Issue - Southern Medical Association

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Physiologic Approach to Diagnosis of Mediastinal Disease

An excellent review of lesions which may occur in the mediastinum, and which may become manifest clinically through pathophysiologic disturbances in the organism. This article might well be classed as a reference paper far those readers whose daily work involves the diagnosis of systemic disease.

Article

Plasma Renin Activity in Acute Renal Infarction

Determinations of SGOT and SLDH have been used in the diagnosis of renal infarction. However, abnormalities in their levels obviously are nonspecific. Therefore the authors propose the use of plasma renin activity as offering a specific diagnostic criterion for renal infarction. They report two instances of an increase in renin…

Article

Successful Pericardectomy in Chronic Constrictive Uremic Pericarditis

The authors point to a uremic complication to be met more frequently in these days of dialysis for renal failure. They report the first instance of successful surgical treatment.

Article

Diverticulum of the Left Ventricle in a Child with Fatal Cerebral Embolization

This article describes the occurrence of an unusual form of congenital heart disease in a child—a diverticulum of the left ventricle—accompanied by fatal cerebral embolization.

Article

Unusual Forms of Sarcoidosis

Though sarcoidosis is not a rare disease and its common clinical manifestations are of general knowledge, it may cause rare pictures which are of interest in differential diagnosis. The author presents several examples of unusual manifestations.

Case Report

The Vagaries of Whipple’s Disease

Case Report

The Amount of Exercise Necessary to Achieve and Maintain Fitness in Adult Persons

This is a study of middle-aged adults to determine the amount of exercise required to achieve conditioning. The study then established the minimal amount of exercise thereafter to maintain this level of conditioning. This should be of interest to those advising exercise for their patients.

Case Report

Simultaneous Occurrence of Renal Allograft Rejection in One Patient and Psychosis in Another

This paper points up facets of medical care which are part of the environment of any unit set aside for intensive care. Attending physicians probably lose sight of the psychodynamic features of the interrelationships involving patients and the unit's staff. These may have importance even though not much can be…

Clinical Brief

Operative Treatment Early Cavus Feet

Clinical Brief

The Effect of Rate of Influx and Concentration on the Absorption Rate of Glucose by the Human Small Intestine

The stomach has an important role in decreasing the concentration of glucose in its contents to deliver a lesser concentration to the small bowel. Therefore these studies are of interest in explaining the malabsorption of glucose in certain instances of operation upon organs of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Grand Rounds

Urethral Injuries Associated with Pelvic Fractures

Case Report

Hepatotoxicity Occurring with Thioridazine Therapy

Case Report

Pulmonary Infarction Following the Use of an Oral Contraceptive: In a Woman of Blood Group A

This case report points up current interest in regard to a seemingly increased susceptibility of women in blood groups A, B or AB to thromboembolism from oral contraceptives.

Case Report

Small Bowel Carcinoma as a Complication of Regional Enteritis

The authors direct attention to this rare complication of regional enteritis. They point to the clinical manifestations which may arouse suspicions.

Case Report

Are Anesthesiologists Being Held Liable Without Fault?

Here is an interesting medicolegal speculation. The discussor represents the legal profession.

Case Report

The Value of Laparotomy in Staging Lymphomas

It is being documented increasingly that selected lymphomas are curable by irradiation. The importance of staging the lesion in terms of treatment indicated and prognosis is becoming very evident, as is emphasized in this article.

Case Report

Remedial Operation for Dumping Syndrome and/or Postvagotomy Diarrhea*

The dumping syndrome or diarrhea upon occasion may be seriously disabling consequences of operations for peptic ulcer disease. If conservative medical management fails to control symptoms and complications, a remedial operation may be in order.

Case Report

A Controlled Study of Mesoridazine: An Effective Treatment for Schizophrenia

The author believes this new drug is effective in some patients who have had chronic schizophrenia for many years, when other drugs have been ineffective.

Case Report

Quinidine-Induced Recurrent Ventricular Fibrillation: (Quinidine Syncope)

This case report will be of interest to those who are responsible for the management of cardiac arrhythmias. The authors report a paradoxic or unanticipated response to the use of quinidine. Though such a response is unusual, its possibility should be kept in mind.

Case Report

Free Peritoneal Gas without Perforated Viscus in Patients with Bacterial Peritonitis

Case Report

Marchiafava-Bignami Disease

Degeneration within the corpus callosum in chronic alcoholics may be more common than is thought. It has been diagnosed before postmortem examination. This case report may raise the index of suspicion.

Case Report

Congenital Aneurysm of the Coronary Artery with Thrombosis and Death

This paper describes an unusual cause of myocardial ischemia in a child—a congenital aneurysm of the coronary artery.

Case Report

Pseudopericarditis in Diabetic Ketoacidosis

The authors describe electrocardiographic changes suggestive of pericarditis in some instances of diabetic ketoacidosis. These changes are transient and apparently benign. They speculate upon the etiology as related to water and electrolyte balance.

Case Report

Adult Homocystinuria with Ectopia Lentis

Homocystinuria has been described more commonly for children with a variety of genetic abnormalities. Mild forms of this abnormality in adults have been recorded upon occasion. The authors, however, describe a family containing a number of individuals having homocystinuria with the abnormalities appearing in later life and of a mild…

Case Report

Ureteral Metastasis from Hypernephroma of the Contralateral Kidney

Case Report

Laboratory Diagnosis of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) Using Simple Laboratory Tests

The authors demonstrate that a strongly presumptive diagnosis of this disease can be made by several uncomplicated tests. Thereby, lifesaving medical intervention is made possible.

Case Report

Benign Osteoblastoma of the Rib: Report of a Case

Case Report

In Vitro Studies of 100 Strains of Meningococci: Clinical Implications

The majority of strains of meningococci isolated from patients in Houston, Texas, during 1966–1970 were sulfonamide-resistant. In addition, group C strains have increased in importance as a cause of meningococcal disease in that area.

Case Report

Spontaneous Splenic Rupture in Lymphoma: Report of 3 Cases

Clinical Brief

The VDRL Slide Test in 322 Cases of Darkfield Positive Primary Syphilis

Case Report

Hernia of Morgagni: Concurrent Presence of Peritoneal and Pleural Sacs Through Same Diaphragmatic Defect

Editorial

FACTORS INVOLVED IN DIFFERENTIAL NEONATAL MORTALITY

Southern Medical News

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Book Review

On Death and Dying

Book Review

Epidemiology: Man and Disease

Article

Proceedings of 8th Annual Biology Symposium: 1968

Article

The New Management of Stable Adult Diabetes

Article

A Companion to Medical Studies

Article

Skin Signs of Systemic Disease

Article

Wine and the Digestive System

Article

Evolution and Comparative Morphology of the Lymphatic System

Article

The Brain

Article

Bedside Diagnostic Examination

Article

Adolescent Endocrinology