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Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is a disease manifested by a combination of mucocutaneous pigmentation and gastrointestinal (GI) polyposis. The major morbidity results from intussusception, obstruction, and bleeding. Standard surgical management has been to perform enterotomies at the site of palpable polyps. A method of treating Peutz-Jeghers syndrome surgically(More)
Surgeons have developed many methods for the repair of direct inguinal hernias. The Cooper's ligament (McVay) repair and the Shouldice repair are widely used techniques. To determine the recurrence rates with differing techniques performed in a surgery residency program, we conducted a prospective randomized study for elective adult direct inguinal(More)
Raman spectroscopy (the analysis of scattered photons after excitation with a monochromatic light source) provides a nondestructive method for identifying organic and inorganic materials on the basis of the molecule's characteristic spectrum of vibrational frequencies. Although the technique has been predominantly applied in sciences other than pathology,(More)
The potential for RFID based systems to improve the safety and efficiency of a supply chain with rapidly decaying products and strict health standards is creating pressure to adopt RFID in several agricultural industries. A handful of fresh produce industry leaders currently participate in mandated pilot projects, while the industry as a whole is still(More)
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