James McCubbin

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Thirty-four pregnant women with acute appendicitis presented at Parkland Memorial Hospital during a 15-year period. Abdominal pain, usually accompanied by nausea with or without vomiting, was the most common presenting symptom. Anorexia was less constant, and its occurrence decreased with advancing gestation. Physical findings usually included direct(More)
Although the recognition and treatment of preeclampsia theoretically should eliminate eclampsia, it has not disappeared and remains a substantial threat to maternal and fetal well-being. The therapy of choice for treatment and prevention of convulsions is magnesium sulfate (MgSO4 . 7H2O USP) and that for severe hypertension is intravenous hydralazine.(More)
A prospective study comparing continuous intravenous magnesium sulfate to intramuscular magnesium sulfate was performed in 32 preeclamptic patients. Eighteen patients received the intramuscular regimen for mild and severe preeclampsia as recommended by Pritchard. The remaining 14 patients received an intravenous regimen consisting of a 4 gm loading dose(More)
Sixty-seven cases of eclampsia were managed from 1977 to 1980, for an incidence of 1 in 310 deliveries. Eighty-four percent of patients were nulliparous and 82% had received some prenatal care. Prior to convulsion, 14 patients (21%) had a diastolic blood pressure below 90 mmHg, 39% had no edema, and 21% had no proteinuria. Thirty-seven patients (55%) had(More)
Plasma volume determinations for 9 women with severe chronic hypertension who delivered live-born infants with birth weights appropriate for gestational age (AGA) were compared with those for 7 women with chronic hypertension whose pregnancies ended in intrauterine fetal demise. Plasma volume determinations using Evans blue dye dilution technique were(More)
BACKGROUND Views of nature have been reported to relieve stress and pain, making nature an ideal medium for use in healthcare settings. In hospitals whose design does not allow for a view of nature, virtual and surrogate views of nature may be viable therapeutic options. OBJECTIVE This study tests the effects of specific nature images, as defined by(More)
Infants of 72 recently managed women with eclampsia before delivery were studied. Infants with gestational age of 36 weeks or less (56%) were analyzed separately from those infants of more than 36 weeks' gestation (44%). In addition, premature infants of eclamptic mothers were compared with 40 premature infants whose mothers did not have any medical(More)
Sixty-seven cases of eclampsia were managed between August 1977 and July 1980. Routinely acquired laboratory tests of these cases have been analyzed. In addition, the group of patients with eclampsia was compared with a group of 24 healthy pregnant women. There was no significant difference in platelet count, serum fibrinogen, and bilirubin values. The(More)