Issue - Southern Medical Association

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SMA ANNUAL SESSION ACCREDITED BY AMA COMMITTEE ON CONTINUING EDUCATION

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ALLIED HEALTH MANPOWER: THE PHYSICIAN’S ASSOCIATE

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Treatment of Acromegaly by Stereotaxic Cryohypophysectomy

This paper reports 8 patients in whom pituitary tumor was decreased in size by the use of stereotaxic application of freezing of tissues. The results seemingly are satisfactory.

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Evaluation of Achilles Reflex Time as a Test of Thyroid Function

The studies confirm the assistance which may be given by a simple test of function of the Achilles reflex time under circumstances which interfere with the interpretation of biochemical tests, or may be related to developing hypothyroidism following treatment of hyperthyroidism. The studies come from an area of the world…

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Supraglottic Laryngectomy

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Southeastern United States A Review of Eighteen Cases from Greenville, South Carolina

The clinical and laboratory findings in 18 cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever seen in the Greenville, South Carolina, area during a two-year period are described. The author emphasizes the need to initiate treatment on the basis of clinical diagnosis rather than on reliance of confirmed laboratory findings.

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Congenital Absence of the Lumbosacral Spine

A female child with congenital absence of the lumbosacral spine is presented. This is the 16th known reported case of this anomaly. The management of the neurogenic bladder was carried out by means of an ileal conduit diversion. Management of the lower extremities is best accomplished by subtrochanteric amputations.

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Bronchofiberscope as an Aid to Endotracheal Intubation and Respiratory Care in Surgical Patients

A recently introduced flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope, the bronchofiberscope, was found to be of great help in difficult endotracheal intubation and in postoperative respiratory care of surgical patients. A simple technic employing a right angle elbow connector with a suction arm allowed administration of anesthesia and artificial ventilation during use of…

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Hepatorenal Syndrome Study of Clinical Characteristics in a Large Series

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Cerebral Infarction Associated with Heroin Sniffing

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Treatment of Advanced Hodgkin's Disease with Combination Chemotherapy

Forty-two patients with stage IV Hodgkin's disease were treated at monthly intervals with a combination of nitrogen mustard and vincristine intravenously, and procarbazine hydrochloride and prednisone orally. Complete remissions were produced in 54% of the patients, and partial remissions in 19%; there were treatment failures in 26%. The complete remission…

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Renal Function in Experimental Renovascular Hypertension Before and After Direct Renal Cortical Revascularization

Clinical renovascular hypertension is generally associated with a decrease in glomerular filtration rate and renal plasma flow on the involved side. This effect is seen in the experimental preparation and can be influenced by revascularization of the kidney by direct splenic artery implantation into the renal cortex. Two groups of…

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Carcinoid and Psychiatric Symptoms

Many animal experiments have documented the importance of increased and decreased levels of serotonin on serotoninergic neurons in the regulation of mood, temperature, sleep, aggression, and sexual behavior. In man, however, there is less evidence to document its role in regulating these same functions. Nature has provided an example of…

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Fatal Nontraumatic Splenic Rupture in Hemophilia and the Kasabach‐Merritt Syndrome

Fatal nontraumatic splenic rupture is documented in two patients, one with classical hemophilia and the other with the Kasabach-Merritt syndrome. Splenic rupture was due to multiple hemangioma-like lesions in both patients. These lesions apparently were acquired, possibly as a result of infection and disordered coagulation. The mechanism of rupture of…

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Secondary Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

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Familial Pseudopapilledema

Three families each of which contained several members with pseudopapilledema are described. Pseudopapilledema has been photographically and angiographically demonstrated in three generations of one family and in two generations of two other families. The various causes of pseudopapilledema are reviewed. The role of fluorescein angiography in differentiating pseudopapilledema from true…

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Appendicitis and the Abdominal Roentgenogram in Children

The case records of 372 children with appendicitis were reviewed. The incidence of acute appendicitis increased after age 5, and patients with fecaliths were distributed proportionately throughout all age groups. Fecaliths occurred in 20%. The incidence of appendiceal perforation was 33%, but was 61% in patients with fecaliths. The most…

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Unstable Angina

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Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease: Fifteen Years’ Operative Experience

A 15-year retrospective review of 141 cases of aortoiliac occlusive disease is reported. In general, early results are excellent for knitted Dacron grafts. A better result with knitted Dacron grafts is seen when compared with thromboendarterectomy. Greater protection against late failure with end-to-end graft aortic anastomosis is shown, although it…

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Use of the Autogenous Jugular Vein for Interposition Grafting in Portal Hypertension

Relief of portal hypertension has been achieved in both man and animals by the use of the autogenous jugular vein for interposition grafting. During the past two years, we have treated eight men with bleeding varices by this technic. They underwent portosystemic interposition of the autogenous internal jugular vein by…

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Current Concepts in Diagnosis: Electromyography in the Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Disease

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Streptococcal Gangrene in an Infant with Congenital Lymphedema

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Comprehensive Rehabilitation of a Quadruple Amputee

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Coats’ Disease: Occurrence in a Four-Month-Old Infant

This article describes the occurrence of Coats' disease in a 4-month-old female infant, as well as two additional instances of the disease in children, detected over a 4-year period in an ophthalmology practice. The value of ophthalmoscopic examinations in children is emphasized.

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Gonadal Dysgenesis: The XY Variant

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Tumors of the Tunica Vaginalis

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Acute Regional Enteritis of the Duodenum

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Reversible Gastric Stricture Following Iron Ingestion

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Book Review

The Merck Manual

Book Review

Concepts of Disease. A Textbook of Human Pathology

Book Review

Hepatic Failure

Book Review

Advances in Electrocardiography

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Vascular Surgery

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The State of Nutrition in the Arab Middle East

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Doctor and Patient and the Law

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Tumors of Bone and Cartilage. Atlas of Tumor Pathology, Second Series

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