Issue - Southern Medical Association

Editorial

SOUTHERN SPEECH

Editorial

HISTAMINE H2-RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS AND PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE

Editorial

MICROSURGERY ITS DEVELOPMENT, CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE POTENTIAL

Announcement

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Commentary

ECTOPIC PREGNANCY

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Ectopic Pregnancy A 15‐Year Review of 160 Cases

ABSTRACT:Our review of the incidence of ectopic pregnancy in metropolitan Oklahoma City hospitals from 1960 through 1975 revealed an overall statistically significant increase. Review of the incidence of gonorrhea during the same period for the State of Oklahoma also showed a statistically significant increase. There was a significant correlation between…

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VIGNETTES ON MEDICAL WRITING

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Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis in a Patient With Primary Amyloidosis, Renal Failure, and Factor X Deficiency

ABSTRACT:Chronic peritoneal dialysis was used in a patient with renal failure due to primary amyloidosis. Paraprotein was demonstrated in serum and urine, and was removed in peritoneal dialysate. The patient objectively improved as long as he was receiving peritoneal dialysis. When dietary indiscretion necessitated hemodialysis for fluid removal, he died…

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The Adolescent's First Pregnancy A Controlled Study

ABSTRACT:The records of 1,021 primigravida women who delivered single infants from 1973 to 1976 and who were in the adolescent (ages 10–15) and mature (ages 20–24) age groups were reviewed. It was found that the adolescent patient is more often black and unmarried, and has less prenatal care than the…

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Pulmonary Gangrene With Vascular Occlusion

ABSTRACT:Characteristic sequential roentgenographic changes have been revealed in three cases of pulmonary gangrene. The microscopic findings of endarteritis obliterans were present in all cases. The present series brings the total of such cases in the literature to 14. Etiologic factors are discussed.

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The Seductive Patient

ABSTRACT:Women referred to as hysterical personalities comprise the largest group of seductive patients. We will discuss (1) how to recognize them, (2) how they behave with physicians, (3) the reactions evoked by them, (4) what brings them to physicians, (5) what they are really seeking, and (6) how to cope…

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Changes in Liver Enzyme Values After Halothane and Enflurane for Surgical Anesthesia

ABSTRACT:For over a decade there has been concern about hepatitis related to halothane anesthesia. No dose relationship or other direct cause has ever been established, and jaundice has been found to occur after other anesthetics for surgical operations. Enflurane is a newer halogenated compound with a remarkable record of safety,…

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Complications From Unrecognized Defects in Endotracheal Tubes

ABSTRACT:Considerable effort has been made to improve endotracheal tubes and make them safer than they have been in the past; yet complications continue to occur, due, in most’ instances, to inherent defects in the tube. It is not possible to identify these defects in a routine preoperative examination. Three cases…

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Total Hearing Rehabilitation Within‐Clinic Hearing Aid Dispensing

ABSTRACT:Federal (FDA) regulations recently passed require physician clearance before hearing aid sales. Discussed herein are numerous evaluative and rehabilitative procedures necessary for proper hearing aid fittings. A program of total professional management of the hearing rehabilitation process, including the direct dispensing of hearing aids by the otology-audiology team, is described…

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Intraturbinal Steroid Injection indications, Results, and Complications

ABSTRACT:Intraturbinal injection of steroid can yield rapid relief of nasal obstruction caused by severe allergic or vasomotor rhinitis, rhinitis medicamentosa, or acutely enlarged nasal polyps. This modality is not meant to replace the traditional means of therapy for these diseases. Despite previous reports of visual loss after intraturbinal steroid, thousands…

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Some Ethical Issues in Disclosure of Progressive Diseases of the Nervous System

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Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment of Dermatologic Lesions

ABSTRACT:Each of the four general classes of laser (gas, solid, liquid, and semiconductor) emits a particular wavelength of light. This beam of light can be focused to a minutely accurate diameter and the depth of penetration can be controlled by the power input. Thus, there is minimal damage to surrounding…

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Flutamide Therapy for Carcinoma of the Prostate

ABSTRACT:In our three-year experience with the use of flutamide for the treatment of carcinoma of the prostate, 20 patients with previously untreated stage D carcinoma of the prostate were enrolled in a 12-week double-blind study. Seven patients received 1.5 gm of flutamide daily, seven patients received 0.75 gm of flutamide…

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Squamous Cell and Basal Cell Carcinomas Preliminary Study of 3,817 Primary Skin Cancers

ABSTRACT:A series of patients with 3,817 cutaneous carcinomas of different types observed in a private practice setting is reported. Preliminary computerized analyses indicate that 88&percnt; of these squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas were < 25 mm. Scalpel surgery, curettage and desiccation, or radiation therapy was used for most tumors…

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Adenocarcinoma of the Bladder as Seen at Ochsner Medical Institutions

ABSTRACT:Adenocarcinoma of the bladder is an uncommon malignancy comprising less than 2&percnt; of all bladder tumors. Eleven cases of adenocarcinoma of the bladder were seen from 1947 to 1977 at the Ochsner Medical Institutions. Six of the tumors were urachal in origin, and five involved the base and lateral walls…

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Metastatic Tumors of the Foot

ABSTRACT:Four metastatic tumors of the foot, of colonic, renal and humeral origin, are described. They involved three calcanei and two tali. All four patients died within a few months after the appearance of metastasis to the foot. Bony destruction, pain, and swelling can closely resemble the clinical signs and symptoms…

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Colposcopic Evaluation of DES&hyphen;Exposed Progeny at Two Large Medical Centers The Squamous Neoplasia Problem

ABSTRACT:Two hundred eight patients with confirmed or suspected diethylstilbestrol exposure were examined colposcopically at two separate medical centers. Cervicovaginal ridges were present in 90 (43.3&percnt;) and ectopy was found in 188 (90.4&percnt;) of the patients. Evidence of vaginal adenosis was present in 122 (58.6&percnt;) of the cases. Seventy-four percent of…

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Bacterial Endocarditis in Narcotic Addicts Analysis of Arterial Blood Gases

ABSTRACT:We studied the arterial blood gas determinations done on the first hospital day in 14 narcotic addicts with bacterial endocarditis (group 1) and six addicts with other medical complications of narcotic addiction (group 2). The arterial oxygen tension (PaO2) was 67.3 ± 3.3 mm Hg (SEM) in group 1, and…

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Medical Malpractice Predicated on the Tort of “Outrage”

Review Article

Cardiovascular Effects of Oral Contraceptives

Current Concepts

Crohn's Disease

Article

Clinicopathologic Conference Carcinoma With Neurologic Disease

Case Report

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Breast

Case Report

Misdiagnosis of Neglect in a Child With Bleeding Disorder and Cystic Fibrosis

Case Report

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Case Report

Granular Cell Tumor of the Abdominal Wall Musculature

Case Report

Concurrent Primary Pneumococcemia&comma; Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation&comma; and Sickle Cell Anemia

Case Report

Myxedema Coma and Normal Serum Thyroxine

Case Report

Kell Isoimmunization

Case Report

Severe Thrombocytopenia After Generalized Herpes Simplex Virus&hyphen;2 &lpar;HSV&hyphen;2&rpar; Infection

Case Report

Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Double Inlet “Left” Ventricle Indocyanine Green Contrast Studies as an Aid to Diagnosis

Case Report

Postoperative Hepatic Dysfunction

Case Report

Mycobacterium intracellulare Presenting as a Sarcoid&hyphen;like Illness

Case Report

Hemidiaphysectomy to Control Chronic Osteomyelitis

Case Report

Hutchinson&hyphen;Gilford Progeria Syndrome

Letter to the Editor

Elevated ESR

Letter to the Editor

Acroparesthesias in Pregnancy

Letter to the Editor

Amphotericin B and Blastomycosis