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Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome

Case Report

Tuberculous Peritonitis Diagnosis By Percutaneous Needle Biopsy

The diagnosis of tuberculous peritonitis may be quite difficult, especially when the disease coexists with hepatic cirrhosis, as emphasized by Burack and Hollister.1 Often it is discovered only at laparotomy or autopsy. Cultures of ascitic fluid for Mycobacterium tuberculosis have produced a poor yield.1–3 Peritoneoscopy is useful, but may be…

Case Report

Overdosage of Desipramine Hydrochloride with Marked Electrocardiographic Abnormalities

Case Report

Bilateral Candida Albicans Endophthalmitis

Editorial

Treatment of Hodgkin’s Disease Involving the Colon

Original Article

Nosocomial Ureteral Injuries

This paper reviews injuries which have occurred to a ureter at the time of a surgical procedure. The types of trauma are considered, their avoidance, and management of the complications of injury.

Original Article

Inheritance Patterns in Patients with Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis and Eczema

From their study the authors emphasize that the genetic background for atopy is not simple. The hypothesis of a polygenic system may need to be invoked to explain these studies on heredity.

Original Article

Medical Grand Rounds From the University of Alabama Medical Center

Original Article

Types of Injuries in Airplane Crash Survivors

The author details the fatal and nonfatal injuries on all occupants of a single air disaster. This paper may be valuable in setting up disaster procedures in relation to the types of injuries to be expected.

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The Scientific Management of Breech Presentation in the Primipara at Term

Breech presentation in a primipara is a serious complication of pregnancy and delivery. There is a tenfold chance of the loss of the baby over a vertex presentation. Therefore care must be given in thought and in action to the circumstances attendant to the delivery of the child.

Original Article

Disseminated Histiocytosis X

The authors consider the reasoning favoring a Unitarian concept of the lesions characterized by the lipid-laden reticuloendothelial cell. They report on the instance of the rare involvement of the optic nerve.

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Results with the Use of Pleoptics in the Treatment of Amblyopia

The author makes a careful analysis of the usefulness of this modality in the amblyopic child, comparing it to the use of a patch. Though satisfactory results are not universal, pleoptics may produce useful binocular vision in the child of properly motivated parents, especially.

Original Article

Ulcerative Colitis in Children

Ulcerative colitis occurs more often in infants than is suspected. It may be attended by serious retardation in growth and development. Surgical treatment is generally successful.

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Atopic Symptoms Caused by Tobacco Hypersensitivity

The author demonstrates there is such an entity as sensitization to tobacco smoke. This he has done, not only by intradermal testing but also by the passive transfer technic. Desensitization has been quite successful.

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The Allen Vision Test Results of 2600 Screenings

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Restoration of the Severely Distorted Urinary Tract

The author has considered uropathies of the very young and approaches to their management. Preliminary drainage of the urinary system may be important. Subsequent procedures may then establish quite satisfactory function.

Original Article

The English Sweating Sickness

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Evaluation of a New Applanation Tonometer

The authors show that this tonometer has no advantages over the use of older instruments. In fact it does not seem to permit equal performance in measuring intraocular pressures.

Original Article

The Treatment of Injuries to the Inferior Vena Cava

Prompt recognition and treatment of this grave injury by blood replacement and newer surgical technics is offering an improved salvage rate in recent years.THE INFERIOR VENA CAVA lies comparatively well protected by surrounding viscera and musculoskeletal structures, and injuries to it are relatively infrequent. When this vessel is damaged by…

Original Article

Late Irradiation Injuries Masquerading as Rectal Carcinoma

It is not generally known that ulceration may occur in the rectum many years after irradiation for pelvic carcinoma. Several cases are described in which the ulceration was so suggestive of carcinoma that repeated biopsies were done, always with negative results. Suggestions are made for treatment of this condition.

Original Article

The A/B Ratio: The Separation of the CO2 Content Into Its Acid-Base Equivalents

This paper describes a method of reporting acid-base data, to show excess or deficit of the respiratory and metabolic factors and the balance between them.

Original Article

Evaluation of Pyloroplasty and Vagotomy in the Surgical Management of Peptic Ulcer

The authors have reviewed the accumulated statistics upon this surgical approach to the problem of peptic ulcer. They point to its advantages but also remind the reader of the unfavorable results.

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Termination of Pregnancy by Intra-Amniotic Hypertonic Solutions

The authors have found that the infusion of hypertonic solutions, either saline or glucose, into the amniotic fluid is effective in inducing labor. One complication is recorded in the group studied.

Original Article

Triamcinolone Hexacetonide as Adjunctive Therapy in Cystic Acne

By the use of the jet spray technic, the author has found that the injection of a steroid into the lesions of cystic acne is followed by rapid resolution of the process. Scarring occurs not at all.

Original Article

Innominate Osteotomy as a Reconstructive Procedure

In abnormal relationships of the acetabulum and the femoral head, the innominate osteotomy may be a helpful procedure in correcting the anatomic relationship.

Original Article

Resurfacing the Injured Hand

The author describes the indications for the employment of the several types of grafts in repairing injuries and their results in the hand. All management is directed to an attempt to provide the best possible function for the member.

Original Article

Studies in Sickle Cell Anemia XXXIII. Interesting Osseous Manifestations in a Young Child

A wide variety of osseous manifestations have been reported in this hemoglobinopathy. We wish to present a child who exhibited interesting roentgenographic findings attributable to bone infarcts as well as periosteal and other osseous changes.

Original Article

Urologic Problems in a Penitentiary

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