Contributions Volume 1

Contributions Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...that the anodal opening contraction does not occur in the normal infant with less than five milliamperes. In spasmophilia a contraction can be brought about by application of the Stinzing normal electrode over the median or peroneal nerves with less than five milliamperes upon the Read before the Siom Valley Medical Association, July 24th, 1912. anodal opening. The reactions upon anodal closing, and cathodal closing and opening are also frequently obtained with less current than in the normal child, that is with less than two for cathodal closing, three for anodal closing, and five for cathodal opening. The study of these reactions has been of great clinical value as it has shown us that true laryngospasm, tetany in children, most of the convulsions of children, and spastic apnoea are but manifestations of the underlying condition, spasmophilia. We are not only given a method of diagnosis but the treatment. which is in the main so satisfactory, is put upon a better basis. An anodal or cathodal opening contraction with a current less than five milliamperes shows spasmophilia, either latent or active. The Chvostek phenomenon, which you will remember, is produced by tapping the cheek over the seventh nerve, and is shown by a contraction of the muscles about the mouth is often present in spasmophilia. The Trousseau phenomenon, that is, the production of the obstetric or tetany position of the hand upon constriction of the arm is pathognomonic of spasmophilia. This condition is often familial. A history of convulsions and laryngospasm can frequently be obtained among the parents, or brothers and sisters of the patient. The cases are more frequent in the spring and summer. Both the occurrence with evident digestive disturbances, and the effect of the...
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236591909
  • 9781236591906