Issue - Southern Medical Association

Editorial

THE POSITIVE THROAT CULTURE‐WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Editorial

THE NONOPERATIVE TREATMENT OF SURGICAL DISORDERS

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT

A medical journal cannot function effectively without critical evaluation of the manuscripts it receives. No editorial board can be expected to include persons competent in all aspects of the many different specialties of medicine. The diverse nature of the manuscripts which the Journal receives, as well as the large number,…

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Skeletal Complications After Renal Transplantation

AbstractReview of 48 renal transplant recipients showed that 15 (31%) developed avascular necrosis at a total of 30 anatomic sites after transplantation. The femoral head was the most common site of avascular necrosis; eight of the 14 patients with avascular necrosis of the femoral head had bilateral involvement. Surgical replacement…

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Granular Cell Myoblastoma of the Head and Neck

AbstractGranular cell myoblastoma is a relatively uncommon lesion, but one important to the otolaryngologist, since over 50% occur in the head and neck. This presentation reviews 28 tumors from 25 patients, with a 15-year follow-up. The cases involve the tongue, larynx, lips, esophagus, trachea, skin, tonsil, eye muscle, and soft…

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Cancer of the Colon A Comparison of Survival Factors

AbstractWhen 100 patients with cancer of the right colon were compared with 100 patients with cancer of the left colon, the latter had a higher incidence of obstruction, liver metastasis, and fatal local recurrence. Patients with cancer of the right colon had larger primary tumors and a longer symptomatic period…

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Chloroquine Poisoning

AbstractChloroquine is a drug whose roxicity is not recognized by either the general public or the medical profession. Twenty-seven cases of fatal chloroquine poisoning are presented in this paper. Of these, 13 were suicidal, 9 were accidental, and I was a case of homicide. Six of the deaths involved children…

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The Evaluation of a Competent Ileocolonic Anastomosis

AbstractRetrograde flow of colonic contents into the distal ileum has been correluted with weight loss, diarrhea, and anemia. This paper describes a simply constructed anastomosis between the ileum and colon which maintains long-term retrograde competency. The correlation between retrograde anastomotic competency and weight loss, diarrhea, and small-bowel bacterial colonization is…

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Thrombophlebitis‐Induced Median Neuropathy

AbstractA 15-year-old boy developed sensory median neuropathy secondary to infusion-induced thrombophlebitis in the median basilic vein. The median nerve most likely was compressed by thrombophlebitis in this vein. Though this complication is rare, its recognition is important to prevent permanent damage of the nerve.

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Vesicocolic Fistula

AbstractThe 15-year experience in the treatment of colovesical fistulas in three metropolitan hospitals is presented. The 28 patients have a variety of disease processes. A plea for conservative and multiple-staged procedures is made for treatment of acute fistulas. A one-stage procedure should be reserved for well-matured fistulas.

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The Metabolic Cost of Increased Respiratory Work

AbstractPostoperative respiratory data in eight patients having elective abdominal aneurysmorrhaphy were compared with preoperative measurements to determine the energy cost of respiration in postoperative patients. Oxygen consumption of the muscles of respiration was correlated with mechanical work by these muscles on the lung. Supporting data included respiratory rate, tidal volume,…

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Ulcerative Proctitis

AbstractUlcerative proctitis, a nonspecific inflammatory process involving the rectal mucosa but not the mucosa of the sigmoid or more proximal colon, is often diagnosed mistakenly as ulcerative colitis because of similarity in gross and microscopic appearances. Ulcerative proctitis, however, is more benign, symptoms are limited to the rectum (bleeding), extracolonic…

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International Efforts in Family Planning Training

AbstractIt is now well recognized that worldvide population stabilization must be achieved because of the economic and ecologic dangers. Based on this premise, but being alert to the unique aspects of family planning as it relates to blocks, health professionals from several black African nations, two predominantly black institutions, and…

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The Radical Mastoid Operation

AbstractRadical mastoidectomy is one of the basic surgical precedures in otology. The most common indication is cholesteatoma. Other indications include suppurative granulation disease, mastoiditis secondary to malignant external atitis, tumors of the temporal bone, and trauma to the temporal bone. Important operative details include exenterating all accessible mastoid air cells,…

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Surgical Management of Stag‐Horn Renal Calculi

AbstractManagement of large renal calculi after initiating a new surgical approach is reviewed. The approach includes sterilization of the urine, removal of all calculi through the extended pyelotomy incision described by Surraco and Gil-Vernet, intraoperative irrigation of the calices with the Water Pik, postoperative tomography, irrigution of the renal collecting…

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Verrucous Carcinoma of the Buccal Mucosa

AbstractVerrucous carcinoma of the oral cavity has emerged as a unique lesion in several ways. The differences in approach to biopsy, treatment modalities, and the danger of radiotherapy are described and emphasized. This paper is a clinical study of nine patients treated by us. The implication of snuff dipping in…

Case Report

Small‐Bowel Obstruction Caused by Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Case Report

Hypercalcemia in Leukemia

Abstract: Hypercalcemia was found to be present in four out of 182 patients who had serum calcium values determined sometime during the course of leukemia. Two of these patients had chronic lymphatic leukemia and one each had acute myeloid leukemia and chronic myeloid leukemia. Successful freatment of the hypercalcemia requires…

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Crossed Renal Ectopia

AbstractSix patients with crossed renal ectopia are presented, including one case of a crossed solitary kidney, the 16th such case reported in the world literature. Because crossed renal ectopia can be confused with a variety of diseases, a complete urologic evaluation is necessary for an accurate diagnosis. Operation is indicated…

Article

An Approach to Clinical Disorders of Acid‐Base Balance

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Acquired Tracheoesophageal Fistula A Formidable Complication of Continued Respiratory Assistance

Current Concepts

The Role of Preplacement Roentgen Examination of the Spine in Evaluation of Low Back Pain

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Renovascular Hypertension

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Atypical Plasma Cholinesterase, Succinylcholine, and Prolonged Apnea

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Localized Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis with Preservation of the Involved Kidney An Unusual Variation

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Familial Congenital Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis Confined to the Palms and Soles

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