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RESIDENCY TRAINING LOANS of the SOUTHERN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

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Congenital Tracheoesophageal Fistula without Esophageal Atresia

Congenital tracheoesophageal fistula without esophageal atresia is a poorly appreciated and frequently unrecognized clinical entity. This report reviews the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to this anomaly.

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Esophageal Hiatus Hernia: Considerations in the Selection of Patients for Operative Correction

The author reviews the clinicopathologic picture of hiatus hernia. He points to the indications for surgical treatment and prognostic factors involved.

Case Report

Vasculitis Presenting as Otitis Media

Case Report

Hernia Through the Foramen of Winslow With Case Report

Case Report

Localized Mesothelioma of the Pericardium

Case Report

A Psychologic Study of Patients Referred to a Medical Diagnostic Clinic

The routine use of the Minnesota Personality Inventory for all patients in a Diagnostic Clinic revealed that the patients referred by Clinic physicians for psychiatric consultation generally were troubled with greater somatic and psychologic problems than those not referred. This was true in the two groups of women, but was…

Case Report

Death Due to Iron Parenterally

Case Report

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Infections of the Hand

A brief outline of the various infections of the hand and their preferred method of treatment is presented. This presents a concise quick reference for those not treating a large number of hand infections.

Case Report

Medical Grand Rounds from the University of Alabama Medical Center

Case Report

Low Blood Urea Levels in Liver Disease

Though occasional mention has been made in the past of lowered levels of blood urea nitrogen in patients with hepatic disease, no study of an actual evaluation has been made. The authors have documented a tendency toward low levels in the presence of liver disease, as yet of unknown pathogenesis.

Case Report

Modern Concepts in the Treatment of Unilateral Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

The authors describe the nonsurgical repair of cleft palate by restoring anatomic and physiologic relationships to the normal by repair of the lip and the use of an acrylic palate.

Case Report

Etiologic Factors in Traction Alopecia

Alopecia from hair-pulling may be a psychiatric manifestation and difficult of management. Continued traction by tight braiding and the use of curlers, as well as certain modes of processing the hair, as used by women, can produce alopecia which is reversed quite promptly when the trauma ceases.

Case Report

Disseminated North American Blastomycosis: Report of a Fatal Case of Four Weeks’ Duration, Imitating Bronchogenic Carcinoma

Case Report

Psychosis Associated with the Use of Oral Contraceptive Agents

The use of combinations of contraceptive agents orally has been known to induce psychotic episodes. Two additional cases are reported here, and consideration is given to accompanying metabolic disturbances and the mechanism of such abnormalities.

Case Report

Pruritus and Excoriations in Hyperthyroidism

With an incidence of pruritus of 5 to 8 percent as a manifestation of thyrotoxicosis, hyperthyroidism should be included with other systemic diseases accompanied by this symptom.

Case Report

Combined Pyrimethamine-Quinine Therapy for Chloroquine-Resistant P. falciparum Infections

The Army has needed to face among the troops in Vietnam falciparum malaria resistant to chloroquine. Not only may the physician in the United States encounter this problem as recrudescence in a returned veteran but also in persons who may have been infected in certain areas in South America. Attention…

Case Report

Importance of Homosexuals and Bisexuals in the Epidemiology of Syphilis

The recognition of infectious venereal disease in homosexuals is most important, and officially was recognized first in the State and Territorial Officers report of 1967. One may wonder if biased reporting stresses sexual deviancy. The bisexual deviant of the “gay” world probably tends to hide under the cloak of nondeviant…

Case Report

Aminoglutethimide in Functioning Adrenal Carcinoma Case Report

The authors report the third case in which aminoglutethimide has been used to produce a medical adrenalectomy for a functioning carcinoma of the adrenal gland.

Case Report

Calyceal Diverticulum Report of 31 Cases with Reference to Associated Anomalies

The author believes this lesion to be an isolated finding of little significance and certainly not unusually accompanied by congenital anomalies. He did not report upon atypical vascular patterns to account for the lesion. Increasingly, renal angiography is revealing an interlobar artery adjacent to the neck of the calyx.

Case Report

Palindromic Rheumatism Case Report with Response to Indomethacin

Case Report

Cytomegalic Inclusion Disease

Case Report

Inferior Oblique Tendon Sheath Syndrome

This syndrome must be recognized for what it is to avoid a search for disease in the central nervous system.

Case Report

Electrocardiography in the Evaluation of Right Ventricular Overload

The authors propose that the electrocardiogram can demonstrate hypertrophy and/or overload of the right ventricle before it becomes recognizable clinically. An earlier diagnosis may be advantageous.

Case Report

Furosernide in the Treatment of Acute Post-Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis

Case Report

Cigarette Smoking and Lung Cancer: A Consideration of this Relationship

The author is unwilling to accept a statistical association between cigarette smoking and lung cancer in the absence of the experimental production of cancer in animals. He insists that until the pathogenesis of cancer, and he includes heart disease as well, can be established on experimental data, the association with…

Case Report

Acute Cholecystitis in the Diabetic

The authors review a large series of patients having acute cholecystitis from the Charity Hospital. Particular attention is given to those patients also suffering from diabetes mellitus. The increased complication rate and mortality rate in this combination of diseases is confirmed and the need for elective cholecystectomy is advocated.

Clinical Brief

A Technic for Adequate Fixation of Bone Grafts to Small Diameter Bone

Clinical Brief

Central Venous Pressure – A Useful Clinical Tool in Evaluating Circulatory Hemodynamics

Editorial

CIGARETTE SMOKING AND HEALTH

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