Paul N. Karmin

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Right paraduodenal hernia (PDH) results from a primitive gut malrotation. The resultant jejunal mesenteric defect posterior to the superior mesenteric vessels allows decompressed jejunum to herniate retroperitoneally. PDH make up 53% of all internal hernias, but account for only 0.2% to 5.8% of all cases of intestinal obstruction.(More)
It is demonstrated experimentally that addition of proteins that are themselves resistant to denaturation by heat or ethanol can nonspecifically stabilize other proteins that are ordinarily highly susceptible to inactivation. It is proposed that the diffusion-limited rate with which unfolded protein molecules encounter each other and become irreversibly(More)
Previous studies demonstrate an approximately 16% incidence of incidental thyroid nodules (ITNs) on Computed Tomography (CT) of the head/neck and thorax combined. Malignant disease is present in many cases. No study to date has quantified ITNs on CT of the thorax alone, an examination performed more frequently than head/neck CT. Our objective was to(More)
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