Issue - Southern Medical Association

Case Report

Pseudotumor Cerebri During Treatment for Hypothyroidism

Case Report

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Syndrome After Vacuum Curettement for First Trimester Abortion

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Tetracycline Toxicity Presenting as Generalized Vasculitis

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Retroperitoneal Lymphangioma Ultrasonic Findings

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Systolic Anterior Motion of the Mitral Valve Caused by Sarcoid Involving the Septum

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Otitic Hydrocephalus

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Intraoperative Aminoglycoside Apnea

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Radiation-Recall Enteritis After Actinomycin-D and Adriamycin Therapy

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Adrenogenital Syndrome Unusual Presentation in an Adult

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Massive Oral Theophylline Poisoning

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Single Coronary Artery Recent Considerations

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Salmonella Bacteremia and Gastroenteritis After Oral Ampicillin Therapy for Gonorrhea

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Tuberous Sclerosis in Old Age

Current Concepts

The Logic of Adjunctive Therapy in Surgical Patients With Resectable Cancer

ABSTRACT: The principles and rationale of using multiple modalities (surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy) to treat solid malignancies is reviewed. Animal models of human tumors have clearly demonstrated the superiority of combining local treatment (eg, surgery) with systemic treatment (eg, chemotherapy). Although the results of many trials of adjunctive therapy…

Editorial

EXCELSIOR: ONWARD AND UPWARD

Editorial

Dr. Devgan Replies

Editorial

CATARACT EXTRACTION AND INTRAOCULAR LENSES

Editorial

MD

Announcement

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Letter to the Editor

Undescended Testes

Letter to the Editor

Blastomycosis of Paranasal Sinuses

Announcement

Presidents Message

Primary Article

Three-Year Follow-up Study of Stroke Patients at the Medical College of Virginia

ABSTRACT: Thirty-two patients with recent stroke were followed up for a three-year period. Correlation of rehabilitation therapy, survival, and life-style integration is discussed. Problems related to physician-patient relationship are emphasized including impact of available facilities upon long-term prognosis.

Primary Article

Bronchial Adenoma—Benign or Malignant?

ABSTRACT:Bronchial adenomas grow slowly and are potentially malignant. Of the 45 cases reviewed, 36 were carcinoids, six were adenocystic carcinomas, two were tumors, and one was micoepidermoid carcinoma. The carcinoid group is subdivided into histologically typical 27 (75%),atypical 9 (25%), and; metastasizing 9 (25%) adenomas. There were 32 lobectomies, seven…

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PPD-Tuberculin and PPD-Battey Dual Skin Testing of Hospital Employees and Medical Students

ABSTRACT:Tuberculin PPD-Battey skin were simulataneously applied to 3,882 emplouees of Charity Hospital and 408 medical students at Louisiana State University. The PPD was doubtful(5 to 9 mm induration) in 253 of the total 4,290 persons tested(5.9%). In 86 of these 253 persons, the reaction to PPD-Battey was greater than the…

Primary Article

Mental Effects of Mercury Poisoning

ABSTRACT: Three dentists suffered symptoms of mercury poisoning from the use of this substance in the production of amalgam for dental fillings. The problem of mercury absorption in dental offices has been well documented in the dental literature. The three cases are presented.

Primary Article

Cytosine Arabinoside for Varicella Zoster A Second Look

ABSTRACT: Herpes zoster and disseminated herpes zoster, or varicella (V-Z), continue to be dreaded complications of patients with immunosuppression. Currently, there is no available therapy for V-Z, except for general supportive measures. Seven cases of V-Z are presented, showing the results of cytosine arabinoside administration when given as an intermittent…

Primary Article

Freezing an Extremity in Preparation for Amputation

ABSTRACT: Patients requiring a major amputation for ischemia are frequently gravely ill. Physiologic amputation obtained by freezing the leg, usually with a tourniquet, will permit delay and intensive preoperative therapy. In an efficient, safe, and convenient method which we have developed and used in 46 patients, a pump circulates antifreeze…

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Nasal Polyposis in Children

ABSTRACTIn this study, the cases of patients under age 18 who had been admitted to the hospital over a five-year period for nasel polypectomy were reviewed for evidence of allergy or other possible predisposing conditions.Two of the childern had cystic fibrosis and one had Kartageners syndrome. Of the remaining 21…

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Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney Diagnostic Considerations and Management

ABSTRACT: A protocolled diagnostic approach for assessing various cystic and solid masses occurring in the neonate and infant, with particular emphasis on renal masses, is described. This protocol uses diagnostic examinations in such a sequence as to establish the diagnosis with acceptable confidence by the least invasive procedure and, therefore,…

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Pancreatic Injury

ABSTRACT: During the ten-year period from 1967 to 1977, 50 cases of pancreatic trauma were reviewed. There were 40 gunshot wounds, six stab wounds, and four cases of blunt abdominal trauma. Ten of the patients died, a mortality of 20%. The overall complication rate was 57%, but only 27% had…

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Epidemic Rubella in Military Recruits

ABSTRACT: Between Dec 1 and Feb 18, 1976, 320 cases of rubella occurred among recruits and dependent children at two Air Force bases in Illinois and Texas. Only 28 cases (9%) were identified in patients aged 17 and under. Routine serosurveillance before the outbreak revealed protective immunity in 89.1% of…

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Repair of Rectal Prolapse Experience with the Ripstein Sling

ABSTRACT:Forty-eight patients with rectal prolapse were seen at Ochner Clinic from 1955 to 1977. The charts of these patients were reviewed to assess the treatment and to evalluate a suggested association between rectal prolapsr and solitary rectal ulcer syndrome. Since 1970 the Ripstein sling procedure has been used exclusively to…

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Cutaneous Angiosarcoma of the Hip

In 1948, Stewart and Travesre 1ported six cases of lymphangiosarcoma occurring in a chronically edematous extremity after radical mastectomy for carcinoma of the breast. Since then over 100 cases have been reported. Most of these have also followed a radical mastectomy and, as might be expected, have been seen in…

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Acute Acetaminophen Intoxication

ABSTRACT: Acetaminophen is a readily available, widely used drug which has been thought safer than aspirin. Overdosage which may result in fatal hepatic necrosis is commonly seen in the United Kingdom but is rarely reported in the United States. In a two-month period, three patients were admitted to a general…

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Two and a Half Years of Acupuncture in Alabama

ABSTRACT: From the data presented it appears that acupuncture helped in more than 50% of the patients by either completely or partially controlling pain from certain disorders. Patients helped by acupuncture received 8.55 treatments on the average, while patients not helped by acupuncture only received 4.75 treatments. There is little…

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Blunt Trauma to the Pancreas in Children

ABSTRACT: Sixteen children below the age of 12 were operated on for blunt injury to the pancreas during a ten-year period. Unless there was an associated injury, signs and symptoms did not immediately develop. Common to the delayed manifestation of an injury to the pancreas was a history of an…

Review Article

Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children and Adolescents Part I

Announcement

Georgia World Congress Center

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Eponym: William Stokes Stoking the Fires of Prevention and Pathophysiologic Patterns

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McLean Hospital Symposium Minor Tranquilizers in Everyday Practice

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Pharmacokinetic Understanding of Antianxiety Drug Therapy

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Drug Treatment of Anxiety

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An Office Study of Patient Attitudes Toward Tranquilizing Medication

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Benzodiazepines in Depressive Disorders

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Disposition and Elimination of Minor Tranquilizers in the Aged and in Patients With Liver Disease

ABSTRACTBoth old age and liver disease may affect the disposition and elimination of drugs and in the case of sedatives and tranquilizers such abnormalities may be associated with exaggerated sedation. Diazepam (Valium) elimination half-life (T) increases with advancing age and it correlates with increased volume of distribution but not with…