Issue - Southern Medical Association

Editorial

BETA ADRENERGIC BLOCKADE THEORY OF BRONCHIAL ASTHMA

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Cancer of the Nasopharynx: A Review of 114 Cases

The authors have reviewed 114 cases of this tumor at Charity Hospital of New Orleans. They believe the primary form of treatment is by megavoltage irradiation to the nasopharynx and areas of the neck. Surgical management has some limited use in accasional patients with stage II lesions. Much more knowledge…

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Complement and Coagulation in Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

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Five Years’ Experience with Eclampsia

The authors review experiences with 30 eclamptic patients. The clinical manifestations, the mortality as well as the perinatal mortality are indicated. Management of such patients and monitoring central venous pressure are determining factors in survival.

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Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia—What Is It?

The authors have described the anatomic and histologic findings in a seemingly pathologic entity. They assemble the evidence for a varied etiologic background for this clinicopathologic syndrome. Additionally, they consider the pathogenesis as related to alteration in the capillary bed of the pulmonary parenchyma and the therapeutic management as this…

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Subluxation of the Cervical Vertebrae Due to Pharyngitis

This report describes the case of a young girl who developed subluxation of the cervical vertebrae secondary to pharyngitis. All physicians who care for children should read this report describing this potentially serious complication of a common disorder.

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Lithium Fluoride: An Inexpensive Calibration Check for the General Hospital

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Extracranial Cerebrovascular Disease: A Simplified Approach

A small series of patients with transient ischemic attacks and suggestions as to proper treatment is presented.

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An Evaluation of the Application of Computer Technology to Medical Education

The author reviews teaching methods which have been developed for programmed learning and their application here and there in medical undergraduate education. The paper is of interest in pointing to trends which carry portents for the future— namely, increasingly the role of the computer in education and in providing comprehensive…

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Some Psychologic Aspects of Operations Leading to Infertility

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The Emotional Aspects of Hysterectomy

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The Value of Lumbar Spinal Tap in the Diagnosis of Closed Head Injury

The authors by experiments in animals have shown that fatal closed head injury may be accompanied by a completely negative cerebrospinal fluid.

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Eczematous Dermatitis Caused by Internal Exposure to Nickel

Allergic contact dermatitis caused by external exposure to nickel is well known. We are reporting a case of eczematous dermatitis caused by internal exposure to nickel in the form of an orthopedic metal implant. This is the first such case reported in this country and the fifth ever reported. A…

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Disk Disease and Occult Malignancies

The authors point to the one percent or so of instances of malignant involvement of intervertebral disks which masquerade as the usual quite typical syndrome of herniated nucleus pulposus. They offer illustrative case reports.

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Safe Combined General and Topical Anesthesia for Laryngoscopy and Bronchoscopy

The author has found that a combination of lidocaine locally and general anesthesia with halothane has provided an optimal form of anesthesia for the patient, surgeon and anesthesiologist in the poor-risk and the anxious patient. Studies of blood gases show that respiratory needs are met by this procedure.

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Congenital Choanal Atresia

This article reviews the clinical findings, diagnostic measures, and management of 13 patients with congenital choanal atresia and sets out recommendations for management based on this experience.

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Doxepin with Other Drugs

The author points out that new drugs, in their investigation never are evaluated in use with other drugs in regard to synergism, or worse, to determine whether they negate the effect of other important medication the patient may need in the treatment of disease. In reviewing this drug described, it…

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The Physician and MEDLINE

The authors describe how to use the national computer-based communications network which is now widely available. MEDLINE makes it feasible for most physicians in the South to obtain much faster and more efficient literature searches through their local medical libraries.

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Sensitivity to the Imported Fire Ant: Successful Treatment with Immunotherapy

This pest is spreading into new areas. It has invaded nine southern states, in areas of high population. Increasingly greater numbers of patients are seen to be suffering from the stings of this aggressive invader.

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Clinical Application of Platelet Aggregation

The authors point out clinical applications of various compounds and their effect on platelet aggregation and thrombus.

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Chronic Liver Disease and Renal Papillary Necrosis with Aspergillus

This combination of diseases has been reported previously. The authors speculate as to the explanation of renal papillary necrosis as the result of Aspergillus.

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Pre- and Postoperative Evaluation of Scoliotic Patients for Hiatal Hernia

The authors studied patients for the presence of hiatal hernia before and after operations for scoliosis of the spine. The incidence of hiatal hernia in idiopathic scoliosis was found to be much lower than that reported in the previous studies of other investigators.

Current Concepts

Current Concepts in Therapy: The Treatment of Acne with Antibiotics

Editor's Note: The following report of the Committee on Drugs of the American Academy of Pediatrics appeared in Pediatrics 48:663–665, 1971, and is reprinted with permission of the Academy and Pediatrics.

Case Report

Pheochromocytoma and Renal Artery Stenosis: A Review of the Literature and Case Report

Case Report

Ganglion Cyst of Talus

Case Report

Hypoglycemic Convulsions After Vagotomy and Pyloroplasty

Case Report

Intracranial Atypical Teratoma

Southern Medical News

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Acknowledgment

BOOK RECEIVED

Book Review

BOOK REVIEWS

Book Review

Membrane Structure and Its Biological Applications

Book Review

A New Breed of Doctor

Book Review

Baby’s Recipe Book

Book Review

Proceedings of the 1971 National Conference of Food Production

Book Review

Loving and Curing the Neurotic: A New Look at Emotional Illness