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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647717/a-large-choledochocystolithiasis-mimicking-mirizzi-syndrome
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Mustafa Belal Hafeez Chaudhry, Muhammad Azeemuddin, Muhammad Rizwan Khan, Om Parkash
An 18-year-old man presented with spontaneous severe epigastric pain, progressing and radiating to back since 3 days. It was associated with epigastric tenderness, bilious vomiting and jaundice. He had been intermittently experiencing these symptoms for the last 1 year. No known comorbid. Ultrasound showed a poorly visualised heterogeneous focus at porta hepatis; considering poor visualisation, this might represent an enlarged calcified lymph node or cystic duct calculus causing extrinsic compression or a large sludge ball within the common bile duct (CBD), leading to dilatation of common hepatic duct and intrahepatic biliary system...
June 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633861/optimization-of-magnetic-field-assisted-ultrasonication-for-the-disintegration-of-waste-activated-sludge-using-box-behnken-design-with-response-surface-methodology
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Su Guan, Feng Deng, Si-Qi Huang, Shu-Yang Liu, Le-Xian Ai, Pu-Ying She
This study investigated for the first time the feasibility of using a magnetic field for sludge disintegration. Approximately 41.01% disintegration degree (DD) was reached after 30min at 180mT magnetic field intensity upon separate magnetic field treatment. Protein and polysaccharide contents significantly increased. This test was optimized using a Box-Behnken design (BBD) with response surface methodology (RSM) to fit the multiple equation of the DD. The maximum DD was 43.75% and the protein and polysaccharide contents increased to 56...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623190/primary-tuberculosis-of-cystic-duct-lymph-node
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Aamir Ghazanfar, Afifa Asghar, Naqeeb Ullah Khan, Iram Hassan
Tuberculosis (TC) is very common and significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Isolated cystic duct lymph node TC cases without involvement of gallbladder are exceedingly rare. It is difficult to diagnose preoperatively because of lack of characteristic signs and symptoms of TC. We report a man aged 45 years who presented with right upper abdominal pain since 1week. It was associated with nausea and postprandial fullness. There was no evidence of jaundice and lymphadenopathy. Abdominal examination showed moderate right upper quadrant tenderness with positive Murphy's sign and splenomegaly but no signs of peritonism...
June 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622653/surfactant-coupled-sonic-pretreatment-of-waste-activated-sludge-for-energetically-positive-biogas-generation
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U Ushani, J Rajesh Banu, K Tamilarasan, S Kavitha, Ick Tae Yeom
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of dioctyl sodium sulphosuccinate (DOSS, a surfactant) on lysis rate of sludge and specific energy required for sonic pretreatment of waste activated sludge (WAS). Different ultrasonic power levels, WAS concentrations, DOSS dosages, and specific energy levels were used to compare pretreatment efficiencies. At an optimum time of 10min with ultrasonic power level of 160W, DOSS coupled sonic pretreatment resulted in better lysis rate (24.7%) of sludge than sonic pretreatment (17...
October 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601033/comparing-glow-discharge-plasma-and-ultrasound-treatment-for-improving-aerobic-respiration-of-activated-sludge
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Nina Van de Moortel, Rob Van den Broeck, Jan Degrève, Raf Dewil
In this paper, a new and innovative technique, glow discharge plasma, is introduced for the treatment of activated sludge, whereby its effect on sludge solubilization, settleability, floc structure and biomass activity for carbon removal and nitrification is investigated. The obtained results are compared to the use of ultrasound for activated sludge treatment, a technique known for its potential to enhancing biomass activity. Results indicate that ultrasound is up to 9 times more efficient in solubilizing activated sludge and disrupting the sludge floc...
May 24, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586609/comparison-of-ultrasound-evaluation-of-patients-of-obstructive-jaundice-with-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangio-pancreatography-findings
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Syed Zea-Ul-Islam Farrukh, Arif Rasheed Siddiqui, Syed Afzal Haqqi, Asif Jan Muhammad, Abdul Samad Dheddi, Saad Khalid Khalid
BACKGROUND: Ultrasonography has proven to be quite effective in differentiating hepatocellular from obstructive cause of jaundice in various studies. This study was conducted with the aim to determine the efficacy of ultrasonography and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) in the diagnosis of obstructive reason of jaundice. METHODS: In this descriptive case series, 200 patients with >15 years age of either gender with cholestatic liver enzymes were included, i...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578813/multiclass-method-for-the-determination-of-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-in-compost-from-sewage-sludge-using-ultrasound-and-salt-assisted-liquid-liquid-extraction-followed-by-ultrahigh-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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A Luque-Muñoz, J L Vílchez, A Zafra-Gómez
An analytical method for the analysis of 16 pharmaceuticals and personal care products in compost from sewage sludge is successfully validated. Ultrasound assisted extraction with a mixture of acetonitrile:ethyl acetate (1:1, v/v) containing 10% (v/v) of acetic acid was carried out. Two cycles of extraction of 10min were applied. A clean-up of the extracts using salt-assisted liquid-liquid extraction (SALLE) was also included. Experimental design was used for the optimization of the main parameters involved in the extraction and cleaned-up steps...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550728/quantification-of-nitrous-oxide-in-wastewater-based-on-salt-induced-stripping
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Pascal Kosse, Manfred Lübken, Torsten C Schmidt, Marc Wichern
Monitoring nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from wastewater treatment plants has attracted much attention in recent years demanding accurate and rapid quantification methods. In the present study a salt-assisted methodology is proposed by which N2O is chemically stripped out from wastewater and quantified by gas chromatography (GC-TCD) subsequently. Eight different inorganic salts have been evaluated for this purpose, likewise the application of ultrasound. By addition of sodium bromide (NaBr) the best recovery rate of about 98% (=1...
May 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529051/ultrasound-assisted-biogas-production-from-co-digestion-of-wastewater-sludges-and-agricultural-wastes-comparison-with-microwave-pre-treatment
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B Aylin Alagöz, Orhan Yenigün, Ayşen Erdinçler
This study investigates the effect of ultrasonication and microwave sludge disintegration/pre-treatment techniques on the anaerobic co-digestion efficiency of wastewater sludges with olive and grape pomaces. The effects of both co-digestion and sludge pre-treatment techniques were evaluated in terms of the organic removal efficiency and the biogas production. The "co-digestion" of wastewater sludge with both types of pomaces was revealed to be a much more efficient way for the biogas production compared to the single (mono) sludge digestion...
May 11, 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499592/risk-factors-for-poor-outcomes-of-children-with-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis
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Yi-An Lu, Cheng-Hsun Chiu, Man-Shan Kong, Han-I Wang, Hsun-Chin Chao, Chien-Chang Chen
BACKGROUND: Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is generally considered to be a mild disease in children; however, if left untreated or treated without caution, AAC can lead to severe outcomes, such as death. The objectives of this study were to present the clinical features and identify the predictors of mortality in pediatric AAC. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with AAC between 2005 and 2012 were enrolled. AAC was defined by the presence of fever and an echo-proven thickened gallbladder wall exceeding 4 mm...
March 25, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475436/efficacy-of-methanogenic-biomass-acclimation-in-mesophilic-anaerobic-digestion-of-ultrasound-pretreated-sludge
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M C Gagliano, A Gallipoli, S Rossetti, C M Braguglia
Methanogenic biomass plays a key role with regard to methane production during anaerobic bioconversion of organic substrates. In this study, the effect of two different acclimated inocula on digestion performances was investigated by means of anaerobic batch tests on untreated and sonicated waste-activated sludge. Organics solubilization and removal kinetics, the abundance and physiological conditions of archaeal cells on ultimate methane yield were evaluated. The simultaneous presence of Methanosarcina and Methanosaeta in the archaeal biomass, the higher initial archaeal cells relative abundance and their occurrence in the aggregated forms were the main factors positively affecting the conversion into methane...
May 26, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376638/transabdominal-collection-of-amniotic-fluid-sludge-and-identification-of-candida-albicans-intra-amniotic-infection
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Juan P Kusanovic, Roberto Romero, Carolina Martinovic, Karla Silva, Offer Erez, Eli Maymon, Francisco Díaz, Fernando Ferrer, Rafael Valdés, Víctor Córdova, Paula Vargas, María Elena Nilo, Patricio Le Cerf
A G3P2 patient who conceived while using an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) presented at 20 weeks of gestation with mild irregular uterine contractions and vaginal bleeding. Sonographic examination at admission showed the presence of dense amniotic fluid "sludge" and a long sonographic uterine cervix (42 mm). To assess the microbiologic significance of amniotic fluid "sludge", we performed a transabdominal amniocentesis. The procedure was performed under real-time ultrasound, and fluid resembling pus at gross examination was noted...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350710/physical-chemistry-of-bile-detailed-pathogenesis-of-cholelithiasis
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Malak Itani, Theodore J Dubinsky
Despite the overwhelming prevalence of cholelithiasis, many health care professionals are not familiar with the basic pathophysiology of gallstone formation. This article provides an overview of the biochemical pathways related to bile, with a focus on the physical chemistry of bile. We describe the important factors in bile synthesis and secretion that affect the composition of bile and consequently its liquid state. Within this biochemical background lies the foundation for understanding the clinical and sonographic manifestation of cholelithiasis, including the pathophysiology of cholesterol crystallization, gallbladder sludge, and gallstones...
March 27, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332173/combined-ultrasound-with-fenton-treatment-for-the-degradation-of-carcinogenic-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-textile-dying-sludge
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Jian-Hao Zhang, Hai-Yuan Zou, Xun-An Ning, Mei-Qing Lin, Chang-Min Chen, Tai-Cheng An, Jian Sun
To develop an effective method to remove the toxic and carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (CPAHs) from textile dyeing sludge, five CPAHs were selected to investigate the degradation efficiencies using ultrasound combined with Fenton process (US/Fenton). The results showed that the synergistic effect of the US/Fenton process on the degradation of CPAHs in textile dyeing sludge was significant with the synergy degree of 30.4. During the US/Fenton process, low ultrasonic density showed significant advantage in degrading the CPAHs in textile dyeing sludge...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319766/sequential-ultrasound-and-low-temperature-thermal-pretreatment-process-optimization-and-influence-on-sewage-sludge-solubilization-enzyme-activity-and-anaerobic-digestion
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Patricio Neumann, Zenón González, Gladys Vidal
The influence of sequential ultrasound and low-temperature (55°C) thermal pretreatment on sewage sludge solubilization, enzyme activity and anaerobic digestion was assessed. The pretreatment led to significant increases of 427-1030% and 230-674% in the soluble concentrations of carbohydrates and proteins, respectively, and 1.6-4.3 times higher enzymatic activities in the soluble phase of the sludge. Optimal conditions for chemical oxygen demand solubilization were determined at 59.3kg/L total solids (TS) concentration, 30,500kJ/kg TS specific energy and 13h thermal treatment time using response surface methodology...
June 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273606/an-impressive-choledochal-cyst-and-its-surgical-resection
#16
Nhu Thao Nguyen Galván, Kayla Kumm, Dor Yoeli, Ellen Witte, Michael Kueht, Ronald Timothy Cotton, Abbas Rana, Christine A O'Mahony, John A Goss
INTRODUCTION: Choledochal cysts are rare congenital dilations of the biliary tree that can present with non-specific symptoms such as abdominal pain, jaundice, cholelithiasis and pancreatitis. Although most commonly identified in children, they can be found in the adult population. However, because of the non-specific symptoms, this diagnosis may be difficult to make in the adult. A physician therefore must keep this diagnosis within their differential, as it may arise in an unexpected patient population who may present with a convoluted work up...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140636/bile-acid-composition-of-gallbladder-contents-in-dogs-with-gallbladder-mucocele-and-biliary-sludge
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Toshiaki Kakimoto, Hideyuki Kanemoto, Kenjiro Fukushima, Koichi Ohno, Hajime Tsujimoto
OBJECTIVE To examine bile acid composition of gallbladder contents in dogs with gallbladder mucocele and biliary sludge. ANIMALS 18 dogs with gallbladder mucocele (GBM group), 8 dogs with immobile biliary sludge (i-BS group), 17 dogs with mobile biliary sludge (m-BS group), and 14 healthy dogs (control group). PROCEDURES Samples of gallbladder contents were obtained by use of percutaneous ultrasound-guided cholecystocentesis or during cholecystectomy or necropsy. Concentrations of 15 bile acids were determined by use of highperformance liquid chromatography, and a bile acid compositional ratio was calculated for each group...
February 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105246/hepatobiliary-ultrasonographic-abnormalities-in-adult-patients-with-sickle-cell-anaemia-in-steady-state-in-ile-ife-nigeria
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Oluwatosin O Oguntoye, Dennis A Ndububa, Musah Yusuf, Rahman A Bolarinwa, Oluwagbemiga O Ayoola
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell anaemia (SCA) is associated with structural manifestations in the hepatobiliary axis. This study aimed to investigate the hepatobiliary ultrasonographic abnormalities in adult patients with sickle cell anaemia in steady state attending the Haematology clinic of a federal tertiary health institution in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. MATERIAL/METHODS: Basic demographic data as well as right upper abdominal quadrant ultrasonography of 50 consecutive sickle cell anaemia patients were compared with those of 50 age- and sex-matched subjects with HbAA as controls...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090475/use-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-to-treat-inspissated-bile-syndrome-a-case-report
#19
Woo Young Jun, Min Jeng Cho, Hye Seung Han, Sun Hwan Bae
Inspissated bile syndrome (IBS) is a rare condition in which thick intraluminal bile, including bile plugs, sludge, or stones, blocks the extrahepatic bile ducts in an infant. A 5-week-old female infant was admitted for evaluation of jaundice and acholic stool. Diagnostic tests, including ultrasound sonography, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, and a hepatobiliary scan, were not conclusive. Although the diagnosis was unclear, the clinical and laboratory findings improved gradually on administration of urodeoxycholic acid and lipid emulsion containing omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for 3 weeks...
December 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069218/evaluation-of-a-biological-wastewater-treatment-system-combining-an-osa-process-with-ultrasound-for-sludge-reduction
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P M Romero-Pareja, C A Aragon, J M Quiroga, M D Coello
Sludge production is an undesirable by-product of biological wastewater treatment. The oxic-settling-anaerobic (OSA) process constitutes one of the most promising techniques for reducing the sludge produced at the treatment plant without negative consequences for its overall performance. In the present study, the OSA process is applied in combination with ultrasound treatment, a lysis technique, in a lab-scale wastewater treatment plant to assess whether sludge reduction is enhanced as a result of mechanical treatment...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
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