Radium Volume 11-12

Radium Volume 11-12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...difficult to say. Unfortunately routine urinary examinations have not been made on these cases; no doubt minor urinary changes would be more often discovered. Dangers of x-ray dermatitis are so remote with modern technic that they need little discussion. The very first case treated had a small burn caused by the shifting of some poorly applied lead plates. Occasionally a slight erythema has appeared after heavy dosage." "Comparing the x-ray and radium it may be said that radium is preferable in practically all cases except younger women in whom small repeated doses may be desired. While the actual amount of time consumed in the treatment is about the same in both, that devoted to x-ray is spread over from six to ten weeks, while the radium is finished in twenty-four hours. Usually a whiff of nitrous oxide has to be given for the insertion of the radium. Since practically all of the older women should be curetted to exclude carcinoma both procedures are carried out at the same time." "In conclusion it may be said that uterine hemorrhage from almost any cause may be stopped by the intrauterine application of radium and that the hemorrhage from disturbed menstruation with or without fibromyoma may be controlled by the x-ray. Also practically all fibromyomata will shrink to a satisfactory degree after radiotherapy." "Practically no harm results from radiotherapy in these cases." "All cases of hemorrhage from a grossly normal uterus in women of thirty-eight or over should be treated by radiotherapy after carcinoma has been ruled out. In younger women radiotherapy would be used as a late resort. In cases of uterine hemorrhage associated with fibromyoma of the uterus, radiotherapy is the proper treatment, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771788
  • 9781236771780