Issue - Southern Medical Association

Case Report

Thrombosis of the Internal Carotid Artery Due to Intra-Oral Trauma

Case Report

“Spontaneous” Gastric Rupture Complicating Inguinal Herniorrhaphy

Clinical Brief

Thrombosis of the Central Retinal Vein and Its Treatment with Ananase

Editorial

CHANGING ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY

Original Article

Blood Balance in Pediatric Surgical Procedures

Careful estimation of blood loss in operative procedures upon infants is essential in estimating the need for transfusion. A number of methods of determining loss are in use and are considered by the authors. They review too the methods of arriving at the need for transfusion.

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The Use of Diazepam in Cardioversion

The authors have found this drug the best for the analgesia-amnesia desirable for the giving of electric shock in the management of cardiac arrhythmias.

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Sleep EEG Patterns in Identical Twins with Developmental Discordance

From comparative studies made upon a sot of identical twins, the author shows that the sleep electroencephalogram correlated with rapid eye movements may lend support to the stage of psychologic development, and thus become an important tool in research in the field of psychology of the infant.

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Pallesthesia Studies in Stroke Patients

The author speculates that diminution or loss on the sensory side (measured in impaired vibratory sensation) in a stroke patient may be a factor in the degree of success of rehabilitative procedures in such patients. Preliminary studies with treatment by sinusoidal stimulation suggest this may be worthwhile adjunctive therapy.

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A Lump in the Neck – Its Clinical Significance

This represents a review of metastatic malignancy of the cervical nodes, the possible source, clinical characteristics and some discussion of treatment.

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The Use of Ionizing Radiation in Florida

The rapidly expanding use of radioactive materials in education, industry and medicine requires surveillance by someone or some agency to guarantee the competence of the user and adequate protection of the public. The State of Florida early recognized its responsibility in this area and has developed a highly satisfactory program…

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Renal Function in Patients with Chronic Bacteriuria: A Longitudinal Study

In patients having chronic bacteriuria, one half had no demonstrable loss of renal function over a five year period. Bacteriuria was lost in over half of the patients but loss of function was unrelated to the presence or absence of bacteriuria. It is concluded that factors in addition to bacteriuria…

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Management of Cervical Disc Disease

The author review the diagnosis and treatment and of herniation of the nucleus pulposus and of osteoarthritic bony proliferation. They point to two forms of disease, radiculopathy and myelopathy, and consider the results of treatment by differing operative approaches.

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Adjunctive Aids to Rhytidectomy

The authors describe their technics and results in the removal of wrinkles of the forehead, upper lip, and fat pads of the neck.

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The Value of Neomycin in Topical Corticosteroid Preparations

The author has shown in a blind study that the addition of neomycin to the corticosteroid preparations does not enhance the effectiveness of the steroids used topically.

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A New Approach to Safe Obstetrical Sedation-Analgesia: A Controlled Study

The use of this combination of drugs, in the author’s hands, has shortened labor, permitted the use of fewer narcotics and was unaccompanied by untoward side effects.

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Medical Grand Rounds from the University of Alabama Medical Center

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Regional Migratory Osteoporosis

The authors describe an unusual form of regional osteoporosis as a newly recognized syndrome of unknown etiology. It is characterized by recurrent episodes of inflammatory reaction in overlying soft tissue, with eventual resolution, to recur at another site.

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Vertical Fractures of the Patella

The authors believe these fractures are not infrequently missed. They recommend special positions for the roentgenograms which should be obtained in all injuries to the knee. The results are good with immobilization being all that may be needed.

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Pathogenesis of Trichomycosis Axillaris

Corynebacterium has been shown to be the pathogenetic organism in this clinical entity. The bacterium has the ability of invading the soft keratin of hair.

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Traumatic Transection of the Pancreas

The authors describe their experiences with the results of blunt trauma to the abdomen causing transection of the pancreas. Treatment has involved several technics but results have been satisfactory.

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A Comparative Study of Topical Corticosteroids

Both the authors and the majority of dermatologists who answered a questionnaire prefer the fluorinated corticosteroids as being more effective than those not fluorinated.

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Reduction of Severe Spondylolisthesis in Children

The authors describe an effective operative approach to this deforming disturbance in children.

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New Technics for Proctoscopic Photography

The value of the permanent record—a photograph—of a lesion is invaluable for use in teaching, publication and for diagnostic documentation. Development of the fiber optic system has moved endoscopy forward in great strides. It lends itself to satisfactory photographic work.

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The Laryngoscopist’s Role in Anesthesia for Suspension Laryngoscopy

The authors emphasize the need for a highly skilled team in carrying out this procedure. They describe their technic of the use of local anesthetics combined with a hypnotic intravenously.

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Reduction of Colles’ Fracture by Weight Traction under Local Anesthesia

The authors find that the reduction of noncomminuted Colles’ fractures lends itself satisfactorily to management on an ambulatory basis.

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Judgment in Palliation of Pancreatic Carcinoma: With an Assist by the Computer

The authors demonstrate the use of the computer in first analyzing and then projecting surgical management in surgical palliative procedures in cancer of the pancreas.

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Innocuous Appearing Stab Wounds to the Neck: Is Exploration Always Indicated?

In the majority of patients having such stab wounds, structures of the neck are involved, providing ample reason for the advice that exploration is indicated. Since almost all of these patients are intoxicated, general anesthesia is essential to avoid lack of cooperation.

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Treatment Phase of the Alabama Chronic Respiratory Disease Program

This paper represents an analysis of the results of treatment as provided under this program. Improvement, subjectively and in pulmonary function, is correlated with both the kind of treatment and to the continuation of smoking.

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