Ellice McDonald, of New York, sums up the modern treatment of cystitis in women, and gives histories of forty-five cases treated at the Vanderbilt Clinic.
Cystoscopic examination is of the greatest value and is almost painless. Catheterization of both ureters is a necessity to diagnosticate kidney lesions. Inflammation of the bladder is markedly affected by the condition of the genital organs, congestion extending to the neck of the bladder.
Regurgitation of urine into the pelvis of the kidney will cause pyonephrosis and pyelitis. Pregnancy and operations on the genital organs are also factors in the production of bladder troubles.
Blood in the urine is not always accompanied by tuberculosis, but may result from a simple ulcer of the bladder wall or varicose veins of the bladder.
The treatment of these cases consisted of rest and the application by irrigation of four solutions; antiseptic quinine solution, cleansing bicarbonate of sodium solution, peroxide of hydrogen and silver solutions compound, and jelly of Irish moss to allay irritation. Soothing drugs internally are also of value.—Med. Record.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.