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In the treatment of fecal incontinence, nonsurgical measures are often as important as the surgical, and in patients whose incontinence is neurogenic, as in paraplegia, only nonsurgical therapy can help. Nonsurgical measures for fecal incontinence fall into five phases: diet, drugs,...
STATEMENT SUBMITTED TO WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE BY THE A. M. A., CONCERNING H. R. 9 AND H. R. 10
The American Medical Association would like to take this opportunity to submit, for the consideration of the Ways and Means Committee, views concerning H. R. 9 and H. R....
This newest textbook of gross human anatomy is characterized by an integrated systematic presentation of the subject under regional headings. Within each region the order of presentation is from superficial to deep, corresponding to dissection procedure. Specific sections on...
There is a prevailing concept that polypoid lesions of the colon are potentially malignant. Most radiologists rely on the double-contrast enema for the detection of colonic polyps. The new, simple, and most accurate method devised combines the use of large-field spotcompression...
It is estimated that over one million persons in the United States have undiagnosed glaucoma.1 This is about 2% of all persons over 40. The number of cases in persons under 40 is negligible, but the incidence increases rapidly with increasing age. Because we have an aging population,...
The death rates from specific causes have been studied in relation to smoking habits in a group of 187,783 men between the ages of 50 and 69. During the period of the study 11,870 of these men died. For microscopically proved cases of cancer as well as for the total cases reported as...
Incomplete gallbladder surgery usually results from poor exposure, poor anesthesia, misconception of the surgical anatomy, and/or an attempt to perform a cholecystectomy in the presence of a fulminating acute cholecystitis. The differential diagnosis of incomplete cholecystectomy includes...
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