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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447968/protective-effects-of-ursodeoxycholic-acid-in-experimental-corrosive-esophagitis-injury-in-rats
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Adem Ku Çu K, Naci Topaloglu, Sule Yildirim, Mustafa Tekin, Mesut Erbas, Hasan Ali Kiraz, Havva Erdem, Aybars Özkan
Accidental caustic ingestions are serious medical problems especially in childhood. Various treatment modalities are being used for the complications of caustic injuries such as stricture formation. The aim of this study is to establish whether ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) has protective effects on experimental corrosive esophagitis in rats. Twenty four Wistar-albino rats, weighing 220-240 g, were used in the study. Experimental animals were divided in three groups randomly: UDCA treatment group (Group T, n:8), control group (Group K, n: 8) and sham group (Group S, n: 8)...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444489/biodegradable-stents-for-caustic-esophageal-strictures-do-they-work
#2
Rakesh Kochhar, Jayanta Samanta, Jahangeer Basha, Abhai Verma, Gourdas Choudhuri, Sundeep Lakhtakia, D Nageshwar Reddy
Biodegradable (BD) stents have been used for the management of various esophageal strictures (ES) but the experience of its use in caustic strictures is limited. The present study, aimed at evaluating efficacy of BD stents for the treatment of refractory caustic-induced ES, was a retrospective multi-center study conducted at three tertiary care centers in India wherein adult patients with refractory caustic induced strictures underwent placement of a BD stent. Patients were followed up for immediate complications and long term outcome...
April 25, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439202/a-rare-complication-of-esophageal-dilatation-brain-abscess
#3
Nagehan Aslan, Esra Sesli, Tuba Koca, Nilgün Şenol, Mustafa Akçam
Brain abscess is an uncommon serious disease, which has been reported as a rare complication of repeated esophageal dilations; however, routine periprocedural antibiotic prophylaxis is not currently recommended. Herein, we present a brain abscess that developed after esophageal dilatation for the treatment of induced caustic esophageal strictures. The clinical presentation is non-specific, the most reported signs are high fever and neurologic findings. Cases have been reported in the literature in adult and pediatric patients...
March 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416064/-evaluation-and-treatment-of-patients-after-caustic-ingestion
#4
Peter Jacobsen, Inge Boetker Rasmussen Ifaoui, Jesper Ravn, Kristian H Bork, Pierre Osland Viala, Niels Erik Ebbehøj
This article presents recommendations regarding early management of patients after intake of corrosive chemicals, based on best evidence and clinical experience. Risk assessment built on clinical history, presentation and endoscopy is discussed as well as initial treatment, surgical appraisal and observation. Controversy still surrounds the need for endoscopy in asymptomatic patients, the use of computed tomography in assessing the severity of lesions as well as pharmacological treatment for preventing strictures...
April 17, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380757/programmable-freeform-optical-elements
#5
Martin Bawart, Stefan Bernet, Monika Ritsch-Marte
Modern liquid crystal spatial light modulators (SLMs) are capable of shifting the optical path length by some microns, which corresponds to phase shifts of several multiples of 2π. We use this capability to display freeform optical elements (FOEs) on a SLM, as largely smooth phase variations with only a small number of wrapping lines. These FOEs can be programmed to generate so-called caustic intensity distributions, which may be real images reconstructed at a selected position in front of the SLM surface...
March 6, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371514/bi-layer-silk-fibroin-grafts-support-functional-esophageal-repair-in-a-rodent-model-of-caustic-injury
#6
Khalid Algarrahi, Debra Franck, Alyssa Savarino, Vivian Cristofaro, Xuehui Yang, Saif Affas, Frank-Mattias Schäfer, Maryrose P Sullivan, Carlos R Estrada, Joshua R Mauney
Surgical repair of caustic esophageal injuries with autologous gastrointestinal segments is often associated with dysmotility, dysphagia, and donor site morbidity and therefore alternative graft options are needed. Bi-layer silk fibroin (BLSF) scaffolds were assessed for their ability to support functional restoration of damaged esophageal tissues in a rat model of onlay esophagoplasty. Transient exposure of isolated esophageal segments with 40% NaOH led to corrosive esophagitis and a 91% reduction in the luminal cross-sectional area of damaged sites...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363542/alkalization-of-dissolving-cellulose-pulp-with-highly-concentrated-caustic-at-low-naoh-stoichiometric-excess
#7
Diana Carolina Albán Reyes, András Gorzsás, Kjell Stridh, Paul de Wit, Ola Sundman
We present a quantitative study, using Raman spectroscopy combined with multivariate data analysis, to determine the degree of activation of softwood sulphite dissolving cellulose pulp by aqueous sodium hydroxide. We have chosen industrially relevant conditions, including low stoichiometric ratio of NaOH/Anhydroglucose Unit (AGU)<2 and highly concentrated caustic (≥45% w/w [NaOH]). A design of experiments is used to investigate the effects of simultaneous variation of a set of key parameters on the degree of activation (i...
June 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343609/very-late-onset-dabigatran-induced-esophageal-injury
#8
Ko Fujikawa, Nobuhiro Takasugi, Tadao Goto, Shinya Minatoguchi
An 87-year-old man with persistent atrial fibrillation experienced heartburn and dysphagia at 2 years 9 months after initiation of dabigatran. An esophagogastroduodenoscopy demonstrated multiple longitudinal white plaques with ulcers in the narrowed midesophagus compressed between the left atrium and the tortuous aorta. We speculate that the esophageal stenosis contributed to stasis of dabigatran within the esophagus, resulting in prolonged mucosal contact with the caustic contents of the drug. Progressive enlargement of the left atrium may have led to the late onset of the potentially serious complication...
April 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342687/analysis-of-the-best-available-techniques-for-wastewaters-from-a-denim-manufacturing-textile-mill
#9
H Yukseler, N Uzal, E Sahinkaya, M Kitis, F B Dilek, U Yetis
The present study was undertaken as the first plant scale application and evaluation of Best Available Techniques (BAT) within the context of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control/Industrial Emissions Directive to a textile mill in Turkey. A "best practice example" was developed for the textile sector; and within this context, BAT requirements for one of the World's leading denim manufacturing textile mills were determined. In order to achieve a sustainable wastewater management; firstly, a detailed wastewater characterization study was conducted and the possible candidate wastewaters to be reused within the mill were identified...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340493/conservative-treatment-with-octreotide-to-provide-early-recovery-of-children-with-esophageal-perforation
#10
Ramazan Karabulut, Zafer Turkyilmaz, Kaan Sonmez, Abdullah Can Basaklar
Background The effectiveness of nonoperative treatment of esophageal perforation (EP) in children with octreotide is highlighted. Methods Records of nine patients (seven boys and two girls with an average age of 5.83 ± 5.35 years) with EP were reviewed. Results EP developed in six patients during dilation of esophageal stenosis (five of six caused by caustic burns). In the other three patients, EP developed after nasogastric placement, after endotracheal intubation, and during endoscopy for foreign body...
March 24, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333046/effect-of-competing-ions-and-causticization-on-the-ammonia-adsorption-by-a-novel-poly-ligand-exchanger-ple-ammonia-adsorption-reagent
#11
Quanzhou Chen, Kanggen Zhou, Yuanjuan Hu, Fang Liu, Aihe Wang
In this paper, a poly ligand exchanger, Cu(II)-loaded chelating resin named ammonia adsorption reagent (AMAR), bearing the functional group of weak iminodiacetate acid, was prepared to efficiently remove ammonia from solutions. Batch adsorption equilibrium experiments were conducted under a range of conditions. The effects of pH on the removal of ammonia by AMAR were investigated at 25 °C. The copper loaded on the resin forms a complex with NH3 in solution under alkaline condition. The effect of alkaline dosage (AD) on the ammonia adsorption was investigated...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319774/kinetics-and-mechanism-of-hemicelluloses-removal-from-cellulosic-fibers-during-the-cold-caustic-extraction-process
#12
Jianguo Li, Huichao Hu, Hailong Li, Liulian Huang, Lihui Chen, Yonghao Ni
The effective separation of hemicelluloses and cellulose is desirable for the production of high-purity cellulose, which is a sustainable raw material for many value-added applications. For this purpose, the kinetics and mechanism of hemicelluloses removal from the cold caustic extraction (CCE) were investigated in the present study. The hemicelluloses removal process consists of: 1) the bulk phase, characteristic of significant hemicelluloses removal; 2) the transition phase, hemicelluloses transferring from the inner to the outer region of the fiber wall, with negligible overall hemicelluloses removal; 3) the residual phase, presenting a weak but continuing hemicelluloses removal...
March 7, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319530/oral-chemical-burns-reported-to-the-poisons-information-centre-in-erfurt-germany-from-1997-to-2014
#13
Juliane Nehrlich, Hans-Peter Klöcking, Helmut Hentschel, Amelie Lupp
Devastating oral burns often followed by lifelong complications can result from ingestion of caustic substances. However, although being one of the most challenging situations in clinical practice, literature data on the epidemiology of oral burns are still scarce. Retrospective analysis of all cases of oral burns after ingestion of corrosive substances reported to the Poisons Information Centre in Erfurt, Germany, from 1997 to 2014 was performed. In total, 482 calls because of oral burns were registered, with no change in the numbers of cases during the years...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318189/evaluation-of-esophageal-injuries-secondary-to-ingestion-of-unlabeled-corrosive-substances-pediatric-case-series
#14
Gonul Kucuk, Gulnur Gollu, Ufuk Ates, Zeynep A Cakmak, Meltem Kologlu, Aydın Yagmurlu, Tanju Aktug, Huseyin Dindar, Ahmet M Cakmak
Esophageal or gastric injuries secondary to caustic substance ingestion is still an important issue in developing countries. Its clinical spectrum can vary from absence of mucosal injury to complications such as severe burns, strictures and perforation. Physical examination and first endoscopic evaluation are very important in the diagnosis. The objective of this study is to present 154 children who were undergone upper gastrointestinal endoscopy because of caustic substance ingestion including descaler, degreaser, unlabeled bleach, drain opener, surface cleaner, dishwasher rinse aid, hydrochloric acid...
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297858/quantitative-shadowgraphy-and-proton-radiography-for-large-intensity-modulations
#15
Muhammad Firmansyah Kasim, Luke Ceurvorst, Naren Ratan, James Sadler, Nicholas Chen, Alexander Sävert, Raoul Trines, Robert Bingham, Philip N Burrows, Malte C Kaluza, Peter Norreys
Shadowgraphy is a technique widely used to diagnose objects or systems in various fields in physics and engineering. In shadowgraphy, an optical beam is deflected by the object and then the intensity modulation is captured on a screen placed some distance away. However, retrieving quantitative information from the shadowgrams themselves is a challenging task because of the nonlinear nature of the process. Here, we present a method to retrieve quantitative information from shadowgrams, based on computational geometry...
February 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288465/atlas-of-illustrative-cases-of-tattoo-complications
#16
Jørgen Serup
Tattoos, and tattoo complications as well, are colorful and visually flashy. A clinical outlook provides important clues to diagnosis by pattern recognition. This atlas,which is a report of 79 case illustrations, is made as a practical tool and vade mecum for the clinician. The atlas can be used in the office and as a bedside tool. It includes characteristic photos, and each case is accompanied with a brief medical history, a comment with learning points, the final diagnosis, and a review of therapeutic options...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288453/medical-treatment-of-tattoo-complications
#17
Jørgen Serup
Tattooing is a skin trauma and involves a special vulnus punctatum (with inserted tattoo ink, a vulnus venenatum), which should heal with no infection and no local complication. Local treatment in the healing phase ideally builds on the 'moist wound' principle using plastic film, hydrocolloids, silver dressing, and compression. Bacterial infections during healing are treated with oral antibiotics, and a list of first-line antibiotics is proposed. Notice is given to severe infections with affected general condition, and it is emphasized that intravenous antibiotic treatment must be instituted as early as possible to prevent septic shock and death...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287605/two-way-valorization-of-blast-furnace-slag-synthesis-of-precipitated-calcium-carbonate-and-zeolitic-heavy-metal-adsorbent
#18
Evangelos Georgakopoulos, Rafael M Santos, Yi Wai Chiang, Vasilije Manovic
The aim of this work is to present a zero-waste process for storing CO2 in a stable and benign mineral form while producing zeolitic minerals with sufficient heavy metal adsorption capacity. To this end, blast furnace slag, a residue from iron-making, is utilized as the starting material. Calcium is selectively extracted from the slag by leaching with acetic acid (2 M CH3COOH) as the extraction agent. The filtered leachate is subsequently physico-chemically purified and then carbonated to form precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) of high purity (<2 wt% non-calcium impurities, according to ICP-MS analysis)...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286783/decreasing-incidence-of-cutaneous-chemical-burns-in-a-resource-limited-burn-centre-is-this-a-positive-effect-of-modernization
#19
R E E Nnabuko, C P Okoye, I S Ogbonnaya, Egi Isiwele
BACKGROUND: Burns present a devastating injury to patients. Burns caused by chemical agents, present a worse scenario. In a resource limited country like Nigeria, readily available sources of these corrosive agents are mainly from lead-acid battery vendors and to some extent local small scale soap manufacturers who use caustic soda. We hypothesized that with the reduction in small scale soap manufacturing and increasing trend towards modernization in the use of dry cell batteries, chemical burns may be on the decline, and we sought to investigate this...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281403/effectiveness-of-endoscopic-balloon-dilatation-in-grade-2a-and-2b-esophageal-burns-in-children
#20
Hakan Taşkinlar, Gökhan Berktuğ Bahadir, Doğakan Yiğit, Cankat Erdoğan, Dinçer Avlan, Ali Nayci
PURPOSE: To evaluate the predictability of the initial endoscopic evaluation of the effectiveness of endoscopic balloon dilatation (EBD) in childhood esophageal strictures caused by corrosive ingestion. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medical records of 635 endoscopies caused by corrosive ingestion between January 2000 and December 2015 in children between the ages of 0 and 18 years were retrospectively analyzed. Among them, five children with grade 2a and 15 with grade 2 b who developed esophageal strictures were evaluated for the effectiveness of endoscopic balloon dilatation...
March 10, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
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