospitals in China were selected. Data from 196 children and adolescents who were discharged from these psychiatric hospitals from March 19 to 31, 2019 were retrieved and analyzed.Results: 1. Psychotic symptoms, depressive symptoms and self-injury/suicide were the most common reasons of admissi...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - December 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Group Interventions May Reduce Self-Stigma in Patients With Serious Mental Illness
Two group interventions have been found to help reduce internalized stigma in people with serious mental illness (SMI), but one of the interventions showed superiority for participants who had psychotic symptoms, according to astudy inPsychiatric Services in Advance.“ ‘Internalized stigma’ or ‘self-stigma’ refers to the process by which one cognitively or emotionally absorbs negative messages about mental illness and comes to believe and apply them to one’s self,” wrote Amy L. Drapalski, Ph.D., and colleagues. “Internalized stigma has been linke d to many negative outcomes, i...
Source: Psychiatr News - December 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Ending Self-Stigma Health and Wellness intervention Psychiatric Services serious mental illness SMI veterans Source Type: research

Effective separation of bio-based alpha-ketoglutaric acid from post-fermentation broth using bipolar membrane electrodialysis (EDBM) and fouling analysis
Publication date: Available online 1 December 2020Source: Biochemical Engineering JournalAuthor(s): Mateusz Szczygiełda, Krystyna Prochaska (Source: Biochemical Engineering Journal)
Source: Biochemical Engineering Journal - December 2, 2020 Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research

We Really Need Clear Guidelines and Recommendations for Safer and Proper Use of Aripiprazole and Risperidone in a Pediatric Population: Real-World Analysis of EudraVigilance Database
Conclusions: Our results demonstrate that spontaneously reported adverse events associated with aripiprazole and risperidone reflect what is already known in terms of safety profile, although with about 90% of them being serious. This analysis stresses the need for further studies and effective training and information activities to better define the actual benefit/risk ratio of these drugs in pediatric patients. (Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry)
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - December 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Report Highlights Need to Educate Women With SMI About Risks of HIV, Other STDs
As people around the world stand in solidarity to recognize the millions living with HIV/AIDS today and the millions of lives lost to HIV/AIDS thisWorld AIDS Day, areport inPsychiatric Services highlights the need to educate women with serious mental illness (SMI) about the risks of the disease.“Women with serious mental illness (for example, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) are eight times more likely than women in the general population to contract STDs,” wrote Joseph McEvoy, M.D., of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta Uni versity and colleagues. T...
Source: Psychiatr News - December 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: HIV/AIDS HPV Psychiatric Services serious mental illness sexually transmitted diseases STDs women Source Type: research

Cognitive Trajectories in Comorbid Dementia With Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder: The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Biomedical Research Centre (SLaM BRC) Case Register.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results showed differences in the rate of change, where individuals with comorbid SMI had a faster decline when compared with those that have dementia without comorbid SMI. However, this association was partially attenuated when adjusted by socio-demographics, smoking and cardiovascular risk factors; and more substantially attenuated when medication was included in models. Additional analyses showed that this accelerated decline might be more evident in individuals with bipolar disorders. Future research to detangle the potential biological underlying mechanisms of these associations is needed. PMID: 3...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - December 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Bipolar conductivity in amorphous Cu–Al–O thin films prepared by r.f. magnetron sputtering
Publication date: Available online 27 November 2020Source: Materials Science in Semiconductor ProcessingAuthor(s): Femi O. Igbari, Enobong R. Essien, Khadijat O. Abdulwahab, Ayorinde O. Nejo, Ademola Adetona, Luqman A. Adams (Source: Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing)
Source: Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing - December 1, 2020 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

One-step grain pretreatment for ochratoxin A detection based on bipolar electrode-electrochemiluminescence biosensor.
Abstract False positives are common and frequently occurring in detection of ochratoxin A (OTA) due to the complexity of the food matrix. In this paper, a novel bipolar electrode-electrochemiluminescence (BPE-ECL) sensing platform for sensitive OTA detection with one-step grain pretreatment was proposed. The biosensor uses cathode of closed BPE as a functional sensing interface and anode as a signal collection interface. On the functional sensing interface, the horseradish peroxidase (HRP) catalyze the polymerization of aniline to form polyaniline (PANI) on nucleic acid backbone which is supplied by DNA tetrahedro...
Source: Analytica Chimica Acta - December 1, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Lu L, Yuan W, Xiong Q, Wang M, Liu Y, Cao M, Xiong X Tags: Anal Chim Acta Source Type: research

Digital health developments and drawbacks: a review and analysis of top-returned apps for bipolar disorder
Although a growing body of literature highlights the potential benefit of smartphone-based mobile apps to aid in self-management and treatment of bipolar disorder, it is unclear whether such evidence-based app... (Source: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders)
Source: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders - December 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sarah Lagan, Abinaya Ramakrishnan, Evan Lamont, Aparna Ramakrishnan, Mark Frye and John Torous Tags: Research Source Type: research

Recommendations for the use of long-term experience sampling in bipolar disorder care: a qualitative study of patient and clinician experiences
Self-monitoring has been shown to improve the self-management and treatment of patients with bipolar disorder. However, current self-monitoring methods are limited to once-daily retrospectively assessed mood, ... (Source: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders)
Source: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders - December 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fionneke M. Bos, Evelien Snippe, Richard Bruggeman, Bennard Doornbos, Marieke Wichers and Lian van der Krieke Tags: Research Source Type: research

An evidence map of actigraphy studies exploring longitudinal associations between rest-activity rhythms and course and outcome of bipolar disorders
Evidence mapping is a structured approach used to synthesize the state-of-the-art in an emerging field of research when systematic reviews or meta-analyses are deemed inappropriate. We employed this strategy t... (Source: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders)
Source: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders - December 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jan Scott, Francesc Colom, Allan Young, Frank Bellivier and Bruno Etain Tags: Review Source Type: research

Cell-Type-Specific Transcriptomic Analysis in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Reveals Distinct Mitochondrial Abnormalities in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
American Journal of Psychiatry,Volume 177, Issue 12, Page 1107-1109, December 01, 2020. (Source: American Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: American Journal of Psychiatry - December 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yogesh Dwivedi Source Type: research

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Common Questions and Answers.
Abstract Seasonal affective disorder is a mood disorder that is a subtype or qualifier of major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It is characterized by depressive symptoms that occur at a specific time of year (typically fall or winter) with full remission at other times of year (typically spring or summer). Possible risk factors include family history, female sex, living at a more northern latitude, and young adulthood (18 to 30 years of age). With the temporal nature of the mood episodes, diagnosis requires full remission when the specified sea...
Source: American Family Physician - December 1, 2020 Category: Primary Care Authors: Galima SV, Vogel SR, Kowalski AW Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research

Cell-Type-Specific Transcriptomic Analysis in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Reveals Distinct Mitochondrial Abnormalities in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder.
PMID: 33256451 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry - December 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dwivedi Y Tags: Am J Psychiatry Source Type: research

A shared decision: Bipolar vs. monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
PMID: 33259285 [PubMed] (Source: Canadian Urological Association Journal)
Source: Canadian Urological Association Journal - December 1, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Bhojani N, Zorn KC, Elterman D Tags: Can Urol Assoc J Source Type: research

Dose Adjustment of Quetiapine and Aripiprazole for Pregnant Women Using Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling and Simulation
ConclusionsAccording to PBPK predictions, the doses should be increased in the latter two trimesters. We generally recommend that women during late pregnancy take at least 2.5- and 2-times their baseline doses of quetiapine and aripiprazole, respectively. (Source: Clinical Pharmacokinetics)
Source: Clinical Pharmacokinetics - November 30, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Genes, Vol. 11, Pages 1445: Pharmacogenomic Biomarkers and Their Applications in Psychiatry
We present major pharmacogenomic biomarkers and their applications in a variety of psychiatric disorders, such as depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. In addition, we extend the scope into epilepsy, since antiepileptic drugs are widely used to treat psychiatric disorders, although epilepsy is conventionally considered to be a neurological disorder. (Source: Genes)
Source: Genes - November 30, 2020 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Kam Jeong Tags: Review Source Type: research

Combining T2 measurements and crusher gradients into a single ASL sequence for comparison of the measurement of water transport across the blood-brain barrier.
CONCLUSION: Of the implemented techniques, TRUST allowed us to follow intravascular signal deeper into the vascular tree than the approach with (relatively weak) crusher gradients when quantifying the transport time of water across the blood-brain barrier. PMID: 33252152 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine)
Source: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine - November 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Petitclerc L, Schmid S, Hirschler L, van Osch MJP Tags: Magn Reson Med Source Type: research

A Retrospective Review of the Use of Clozapine in Restoration of Competency to Stand Trial.
Authors: Ghossoub E, Salem A, Minchin S, Hayreh D, Newman WJ Abstract Most defendants found incompetent to stand trial have psychotic illnesses. Clozapine has been shown to be superior to other antipsychotic medications in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. It is vastly underutilized, however, including in forensic settings. To our knowledge, there have been no studies exploring the risks and benefits of clozapine for incompetent to stand trial defendants with severe mental illness. We sought to explore the characteristics of patients who were prescribed clozapine in a retrospective sample of defendants deemed inco...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law - November 29, 2020 Category: Medical Law Tags: J Am Acad Psychiatry Law Source Type: research

A novel graphite/phenolic resin bipolar plate modified by doping carbon fibers for the application of proton exchange membrane fuel cells
Publication date: Available online 27 November 2020Source: Progress in Natural Science: Materials InternationalAuthor(s): Bo Lv, Zhigang Shao, Liang He, Yong Gou, Shucheng Sun (Source: Progress in Natural Science: Materials International)
Source: Progress in Natural Science: Materials International - November 29, 2020 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Effects of Curcumin and Fenugreek Soluble Fiber on the Physical Working Capacity at the Fatigue Threshold, Peak Oxygen Consumption, and Time to Exhaustion
Herrick, LP, Goh, J, Menke, W, Campbell, MS, Fleenor, BS, Abel, MG, and Bergstrom, HC. Effects of curcumin and fenugreek soluble fiber on the physical working capacity at the fatigue threshold, peak oxygen consumption, and time to exhaustion. J Strength Cond Res 34(12): 3346–3355, 2020—The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of curcumin in combination with fenugreek soluble fiber (CUR + FEN) or fenugreek soluble fiber alone (FEN) on the neuromuscular fatigue threshold (PWCFT), peak oxygen consumption (V˙o2peak), and time to exhaustion (Tlim) on a graded exercise test (GXT), in untrained subjects. ...
Source: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research - November 27, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

High-sensitive C-reactive protein and homocysteine levels in patients with newly diagnosed bipolar disorder, their first-degree relatives and healthy control persons - results from a clinical study.
Authors: Nielsen MØ, Petersen NA, Coello K, Stanislaus S, Melbye SA, Kjærstad HL, Sletved KSO, Frikke-Schmidt R, McIntyre RS, Vinberg M, Kessing LV PMID: 33234170 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists)
Source: Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists - November 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Psychiatry Source Type: research

Erratum. Triple motor mapping: transcranial, bipolar, and monopolar mapping for supratentorial glioma resection adjacent to motor pathways.
PMID: 33254131 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery - November 27, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Gogos AJ Tags: J Neurosurg Source Type: research

The importance of monitoring renal function and concomitant medication to avoid toxicity in patients taking lithium
Lithium, which is used for bipolar disorder, can cause toxicity. There are two categories of lithium toxicity, namely, overdose-related and not overdose-related. However, the treatment and prognosis of each type of toxicity are not clearly understood. We, therefore, compared the clinical characteristics of patients with overdose-related and not overdose-related lithium toxicity. Relevant data were obtained from the medical records of 16 patients with lithium toxicity, and renal function and concomitant medications were retrospectively compared between the two groups. We also compared the treatment for, manifestations of, a...
Source: International Clinical Psychopharmacology - November 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Beneficial effect of quetiapine monotherapy in patients with bipolar depression and comorbid obsessive-compulsive disorder
We report the results of an open-label, short-term, prospective investigation of quetiapine monotherapy in 16 patients (three men and 13 women, aged 18–56 years) hospitalized for acute bipolar depression who in addition met Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition criteria for OCD. The participants were treated with quetiapine in a dose range of 150–600 mg (mean 347 mg) for a mean duration of 4.3 ± 1.4 weeks (range 3–7 weeks). Eleven (68.8%) of the 16 study participants fulfilled the predefined criteria for response, namel...
Source: International Clinical Psychopharmacology - November 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Bilateral pedal edema associated with lurasidone: a case report
Lurasidone, an atypical antipsychotic, is currently approved for treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar depression. Little is known about whether lurasidone might also cause pedal edema. A 55-year-old female patient had been diagnosed with bipolar I disorder from the age of 26. She had been prescribed escitalopram and quetiapine 300 mg/day for her persistent depressive mood. Later, she took lurasidone plus escitalopram to treat depressive episode. Consequently, she developed mild bilateral swelling over the lower legs and ankles. After lurasidone was discontinued, the bilateral pedal edema was completely resolved, a...
Source: International Clinical Psychopharmacology - November 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Do Suicide Attempts of Mood Disorder Patients Directly Increase the Risk for a Reattempt?
Conclusion: Among mood disorder patients, repeated suicide attempts do not tend to occur during milder depressive states than in the preceding attempts. Previous suicide attempts may indicate underlying diathesis, future risk being principally set by the course of the disorder itself. (Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry)
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - November 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Discriminating Suicide Attempters and Predicting Suicide Risk Using Altered Frontolimbic Resting-State Functional Connectivity in Patients With Bipolar II Disorder
This study aimed to integrate altered brain functionality in the frontolimbic system and machine learning techniques to classify suicidal BD-II patients and predict suicidality risk at the individual level. A cohort of 169 participants were enrolled, including 43 BD-II depression patients with at least one suicide attempt during a current depressive episode (SA), 62 BD-II depression patients without a history of attempted suicide (NSA), and 64 demographically matched healthy controls (HCs). We compared resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) in the frontolimbic system among the three groups and explored the correlatio...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - November 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Comparison of Unipolar and Bipolar Voltage Mapping for Localization of Left Atrial Arrhythmogenic Substrate in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Background: Presence of left atrial low voltage substrate in bipolar voltage mapping is associated with increased arrhythmia recurrences following pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation (AF). Besides local myocardial fibrosis, bipolar voltage amplitudes may be influenced by inter-electrode spacing and bipole-to-wavefront-angle. It is unclear to what extent these impact low voltage areas (LVA) in the clinical setting. Alternatively, unipolar electrogram voltage is not affected by these factors but requires advanced filtering.Objectives: To assess the relationship between bipolar and unipolar voltage mapping in sin...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - November 26, 2020 Category: Physiology Source Type: research

Deficiencies in Theory of Mind in patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder: A systematic review of secondary literature
Publication date: Available online 24 November 2020Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Thomas van Neerven, Dienke J Bos, Neeltje EM van Haren (Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews)
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - November 25, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Self-enucleation of the right eye by a 38-year-old woman diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder: a case report
Autoenucleation is a rare form of self-mutilation typically associated with psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, substance-induced psychosis and bipolar disorder. The act is usually unilateral, althoug... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - November 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Natalia Chechko, Eva Stormanns, Klaus Podoll, Susanne Stickel and Irene Neuner Tags: Case report Source Type: research

TULIP Study: Trail of Lurasidone in Bipolar Disorder in Pakistan
Publication date: Available online 24 November 2020Source: Saudi Journal of Biological SciencesAuthor(s): Nasar Khan, Amina Nasar, Saqib Bajwa, Aisha Jawad, Afia Azher, Tehmina Mushtaq, Alina Rashid, Mian Mukhtar Ul Haq, Ghulam Rasul, Firasat Ali Dogar (Source: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences)
Source: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences - November 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: research

Bipolar drug manufacturer proposes continuing supply of Priadel for five years under newly agreed prices
The Competition and Markets Authority is consulting on proposals from Essential Pharma, the manufacturer of Priadel, to maintain supply of the bipolar disorder medicine to the UK for five years. (Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal)
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - November 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

[ASAP] Recent Advancements in Bipolar Electrochemical Methods of Analysis
Analytical ChemistryDOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c04524 (Source: Analytical Chemistry)
Source: Analytical Chemistry - November 24, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Kira L. Rahn and Robbyn K. Anand Source Type: research

Gambling Dual Disorder: A Dual Disorder and Clinical Neuroscience Perspective
Several behaviors, including compulsive gambling, have been considered non-substance-related addictive disorders. Categorical mental disorders (e.g., DSM-5) are usually accompanied by very different symptomatic expressions (affective, behavioral, cognitive, substance abuse, personality traits). When these mental disorders occur with addictive disorders, either concomitantly or sequentially over the life span, this clinical condition is called a dual disorder. Gambling disorder (GD) has been associated with other categorical psychiatric diagnoses: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, socia...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - November 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Cardiometabolic Risk in First Episode Psychosis Patients
Previous research in patients with schizophrenia in European and USA population groups has demonstrated a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome and disease progression (~35%–40%) and increased risk for cardiovascular disease and long-term mortality. Limited research has determined the prevalence of existing cardiometabolic risk factors at onset of a first episode psychosis. This cross-sectional study presents a clinical overview of the cardiometabolic risk profile in young people with first episode psychosis in the UK. Forty-six participants (72% male) clinically diagnosed with first episode psychosis (n = 25), schiz...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - November 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Ntrk1 mutation co-segregating with bipolar disorder and inherited kidney disease in a multiplex family causes defects in neuronal growth and depression-like behavior in mice
Translational Psychiatry, Published online: 24 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41398-020-01087-8Ntrk1 mutation co-segregating with bipolar disorder and inherited kidney disease in a multiplex family causes defects in neuronal growth and depression-like behavior in mice (Source: Translational Psychiatry)
Source: Translational Psychiatry - November 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kazuo Nakajima Alannah Miranda David W. Craig Tatyana Shekhtman Stanislav Kmoch Anthony Bleyer Szabolcs Szelinger Tadafumi Kato John R. Kelsoe Source Type: research

Towards mass applications: A review on the challenges and developments in metallic bipolar plates for PEMFC
Publication date: Available online 23 November 2020Source: Progress in Natural Science: Materials InternationalAuthor(s): Zhutian Xu, Diankai Qiu, Peiyun Yi, Linfa Peng, Xinmin Lai (Source: Progress in Natural Science: Materials International)
Source: Progress in Natural Science: Materials International - November 23, 2020 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

The Effect of Pulse Width on Subjective Memory Impairment and Remission Rate 6 Months After Electroconvulsive Therapy
Conclusions In this cohort of patients, no support was found for the previous research finding of lower rates of subjective memory disturbances 6 months after ultrabrief pulse width ECT in comparison with brief pulse width ECT. Older age was associated with higher remission rate 6 months after ECT. Large randomized studies are required to exclude the possibility of long-term differential effects between pulse widths. (Source: The Journal of ECT)
Source: The Journal of ECT - November 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Predictors of Functional Outcome in Patients With Bipolar Disorder: Effects of Cognitive Psychoeducational Group Therapy After 12 Months
Background: Cognitive deficits are known as a core feature in bipolar disorder. Persisting neurocognitive impairment is associated with low psychosocial functioning. The aim of this study was to identify potential cognitive, clinical and treatment-dependent predictors for functional impairment, symptom severity and early recurrence in bipolar patients, as well as to analyze neurocognitive performance compared to healthy controls.Methods: Forty three remitted bipolar patients and 40 healthy controls were assessed with a neurocognitive battery testing specifically attention, memory, verbal fluency and executive functions. In...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - November 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Laser Writable Multifunctional van der Waals Heterostructures
Herein, a facile, fast, and versatile laser direct write micro/nanoprocessing technique is utilized to achieve multifunctional nanoelectronic devices (PN diode, NPN, and PNP bipolar junction transistor (BJT)) simultaneously based on one 2D material heterostructure. The current gain of the BJT can be modulated efficiently by the laser writing tunable base width. AbstractAchieving multifunctional van der Waals nanoelectronic devices on one structure is essential for the integration of 2D materials; however, it involves complex architectural designs and manufacturing processes. Herein, a facile, fast, and versatile laser dire...
Source: Small - November 23, 2020 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Bao ‐Wang Su, Xi‐Lin Zhang, Bin‐Wei Yao, Hao‐Wei Guo, De‐Kang Li, Xu‐Dong Chen, Zhi‐Bo Liu, Jian‐Guo Tian Tags: Full Paper Source Type: research

Psychiatric comorbidities, sexual health and neurodevelopmental outcomes of offspring in men with epilepsy.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study suggests that men with epilepsy have an increased incidence of psychiatric comorbidities, and altered sexual performance, specifically erectile dysfunction, when compared with men without epilepsy. There was no statistically significant difference in the rates of developmental disorders and birth characteristics among those men with epilepsy on ASM at the time of conception and controls. PMID: 33243681 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour)
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - November 23, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Casale M, Lemus HN, Young JJ, Marcuse LV, Yoo JY, Faktorovich S, Mueller B, Fields MC Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research

The kynurenine pathway in major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia: a meta-analysis of 101 studies
Molecular Psychiatry, Published online: 23 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41380-020-00951-9The kynurenine pathway in major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia: a meta-analysis of 101 studies (Source: Molecular Psychiatry)
Source: Molecular Psychiatry - November 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wolfgang Marx Amelia J. McGuinness Tetyana Rocks Anu Ruusunen Jasmine Cleminson Adam J. Walker Susana Gomes-da-Costa Melissa Lane Marsal Sanches Alexandre P. Diaz Ping-Tao Tseng Pao-Yen Lin Michael Berk Gerard Clarke Adrienne O ’Neil Felice Jacka Brendo Source Type: research

Laser Writable Multifunctional van der Waals Heterostructures
Herein, a facile, fast, and versatile laser direct write micro/nanoprocessing technique is utilized to achieve multifunctional nanoelectronic devices (PN diode, NPN, and PNP bipolar junction transistor (BJT)) simultaneously based on one 2D material heterostructure. The current gain of the BJT can be modulated efficiently by the laser writing tunable base width. AbstractAchieving multifunctional van der Waals nanoelectronic devices on one structure is essential for the integration of 2D materials; however, it involves complex architectural designs and manufacturing processes. Herein, a facile, fast, and versatile laser dire...
Source: Small - November 23, 2020 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Bao ‐Wang Su, Xi‐Lin Zhang, Bin‐Wei Yao, Hao‐Wei Guo, De‐Kang Li, Xu‐Dong Chen, Zhi‐Bo Liu, Jian‐Guo Tian Tags: Full Paper Source Type: research

Alternate reporting surfaces in closed bipolar electrode system: A strategy for electrochemiluminescence sensing of both redox processes
Publication date: 1 December 2020Source: Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Volume 878Author(s): Jiadong Zhang, Weijian Yu, Xingyu Jiang, Ye Gao, Guiming Peng (Source: Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry)
Source: Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry - November 21, 2020 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research