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Soapy Blanket The
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The Use Of The Will
IT is not generally recognized that the will can be t...
The Digestive Process
After we have eaten our four-color meal--often we do this in ...
The spinal cord is continuous with the back part of the brain....
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Diet And Baths In Heart Disease
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Memory Loss Of
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As this inflammation is generally secondary to some other c...
The lodgement of foreign bodies in the esophagus is influenc...
Early Symptoms Of Irritating Foreign Body Such As A Peanut Kernel In The Bronchus
1. Initial laryngeal spasm is almost invariably present wit...
The Effect Of Athletics On The Heart
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It is essential that the patient on whom the examination is t...
Enough has already been said of the value and limitations of ...
Quacks And Quackery Continued
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Modifications Of Electricity
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Knee Swelling Of Or Pain In
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The Surgical Dissection Of The Fifth Sixth Seventh And Eighth Layers Of The Inguinal Region And Their Connexion With Those Of The Thigh
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Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery
Acute esophagitis calls for rest in bed, sterile liquid
food, and the administration of bismuth powder mentioned in the
paragraph on contraindications. An ice bag applied to the neck may
afford some relief. The mouth should be hourly cleansed with the
Dakin's solution 1 part
Cinnamon water 5 parts.
Emphysema unaccompanied by pyogenic processes usually requires no
treatment, though an occasional case may require punctures of the skin
to liberate the air. Gaseous emphysema and pus formation urgently
demand early external drainage, preferably behind the sternomastoid.
Should the pleura be perforated by sudden puncture pyo-pneumothorax is
inevitable. Prompt thoracotomy for drainage may save the patient's
life if the mediastinum has not also been infected. Foreign bodies
ulcerating through may reach the lung without pleural leakage because
of the sealing together of the visceral and parietal pleurae. In the
serious degrees of esophageal trauma, particularly if the pleura be
perforated, gastrostomy is indicated to afford rest of the esophagus,
and for alimentation. A duodenal feeding tube may be placed through an
esophagoscope passed into the stomach in the usual way through the
mouth, avoiding by ocular guidance the perforation into which a
blindly passed stomach tube would be very likely to enter, with
probably dangerous results.
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