Issue - Southern Medical Association

Original Article

Myocardial Revascularization Using the Saphenous Vein Bypass: A Pre- and Postoperative Assessment

The subjective evaluation by patients of results of treatment for a life-endangering illness notoriously are of questionable value. The studies reported in this paper are most timely. Those using surgical methods for revascularization of the myocardium need to continue to assess their results on both a short- and long-term basis….

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Cryosurgery in the Management of Tumors of the Head and Neck

The authors have found that this technic is not successful for palliation. However, when used aggressively, it offers a new modality in attacking malignancies of the head and neck. It provides, apparently, success in terms of cure in some instances.

Original Article

The Utility of Closed Suprapubic Cystotomy

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Modern Therapeutic Approach to Malignant Melanoma

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Tympanic Thermography: A Clinical and Research Evaluation of a New Technic

The authors describe a new method of continuously recording the body temperature in burn patients by use of a thermister probe placed against the ear drum.

Clinical Brief

Soluble Injectable Steroids in Allergy

Original Article

Postpartum Hemiplegia

Several diseases may be the cause of cerebral vascular accidents during pregnancy or at the time of delivery. These accidents may come to the attending doctor's attention in the immediate postpartal period. The author reviews the causes and the management of the patients' rehabilitation.

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Reconstructive Surgery for Congenital Hearing Loss

The authors advise operations at an early age to correct congenital abnormalities which cause loss of hearing. They review the several reasons for early operation.

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Contrast Laryngography

This technic permits the gathering of information to amplify that which has been shown by examination by mirror or laryngoscopy. Such information is not only of diagnostic and prognostic importance but permits the planning of surgical procedures.

Case Report

An Unusual Myeloproliferative Disorder

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Avulsive Injuries to the Heel

The author has described the problems attending loss of skin from the heel. He then describes methods of management to meet the peculiar needs of this anatomic area.

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The Use of the Self-Portrait Method in the Evaluation of Hemiplegic Patients

This method of self-evaluation has a high degree of correlation with the ultimate recovery of function in a hemiplegic patient. It may prognosticate whether the patient will be dependent or independent.

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Resuscitation of the Newborn as it Relates to Number and Training of Available Personnel

The author has surveyed the resuscitation practices used for the newborn in the university hospitals of the south. He believes more persons should be trained in methods of resuscitation and that active programs for training should be established in community hospitals.

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Sudden Loss of Hearing: A Medical Emergency

The several types of sudden loss of hearing are described, as well as the treatment indicated. Degree of recovery seems to be dependent upon the time treatment was begun.

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Early Diagnosis and Management of Premalignant Lesions and Early Invasive Cancers of the Vulva

The author discusses means at hand for early diagnosis of these lesions. On short-term follow-up the treatment methods used seem satisfactory and certainly avoid the deformity of vulvectomy. (An addendum, however, offers a warning.)

Original Article

Tibial Nerve Dysfunction During Pregnancy

Demonstrated abnormalities in dysfunction of peripheral nerves seem to account for many of the symptoms which may be referred to the extremities during pregnancy.

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Metacarpal Transfer

The utilization of the technic of metacarpal transfer in the restoration of hand function following severe trauma is stressed. The use of this procedure is recommended as an elective procedure after primary healing has occurred.

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Clinical Trials with Topical Vitamin A Acid*

The authors describe their results from the use of transretinoic acid in the treatment of chronic dermatoses characterized by abnormalities of keratinization.

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Tumors of the Lacrimal Glands: Their Surgical Management*

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Management of Hyperinsulinism*

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Urologic Morbidity in Renal Transplantation

The authors review the surgical technics involved in renal transplantation and their relationship to complications encountered.

Case Report

Congestive Heart Failure Treated by Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

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Cleft Palate and the Person: Psychologic Studies of Its Impact

From studies which the author has made of the impact of birth defects upon the individual's personality, it is evident that much more information is needed. Preconceived ideas of what this impact will be are erroneous.

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The Prophylactic Value of Anal Hygiene

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Invasive Carcinoma of the Bladder: A Review of 52 Cases

The prognosis in carcinoma of the bladder is far from encouraging except in early localized disease. The authors emphasize early diagnosis and cooperation of urologic surgeon and radiotherapist to give the patient the optimal chance of survival.

Case Report

Bronchial Carcinoid: A case Report with Light and Electron Microscopic Observation

Clinical Brief

Acute Myocarditis Simulating Myocardial Infarction

Case Report

Spontaneous Abdominal Biliary Fistula

Clinical Brief

Oral Zinc Therapy in Thermal Burns

Editorial

DISSEMINATED HISTOPLASMOSIS—PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

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