Robert H. Wilson

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Background and study aims The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) recently published guidelines for the management of asymptomatic pancreatic cystic neoplasms (PCNs). We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic characteristics of the AGA guidelines in appropriately recommending surgery for malignant PCNs. Patients and methods A retrospective multicenter(More)
Many hotels have instituted revenue management systems that incorporate minimum length of stay requirements. The hotel will refuse to book the room unless the traveler agrees to book for two, three, or more nights. The English common law, case law in the United States, and many state statutes provide that a hotel has an obligation to provide a room to an(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has become the standard of care in the evaluation of solid pancreatic lesions. Limited data exist on interobserver agreement (IOA) among cytopathologists in assessing solid pancreatic EUS-FNA specimens. This study aimed to evaluate IOA among cytopathologists in assessing EUS-FNA(More)
We introduce a tomographic approach for three-dimensional imaging of evoked hemodynamic activity, using broadband illumination and diffuse optical tomography (DOT) image reconstruction. Changes in diffuse reflectance in the rat somatosensory cortex due to stimulation of a single whisker were imaged at a frame rate of 5 Hz using a hyperspectral image mapping(More)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to thank the representatives of 480 counties that responded to our 2013 survey and supplied essential data and insights for this report. We also appreciate the assistance of more than 100 county-elected officials, county staff and others, who participated in interviews with the LBJ research team and provided the(More)
iv ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I am indebted to many persons in writing this thesis. First and foremost, I should thank Professor Atul Sheel, my thesis committee chair, for his guidance throughout my studies. His encouragement supplied the power required for me to get through hard times and to move toward the goal. I would also like to thank the members of my(More)