C Anthony Dowell

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OBJECTIVE A World Health Organization (WHO) field study conducted in five countries assessed proposals for Bodily Stress Syndrome (BSS) and Health Anxiety (HA) for the Primary Health Care Version of ICD-11. BSS requires multiple somatic symptoms not caused by known physical pathology and associated with distress or dysfunction. HA involves persistent,(More)
Methods: Boots were contaminated using pig manure, then disinfected according to individual protocols. Five repetitions were performed for each treatment. A 75-mm2 (0.12-sq in) area was sampled from the bottom (sole) of each boot before and after treatment. Samples were diluted and cultured. Total bacterial counts per 75-mm2 sampling area were calculated.(More)
The safety and efficacy of methylene blue (MB) coated indwelling jugular vein/cranial vena cava catheter made up of polyurethane material was tested in a rat model, receiving bacterial culture suspension of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus. Daily blood samples were collected from the catheter and peripheral vein for bacterial culture. The(More)
Understanding autonomic nervous system functioning, which mediates behavioral and physiological responses to stress, offers great potential for assessing farm animal stress and welfare. Evaluation of heart rate variability (HRV) and blood pressure variability (BPV), using time and frequency domain analyses may provide a sensitive and reliable measure of(More)
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