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Small bowel obstruction; SBO

An obstruction of the small intestine that prevents the free passage of material; sometimes caused by postoperative adhesions.
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The diagnosis of SBO was defined by a combination of different clinical criteria including pain, nausea, vomiting, cessation of passage of stools, abdominal distention and abnormal bowel sound, in addition to imaging confirmation (Dilated small bowel loops and multiple abnormal air fluid levels on x-ray abdominal erect posture) (Figure 1).
The electronic medical records of all adult patients diagnosed with SBO between September 2013 and September 2016 were retrospectively reviewed.
In adults this role of CT scan is well established.6 However, literature regarding the role of CT scan in paediatric SBO is very limited.
Singer, President of SBO led the firm's efforts in representing owner Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates, and was assisted by Jeffrey Moroch and Frank Bastone of SBO in the transaction.
Total Philippine SBO consumption this year is expected to increase by 7.69 percent to 70,000 MT due to a flourishing retail food industry, according to the Gain report.
Conservative SBO treatment was acknowledged by published reports and clinical practice when patients did not present any sign of strangulation, peritonitis, or severe intestinal impairment and when computed tomography (CT scan) revealed no small bowel feces sign, free intra-peritoneal fluid, or mesenteric edema [6].
In a recent meta-analysis of imaging modalities to diagnose SBO, Taylor and Lalani concluded that CT scans are limited by the need to find the transition point between dilated bowel loops and decompressed loops prior to imaging [5].
In the literature there are some previous analytical results about periodic and nonperiodic travelling wave solutions to the SBO system.
SBO commonly originates from the external ear canal with the typical causative pathogen being Pseudomonas aeruginosa [1].
Caption: Figure 2: CT scan showing some of the multiple ill-defined liver lesions concerning for metastatic disease in setting of a primary SBO.
The XRD patterns of the SBO samples with different Sr/Bi ratios are shown in Figure 1.
Refined, bleached and deodorized (RBD) sunflower, soybean and canola oils (SFO, SBO and CO) without any additives were obtained from United Industries Ltd.