Issue - Southern Medical Association

Acknowledgement

Books Received

Case Report

Cryotherapy: A Brief Review

The author has presented the new concepts of the mechanism of action of cold upon structures of the musculoskeletal system. He describes the methods available for the application of cold and discusses the results obtained in the relief of acute pain.

Case Report

Charnley Compression Clamp in Treatment of Nonunion of the Tibia

The author believes the technic described is not only highly satisfactory in instances of nonunion, but has a place in closed fractures especially if overlying skin is unhealthy.

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Diverticulitis of the Colon: Problems in the Diagnosis and Treatment

Complications of diverticulitis are serious and attended by a considerable mortality and morbidity. Early recognition of such complications and their surgical management is imperative. The radiologic recognition of certain complications may not be definitive.

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Congenital Vertical Talus

The author, in a preliminary report, describes his method of correcting this congenital anomaly beyond the nonoperarive stage of treatment.

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Hyperplastic Lymphoid Polyps of the Terminal Ileum

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Maternal and Infant Care Project Results in Dade County, Florida

This review demonstrates the success which can be attained within a short time if attention is given to maternal and infant care. The results are demonstrable in maternal mortality and morbidity, prematurity, neonatal and infant mortality and morbidity.

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The Effect of Increased Venous Pressure On Hearing

The authors have demonstrated the impairment in hearing which not uncommonly accompanies radical neck dissections. They consider the possible explanations for this phenomenon.

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Gallstones in the Teen-Ager

The author believes cholelithiasis probably occurs more frequently than is generally accepted in the upper teen-age group. Significantly the majority had had one or more pregnancies.

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Spinal Cord Lesions and Rehabilitation Review of Cases Discharged from the Duke Medical Center, Neurosurgical Division (1959-1964)

This review summarizes the outcome of physiologic functions and self-care following paraplegia and quadriplegia. Early decompressive surgical intervention for cervical cord lesions is attended by some success in the eventual results. Otherwise, rehabilitative care will provide for improved development in the area of self-care.

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Combined X-ray and Gamma-Radium Ray Therapy For Cancer of the Lip

The authors have attained the highly satisfactory results of local irradiation for this lesion as reported by others. Their technic of the placement of the source of interstitial radiation is described in detail.

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Subdural Abscess Diagnosed by Brain Scanning

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Colitis Cystica Profunda

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Surgery in a Changing Age

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Renal Vein Catheterization

The authors review their experiences using this technic to investigate abnormalities of the venous circulation of the kidneys. Catheterization also permits the collection of blood samples from the kidney for the bio-assay of renin.

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Medical Grand Rounds from the University of Alabama Medical Center

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Heating Modalities

The use of heat especially in the treatment of disorders in the musculoskeletal system is ancient. The author reviews the several methods of applying or producing heat in the tissues of the body and the objectives attained by these several modalities. Knowledge of the methods and objectives are essential to…

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Fracture of the Distal Humeral Metaphyseal Growth Plate

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Glaucoma Screening and Detection Program in a VA Hospital

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The Effect of Nicotine Upon Ureteral Peristalsis

Experimentally it has been shown that not only does the topical application of nicotine to the renal pelvis and ureter stimulate ureteral hyperperistalsis, but that its intravenous injection does likewise. Inhalation of cigar smoke has a somewhat lesser effect. The authors thus offer evidence that the control of ureteral peristalsis…

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Telemetry of Physiologic Data: An Aid to Fire-Rescue Personnel in a Metropolitan Area

This paper describes a novel but logical extension of the principles used in an intensive coronary care unit into the field of rescue operations.

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Retroperitoneal Angiography

Angiography, using either the aorta, the inferior vena cava, or both, may offer a valuable tool in the identification of retroperitoneal masses and tumors.

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Radioisotope Renography and Scintiscanning in Renal Transplantation Experience with 12 Patients

The use of these technics in combination, as permitted by newer equipment, offers important information in the differential diagnosis of complications of renal transplantation.

Editorial

THE CLOAK OF CONSERVATISM

General Information

New Orleans

Original Article

Clinical Experience with the Scintillation Camera

The authors describe the advantage of recording scintiscans by the use of a Polaroid camera, in terms of simplicity, low cost and rapidity. They have used this method in scanning brain, lungs, liver and the blood pool in the heart.