Issue - Southern Medical Association

Editorial

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES: GUIDELINES FOR PREVENTION AND CARE

Editorial

PROGNOSIS OF ACUTE GLOMERULONEPHRITIS IN CHILDREN

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Ketamine as an Induction Anesthetic for Poor-Risk Patients

Abstract:Twenty-two patients suffering from shock, dehydration, cardiovascular instability, asthma, or respiratory insufficiency requiring operative procedures had anesthesia induced with ketamine. Anesthesia was produced rapidly. No arrhythmia or impairment of respiratory function occurred. The pre-induction cardiovascular state was maintained with no instances of shock or cardiac arrest. Ketamine appears to be…

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Ketamine for Bronchoscopy of Children

Abstract:Ketamine has been used at Ochsner Foundation Hospital as the anesthetic agent for induction of anesthesia in five children undergoing bronchoscopy. After an initial rise in blood pressure and heart rate, the vital signs were stable throughout the entire bronchoscopy in all five children. Although there have been no reports…

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Injuries of the Iliac Arteries Associated With Nonpenetrating Abdominal Trauma

Abstract:Significant injury of the iliac arteries may occur with blunt (nonpenetrating) abdominal trauma. The majority of reported cases have been associated with pelvic fractures, and a spectrum of injury, from thrombosis to complete transection of the vessel, has occurred. The care of these injuries must be greatly individualized. Simple thrombosis…

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Tissue Adhesive as an Adjunct in Hair Transplantation

Abstract:Several of the major disadvantages of hair transplantation by the plug or strip method have been corrected by the use of a nontoxic tissue adhesive, isobutyl-2-cyanoacrylate. Annoying incidences of slippage of plugs during the operative procedure and elevation of the plugs above the surface causing a “cobblestone” appearance can be…

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Anesthesia in the Morbidly Obese Patient

Abstract:A review of the literature pertaining to anesthesia for the obese surgical patient is presented, and data are provided from a retrospective study of 59 morbidly obese patients evaluated for anesthesia for surgical procedures at The University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals. The majority of the patients were successfully managed…

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Catheterization of Schlemm's Canal as an Aid in Operations on Trabecular Structures

Abstract:We have devised a reproducible means of locating and identifying Schlemm's canal that facilitates operations on the trabecular meshwork. With this technic a nylon suture is passed into Schlemm's canal at the time of operation, and immediate gonioscopy allows the surgeon to correctly identify the canal before proceeding with trabecular…

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Triple Arthrodesis in Children A Ten–Year Review

Abstract:Review of 66 triple arthrodeses in 47 children (average age at operation, 12.1 years) with a minimal follow-up of two years provides a study of contemporary experience with this surgical procedure. Over 90% of patients had no or negligible pain; 79% considered their feet to be satisfactory in appearance; and…

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Emphysematous Pyelonephritis: A Radiographic Description and Report of a Survivor

Abstract:A case of emphysematous pyelonephritis is presented and the radiographic and clinical findings are described. This disease has a 50% mortality and is often seen in systemic conditions such as diabetes mellitus.

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Surgical Correction of Prognathism

Abstract:Prognathism is a common maxillofacial deformity, causing not only dental malocclusion, but creating psychologic problems due to the “jut-jawed” appearance characteristic of the deformity. Surgical correction of prognathism has been done since the turn of the century, although the operative technics have changed. Osteotomy, through the vertical ramus of the…

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The Role of Multi-Isotope (67Ga, 111In, 99mTc) Tumor Localization in Cancer Management

Abstract:Scintillation scanning technics using certain newer radiotracer agents (gallium 67, indium 111, and technetium 99m) have been used in the diagnosis, staging, and management of over 350 cancer patients. This experience has demonstrated the unique capabilities of scintillation scanning in this role and has permitted some clarification as to the…

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Delayed Recognition of Lead Encephalopathy in Two “Moonshine” Drinkers

Abstract:Two patients with lead encephalopathy are presented, and reasons for delay in the diagnosis are discussed. Lead encephalopathy must be considered when moonshine drinkers present with unexplained encephalopathy and indirect evidence of increased lead burden in the body. It is important that the diagnosis be established rapidly, because this is…

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Relapsing Polychondritis

Abstract:Two cases of relapsing polychondritis are presented to emphasize the variety of clinical features and the seriousness of problems encountered with involvement of the cartilaginous portion of the respiratory tree. Inflammation of cartilage characterizes the syndrome, while it also affects such structures as the inner ear, sclera, and anterior uveal…

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Rapid Identification of Pills, Capsules, and Other Forms of Drugs

Abstract:Widespread distribution of drugs of abuse has made it necessary for the physician to have relatively simple screening tests for identifying legend drugs. Such screening tests should have their greatest value in an emergency room setting to rapidly identify pills, capsules, or other forms of drugs. Methods are presented for…

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Complications of Transrectal Biopsy Examination of the Prostate

Abstract:A retrospective analysis of 158 transrectal prostatic needle biopsy examinations done in 140 patients from Jan 1, 1968, through April 30, 1972, showed 62 complications in 51 biopsies. Fourteen major complications occurred in 11 patients. Fever developed in 41 (26%) of the patients. A review of the literature dealing with…

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Preservation of the Cadaveric Kidney for Transplantation

Abstract:Two clinical experiences are presented involving cadaveric in vitro renal preservation and transplantation. Advantages of a dependable portable renal perfusion system are discussed in terms of patient benefit and increased salvage of donated kidney.

Review Article

Plastics and Carcinogenesis

Article

University Surgical Education: The Winds of Change

Current Concepts

Preventing Rabies in Humans

Current Concepts

Will This Drug Harm the Unborn Infant? The Doctor's Dilemma

Case Report

Myxedema Crisis

Case Report

Posterior Fossa Tumor Mimicking Multiple Sclerosis

Case Report

Blastomycosis of the Middle Ear Cleft

Case Report

Lymphomatoid Papulosis Eventuating in Mycosis Fungoides

Case Report

Spontaneous Rupture of the Ureter

Case Report

First Appearance of Lymphedema in Facial Scars

Clinical Brief

Evaluation of Polyglycolic Acid Suture vs Catgut in Closed Hemorrhoidectomy With Local Anesthesia

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