Issue - Southern Medical Association

Announcement

Donald F. Marion M.D., Outstanding Florida Physician to be Installed as SMA President

Announcement

Preliminary Program for 62nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 18-21, 1968

Editorial

ACTIVISM ON THE MEDICAL CAMPUS

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Rectal Pyrilamine-Pentobarbital Compared with Promethazine for Vomiting in Children

This clinical evaluation of drugs suggests that medication by rectal suppository can be a valuable adjunct in the management of vomiting in infants.

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Hematologic Complications from Tranquilizers in Children

No serious reduction in white blood cells to agra nulocytic levels was found in this study. However, the authors believe blood counts are indicated at intervals during treatment.

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The Safety and Effectiveness of Intravenous Regional Anesthesia

The authors found little evidence of side effects in the central nervous and cardiovascular systems as the result of circulating drug unless the tourniquet was loosened early.

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Malignant Potential of Cervical Dysplasia: Diagnosis and Treatment

The demonstration by smear or biopsy of cervical dysplasia should lead to conization. This establishes the presence or absence of malignancy, and permits effective treatment of dysplasia in most instances.

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Inequality in the Size of the Lower Extremity Following Cardiac Catheterization

The authors demonstrate by discrepancy in growth an interference with the arterial blood supply to an extremity following cardiac catheterization. This may or may not be reversible with time.

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The Clinical Use of the Dextrostix Method for Blood Sugar

If this tool is used with meticulous care it has value in obtaining rapid results, and is quite accurate at certain levels of blood sugar. The author has checked this method against many biochemical determinations for accuracy.

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The Gross Radiation Changes of the Vagina

The author considers the complications which occur in the vagina following irradiation. He discusses optimal means of supplying irradiation, and methods used postoperatively to obviate or lessen vaginal complications.

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Neurosurgery as a Part of a Comprehensive Psychiatric Program

At intervals papers of this type appear to emphasize the diagnostic difficulties inherent in differentiating between the “functional” psychoses and those accompanying a brain tumor.

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The Technic of Percutaneous Needle Biopsy for Diffuse Lung Disease

The authors describe their successful technic of pulmonary needle biopsy, and the associated use of a chest tube in the pleural space to control air leak.

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Factors Affecting Emergency Room Utilization

Every hospital in the United States is wrestling with the problem of over-use of the emergency room. Every hospital staff is wrestling with the problem of how to provide professional care in the emergency room. Everyone recognizes that the emergency room has made for itself a special niche in the…

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Neurologic Disease in Elderly Psychoneurotics

The differentiation between psychoneurosis and organic brain disease may be very difficult. Actually each may contribute to the abnormal state and its symptomatology.

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The Relationship of Allergy to Cerebral Dysfunction

This pilot study seems to indicate that the management of allergy in children with abnormal results of psychologic testing and electroencephalograms results in improvement in some.

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Medical Grand Rounds from the University of Alabama Medical Center

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Regional Enteritis: A Critical Appraisal

The authors found a significant incidence of recurrence following resection of the lesions. Bypass surgery proved to be of limited success.

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Clinical Experience with Furosemide

The authors have found this new synthetic diuretic to be very effective. Its action is completed in a matter of hours, it seems to have no untoward side effects and is accompanied by less wastage of potassium.

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Medicolegal Examinations Reports and Testimony

This paper offers a very detailed review of all the facets involved in meeting the demands of collecting data and their presentation in a medicolegal case. The preparation of such case material should represent only careful and well recorded information gained whether by history, examination or the use of the…