Pericarditis Can Fool Doctor; Prostate Troubles 'Common'
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M a r c h 2 5 , 1 9 7 0 G R E E N V I L L E P I E D M O N T , G R E E N V I L L E , S O U T H A number of physicians are at-tending the 14th Annual Greenville Post Graduate Seminar at Greenville General Hospital today through Thursday. Among those speaking this morning were Dr. Charles Moore, Dr. SEMINAR TOPICS Edgar Hull, both of New Orleans, La.; and Dr. Kenneth Walton, Atlanta, Ga.; shown above with, second from left, seminar president, Dr. Gordon Howie of Greenville. (Piedmont photo by James Wilson) Pericarditis Can Fool Doctor; Prostate Troubles 'Common' By MIRIAM GOODSPEED Pericarditis has many disguises and prostate glandular malfunctions primarily strike men over 40, 100 physicians were advised at the first morn-ing session of the three-day 14th annual Greenville Post-Graduate Seminar for practicing physi-cians. A total of 250 doctors from a 10-state area are expected to register by Wednesday's session for the seminar at Greenville General Hospital. It is being sponsored by Greenville General Hospital, its general practice division and the Green-ville County Medical Society. "Our speakers are men of outstanding reputation, our at-mosphere is informal and our subjects are those daily problems met by the practicing physician, regardless of his particular interest or specialty," explained Dr. M. Gordon Howie, president. Dr. Edgar Hull, professor of medicine and dean of the Louisiana State U n i v e r s i t y Medical School, opened the seminar this morning with a discussion of "Pericarditis 1970." Pericarditis is an in-flammation of the sac sur-rounding the heart, very similar in type to pleurisy, which is the inflammation of the sac around the lungs. "In pericarditis," Dr. Hull pointed out, "the sac can fill with either fluids or a thick rind of calcium and fibrous tissues. "Either variety causes the heart to become compressed and the blood c i r c u l a t i o n through the heart to become impaired." He added that the type of disease resulting in the thick rind around the heart can be cured through surgery. The fluid in the sac can be treated by tapping it with a needle and drawing it out and also through the use of various antibiotics such as penicillin or some of the streptomycins. Dr. Kenneth Walton, professor and chairman of the department of urology at Emory University, Atlanta, who spoke on "The Prostate, The Good and The Bad," pointed out that death caused by prostate trouble rises from third place for men over 40 to first place for men over 80. "The gland begins to develop at puberty in the male because of hormone activity. "It is common for the prostate to cause inflammation problems after the age of 20, and it becomes an extremely common disease among older men. "Both benign and malignant coditions begin to occur in the male over 40, although science does not know why at this time," Dr. Walton explained. Cancer of the prostate is the third most common cancer in the male over 40, with lung cancer in highest ratio and cancer of the colon second, the doctor said, but prostate cancer rises to first for men over 80. "Even those men over 50 in good health may sooner or later have trouble." The prostate gland, located at the base of the bladder, is a very necessary part of fertility in the male, and infertile men often have an inactive prostate gland or one with an obstruction, but, for some reason, as a male ages, this same necessary gland becomes an increasing problem, Dr. Walton told his colleagues. The earliest symptoms of trouble include frequent urina-tion right after rising in the morning, then frequent urination at night, followed by urinary problems as with pressure the bladder becomes less elastic and more sensitive, he said. He cautioned that these same symptoms could arise from other problems as well, but that prostate trouble was usually a progressive thing of about five years duration. A carcinoma (type of cancer) would progress far more rapidiy, usually in a matter of months. He added that malignancies were very commonly discovered — up to 50 per cent in those over 85 and 14 per cent in men over 60 — in examinations after death. He advised r e c t a l ex-animations as being a very im-portant diagnosis aid in any examination of the prostate area. The seminar will continue through 4 p.m. Thursday, under the leadership of Dr. M. Gordon Howie, president. Other speakers include Dr. John J. Canary, professor of medicine and director 0/ the d i v i s i o n of endocrinology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; Dr. Charles B. Moore, professor of medicine, Tulane University, and chief of cardiology, Oschner Clinic, New Orleans. Also Dr. Harris D. Riley Jr., professor of p e d i a t r i c s , University of Oklahoma Medical Center; Dr. James Harkess, professor of o r t h o p e d i c s , University of Louisville, Ky.; Dr. Vince Moseley, coordinator of the South Carolina Regional Medical Program, Charleston; Dr. Walter Newman, associate professor of pharmacology, The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; and Dr. Claude Frazier, editor, Allergist, Asheville, N.C.
|Title||Pericarditis Can Fool Doctor; Prostate Troubles 'Common'|
Greenville General Hospital (Greenville, South Carolina)
Hull, Edgar, 1904-1984
|Notes||Photo of Dr. Charles Moore, Dr. Edgar Hull, Dr. Kenneth Walton, and Dr. Gordon Howle|
|Publisher||Greenville Piedmont (Greenville, South Carolina)|
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|Source||Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport Medical Library (http://lib.sh.lsuhsc.edu)|
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