Issue - Southern Medical Association

Original Article

Fluorodensimetric Evaluation of Regional Ventilation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Alveolar-arterial oxygen gradients were used to estimate overall homogeneity of ventilation and perfusion in the lungs. Disturbances in matching of regional ventilation and perfusion could not be predicted from these measurements of regional ventilation.

Case Report

Monoplegia and False Aneurysm

Original Article

Pinch Grafts for Cutaneous Ulcers

The authors describe the use of pinch grafts to attain a more rapid and satisfactory healing of chronic ulcers of the leg. The technic is simple, though it does require several days of hospitalization to insure proper healing.

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Otologic Problems in Submucous Cleft Palate

Loss of conductive hearing and chronic otitis media are quite common diseases resulting from submucous cleft palate.

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The Use of Provocative Skin Tests and Provocative Nasal Tests to Predetermine Therapeutic Results in Treatment of Ragweed Pollinosis

Provocative skin tests and provocative nasal tests were done to determine the blocking antibody titer and the degree of sensitivity of the shock organs in a series of treated ragweed cases. The results of both methods of provocation were used to predict clinical results.

Original Article

Oral Contraceptives and Untoward Effects Coincident with Their Use: A Review

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Temporal Lobe Dysrhythmia and Impulsive or Suicidal Behavior: Preliminary Report

The authors describe an organic-psychologic disorder in which there is demonstrable dysrhythmia in the temporal lobe, and in which the psychologic aspects depend upon personality and psychodynamic factors.

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The Brown Recluse Spider Bite: Controlled Evaluation of Treatment Using the White Rabbit as an Animal Model

The authors report upon management of this spider bite in the experimental animal. Steroids seem to have a favorable effect upon the degree of necrosis which follows envenomization.

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Amniography

The authors describe the technic of doing this examination and point up the several diagnostic features made available thereby. It is simple and accompanied by few hazards.

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Facial Fractures in Small Children

Facial fractures in young children probably occur more frequently than is generally appreciated. The management is complex and important for the prevention of permanent anatomic and functional deformities of facial structures.

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Serum Ionized Calcium: Some Factors Influencing Its Level

The authors studied levels of ionized calcium in serum, lntrogenic disturbances may occur as the result of rapid transfusion of blood. Abnormalities accompany hyperparathyroidism.

Original Article

The Computer as a Tool in Clinical Medicine

This review of the demonstrated potential for use of computers in everyday medical practice is most timely. This study had as one objective the demonstration that computerization of many data is no more expensive than by manual methods if the instrument is at hand. The computer offers some of the…

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Manpower Shortage—Fact or Fancy?

The author reviews the apparent manpower shortage in anesthesiologists. He believes some of this could be corrected by improvement in scheduling use of operating rooms as well as other facets of practice. He speculates upon the development of physicians' assistants to relieve the anesthesiologist of certain details in his practice.

Original Article

Barium-Burger Roentgen Study for Unrecognized, Clinically Significant, Gastric Retention

The author finds that the combined use of lean hamburger and barium is a valuable method for demonstrating gastric or duodenal retention, even though the usual gastrointestinal series has shown no abnormality. This nonfluoroscopic examination involves a series of films made at specified intervals of time.

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Psychoses in the General Hospital

This discussion is of interest as an indication of the psychiatric problems which may be encountered in a general hospital population.

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Treatment of Procidentia of the Rectum

The author differentiates the pathogenesis of rectal prolapse and of procidentia. He describes his operative technic for the successful management of the latter condition.

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Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis and Orbital Cellulitis

The authors consider the differential diagnosis of these two conditions. They believe the diagnosis is possible on clinical grounds though may be difficult in unilateral involvement.

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Precipitating Factors in Affective Disorders

The authors present an interesting analysis of precipitating factors preceding the onset of affective disorders. They fall commonly into the realm of the loss of a significant person, bodily change, and financial or occupational change. Such factors could be identified in well over half the cases.

Original Article

Treatment of Psoriasis by Hydroxyurea

The authors believe that when treatment with an antimetabolite is necessary in the patient with severe psoriasis, hydroxyurea, thought possibly slightly less effective, is less toxic than methotrexate.

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Renovascular Hypertension in Pregnancy

This case report shows the importance of considering surgically correctable hypertension in pregnancy before planning sterilization.

Editorial

GRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION IN THE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Southern Medical News

South Medical News

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Prominent Oklahomian to be Installed as President of SMA

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Preliminary Program for 65th Annual Meeting Miami Beach, Florida, November 1-4, 1971