Issue - Southern Medical Association

Editorial

EDITOR'S NOTE

Editorial

MEDICINE—WHITHER THOU GOEST?

Editorial

A PERSPECTIVE ON ANTITRYPSIN DEFICIENCY

Commentary

Studies Using Immunofluorescence

Commentary

The Fetal Intensive Care Unit An Evolving Concept

AbstractThe evolution of a fetal intensive care unit (FICU) has come about in the past five years and has enabled obstetricians to be more exact in the interpretution of fetal distress and well-being. Described is the FICU at Vanderbilt University Hospital, which provides for the monitoring of fetul heart rate…

Commentary

Interstitial Radiotherapy for Intraoral Carcinoma

AbstractCarcincma in the intraoral area presents many problems in management and erudication. Interstitial radiation is a useful method of treating this condition for several reasons: The radiation dose in the tumor is maximal and high in the surrounding tissues, but in the normal tissues a few centimeters away it is…

Commentary

Hypernatremia, Hypothermia, and Disease of the Pituitary Gland in a Schizophrenic Patient A Diagnostic Problem

AbstractEssential hypernatremia points to a probable disturbance in osmoregulation, the result of disease in the hypothalcmic area. Recently a syndrome accompanying hyperosmolality has been characterized by lethargy, confusion, hypodipsia, lack of evidence of dehydration, labile hypotension, hypernatremia, azotemia, and a tendency to water intoxication after management by fluids and vasopressin….

Commentary

Surgical Correction of Facial Paralysis

AbstractFacial paralysis is a psychologic and functional disability for which several technics of partial correction now exist. Static support of the affected corner of the mouth by a fascia lata sling can be cugmented by masseter transfer to provide some dynamic action. The temporalis transfer is can also be used…

Commentary

Herpes Zoster With Motor Paresis

AbstractMuscle weakness is an infrequent but serious result of a herpes zoster infection. Five cases of herpes zoster paresis involving the upper extremities are presented. Electrodiagnostic tests are helpful in detecting the extent and severity of lower motor neuron damage. Early recognition and prompt treatment in physical medicine is important…

Commentary

Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

AbstractThe second known case of complete bony regression of metostatic renal cell carcinoma is presented. As in most cases reported, a tissue diagnosis of these lesions was lacking, but the roentgenographic picture clearly seemed to document the findings. At Vanderbilt, we favor an aggressive approach to this problem, mainly because…

Commentary

Bacteroides Bacteremia From Decubitus Ulcers

AbstractThree cases of paraplegic patients with Bacteroides bccteremia from decubitus ulers are reported. Each patient was suspected of having another organism and another source of infection. Each patient was treated initially and unsuccessfully with antibiotics normally useful for aerobic gram-negative infections. Two patients had foul-smelling pus draining from the decubitus…

Primary Article

Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Renal Pelvis Radical or Conservative Surgical Treatment?

AbstractIn the light of the recent controversy over conservative surgical management, the clinical and histologic features in 49 cases of transitonal cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis were reviewed. The infrequent occurrence of low-grade, noninvasive tumors (8%), the low incidence of bilateral (2%) or asynchronous (8%) development of upper urinary…

Primary Article

Cicatricial Pemphigoid A study of 15 cases

AbstractCicatricial pemphigoid (benign mucusal pemphigoid) is a chronic, nonhereditary blistering disease which affects predominantly the mucous membranes, particularly the eyes and mouth, and may lead to scarring. The skin is involved in about one third of cases. Histopathathologically, the blister is subepidermal. Immunofluoresent studies have shown that the majority of…

Review Article

Coumarin Anticoagulants A Review of Some Current Research Areas

Current Concepts

Muscle Transposition in Treatment of Severe Wounds

Current Concepts

Contact Lenses and Their Therapeutic Use

Article

The American Osler Society Its Occasion for Being and Its Origin

Article

Radiology Page Herniography

Case Report

Childhood Hamartomas Masquerading as Serious Surgical Problems

Case Report

Benign Intrapulmonary Lymph Node Presenting as Coin Lesion

Southern Medical News

SOUTHERN MEDICAL NEWS

Southern Medical News

Distinguished Kentucky Physician Will be SMA's President

Announcement

Preliminary Program

Article

THE RADIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA and SOUTHERN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION November 18 and 19, 1974