Issue - Southern Medical Association

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Management of Hand Injuries

The authors have emphasized those details of management, over and above the actual surgical procedure, that lead to the ultimate successful outcome of treatment.

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Carcinoma of the Cervix Associated with Pregnancy

The authors emphasize the need for cytologic examination on the first prenatal visit. They consider the management, including biopsy and conization which may be done often without impairing the progress of the pregnancy.

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Myelographic Tomography: An Adjuvant in the Diagnosis of Lesions of the Cauda Equina and Conns Medullaris

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Paresis of the Superior Oblique Surgical Correction: Resect or Tuck?

The author believes there are indications for both operations, each in special circumstances.

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Trial of Labor after Low Segment Cesarean Section

This study in permitting forty-three women who had had previous cesarean section to go through a test of labor revealed no undue hazard. Twenty-six were delieverd successfully by the vaginal route.

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum

This progressive necrotizing and ulcerative disease of the skin presents serious problems in management. Its association with chronic ulcerative colitis in many instances offers opportunities for speculation as to its etiology, which is far from clear. Fortunately treatment is successful in most instances with reliance upon sulfonamides, and steroids for…

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Ocular Defects Associated with Homocystinuria

In this study ocular defects outnumbered mental defects. This may represent bias in selection because of the source of a goodly percentage of the patients studied, namely school for the blind.

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Tibia Fractures

The authors have demonstrated that weight-bearing management of tibial fractures is very successful in eliminating nonunion. Healing takes place without undue shortening.

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The Polyphasic Spike Phenomenon

The authors suggest that the electroencephalographic findings described may be indicative of a benign form of epilepsy. They substantiate this by a high incidence of accompanying seizures in the younger years of life. But, by contrast with the EEG abnormalities in adult epileptics (centrencephalic or temporal focal epilepsy) they rarely…

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Combined Treatment for Cancer of the Hypopharynx: A Preliminary Report

The author has described his results with a more conservative approach to selected patients. A combination of cobalt therapy and radical neck surgery points to success in a greater number of patients.

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Results of Treatment of the Painful Hip with a Hanging Hip Operation: A Preliminary Report

The authors are satisfied with the gradual appearance of great improvement following this operation for osteoarthropathy of the hip.

Book Review

Atlas of Surgical Operations. Vol. 2

Book Review

Current Therapy 1968

Book Review

A Textbook of Neurology

Book Review

Dysphasia

Case Report

A Sequestered Ovary as a Loose Peritoneal Body

Case Report

Electromyographic Studies in Idiopathic Scoliosis

The authors have shown muscular activity by electromyography in some instances of spinal curvature. Such activity is likely to indicate progression of the disease and thus aids in prognosis and indications for spinal fusion.

Case Report

Juvenile Angiofibroma

The juvenile angiofibroma is an uncommon lesion which occurs most commonly in the nasopharynx of adolescent males. This article reviews the incidence, etiology, clinical picture and therapeutic approaches to this unsual lesion.

Case Report

Reiter’s Disease Associated with Shigellosis

This communication reports the interesting association of Reiter’s disease and bacillary dysentery. The diverse manifestations of Reiter’s disease and its possible etiologies are discussed.

Case Report

Microinvasive Carcinoma of the Cervix

This study indicates that microinvasive carcinoma of the cervix behaves more like carcinoma in situ than a truly invasive lesion.

Case Report

Increased Intracranial Pressure and the Misuse of Lumbar Puncture

The manipulation of the structures of the central nervous system has an implied hazard, whether it be an arteriogram, pneumoencephalogram, ventriculogram or spinal puncture. Under given circumstances any one of these may be accompanied by complications or death. The authors point to the hazards of the misguided use of the…

Case Report

Mediastinal and Subcutaneous Emphysema During the First Stage of Labor

Editorial

A WORD OF THANKS

Editorial

Atherosclerosis – Its Pathogenesis and Clinical Aspects

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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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BOOKS RECEIVED

Southern Medical News

Officers Southern Medical Association 1968-1969

Grand Rounds

Medical Grand Rounds from the University of Alabama Medical Center

Article

A Study of Hansen’s Disease in Ceylon

Though leprosy as an endemic disease is encountered only rarely along the Gulf Coast and in the seaports of our West Coast, it is a disease of some general interest. One of our Medical Student Representatives has recounted for the Journal some of his interesting experiences in a summer tour…

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Small Bowel Changes in Dermatitis Herpetiformis

The relationship of this skin disease to mucosal changes of the small intestine is not clear. Yet the incidence of associated clinical manifestations is high. In some instances there has been evidence of the malabsorption syndrome. Treatment is not consistently effective.

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Cutaneous Gumma – A Contemporary Disease

Syphilis is a forgotten disease in the minds of most physicians. Periodically it is well to be reminded that the T pallidum is still with us, that man’s habits and drives are unchanged, and that the late manifestations of syphilis will be encountered upon occasion.

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Pregnancy Effect on Subsequent Fertility

Though it has been suggested that removal of the ipsilateral ovary at operation for tubal pregnancy offers a better prognosis both in pregnancies and term pregnancies, the studies reported here do not substantiate this concept.

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Diverticular Disease of the Colon

The author reviews the clinical picture in this disease and the indications for surgical treatment. He believes that an ultraconservative attitude is hazardous, and continues to operate upon patients after an individual evaluation.

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Prophylactic Effect of Nitrofurantoin (Furadantin) in Urologic Procedures

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Symptoms, Syndromes, and Diseases

By use of a questionnaire, the authors were able to segregate into groups, hysterical patients, those in depression and schizophrenic patients.

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Scapulocostal Syndrome: Clinical Aspects

Though the cause of this syndrome is not clear, the author has found that massage with ice to the area of the trigger point is very effective in management. Injection of the trigger point with a local anesthetic also may afford relief or cure.

Case Report

Cranio-thoraco-omphalopagus: A Case Report