Five siblings, neglected and malnourished to the extent that they had become nutritional dwarfs, were placed in foster care.
Fifty courses of tripotassium di-citrato bismuthate (Ulcerone) and placebo were administered to ambulant patients with duodenal ulcers in a double-blind trial for 6 weeks.
Without doubt a most, if not the most, spectacular advance in the surgery of the colon and rectum in the last decade has been the vastly improved management of abdominal stomas and fistulas.
Stomatherapy can be defined as specialist care given to patients who undergo surgery with construction of a colostomy, ileostomy or urinary conduit.
The indications for a temporary transverse colostomy are examined in the light of a year's experience of the Stomatherapy Service at Groote Schuur Hospital.
Enterocutaneous fistulae after abdominal surgery are not uncommon, and their occurrence has in the past been associated with a high morbidity and mortality.
During a 2-year period 176 stoma operations were performed at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, for various conditions.