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THE CURRENT STATUS OF MEASLES VACCINES

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Amebiasis in Hospitalized Psychiatric Patients

The authors relate the incidence of infestation with amebas to the level of hygiene on wards whose inmates have chronic psychiatric conditions. Those infested are in the “carrier” or inactive state with but a rare exception.

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Serotonin and Antiserotonins in Allergy

The author reports interesting experiences with this group of chemical substances in allergic disorders. More study will be needed to understand the physiologic effects, especially those of weight gain and growth.

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Allergic Skin Testing in Infancy

It is believed by many physicians that skin testing in allergic children is unsuccessful as a diagnostic aid. The authors attempt to clarify this misbelief.

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A Field Trial of an Inactivated Measles Virus Vaccine

Much attention is being given to vaccination against measles. This is the report of a study with the inactivated vaccine among private patients. Though the vaccine was later shown to be of relative low potency, it did protect 50% of the children, and in those who developed the disease the…

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Medical Grand Rounds from the University of Alabama Medical Center

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Experiences with the Negative Pressure Extractor

The authors evaluate their results of delivery by an instrument not commonly in use in this country. There seem to be certain and limited indications for its application. Further controlled studies by other groups of clinicians would seem to be desirable.

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Feral Response to Maternal Stress

By experimental work in animals, the authors have provided evidence that blood pressure in fetus and mother are independent of each other. Administration of oxygen to the pregnant ewe cause a high level of carbon dioxide in the fetus.

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Contact Radiography

The authors suggest more frequent use of contact radiography over and above its use in examining the sternum. It has advantages especially in accident cases and eccentrically placed anatomic parts.

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Oral Polio Vaccination Program in Hillsborough County Using a Sabin Trivalent Vaccine

The authors outline the problems in providing widespread immunization by the oral vaccine. They also describe their methods of surveillance.

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Fleck (Mouchetée) Dystrophy of the Cornea: Report of a Family

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Extrahepatic Obstructive Jaundice with Viral Hepatitis on Biopsy

The authors use two cases to illustrate the difficulty in a differentiation of jaundice at times, and that a diagnosis by biopsy of viral hepatitis may be made in the presence of obstructive jaundice of the extrahepatic type.

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Systemic Treatment of Trichomonas Vaginitis

The many suggestions of the past for the treatment of trichomoniasis alone indicates a lack of success in its management. Now, there is enthusiasm for a new drug which by the oral route seems almost universally successful in controlling this aggravating disease.

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The Use of N-Acetylcysteine in the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

At best, continuation of life in the patient having cystic fibrosis is uncomfortable. Anything which will alleviate distress is of great value. Therefore this study is of interest.

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The Problem of Unexplainable Esophageal Varices

Clinical observations such as these, made by an experienced gastroenterologist, contribute much to the understanding of an ill-defined and puzzling area of medicine. Such studies add to the sum total which sometime may explain this phenomenon.

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Factors Influencing the Emotional Impact on Children of an Acutely Psychotic Mother in the Home

This may be an important facet in the developing pattern of mental health for the growing child. The family doctor, particularly, might make a large contribution here in aiding the psychiatrist in the management of the mother. Futhermore, the family doctor may need to become the guide to affairs in…

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Neonatal Obstruction of Bowel Caused by Accidental Clamping of Small Omphalocele: Report of Two Cases

Little attention has been given to the hazards of the small omphalocele. Enlargement at the base of the umbilical cord should prompt the doctor to place the tie beyond this point and then to attempt a definitive diagnosis.

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Intestinal Obstruction

The author outlines the differential diagnosis of fixing an obstruction in the small or large bowel. The basic points in treatment are also described.

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The Use of Spironolactone and Large Doses of Steroids in the Treatment of Ascites of Liver Disease

The combined therapy described was effective in producing diuresis and the attainment of dry weight in most instances. The addition of chlorothiazide to the regimen resulted in hepatic coma.

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Thymol Turbidity and Flocculation Reactions as Screening Tests for Liver Disease

The authors believe the thymol turbidity and flocculation tests, if carefully done, can be of great assistance in pointing to hepatic disease. They believe the turbidity ratio might be helpful in blood banks for sifting out hepatitis carriers among donors.

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Liver Function Studies in Long-Term Triacetyloleandomycin Therapy

Since there has been confusion as to the potential toxicity of this drug, the author attempted a more definitive evaluation of this aspect of its use. He found it of low toxicity, and a very effective medicament for the management of pustular dermatoses.

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Unusual Cases of Gastrointestinal Obstruction

The authors have collected a series of unusual examples of obstruction to the gastrointestinal tract, extending the causes usually considered when faced with this circumstance.

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An Evaluation of Some Diagnostic Criteria for Neonatal Bacteremia

Since bacteremia must precede septicemia, it behooves physicians to have some thoughts about possible causes for bacterial invasion of the blood stream. The authors have set up criteria for raising the index of suspicion of the attending doctors.

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The Use of Triamcinolone Acetonide in the Treatment of Severe Chronic Allergic Problems

The authors describe their analysis of the use of this injectable steroid in chronic allergic conditions. They are impressed with its success in extended control of symptoms and the few untoward effects.

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Adding the Psychiatric Education

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Problems and Goals

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Putting the Plan into Action

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