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The Renogram and Renal Scintigram in Clinical Medicine

The perfection of these newer methods of determining renal function has added much to aid the clinician in studying hypertensive renal disease as well as of diagnosis in obstructive uropathies and the evaluation of the course in renal transplantation.

Case Report

Renovascular Hypertension Due to Bilateral Renal Arterial Stenosis

Case Report

Hepatitis Secondary to Pyrazinamide Toxicity Accompaniments of Transient Hypolipoproteinemia, Acanthocytosis, and Changes in Stomach and Small Bowel

It appears that this is the first reported instance of transient lipoprotein deficiency resulting from a loss of protein synthesis because of drug induced hepatotoxicity. The attendant changes in the gastrointestinal mucosa and alteration of the morphologic characteristics of erythrocytes are interesting.

Case Report

Regression of Cerebral Lesions After Cessation of Oral Contraceptives

It appears that the use of oral contraceptives is accompanied by certain untoward side effects of an incidence comparable to that encountered in a normal pregnancy. The author cites 4 instances in which neurologic disturbances occurred with signs of intracranial lesions. These regressed following discontinuance of the drug. The author…

Case Report

Cross-Sectional Investigation of Carbohydrate Metabolism in Women Taking a Sequential or Combination Type Oral Contraceptive: Measurements of Blood Glucose, Plasma Insulin and Plasma Growth Hormone During an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

The authors attempted to study the commonly reported alteration in carbohydrate metabolism of women using oral contraceptives. They found abnormalities in glucose and growth hormone, but their significance in the long-term use of the drugs cannot be resolved at this early date. No data are available of studies before beginning…

Case Report

Follicular Occlusion Triad

Case Report

Pitfalls in Diabetes Detection During the Diagnostic Study

This study revealed an unprecedented number of mild diabetics, easily controlled with Iittre or no treatment. The authors suggest that even if these patients have true diabetes, practicalities of manpower shortage make it undesirable to treat them as having full-blown disease. It seems better to use age-adjusted criteria in interpreting…

Case Report

Effect of Ampicillin on the Radioiodohippurate Renogram

The tubular excretion of contrast media may be blocked in the kidney by substances which compete with these media. This study demonstrated that ampicillin does not decrease the excretion of radiohippuran because therapeutic levels are below the levels of tubular saturation. This might not be true in patients with azotemia.

Case Report

Kidney Position Variability Between Prone and Supine Attitudes

This study is timely and important, especially for those who use the renal biopsy in diagnosis.

Case Report

Treatment of Sleep Disturbance in a Young Child by Conditioning

Case Report

Pathophysiology and Management of Postphlebitic Venous Insufficiency

The author reviews the basic pathophysiology of venous incompetence and discusses present-day recommended therapy. The magnitude of the problem in terms of preventative care is stressed.

Case Report

Encephalopathy and Fatty Degeneration of the Viscera (Reye’s Syndrome): A Clinicopathologic Entity?

Whether this convulsive illness, accompanied by coma, hepatomegaly and commonly ending in death, represents a single disease entity cannot be stated today. The fatty infiltrations of the liver and encephalomalacia are hallmarks but may occur in isolated examples of many other conditions individually. The syndrome may be more common than…

Case Report

Wegener’s Granulomatosis: Its Significance in Understanding the Hypersensitive Mechanisms of Disease

Clinical Brief

Oxytocin and Sparteine in the Conduct of the Third and Fourth Stages of Labor

Case Report

Acute Pancreatitis, Hypercalcemia, Hyperuricemia, and Hypertension Secondary to Parathyroid Adenoma

Though any one of the clinical manifestations described may be the signpost pointing to a parathyroid adenoma, the combination of all in the same patient is extremely rare. This has been described in the literature only once before.

Case Report

Gonorrhea—Frequently Unrecognized Reservoirs

Gonorrhea is most difficult to control because it may be asymptomatic in the presence of infectiousness. The authors' studies show a not inconsiderable incidence of gonorrhea in asymptomatic patients, both male and female. Gonococcal proctitis is not uncommon in women and homosexual males. Cultures should be made on all asymptomatic…

Case Report

Treatment of Condyloma Acuminata by Autogenous Vaccine

The authors successfully have used an autogenous vaccine in two dozen treatment-resistant cases of this disease. Though such treatment had been described some decades ago, it had fallen into disuse.

Case Report

The Relation Between Arterial Oxygen Tension and Diffusing Capacity in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

The author reports the relationship between arterial oxygen tension before and after exercise with the diffusing capacity of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at rest.

Case Report

The Patient with the Pacemaker

Advances in technologic management burden the family physician who must follow the course of the patient, recognize the failure of instruments, and be ready to answer a patient's questions. This paper presents graphically the “normal” functioning of pacemakers and the aberrations which may occur and their causes.

Case Report

Primary Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Breast

Case Report

Giant Cell Tumors and Aneurysmal Bone Cysts of the Spine: Report of Four Cases

The authors present their experience with giant cell tumors of the spine and aneurysmal bone cysts. The background, symptomatology and therapy are discussed. A plea for a combined orthopedic and neurosurgical approach is presented.

Case Report

A Characteristic Type of Motorcycle Fracture of the Tibia

The author relates the characteristic fractures of the tibia in collision injuries to absence of crash bars which would protect the legs. He suggests these be made a requirement.

Case Report

A Logical Approach to the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism

The diagnosis of pulmonary embolism may be difficult because of the variability of findings and their simulation at times by other forms of lung disease. Though the pulmonary scan is rapid, safe and simple it is not entirely specific and must be interpreted in light of the history, clinical picture…

Case Report

Left Common Carotid and Subclavian Atresia with Right Aortic Arch

This case is of interest as it is only the third such instance reported.

Clinical Brief

Decompression of the Cervical Nerve Roots by a High-Speed Drill

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