Issue - Southern Medical Association

Original Article

Facetectomy

The author has described his management of certain injuries or disease of the patellar cartilage by facetectomy. He recommends its use particularly for patients in the younger years and whose knees have no functional disability.

Original Article

The Clinical Course of Retrolental Fibroplasia in Premature Infants

By means of fundus photography and fluorescein angiography the authors have clarified some of the details of the pathologic characteristics and progression or regression of retrolental fibroplasia.

Original Article

Surgical Approach to Injuries of the Cervical Trachea

Injuries to the trachea are comparatively uncommon. However, the authors have reviewed types of injuries, the symptoms and the surgical management based on a review of their 17 cases.

Original Article

Long-Term Survival in Breast Cancer: Plea for Optimism

A statistical study of a small group of patients alive and well 10 to 31 years following treatment. Emphasis is placed on adequate staging and adequate surgical excision.

Original Article

Studies of Nerve Conduction in Patients with Scleroderma

The authors have shown that there is early involvement of peripheral nerves in patients with scleroderma. These changes were present even when the disease had been present only two years, insofar as its onset could be established clinically.

Original Article

Current Status of Electromyographic Kinesiology

The author reviews accomplishments in this field and points to important areas which beg for research.

Original Article

Continuing Medical Education

This Address emphasizes what is on every doctor's mind today—how is one to meet the pressures of continuing education and peer review. It is a timely topic.

Original Article

Cicatricial Stricture in Intestinal Amebiasis: A Review of 121 Cases of Intestinal Amebiasis

A summary of a 22 year period reviewing all cases of intestinal amebiasis at one institution. Surgical problems are documented in 13 cases. A plea for preoperative diagnosis and antiamebic therapy is presented.

Original Article

Cylindromas of the Head and Neck

The authors review the subject of this tumor and present their findings in 22 cases. They describe the sites of origin, management and prognosis as related to the type of treatment,—surgical extirpation, palliative irradiation and a combination of the two.

Original Article

Clinical Experiences with Paspalum Notatum (Bahia Grass): A New Grass Antigen

Ecologic changes introduce new items into clinical medicine. The increasing plantings of Bahia grass have been accompanied by sensirization to a “new” pollen.

Case Report

Mima Polymorpha Endocarditis: A Patient with Two Artificial Heart Valves

Original Article

Hypertension

Original Article

An Effort to Distinguish the Violent from the Nonviolent

The authors describe a psychologic tool to classify those who are violent and those nonviolent. They believe this offers a valuable means for separating these groups in a prison population, one from the other, when looking forward to successful rehabilitation.

Original Article

Review of Suspected Cases of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

The authors demonstrate, by follow-up studies, the use of electromyography as a useful tool in early diagnosis.

Original Article

Large Tissue Histology in Vesical Carcinoma

The authors describe a more thorough method of mopping the extent of invasion by a carcinoma into surrounding areas. It may be helpful in the future in planning postoperative treatment by adjunctive therapy.

Original Article

Anomalies of the First Branchial Cleft

Anomalies of the first branchial cleft are relatively rare malformations as compared to those of the second branchial cleft. Two children with first-cleft anomalies are presented. The embryology, pathology, clinical manifestations and treatment of these anomalies are described.

Original Article

Regional Lung Function in Obstructive and Bullous Emphysema

The studies showed that the abnormalities of ventilation and blood flow were common to both obstructive emphysema and bullous emphysema. Of significance is the demonstration that serious physiologic derangements are present in nonbullous areas. This is an important consideration if surgical resection of bullae is planned.

Original Article

Malignant Neoplasms of the Paranasal Sinuses

The authors have reviewed the clinical course of a group of patients having the uncommon lesion of malignancy arising in the paranasal sinuses. The prognosis is rather poor despite the best available treatment. Diagnosis and treatment are considered.

Article

The Obligation to Live vs the Option to Die

The author, an attorney, discusses the legal aspects of subject matter currently troubling many in the medical profession, and the ethics and responsibilities involved in prolonging life in terminal illness.

Original Article

Grotesque Obesity: A Serious Complication of Labor and Delivery

The authors reiterate, from their own clinical material, the morbidity and mortality which accompanies pregnancy in very obese women. They outline management for such patients in an effort to reduce the complications of pregnancy and delivery.

Original Article

Rational Treatment of Migraine

The author reviews the use of the drugs available today for the management of migrainous headaches. Success is extremely variable and individual.

Original Article

Vitreocorneal Touch Syndrome: Management by Vitreous Face Discission via Posterior Approach

The author has described his method of solving this problem. He believes an approach to the lysis of the anteroposterior block is preferable to the iridectomy used in the past.

Original Article

Pharyngo – Esophageal Diverticulum

A personal experience of sixteen operations for pharyngo-esophageal diverticula is presented with suggestions as to course, effect and proper treatment.

Case Report

Sarcoidosis and Myxedema

Original Article

Cancer of the Larynx and Lung in Three Urban Counties in South Carolina

Many factors interfere with a definitive study of the carcinogenic effects of the environment and personal habits of the patients. However, this study is suggestive of the carcinogenic effects of certain particulate matters in polluted air. There are several items of interest which validate at least to an extent of…

Original Article

Treatment of Neoplastic Hypercalcemic Crisis

Because of the ill effects of hypercalcemia upon several important systems of the body, this disordered metabolic state may require management on an emergency basis. The authors speculate upon the pathophysiology resulting from hypercalcemia. They then proceed to outline the management of this critical emergency situation.

Clinical Brief

Use of Polyglycolic Acid Suture in Circumcision

Case Report

Abdominal Actinomycosis

Article

NEW ORLEANS

Editorial

EXERCISE TESTS AND CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

Editorial

REVIEW OF THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY

Southern Medical News

SOUTHERN MEDICAL NEWS

Letter to the Editor

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