Andrew Forgash

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Intestinal fistulization following acute pancreatitis is a complication of abscess formation and may occur after initial surgical drainage. It should be suspected in anyone with protracted pancreatitis in whom an abdominal mass suddenly disappears or in whom gastrointestinal bleeding develops. Although transient improvement may occur, decompression will(More)
Two major classes of enzymes, i.e., hydrolases and transferases, comprise all the nonoxidative enzymes, and together these enzymes catalyze a wide variety of biotransformations of insecticides. The hydrolytic enzymes involved in insecticide metabolism are carboxylesterase (EC 3.1.1.1), arylesterase alkylamidase, and DFPase (EC 3.8.2.1). Recent experimental(More)
BACKGROUND Paraplegia can result from operations requiring transient occlusion of the thoracic aorta. A rat model of paraplegia with the characteristics of delayed paraplegia and transient ischemic dysfunction was developed to determine whether ischemic preconditioning (IPC) improved neurologic outcome. METHODS Rats underwent balloon occlusion of the(More)