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Unusual Clinical Presentation of Ethylene Glycol Poisoning: Unilateral Facial Nerve Paralysis
Eray Eroglu,Ismail Kocyigit,Sami Bahcebasi,Aydin Unal,Murat Hayri Sipahioglu,Merva Kocyigit,Bulent Tokgoz,Oktay Oymak
Case Reports in Medicine , 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/460250
Abstract: Ethylene glycol (EG) may be consumed accidentally or intentionally, usually in the form of antifreeze products or as an ethanol substitute. EG is metabolized to toxic metabolites. These metabolites cause metabolic acidosis with increased anion gap, renal failure, oxaluria, damage to the central nervous system and cranial nerves, and cardiovascular instability. Early initiation of treatment can reduce the mortality and morbidity but different clinical presentations can cause delayed diagnosis and poor prognosis. Herein, we report a case with the atypical presentation of facial paralysis, hematuria, and kidney failure due to EG poisoning which progressed to end stage renal failure and permanent right peripheral facial nerve palsy. 1. Introduction Ethylene glycol (EG) may be consumed accidentally or intentionally, usually in the form of antifreeze products or as an ethanol substitute. It is converted by alcohol dehydrogenase to active metabolites in the liver, and these metabolites cause metabolic acidosis with increased anion gap, renal failure, hypocalcemia, oxaluria, and damage to the central nervous system and cranial nerves [1–3]. Diagnosis of EG poisoning could be a challenge due to altered mental status and lack of poisoning history. While metabolic acidosis with increased anion gap is common, osmolar gap resolves within 24 to 72 hours as the EG is metabolized to toxic metabolites. Early initiation of treatment can reduce the mortality, and morbidity but different presentations especially with delayed cases could be a problem, so patients with acute renal failure require more attention [4]. In cases of renal failure with the suspicion of EG poisoning, kidney biopsy should be considered promptly. Histological examination of renal tissue often reveals widespread necrosis of the tubular epithelium and deposition of a multitude of doubly refractile oxalate crystals in the distal tubules and collecting ducts [5, 6]. Herein, we report a case with the atypical presentation of facial paralysis, hematuria, and kidney failure due to EG poisoning. 2. Case Report A 25-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department of our university hospital with sudden onset of nausea, vomiting, slight mental disability, and abdominal pain. Cardiovascular, respiration, and gastrointestinal system examination findings were normal. The neurological examinations of the cranial nerves and limbs were normal. He was clinically dehydrated. On the first day of his admission, laboratory studies revealed a BUN level of 35?mg/dL, creatinine level of 3.17?mg/dL, calcium level of
Performance of Galvanized Steel Reinforcement in Concrete in Sea and Dead Sea Water  [PDF]
Sami Masadeh
Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering (MSCE) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/msce.2015.35006
Abstract: Steel reinforcements of 8 mm diameter and 24 cm length were cut from steel and after pickling treatment of all specimens. Steel reinforcements then were galvanized by hot dipping method. The measured coating thickness by thickness gage meter of zinc coat was in the range 8 - 11 μm. Bare steel samples were also used for comparison reasons. Each steel bar was inserted in a middle of a plastic tube with 4.5 cm diameter into which concrete was cast. After proper curing, specimens were immersed into 3.5% NaCl and Dead Sea water separately. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements were performed at different time intervals. Results showed that galvanized steel was corrosion resistant in sea water, and Dead Sea water over the test period.
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Of Epoxy-Coated Steel Exposed To Dead Sea Water  [PDF]
Sami Masadeh
Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering (JMMCE) , 2005, DOI: 10.4236/jmmce.2005.42007
Abstract: Electrochemical impedance tests were applied to steel specimens which were coated by epoxy and tested after immersion in Dead Sea water for different periods at room temperature and at 50C. Results taken from Nyquist and Bode plots and as were analyzed by means of software provided with the instrument. Results were presented as the values of capacitance and resistance (Cdl and Rct). Results show that degradation occurred after immersion in the test solution, and were more severe at higher temperature. Specimens were examined under scanning electron microscope, and micrographs showed clear rupture and degradation in epoxy coatings.
The Effect of Added Carbon Black to Concrete Mix on Corrosion of Steel in Concrete  [PDF]
Sami Masadeh
Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering (JMMCE) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jmmce.2015.34029
Abstract: The effect of added carbon black to concrete mix on corrosion of steel reinforcement was studied. This was achieved by inserting steel bars in different concrete mixes containing 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, and 0.5, carbon black/cement. Samples were cured, immersed in 3.5% chloride solution for 6 months. Chloride permeability and corrosion rates were measured. Tests showed that corrosion rate and chloride ions penetration decreased with increased carbon black content. This was expressed due to filling effect of very fine particles of carbon black and was in the order less than 250 nm.
Impacts of Earthquake Aftermath on Indoor Carbon Monoxide Levels in Turkish Coffeehouses Environment in Duzce, Turkey
T Bahcebasi,C Guler,H Kandis,? H Kara
Iranian Journal of Public Health , 2012,
Abstract: "nBackground: In 1999, Duzce suffered two consecutive devastating earthquakes above magnitude 7 in August and November. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the indoor air quality of coffeehouses by determining carbon monoxide (CO) levels and their contributing factors in coffeehouses built before and after the earthquake."nMethods: We conducted our study in 76 Turkish coffeehouses in Duzce in winter (November 2007-March 2008) during rush hours (18:00-23:00). The Turkish coffeehouses included in the study were evaluated under four categories based on smoking status and construction date. The characteristics of the coffeehouses, such as their CO levels and temperatures both indoors and outdoors, were all measured. These analyses were carried out with the SPSS 15.0 program."nResults: The CO levels in Turkish coffeehouses were above the values indicated as being safe by the WHO. While stoves and cooking equipment were determined to contribute to indoor CO levels, cigarettes were found to be the main source. Indoor CO levels at second hour were very strongly correlated (r: 0.84, P<0.001) (r: 0.91, P<0.001) with indoor CO levels at initial and first hour as well as with smoking status (r: 0.69, P<0.001); they were also moderately correlated with the room volume (r: 0.34, P<0.001) and construction materials (r: 0.31, P<0.001) of the coffeehouse."nConclusion: Elevated CO levels in Turkish coffeehouses indicate the possible presence of other pollutants, particularly when the main source is smoking. In such cases, both individuals and the whole of society are affected negatively in many ways. Therefore, smoking should be prohibited by law in Turkish coffeehouses and national awareness programs should be developed based on peoples' lifestyles. Moreover, the standards for construction and management of Turkish coffeehouses should be improved as well.
Radio Wave Propagation Characteristics in FMCW Radar  [PDF]
Ghada M. SAMI
Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications (JEMAA) , 2009, DOI: 10.4236/jemaa.2009.14042
Abstract: FMCW Radar (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar) is used for various purposes, such as atmospheric Remote Sensing, inter-vehicle ranging, etc. FMCW radar systems are usually very compact, relatively cheap in purchase as well as in daily use, and consume little power. In this paper, FMCW radar determines a target range by measuring the beat frequency between a transmitted signal and the received signal from the target, and Combines between PO and radar single. The approach based on frequency domain physical optics for the scattering estimation and the linear system modeling for the estimation of time domain response, and FMCW Radar signal processing.
Multidimensional electrostatic energy and classical renormalization  [PDF]
Sami M. ALJaber
Natural Science (NS) , 2010, DOI: 10.4236/ns.2010.27095
Abstract: Recent interest in problems in higher space di mensions is becoming increasingly important and attracted the attention of many investigators in variety of fields in physics. In this paper, the electrostatic energy of two geometries (a charged spherical shell and a nonconducting sphere) is calculated in higher space dimension, N. It is shown that as the space dimension increases, up to N = 9, the electrostatic energy of the two geometries decreases and beyond N = 9 it increases. Furthermore, we discuss a simple example which illustrates classical renormalization in electrostatics in higher dimensions.
Energy and Momentum Considerations in an Ideal Solenoid  [PDF]
Sami Mohammad AL- Jaber
Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications (JEMAA) , 2010, DOI: 10.4236/jemaa.2010.23024
Abstract: The electromagnetic linear momentum and the energy balance in an infinite solenoid with a time-dependant current are examined. We show that the electromagnetic linear momentum density and its associated force density are balanced by the hidden momentum density and its associated hidden force density respectively. We also show that exactly half the energy delivered by the power supply appears as stored magnetic energy inside the solenoid. The other half is lost against the induced electromotive force that appears in the windings of the solenoid during the time through which the current is building up towards its final value. This energy loss, which is found in other analogue situations, is necessary to transfer the system from an initial non-equilibrium state to a final equilibrium one.
Bonding Characteristics of TiC and TiN  [PDF]
Kuiying Chen, Sami Kamran
Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Material Science (MNSMS) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/mnsms.2013.31002

Using ab initio density functional theory calculations, the electron localization function (ELF) of typical transition metal carbide TiC and nitride TiN were computed and analyzed to reveal their nature of the chemical bonds. The ELF approach was initially validated through typical examples of covalent-bonding Diamond (C) and ionic-bonding sodium chloride NaCl. Our results clearly demonstrate the dominantly ionic bonding characteristics of TiC and TiN. It is also suggested that the high mechanical hardness of TiC and TiN can be explained without evoking strong covalence.

Inexpensive Pipelines Health Evaluation Techniques Based on Resonance Determination, Numerical Simulation and Experimental Testing  [PDF]
Waheed Sami Abushanab
Engineering (ENG) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/eng.2013.54046
In this paper, a non-destructive, reliable, and inexpensive vibration-based technique for evaluating Carbon steel pipes structure integrity. The proposed techniques allow a quick assessment of pipes structures at final pipe manufacturing stages and/or just before installation. A finite element modelling (FEM) using ABAQUS software was developed to determine the resonance mode of healthy Carbon steel pipe and a series of experiments were conducted to verify the outcomes of the modelling work. Consequently, the effects of quantified seeded faults, i.e., a 1 mm, 2 mm, 3 mm, and 4 mm diameter holes in the pipe wall on these resonance modes were determined using modelling work. A number of common used vibration analysis techniques were applied to detect and to evaluate the severity of those quantified faults. The amplitudes and frequencies of vibration signals were measured and compared. There were found to be in good agreement with the modelling work and provide important information on pipe construction condition and fault severity.
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