Issue - Southern Medical Association

Announcement

Aseptic Necrosis of the Femoral Head: Associated Diseases and Evaluation of Treatment

Article

The Second Heart Sound in Complete Atrioventricular Block

&NA; The author demonstrates that the location of the secondary pacemaker in complete AV block can be established by auscultation at the bedside examination.

Case Report

Hypertensive Pulmonary Vascular Disease Complicating Ventricular Septal Defect and Mild Pulmonary Stenosis: Report of Case in a 40 Year Old Man

Case Report

Absent Liver Sign in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

&NA; The authors document the occurrence of intrathoracic herniation of the liver as a cause of respiratory distress of the newborn. The presence of intestinal gas in the right upper abdominal quadrant in chest roentgenograms of the neonate should alert the physician to intrathoracic hepatic herniation.

Article

Benign Mesenchymoma

&NA; Though there may be controversy regarding the naming of this lesion, it is important of recognition, as a benign nonsarcomatous process. In spite of its benignity, its infiltrating characteristics and liklihood of recurrence pose the problem of certainty of excising it to its outermost limits.

Article

PSYMCOLOGIC EFFECTS OF PROLONGED STARVATION IN EXTREME OBESITY

Clinical Brief

Berry Aneurysms in Pregnancy: A 10 Year Report

Article

Aseptic Meningitis Associated with ECHO Virus, Type 9: An Outbreak in Norfolk, Virginia

&NA; This is an interesting report of an outbreak of aseptic meningitis involving some 86 patients and proved to be due to ECHO virus, type 9. Rash was a variable feature of the illness; the virus was readily recovered from the spinal fluid.

Article

Diagnosing Pancreatitis the First Day: A Comparison of Urinary Amylase and Serum Enzymes in Pancreatic Dysfunction

&NA; The least reliable diagnostic test for pancreatitis is the serum amylase. The author found that the level of serum lipase and determination of the two hour urinary amylase concentration offered a combination 100 percent successful in diagnosis.

Article

Mammoplasty: Suggested Technics

&NA; The background and most recommended methods of augmentation or reduction mammoplasty are presented. Various breast diseases and recommended surgical procedures are presented in detail.

Article

Multipurpose Flaps for Primary Reconstruction of Large Head and Neck Defects*

Article

Visceral Angiography: Demonstration of Three Unusual Sources of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

&NA; Angiography of vessels supplying the viscera is being used with increasing frequency and success to demonstrate the site of gastrointestinal bleeding. The three case reports described here attest to the usefulness of this diagnostic method.

Article

Jeryl Lynn Strain Live Attenuated Mumps Virus Vaccine in a Private Pediatric Practice

&NA; This study of mumps virus vaccine confirms the efficacy of this antigen. It also points up the value of using a private patient population for clinical investigation.

Article

Chilling of Newborn Infants: Its Relation to Circumcision Immediately Following Birth

&NA; The author has shown that the delay of holding a newborn in the delivery room for circumcision before his removal to the nursery results in chilling. He recommends postponement of this operation to later in the neonatal period.

Article

Determining the Reversibility of Airway Obstruction

&NA; The author has found that the dose of the drug and the interval between its administration and testing for its bronchodilating effect are more important than the method of delivering the medication.

Abstract

A Review of Rectal Biopsy*

Article

Clinically Significant Mycobacteria*

&NA; Though microbiologists are now very familiar with the characteristics of the atypical acid‐fast organisms, their clinical significance or usual lack of clinical significance has not been fully understood and recognized by practitioners of medicine.

Case Report

Primary Amyloidosis of Muscle

Article

Drusen of the Optic Nerve Head

&NA; These findings incidental to examination of the fundus may be interpreted as being of more serious import than they actually are. However, they may be the cause of otherwise unexplained defects in the visual fields.

Case Report

Rectal Obstruction by Postperforated Colonic Abscess

&NA; The author presents four unusual cases of obstruction of the rectosigmoid from extrinsic abscess formation and questions the frequency of this condition.

Article

Alveolar Cell Carcinoma

&NA; There has been controversy in regard to the etiology, diagnosis and classification of this lesion. The electron microscope has aided in settling controversial points. Smoking seems to have no role in this lesion.

Case Report

Acute Fatal Myocarditis Apparently of Viral Origin: A Case Report

&NA; The patient died in 72 hours of an acute myocarditis. The illness followed a “flu‐like” syndrome.

Case Report

Salmonella Paravertebral Abscess and Cervical Osteomyelitis in Sickle-Thalassemia Disease

Case Report

Obstruction of Terminal Small Bowel and Anticoagulant Therapy

Editorial

“THE OSLERIAN TRADITION”

Letter to the Editor

COMMENTS FROM THE READERS

Southern Medical News

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Acknowledgment

BOOKS RECEIVED

Book Review

BOOK REVIEWS

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