Issue - Southern Medical Association

Primary Article

Smoking in a Public Health Agency: Its Relationship to Sick Leave and Other Life-style Behavior

ABSTRACT: A survey questionnaire was administered to employees of a public health agency regarding their involvement with smoking and other life-style behavior. Responses were analyzed and combined with sick leave data to determine the use of sick leave among employees who currently smoke, those who never smoked, and those who…

Review Article

Cardiac Hemangioma

ABSTRACT: Hemangiomas are uncommon primary tumors of the heart. Most of them are found incidentally at autopsy, during clinical evaluation, or cardiac surgery. Occasionally, a protean clinical picture is manifested, including valvular disorder, arrhythmias, obstruction of coronary artery and other significant vasculature, pericardial effusion, and embolic phenomena. Catheterization, angiography, and…

Primary Article

Major Hepatic Resection: An Update

ABSTRACT: In 1981, we reported a series of 75 major hepatic resections done over a ten-year period; 58 were for hepatic trauma, nine were for benign disease, and eight were for malignant disease. Since that report, the indications for major hepatic resection have changed, with a more conservative approach to…

Primary Article

Increased Infection Rate in Double-Lumen Versus Single-Lumen Hickman Catheters in Cancer Patients

ABSTRACT: Over the 48-month period from January 1983 through December 1986, 51 single-lumen (SL) and 94 double-lumen (DL) indwelling central venous (Hickman) catheters were placed in 118 patients with malignant disease. We reviewed these cases retrospectively to determine the types and frequency of complications requiring catheter removal. The catheters were…

Current Concepts: Current Concepts

Cardiac Loop ECG Recording: A New Noninvasive Diagnostic Test in Recurrent Syncope

ABSTRACT: The most crucial step in diagnosing syncope is determining whether or not an arrhythmia is the cause. A new recording device, the continuous cardiac loop ECG recorder, affords prolonged ambulatory monitoring and can capture the rhythm at the time of syncope. To determine the impact of cardiac loop ECG…

Primary Article

Immediate Postexcision Mammography for Occult Noncalcified Breast Lesions

ABSTRACT: To evaluate completeness of surgical excision, we studied the use of film screen mammography done immediately after excision of occult noncalcified breast lesions in 11 patients. The postoperative mammograms were well tolerated, and allowed high quality films to be obtained. Complete excision was documented in ten patients, and one…

Primary Article

Complications in the Emergency Transport of Pregnant Women

ABSTRACT:Emergency transport of pregnant women is increasing in frequency. The physiologic changes of pregnancy cause a gravid woman and her fetus to be particularly vulnerable during transport. As the uterus enlarges, it compresses the vena cava and the aorta of the mother when she is in the supine position. Aortocaval…

Primary Article

HIV Antibody Testing in Hospitalized Patients

ABSTRACT:We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 190 hospitalized patients who had human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody testing at our medical center in 1986 and 1987. From 1986 to 1987, HIV antibody testing increased fourfold based on total hospital discharges. Nine patients (5%) tested positive by enzyme immunoassay and the Western…

Case Report

Acute Renal Failure in a Patient With Essential Thrombocythemia, Diabetes Mellitus, and Heterozygous Hemoglobin C Disease

Letter to the Editor

Bad English and Bad AIDS

Case Report

Corneal Thinning as the Sole Manifestation of Active Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease

Case Report

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation in Association With Cavitary Tuberculosis

Announcement

FINAL CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Editorial

FINDING IT IN THE NINETIES?

Case Report

Intraosseous Echinococcosis: A Rare Manifestation of Echinococcal Disease

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor reply

Letter to the Editor

Medicare and MAAC

Case Report

Mixed Bipolar Disorder Precipitated by Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride

Case Report

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Associated With Prochlorperazine

Case Report

Noncystic Liver Mass in the Pregnant Patient

Case Report

Perforated Jejunal Diverticulum With Multiple Hepatic Abscesses

Announcement

PHYSICIAN-IN-TRAINING COMPETITION 1989 AWARD WINNERS, WASHINGTON, DC

Letter to the Editor

Prolonged Elevation of Vancomycin Concentrations in a Patient With End-Stage Renal Disease

Letter to the Editor

Sandostatin-lnduced Thrombocytopenia

Editorial

SLACK-JAWED AND GLASSY EYED

Letter to the Editor

Smoking and Cancer

Commentary

SMOKING POLICIES AND THE HEALTHY WORKER EFFECT

Article

Survey of Continuing Medical Education Programs in Legal Liability and Risk Management

Case Report

Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia

Letter to the Editor

Ugly Truck

Letter to the Editor

Ugly Truck reply