Issue - Southern Medical Association

Editorial

PERSPECTIVES IN SICKLE CELL DISEASE SCREENING

Editorial

“DELAYED” IATROGENIC DISEASES

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Serum Complement Related to skin Lesions of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

AbstractDepressed levels of serum complement have long been known to be associated with active systemic lupus erythematosus. However, most studies have observed this finding in patients with lupus nephritis. To determine whether serum complement is depressed in patients who have skin involvement as the main manifestation of this disease and…

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Postoperative Effect of Halothane and Electrocautery on Liver Enzymes*

AbstractElevation of serum levels of liver enzymes has been shown afte surgical anesthesia with halothane, as well as following thermal burns. The relationship of electrical coagulation and other factors to these enzyme increases were investigated. Serum ornithine carbamoyl transferase (SOCT), glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT), glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT), and sulfobromophthalein…

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Cromolyn Sodium Therapy in Childhood Asthma

AbstractThirty children, ages of 6 to 16 years, with severe perennial asthma, were subjects in a double-blind, crossover study designed to evaluate the effectiveness of cromolyn sodium therapy for childhood asthma. Assessment of drug effectiveness was based upon comparisons of daily ratings of severity of wheezing and need for additional…

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Pelvic Ureteral Injuries Treated by Transureteroureterostomy

AbstractPelvic ureteral injury, such as surgical injury, radiation-induced strictures, and inflammatory or neoplastic obstruction, is a difficult management problem. Eleven such cases were treated by transureteroureterostomy. A good result ws obtained in nine cases. The success rate of this treatment is compared with that of alternative methods, such as nephrectomy,…

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Current Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Pancreatitis

AbstractAcute pancreatic inflammation results in pain, tenderness, nausea, vomiting, and exudation of intravascular fluid into extravascular compartments. An edematous reaction or a more destructive process may occur. Chronic alcoholism and cholelithiasis are the most common precipitating factors. Most cases are easily diagnosable if pancreatitis is considered. However, pancreatitis may mimic…

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Staging of Lymphocytic Lymphoma

AbstractA retrospective study of 76 cases of lymphocytic lymphomas was made to evaluate factors affecting survival. All patients were staged according to the Ann Arbor classification for Hodgkin's disease. Symptomatic patients (stage II B, III B, IV B) had a one-year survival rate of 16%. None were alive at three…

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Radiologic Study of the Anastomosis After Right Colectomy

AbstractThere are only a few reports in the literature describing the postoperative radiologic appearance of anastomoses after operation on the colon, and most of these describe the end-to-end anastomosis of a colocolostomy on the left colon. The purpose of this paper is to report the radiologic appearance of the anastomotic…

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Purulent Pericarditis in South Vietnam Report of 16 Cases

AbstractA series of 16 cases of purulent pericarditis is presented. The classical clinical features of purulent pericarditis were masked by previously administered antibacterial therapy. Early pericardiotomy and drainage appear to be important adjuncts to antibiotic therapy in lowering the mortality and morbidity rates of purulent pericarditis. Drainage through the xiphoid…

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Nocturnal Leg Cramps (Systremma) A Progress Report on Response to Vitamin E

AbstractThe following clinical observations confirm an earlier preliminary report of 26 patients, describing the therapeutic response of nocturnal leg cramps and other types of muscle spasms to adequate doses of d, alphatocopheryl acetate. In a total of 125 documented cases of nocturnal cramps only two patients failed to show satisfactory…

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Urethral Stenosis in Female Children With Urinary Tract Infection An Overview

AbstractUrethral stenosis in female children with urinary tract infections is a common diagnosis. Recent publications have questioned the validity of this entity and its treatment. The following paper discusses the past history and presents recent conflicting data on this subject. It is suggested that a more critical look should be…

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Histologic Correlation of Lymphangiograms in Hodgkin's Disease An Evaluation of Diagnostic Criteria

AbstractA retrospective blind study was conducted for 60 patients with Hodgkin's disease who had a lymphangiogram and subsequent staging laparotomy. The study used histologic correlation to determine accuracy rate (85%) and reliability o diagnostic criteria. Node architecture (“foamy nodes” and “rim sign”) and anterior spine-node measurement were the most valuable…

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Oxygen Therapy for Acute Myocardial Infarction Basis for a Practical Approach

AbstractThe immediate reduction in myocardial strength after acute myocardial infarction may be the result of myocardial hypoxia and intracellular acidosis. Pulmonary venoarterial shunting, ventilation/perfusion imbalances, and diffusion abnormalities can reduce systemic arterial oxygen tension. Myocardial hypoxia and systemic hypoxia can perpetuate each other in a vicious cycle. Efforts that increase…

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Perceptual Problems in Hemiplegics

AbstractIt is universally agreed that a physical stimulus must be present and excite some sense receptor or receptors before perception occurs. A sense receptor may be stimulated without perception occurring but perception never occurs without prior stimulation of a sense receptor.

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Radiation Therapy—What Is It?

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Evaluation of Orally Administered Salbutamol in the Relief of Bronchospasm in Bronchial Asthma

AbstractA single oral dose of 2 mg salbutamol produces significantly greater bronchodilatation than a placebo in patients with bronchial asthma. The degree of bronchodilatation is comparable to tha produced by 10 mg isoprenaline given sublingually. The effect of salbutamol starts within half an hour and continues up to six hours….

Review Article

Increased Susceptibility to Infection in Sickle Cell Disease Review of Its Occurrence and Possible Causes

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Final Report on the “Tuskegee Syphilis Study”

Current Concepts

Use of Corticosteroids

Case Report

Perforation of Arteriosclerotic Aneurysm into the Inferior Vena Cava

Case Report

Nasopharyngeal Malignancy in Childhood

Case Report

Vesicular Metastatic Melanoma

AbstractA patient with vesicular metastatic melanoma is presented. The lesions developed at sites of surgical trauma and followed on episode of herpes zoster.

Southern Medical News

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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The Technologist's Role in Renal Transplant Studies

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Oral 123l in the Diagnosis of Thyroid Disorders

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Sequential imaging of Acute Myocardial Infarcts in Awake Dogs Using 99mTc Pyrophosphate

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Are Delayed Brain Scans Worth it?

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87Ga Citrate Scans in Febrile Patients

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Evaluation of Arterial Occlusive Disease by 133Xe Muscle Clearance

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Dynamic Scintigraphy in Detection of Vascular Malformations and Vascular Tumors of the Neck

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Usefulness and limitations of 99Tc Polyphosphate Imaging in Acute Myocardial Infarction

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Vasodilator‐Induced Myocardial Perfusion Patterns

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Myocardial Redistribution of 43K

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Demonstration of Left Innominate Vein Occlusion on Dynamic Cerebral Flow Studies

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Accuracy of Radionuclide Cerebral Angiograms in the Detection of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations

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Scan Appearance of Prefrontal Subdural Hematomas

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113mIn Acid Eluate Scanning for Preoperative and Postoperative Evaluation of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations and Giant Aneurysms

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Computer Pictorial Display of Quantity and Temporal Relationships of Cerebral Blood Flow

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Characterization of Intracerebral Disease by Region‐of‐Interest Analysis of Hemispheric Radionuclide Activity

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Subtraction Scanning for Subphrenic Abscesses

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Liver Hepatoma Occurring in Cirrhotic Patients A New Diagnostic Method Using Double Labelling Scintigraphy (Ga‐Tc) and Computer Substraction

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Distribution of Colloidal Cr32PO4 After Intravascular Injection in the Rat Into a Peripheral Vein, Into the Portal Vein, or Into the Arterial Supply of the Gastrointestinal Tract in the Rat

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Initial Clinical Experiences in the Evaluation of 123I‐Rose Bengal

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123I for Simultaneous Thyroid Uptakes and Thyroid Imaging A Feasibility Study

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Measurement of Radioactivity in Internal Organs by Quantitative Scanning and Computer Processing Application to the Thyroid Technetium Uptake

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Radionuclide Lymphography in a Filariasis Model

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Otic Radioscintigraphy

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Urinary Excretions of 51Cr from Labeled Erythrocytes A New Test to Distinguish Blood from Hemolytic Anemia

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Radionuclide Breast Scintigraphy

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Ventilation Dynamics in the Sinuses with 133Xe

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Radionuclide Evaluation of Renal Function in Donors and Recipients of Renal Transplants

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Estimation of Glomerular Filtration Rate with a Single Plasma Rate with a Single Plasma Sample Technic

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Understanding Bone Scanning Agents

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The Effect of Handedness on Shoulder Radioactivity With 99mTc Bone Scanning

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The Use of the Bone Scanning in Benign Disorders

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Regional and Whole‐Body Bone Mineral Content Measurement with a Rectilinear Scanner

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Component Resolution Indices for Scintillation Camera Systems

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Evaluation of Artifacts Caused by Type 107 Polaroid Film

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Potential Errors in the Radioassay of 126I A Comparison of Side Hole and Conventional Well Crystals

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Performance Characteristics of a New Clinical Whole body Counter

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A Single Plug‐In Isotope Selection Module for Dose Calibrators

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An Evaluation of a Camera Scanning System

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The Role of CNS Nuclear Medicine Examinations with the Availability of Computerized axial Tomography

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Renal Scanning with 99mTc 2,3‐Dimercaptosuccinic Acid

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Evaluation of the Effect of Patient and Detector Positioning on Spleen Imaging with a Camera System

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Radionuclide Determination of Optimal Biopsy Sites

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Early Diagnosis of Subclinical Hydrocephalus in Newborns with Myelomeningocele or Encephalocele

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Performance Monitoring of Nuclear Medicine Scintillation Cameras

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Computer Programs for Treatment of Radioimmunoassay Data From Raw Input to Report

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The Effect of Kit Storage Conditions on Ausria‐II Test Results

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Hepatitis B Antigen and Antibody Detection

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Triiodothyronine Clinical Usefulness as Part of In Vitro Thyroid Testing

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Methodological Problems and Their Solutions Using 125I‐Digoxigenin or 125I‐Digoxin for Serum Digoxin Radioimmunoassays

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Quantitation of Carcinoembryonic Antigen Levels in Normal Individuals Using a Double Antibody Triple Isotope Radio‐immunoassay

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Purity of Fission Product 99Mo Generators With Respect to Plutonium

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Clinical Evaluation and Dosimetry of 99mTc‐Sn‐MAA

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Personnel Exposure from an Unshielded Pulmonary Ventilation System

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Computer‐Assisted Medical Internal Radiation Dosimetry (CAM1RD)