Issue - Southern Medical Association

Primary Article

Community-wide Outbreak of Hepatitis A Among an Indian Population in Oklahoma

ABSTRACTBetween September 1983 and September 1984, 118 cases of hepatitis A were reported from Caddo County, Oklahoma. No common source was identified, and the epidemic curve suggested person-to-person transmission. In July 1984, enhanced control measures were implemented; these consisted of improvements in surveillance, standardization of case investigation, an expanded, although…

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Effects of Dietary Stearic Acid on Plasma Cholesterol Levels

ABSTRACTDietary advice based on saturated versus unsaturated fatty acids for the purpose of controlling the plasma cholesterol level has for many years plagued the American public with unpalatable diets that are difficult to adhere to. Stearic acid, an 18-carbon saturated fatty acid, does not share the hypercholesterolemic effect of other…

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Appendicitis Complicating Pregnancy

ABSTRACTIn this series, nine pregnant patients had appendectomy. Seven patients had acute appendicitis; pyuria and symptoms suggesting urinary tract infection delayed diagnosis in one whose appendix perforated. Abdominal pain and nausea with or without vomiting were presenting symptoms in all of the patients. Tenderness in the right lower quadrant was…

Primary Article

Compliance With Therapy for Cervical Dysplasia Among Women of Low Socioeconomic Status

ABSTRACTThis paper reports results of a project designed to examine factors related to compliance with referral for follow-up and treatment of cervical dysplasia. Women studied had cervical dysplasia diagnosed by Pap smear between May 1989 and April 1990. These women had regular follow-up at the gynecology clinic of the Reynolds…

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Oral Ofloxacin Therapy for Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

ABSTRACTWe made an open, noncomparative evaluation of ofloxacin, 400 mg orally bid for 10 days, in 98 subjects with community-acquired pneumonia or pathogen-confirmed bronchitis. Thirty-nine (40%) of the subjects were treated in the hospital and 59 (60%) were treated as outpatients. The mean age of those treated was 56.2 years;…

Case Report

Asymptomatic Heterotopic Ovarian Pregnancy

Case Report

Atypical Kawasaki Disease: Coronary Aneurysms and Thrombocytopenia

Author Index

AUTHOR INDEX

Announcement

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Letter to the Editor

Consecutive Orbital Cellulitis Associated With Elevated Serum Immunoglobulin E

Article

Contarini’s Condition

Letter to the Editor

Environmental Illness and the Public Health

Case Report

Gastroenteritis Due to Salmonella sp: Clinical and Radiologic Signs Mimicking Surgical Peritonitis

Case Report

Gastrointestinal Kaposi’s Sarcoma as the First Manifestation of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Case Report

Group G Streptococcal Infection in an Elderly Patient

Review Article

Infection Due to Strongyloides stercoralis in Patients With Pulmonary Disease

Editorial

PARLIAMENT OF WHORES

Article

Pediatric Journal Club: Unlikely Abstracts of the Pediatric Literature

Case Report

Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia Due to Corticosteroids

Letter to the Editor

Positional Headache Due to Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension

Case Report

Stroke Involving the Midbrain and Thalamus and Causing “Nonfocal” Coma

Letter to the Editor

SUBJECT INDEX

Editorial

TOO SMART FOR OUR OWN GOOD

Case Report

Traumatic Pseudoaneurysm of the Posterior Auricular Artery