Major Houston hospital system plans $250M Woodlands campus expansion

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center is launching a $250 million expansion project that will add a new eight-floor tower. The 332,510-square-foot South Tower will include new registration, waiting and observation areas; six new operating rooms; endoscopy services; a post-acute care unit; a conference center; a 36-bed patient care unit; an intensive care unit; three shelled floors for future patient growth; and other features, according to a Nov. 8 press release. Memorial Hermann The Woodlands…
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ristoph Arens The endoscopic detection of perpendicular vascular changes (PVC) of the vocal folds has been associated with vocal fold cancer, dysplastic lesions, and papillomatosis, according to a classification proposed by the European Laryngological Society (ELS). The combination of contact endoscopy with narrow-band imaging (NBI-CE) allows intraoperatively a highly contrasted, real-time visualization of vascular changes of the vocal folds. Aim of the present study was to determine the association of PVC to specific histological diagnoses, the level of interobserver agreement in the detection of PVC, and their diagno...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: CT is helpful in predicting GIF in patients with AP. PMID: 31950804 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research
We read with great interest the report by Kucukguven et al on their experience with endoscopic tendon retrieval.1 The use of endoscopy in hand surgery has progressed from cadaveric studies 2,3 to tendoscopy 4 and tendon retrieval.
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionStool PCR is more sensitive than stool microscopy. By utilizing stool microscopy, stool nested PCR, and duodenal biopsy PCR in sequential manner, diagnostic yield can be increased.
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Clip closure of the mucosal defect after resecting large ( ≥20 mm) nonpedunculated colorectal polyps reduces postprocedure bleeding and is cost-saving to payers. Clip costs are not reimbursed by payers, posing a major barrier to adoption of this technique in the community. We aimed to determine appropriate clip costs to support broader use of this procedu re in practice.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsCMV colitis is generally associated with an immunosuppressed state. Imaging and endoscopic findings can mimic inflammatory, ischemic, and infectious colitides. However, CMV colitis should be included in the differential diagnosis in immunocompromised adults who present to emergency department with bloody stools, acute abdominal pain or diarrhea, and have bowel wall thickening and pericolonic stranding on imaging.
Source: Emergency Radiology - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Kakushima N, Yoshida M, Yabuuchi Y, Kawata N, Takizawa K, Kishida Y, Ito S, Imai K, Hotta K, Ishiwatari H, Matsubayashi H, Ono H Abstract Prediction of histology by endoscopic examination is important in the clinical management of non-ampullary duodenal epithelial tumors (NADETs), including adenoma and adenocarcinoma. The use of a simple scoring system based on the findings of white-light endoscopy or magnified endoscopy with narrow-band imaging is useful to differentiate between Vienna category 3 (C3) and C4/5 lesions. Less invasive endoscopic resection procedures, such as cold snare polypectomy, are quic...
Source: Clinical Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clin Endosc Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The INET surgical plan based on the structure and pathological features of the subacute-chronic and chronic subdural hematoma wall can reduce the recurrence rate and improve the clinical prognosis.Trial registration:ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02515903. Registered 5 August, 2015.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Pancreatic necrosis (PN) may be categorized as an acute necrotic collection (ANC) or walled-off necrosis (WON) based on complete encapsulation by a wall and collection age ( ≤ or> 4 weeks). Endoscopic intervention of WON has become the standard of care, but little is known regarding the safety and efficacy of endoscopic intervention of PN ≤4 weeks from disease onset.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
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