Issue - Southern Medical Association

Editorial

HOLISTIC HEALING

Editorial

THE HOSPICE MOVEMENT IN NORTH AMERICA—IS IT COMING OF AGE?

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Symposium Peptic Ulcer Disease

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Pathophysiologic Considerations in Peptic Ulcer Disease

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Recognition Rays and Scopes

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Modern Radiology in Peptic Ulcer Disease

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Pharmacotherapy A Perspective

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Pilot Trial of a Sulfated Polysaccharide in the Treatment of Duodenal Ulcer Disease

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Intractable Peptic Ulcer Disease

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Bile Alkaline Reflux Gastritis

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Elective and Selective Surgical Treatment of Duodenal Ulcer

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The Postoperative Ulcer

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Question and Answer Session

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Advanced Digoxin Toxicity in Renal Failure Treatment With Charcoal Hemoperfusion

ABSTRACT:Glycoside toxicity, a common and potentially fatal complication among patients taking digoxin, is treated basically by managing cardiac arrythmias until the patient can excrete enough drug to decrease the intoxication. Patients with renal failure, however, are particularly difficult to manage. We describe a case of advanced digoxin toxicity in an…

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Patterns of Infection in Untreated Acute Leukemia Impact of Initial Hospitalization

ABSTRACT:Several previous authors have examined the association between infection and acute leukemia, especially at the time of death, but none has assessed this problem at the time of diagnosis and initial hospitalization. We have undertaken a retrospective review of cases of acute leukemia diagnosed at the affiliated hospitals of the…

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Computerized Tomography in Selected Intracranial Vascular Abnormalities

ABSTRACT:Computerized axial tomography (CAT) is a reliable technic for examining patients with a variety of intracranial abnormalities. In acute lesions where there is extravasated blood, the CAT scan shows areas of increased density on the precontrast study which measures 70 to 90 Hounsfield units. In lesions with increased flow or…

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Transient Global Amnesia

ABSTRACT:Transient global amnesia is a clinical syndrome characterized by sudden onset of short-term memory loss followed by retrograde amnesia in an otherwise healthy subject. During the attack, the patient remains alert and retains much of his personal identity. The patient usually becomes upset and concerned about his memory loss. This…

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“Empty” Sella Review of 76 Cases

ABSTRACT:We reviewed 76 cases of the empty sella syndrome. Headache was the chief complaint in 47 cases (62%), and 45 patients (60%) presented with signs and symptoms related to increased intracranial pressure and/or pituitary dysfunction. The CSF pressure was elevated in 35 of the 62 patients who had lumbar puncture,…

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Ultrasonography in Trophoblastic Disease

ABSTRACT:Five cases of trophoblastic disease evaluated by gray scale ultrasonography were reviewed. The ultrasonographic findings of trophoblastic disease are discussed and illustrated. Thecalutein cyst is reported to be associated with high levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). From our limited study, there was no correlation between theca-lutein cyst formation or…

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Traumatic Rupture of the Thoracic Aorta

ABSTRACT:Our experience with 36 cases of traumatic rupture of the aorta has prompted an aggressive investigative and surgical approach. Age range, mechanism of injury, and associated injuries are quite variable. Aortogram is essential for diagnosis and should be done with any evidence of mediastinal abnormality following a deceleration injury. The…

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Rehabilitation of Patients With Cardiac Disease and Associated Cerebrovascular Accident

ABSTRACT:The physician is faced with multiple rehabilitation problems when a patient with cardiac disease develops a cerebrovascular accident. This presentation outlines the recommended rehabilitation procedure used for such patients referred to the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. The implementation of combined cardiac and stroke rehabilitation…

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Sodium Pyruvate Treatment for Hyperkeratotic Disorders

ABSTRACT:We have successfully used 5% sodium pyruvate in Eucerin for the treatment of congenital disorders with hyperkeratosis. It was most effective in those disorders with the most hyperkeratosis, and it was nonirritating even after extensive use. The efficacy of pyruvate may be due to the relatively low pKa of pyruvic…

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Methotrexate‐Induced Diffuse Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis

ABSTRACT:Three patients received respectively 190 mg, 175 mg, and 196 mg of methotrexate and developed bilateral pulmonary infiltrates without evidence of peripheral blood eosinophilia. Sputum in the three cases failed to reveal acid-fast bacilli, pathogenic fungi, or opportunistic organisms by cultures and appropriate stains. Despite discontinuance of the drug and/or…

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Rheumatic Fever and Gonococcal Pharyngitis in an Adult

ABSTRACT:The arthritis of rheumatic fever in adults may mimic acute gonococcal arthritis. To further characterize this clinical picture the features of six patients presenting with the migratory polyarthritis of acute rheumatic fever have been analyzed. There were two men and four women, ranging in age from 18 to 43; in…

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Long‐Term Follow‐up of Patients With Austin Moore Prostheses

ABSTRACT:A retrospective study of the long-term follow-up of patients with Austin Moore prostheses is presented. Sufficient data were present to evaluate 78 hips postoperatively at six months, and 1, 5, 10, and 15 years when applicable. The average age of patients at the time of operation was 56.1 years. Most…

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Malacoplakia of the Vagina

ABSTRACT:Malacoplakia of the vagina was incidentally discovered in a 47-year-old white woman with a history of chronic active hepatitis and steroid hormone therapy. The relation between malacoplakia, liver disease, and steroid therapy is discussed.

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Cecal Volvulus

ABSTRACT:A recent experience with cecal volvulus of acute and chronic types is presented. The four cases were treated surgically by both reconstructive and extirpative means with equally good results. Early diagnosis and vigorous treatment are emphasized to avoid a high mortality rate in this condition.

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Epidemiology of Cerebrovascular Disease

Current Concepts

Rapid Treatment of Psychosis With Haloperidol

ABSTRACT:Rapid parenteral treatment of agitated psychotics is now possible with haloperidol. A review of its pharmacology and clinical trials is presented, and protocols are derived which will rapidly effect and maintain a substantial remission in a majority of cases.

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Status of the Physician‐Patient Privilege

ABSTRACT:While in most states information physicians obtain from and about patients is confidential and cannot be disclosed without the patient's permission, a recent California Supreme Court decision affirms that when the doctor reasonably believes his patient can cause violent harm to third persons, he has an overriding duty to warn…

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Our Medical Heritage

George Dock Excerpts From the 34th Dock Lecture

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Case Report

Ventilation‐Perfusion Lung Imaging in Diaphragmatic Paralysis

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Malignant Transformation of Polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia

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Postpartum Thrombophlebitis of the Ovarian Vein

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Tetracycline‐Induced Aplastic Anemia

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Transurethral Passage of Aspergillus Fungus Balls in Acute Myelocytic Leukemia

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Bilateral Renal Cell Carcinoma in von Hippel‐Lindau Disease Treatment With Staged Bilateral Nephrectomy and Hemodialysis

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Cryptogenic Cirrhosis Associated With Methyldopa

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Severe Diarrhea Secondary to Propranolol

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Cavitary Pulmonary Metastases From Vulvar Carcinoma

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Sarcoidosis Presenting as a Unilateral Hilar Mass

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Metastatic Lymphoma in the Ureter Complicated by Bacteremia and Fungemia

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Adrenal Calcification Present at Birth

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Gentamicin Failure in Staphylococcal Bacteremia

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Oxybutynin Chloride in the Management of Idiopathic Detrusor Instability

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Hepatitis B Presenting With Tenosynovitis

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