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See Abscess; Ankle; Armpit; Bone, Diseased. ...
Position For Bronchoscopy And Esophagoscopy
The dorsally recumbent patient is so placed that the head an...
Classification Of Cardiac Disturbances
For the sake of discussing the therapy of cardiac disturban...
Eruptive Cutaneous Diseases
Take A D current, pretty vigorous force in acute cases; mild ...
Declining Limb A
See Limbs, Drawn up. ...
A NURSE who had been only a few weeks in the hospital...
Esophagoscopy For Foreign Body
Punctures Case Xii
A servant maid was bitten by a dog in four places--severely o...
From the preceding observations it would naturally be conclud...
Nervous Strain In Pain And Sickness
THERE is no way in which superfluous and dangerous te...
Its Cause and Prevention. The other great disease of the lung...
Often in cases where our treatment fails to cure, the failure ...
Take B D current, moderate force. Treat exactly as in spermat...
Acute Dilatation Of The Heart In Acute Disease
It has for a long time been recognized that in all acute prol...
The Half-bath The Sitz- Or Hip-bath
Should the half-bath or shallow-bath (which are technical ter...
Fever arising from bad state of the blood may be treated by ca...
Chlorosis Green Sickness
This is a disease mostly or entirely peculiar to young women ...
To Prevent Diarrhoea
Where it is prevailing as an _epidemic_, _Ipecac_ at night, a...
For this take two tablespoonfuls of hot water every five minut...
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Source: Disturbances Of The Heart
As this inflammation is generally secondary to some other condition,
its treatment cannot be positively outlined. Furthermore, it is
often a terminal condition, and in such instances the results of
treatment are of necessity nil. The most frequent terminal cause is
nephritis; other terminal causes are pulmonary tuberculosis,
adjacent abscesses, cancer or other growth.
The most frequent infectious cause is rheumatism; other infectious
causes are cerebrospinal fever, typhoid fever, acute miliary
tuberculosis, pneumonia and Sepsis. Accidental causes are traumatism
and an adjacent inflammation of the pleura.
The result of an inflammation of the pericardium may be a fibrous
exudate, or an exudate which is both serous and fibrous, or one in
which pus is present in considerable amount.
The onset of pericarditis may be more or less acute, or it may
commence insidiously. For this reason, during severe illness, and
especially in those diseases which are known to have pericarditis
often as a sequence, frequent examination of the heart should be
made as a routine procedure.
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