Issue - Southern Medical Association

Original Article

A Neoplasm of the Reticuloendothelial System Involving Brain (Microglioma) and Viscera (Reticulum Cell Sarcoma)

The authors add another case to the few reported ones of multiple tumor nodules in both brain and the viscera. They adhere to the thought that the tumors in both sites arose in the reticuloendothelial system, and that the variance in morphologic appearance is dependent upon the site of origin.

Case Report

Intra-Arachnoid Cyst of the Posterior Fossa Causing Obstructive Hydrocephalus

This is an interesting report of the occurrence and management of an arachnaidal cyst located in the posterior fossa in an infant which caused hydrocephalus by compression of the aqueduct of Sylvius.

Case Report

Deep Midline Arteriovenous Malformation with Aberrant Venous Drainage

Original Article

Open Heart Surgery Beyond the Sixth Decade of Life

The authors have described their experiences with open heart surgery in elderly patients. They demonstrate that chronologic age is not the vital factor in prognosis. Selection should be based on the life expectancy in the individual patient in terms of the several factors which bear upon life expectancy.

Original Article

Survey of Existing Services and Facilities for the Epileptic in the State of Mississippi

This study points up the problems of identifying those with chronic disease or disability in a given population. It illustrates the inherent problems of management and rehabilitation. Needs for education of the medical profession and society in general to such problems is a long road.

Original Article

Psychiatric Disorders in Patients of a General Hospital

Case Report

Drug Overdosage Due to Glutethimide: A Reappraisal of Management

The authors emphasize the hazards of prescribing Doriden, especially the patient predisposed to suicide. They suggest expectant treatment standing ready to offer ventilator/ support as the need arises.

Case Report

Leukemic Infiltration of the Prostate

Original Article

Benign Lymphatic Hyperplasia of the Rectum

This paper calls attention to an unusual cause of intestinal bleeding in children—benign lymphatic hyperplasia.

Original Article

Condyloma Acuminatum and Carcinoma of the Penis

The authors have called attention to the association at times of these two lesions. They speculate upon the possibility that the viral etiology of the condyloma might be carcinogenic but indicate that there is no proof of such relationship.

Original Article

Prolonged Renal Failure Following Allotransplantation of Cadaver Kidney

The case described here illustrates that renal failure after transplantation may be unusually extended and yet be reversible. By the use of radioactive hippuran and biopsy this complication was managed with ultimate success. The authors speculate as to the effect of deficient perfusion of the kidney in the preagonal period…

Original Article

Au/SH Antigen in a Hospital Population

This paper describes the incidence of Au/SH antigen as determined by the immunodiffusion technic in 206 patients with a variety of diseases, and hospital personnel at a university medical center. Approximately one-half of the adults with a clinical diagnosis of hepatitis were found to have antigen present in the serum;…

Original Article

Involvement of the Brain in Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

The authors have reviewed 75 cases of eastern Rocky Mountain spotted fever. They summarize the clinical findings as well as the histopathologic findings in the brain of those who died.

Original Article

Drug Studies in Prisoner Volunteers

The ethics of human experimentation is a topic which receives much attention. The rules which hedge such activities are well spelled out by government and foundations which support research. Medical schools have committees to monitor research which involves humans. The use of prisoners in this way has been quite controversial…

Clinical Brief

Immunologic Suppression by Methotrexate in Dermatology

Warnings have been issued by both the FDA and the manufacturer that methotrexate, an antimetabolite, is a hazardous drug only to be used under the most stringent surveillance. This study points up a potential danger in the use of the drug.

Original Article

Neurogenic Bladder in Parkinson’s Disease

Neurogenic dysfunction of the bladder may be an accompaniment of parkinsonism. It more often is of the uninhibited type and usually responds to treatment by anticholinergic drugs.

Original Article

Chronic Alcoholic Myopathy: An Entity Difficult to Diagnose

The author reviews the difficulty in diagnosis in a patient who had lead intoxication, alcoholic neuropathy as well as alcoholic myopathy, biopsy studies eventually establishing the diagnosis.

Original Article

Cirrhosis Following Prolonged Treatment of Psoriasis with Methotrexate Orally

The use of this drug in long-term management of psoriasis has emphasized its hepatotoxicity. The present case report indicates that even low dose intermittent but long-term treatment may produce hepatic cirrhosis. This bears out the warnings issued by the FDA and the manufacturer concerning the use of this drug in…

Original Article

Tricho-Rhino-Phalangeal Syndrome with Hypoglycemia: Case Report with Endocrine Function Studies

The tricho-rhino-phalangoal syndrome is an unusual disorder of children which includes characteristic fades, other anomalies and, frequently, growth and mental retardation. This report describes the first case of this disorder associated with hypoglycemia which was found not to be due to deficiency of growth hormone.

Original Article

An External Tocodynamometer: Adjunct to Monitoring Labor

The instrument described can measure uterine contractions and record them graphically. It identifies normal or dysfunctional contractions, and can be used to monitor labor induced by oxytocin.

Original Article

Removal of “Lost” Catheters and Guide Wires Without Operation

The authors describe a technic for removing intercaths, which have broken off to become lodged in more distal blood vessels, without operation.

Original Article

Practical Cardioversion

Original Article

Acute Mastoiditis and Its Complications: A Changing Trend

Though the acute life-endangering complications of acute otitis media have been quite eliminated by antibiotic therapy, this treatment may be followed by the complication of chronic disease. Because of improper selection of an antibiotic or insufficient treatment or bacterial resistance, chronic otitis and/or mastoiditis may supervene.

Case Report

Delayed Intestinal Obstruction Following Uterine Suspension, with an Incidental Brenner Tumor

This case report documents the possibility of intestinal obstruction following a remote Boldy-Webster operation. Thera was associated a Brenner tumor which explained menses persisting to age sixty-one.

Original Article

Myocardial Cysticercosis: Report of TWO cases with Coexisting Heart Disease

Case Report

Endocarditis Due to Group C Streptococci

The authors report the fourth case of this entity, and the first in a male.

Original Article

Listeria monocytogenes Sepsis with Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

The authors add this organism to the long list of infectious agents which may cause disseminated intravascular coagulation in the presence of severe illness and shock.

Original Article

Pulmonary Edema and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation After Intravenous Abuse of d-Propoxyphene (Darvon)

Darvon is used by heroin addicts to aid in the control of withdrawal symptoms. The patient described, following the self-administration of the drug, developed intravascular coagulation and hemolysis which required hemodialysis.

Original Article

Heart Disease and the Law

The questions at law are several: Can stress, exertion, excitement damage the heart and can these forces cause death in a damaged heart? The physician and attorney are not necessarily in agreement in these areas.

Case Report

Deafness Following Oral Use of Neomycin

Case Report

Pericarditis Due to Entamoeba histolytica

Case Report

Cholecystitis Associated with Haemophilus influenzae

Editorial

DEAF-MUTES—Studies by Alexander Graham Bell

Southern Medical News

SOUTHERN MEDICAL NEWS

Acknowledgment

BOOKS RECEIVED

Book Review

Molecular Basis of Odor

Book Review

Medical Schooling in South Carolina

Book Review

Early Disease Detection

Book Review

Insect Allergy

Book Review

A Ciba Foundation Symposium

Book Review

Gradwohl’s Clinical Laboratory Methods and Diagnosis