Issue - Southern Medical Association

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Alveolo – Bronchography A New Clinical Technic in the Diagnosis of Emphysema

The authors describe a new method or approach to the study of early changes in the emphysematous lung and of bronchitis. This con provide a base line for future studies of advancing disease. It permits brush biopsy if needed.

Article

Variations on a Theme: Adjuncts to Basic Gastrointestinal X-Ray Studies

The authors describe their use of special technics which assist in making the diagnosis when radiologic findings are equivocal in gastrointestinal studies.

Case Report

Increased Intracranial Pressure: Consequence of Hypervitaminosis A

Case Report

The Schönlein-Henoch Syndrome: Glomerulonephritis Following Erythromycin

Grand Rounds

Angina

Article

Subdural Hematomas in the Aged

The diagnosis of this lesion in the old age group is not simple. Commonly the tendency is to diagnose chronic cerebrovascular disease in these patients presenting with confusion and other earmarks of chronic cerebral disease. A high level of suspicion is essential to diagnosis of this lesion.

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A Renal Transplantation Program: Its Development in a New Medical Center

The authors recount their experiences in developing a program of renal transplantation over seven years, and without special funds for this purpose. They have had a high rate of success in the prolongation of life.

Case Report

Meningitis Presenting as Epididymitis

Article

Fat Embolism Syndrome: A Clinical Study

Article

Protective Effect of Methylprednisolone Against Lung Complications in Endotoxin Shock

Article

Experience with Steroid, Albumin, and Diuretics in Progressive Pulmonary Insufficiency

Article

Pneumothorax: A Complication of Modern Life

Article

Surgical Treatment of Tracheal Stenosis

Article

Early Discovery of Cancer of the Colon: A Radiographic Method

The author reports his experience on a different type of air-contrast barium enema for the detection of early colonic lesions.

Article

Functional Surgery for Laryngeal Cancer Its Past, Present and Future

The author pleads for the use of surgical procedures, when indicated, which will conserve the functions of the larynx. It would seem that mutilating operations are used where lesser operations maintaining function would be equally successful.

Article

Causes of Death in Psychiatric Hospitals

The authors report an interesting study of the causes of death in recently admitted patients in psychiatric institutions. This points up the problem of the increasing admissions of acutely ill patients to hospitals not prepared to cope with these clinical conditions.

Article

Reducing Lethality of Simultaneous Head Injury and Blunt Abdominal Trauma

In this series of 420 patients sustaining blunt abdominal trauma, there were 126 patients with combined head and abdominal injuries. Unrecognized intra-abdominal lesions were a major source of mortality in patients who did not undergo exploratory laparotomy. Early surgical intervention for patients with combined head and abdominal trauma is essential…

Article

Carcinoma of the Tonsil: A Comparison of Two Treatment Modalities

The authors contrast the results of treatment by irradiation alone with radical surgery preceded by irradiation in the treatment of cancer of the tonsil. The latter appears to offer the more effective treatment.

Article

Elective Operations for Diverticulitis of the Colon

The authors review the complications of diverticulitis and their prognosis. They then consider the indications for surgical treatment and the results to be expected. The morbidity and mortality in their 76 patients operated upon were satisfactory.

Article

Reconstruction of the Thumb by Radial Nerve Innervated Cross-Finger Flap

The author describes two instances in which a functional thumb pad was provided by a cross flap from the Index finger, the flap being innervated by branches of the radial nerve.

Article

Cytosine Arabinoside Therapy for Herpes Zoster in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

The authors report a case in which this substance aided in successfully controlling the varicella-zoster virus. This offers a method of treatment which demands further study to establish the drug's efficacy.

Article

Thymic Dysplasia Associated with Lymphopenia

This report describes an infant with congenital thymic dysplasia who presented with growth failure, cutaneous and systemic infections. The diagnostic significance of lymphopenia, the dangers of blood transfusion in the induction of fatal graft versus host disease and the possibility of successful treatment by bone marrow transplantations are pointed out.

Article

Anesthesia for Surgical Correction of Congenital Heart Disease

The success of operations for congenital heart disease in infants and children depends not on upon the appropriateness and the quality of the surgical procedure, but upon the ability to provide the necessary life-support system for these patients. This article reviews in detail the necessary steps in preoperative, operative and…

Article

Behavioral Symptoms with Intracranial Neoplasm

The authors emphasize again, what is all too frequently missed, the behavioral modifications which may result from intracranial mass lesions. The diagnostic trap is differentiation of previous “functional” symptoms from later behavioral patterns.

Article

Vincristine-Induced Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone

The tendency for this drug to cause neuropathic effects is well known. The authors report the fourth instance of this drug stimulating the inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone.

Article

Acute Pancreatitis in Children

Pancreatitis in children, particularly following abdominal trauma, is more common than is generally appreciated. Various aspects of diagnosis and management of cases in children are described. The occurrence of complications is emphasized.

Case Report

Incarcerated Hernia of Bladder Containing an Epidermoid Carcinoma

Case Report

Evulsion of a Gastric Adenoma

Editorial

THE PENILE ERECTION

Southern Medical News

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Letter to the Editor

COMMENTS FROM THE READER

Acknowledgment

BOOKS RECEIVED

Book Review

Understanding Laboratory Medicine

Book Review

The International Handbook of Medical Science

Book Review

Introduction to Hematology

Book Review

Teeth, Teeth, Teeth

Book Review

Medical Neurology

Book Review

A Rational Public Policy for Medical Education and Its Financing

Book Review

Myoplastic Amputation and the Use of an Immediate Prosthesis

Book Review

The Hand

Book Review

Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy

Book Review

The Computer and Medical Care