Modern Medicine; Its Theory and Practice, in Original Contributions by American and Foreign Authors Volume 4

Modern Medicine; Its Theory and Practice, in Original Contributions by American and Foreign Authors Volume 4

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: severe that only large doses of opium gave relief. In both these patients the pulse could not be felt in the feet. Ligation of an artery may throw the muscles into a spasm, and the sudden tap on the facial artery may cause tetany of the muscles, so that it is not impossible that angiospasm (a vascular crisis) may be responsible for these painful cramps in elderly ersons. Xeuritic Pains--Erythromelalgia.--In connection with endarteritis obliterans of the vessels of the legs, numbness, tingling, burning, and shooting pains are common complaints. In diabetes a whole group of neuritic symptoms may precede the local gangrene of the toes, and the same may occur before senile gangrene. In erythromelalgia, the red painful neuralgia, arteritis obliterans has been found in many cases. And there is a very interesting group of cases of idiopathic endarteritis of the vessels of the legs, in which in comparatively young men, without any history of syphilis, pains precede the occurrence of the severe obstructive manifestations. Intermittent Claudication.--In the cases in the horse, described by Bouley, and in Charcot's original case in man, the vascular obstruction was ancu L;mal. To Erb we owe the recognition of the frequency of this symptom in arteriosclerosis of the vessels of the legs. It is a question of a due balance between a supply of energy through the blood and muscular expenditure, as Allan Burns puts it in his original explanation (1809). There are cases with neuritic pains and well-marked signs of vascular disease, palpable vessels, spasm of the arteries, with pallor of the feet in exertion, or absence of pulsation in the dorsal arteries of the feet. In others, the signs of arterial disease are not so clear, and it is possible that there may be...
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  • Paperback | 482 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236497791
  • 9781236497796