Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 10, 1966 · Page 6
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Tucson, Arizona
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Thursday, March 10, 1966
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PAGE A T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 19*4 1J ····*» r* ·*·**. J.ULJJ.ULL M »4- I l-» *-*.·»·» /-nr»w% A jLiuuottiiu.» I J. 14 JUlllpJUL T O : ByFAYCMAXLEY ydeecc Serviee Meted Writer % A man carrying a small oxygen tank commutes seasonally teetween Maine and Florida because he cannot breathe the poJ- Juted air of the intervening OticS wucre «i v«C5 wrdVSo. fte has one of the more advanced cases of the life-threatening lung disease called emphysema (pronounced em-feh- tee-ma). ,-To forestall such extreme cases, the National Tuberculosis Association is calling attention to the fact that hundreds of thousands -- perhaps millions--have the disease and need medical With tuberculosis deaths fall- tog to 9,311 in 1963, emphysema deaths without mention of bronchitis rose to 15,120. -Emphysema outstripped all other respiratory diseases in to- tl disability claims allowed by the Social Security Administration in 1963, 14,897. It was exceeded only by heart 1 disease caused by hardening of the arteries I ALTHOUGH EMPHYSEMA strikes numerous rniddleaged and elderly people -- more men than women -- it also can strike youthful persons. ,;; What is this disease that many cannot pronounce even when they have it? The name was derived from the Greek and is descriptive of one of the characteristics of the ailment, inflation. The small air sacs called alveoli become distended with trapped air that the patient can- tut expel from his lungs. -Eventually the strained walls of the alveoli break down,-the small blood vessels collapse and the flow of air into and out of the lungs is obstructed. Breathing becomes harder as waste carbon dioxide clogs the lungs and makes extraction of oxygen fcbm freshly inhaled air difficult. PHYSICIANS ARE studying a ^Sriety of possible causes, and treatments. At periodic conven- fens they pool their findings on the disease. -Our man who leaves his ?um- nier Maine home every winter $ go to Florida so he can breathe is not typical as a case study. jHe was gassed in World War I and began wheezing as a college student. His treatment with jxygen several tunes a day and Bight, along with supplementary drugs to open his airways, is not necessary or desirable for every patient, especially in the early stages of the disease. -It is an oversimplification to say that emphysema is caused by any one thing and can be treated uniformly. i-THE CAUSE OF the ailment isfunknown, says Dr. E. Osborne Coates of Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich. There may be an inherited sex factor, since studies have shown that the ratio of men to women varies between 8 to 1 and 10 to 1. Most physicians believe that ciga- fettes are a factor, and forbid smoking, but about 10 per cent ef emphysema patients do not smoke. ^.Although there is much prevalent opinion that inhalation of dust -- silica dust in particular -- leads to chronic bronchitis and then to emphysema, Coates says the evidence is not sufficient to prove the point. Every conscientious physician can treat emphysema, Dr. Sol tatz of the Veterans Administration Hospital, Washington, D.C., says. Once a diagnosis is made by measuring air flow, reatment is usually available without complicated equipment. The patient must avoid bronchial irritation and maintain a clear airway, the latter being of utmost importance. Infection must also be controlled. IT IS AMAZING how often ymptomatic relief is available merely by eliminating the ciga- ette habit, Katz says. Also in he category of bronchial irrita- ion are house dust, coal dust, wood or coal smoke, and in ome cases, even cooking odors. Abrupt changes in temperature also will cause breathing trou- le. Not only cold air but cold drinks can act as respiratory rritants. Bronchial dilators in the form I sprays, or nebulizers, will re- ieve bronchial spasms and swelling, or edema. Katz advises the use of pressurized cartridges that the patient can easily administer himself. Motor-driven compressed air SPECIAL ALL AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS Band and $ Linkage Adjustment -- Clean Pumps Screens 95 4 JOHNSON'S AUTO REPAIRS 1127 N. Alvernon EA 7-5933 "Don't risk it-we'll fix it" LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN tha sealed bids will be received in the. office of the Pima County Purchasing Agent, 2855 South 8th Avenue, Tucson Arizona, for the following: BID B--No. 2S29--ONE MJ DIESEL POWERED TRACTOR LOADER, CRAW To furniih Pima County Highway Department with One (1) Diesel Powered Tractor Loader, Crawler Type, as per pe offi Ag specifications called for by Pima County Sealed Bids on Bid B-No. 2529 will be received up to 10:30 a.m.. April 6 19M. Opening of the Bid B-No. 2529 wil be at 10:30 a.m., April 6, 1964 in the office of the Pima County Purchasing Aeent, 2855 South Sth Avenue, Tucson glD° ni B-No. 2531-- TWO m DIESEL LOWERED GRADERS, TANDEM DRIVE · To furnish Pima County Highway Department with Two. (2) Diesel-Powered eraders. Tandem Drive, as per speci »ications called for By Pima County Sealed Bids on Bid B-No. 2531 will be teceived up to 11:00 a.m., April 6 J966. Opening of the Bid B-No. 2531 wil pe at 11:00 a.m., April 6, 1966 in the ffice of 1he Pima County Purchasing gent, 2855 South Sth Avenue, Tucson B-No. 2530-ONE (1) TANDEW AXLE SEMI-TANK TRAILER . « T o furnish Pima County Highway De oartment with One (1) Tandem Axle Semi-Tank Trailer, as per specifications called for by Pima County. Sealed Bids on Bid B-No. 2530 will be received up to 10:30 a.m., April IX, 19M. Opening of the Bid B-No. 2530 will be at 10:30 a.m., April 14, 1964 in the office of the Pima County Purchasing Agent, 2855 South 8th Avenue, Tucson, Arizona , Specifications relating to the aforesaid bids n«sy be procured from .the office of the Pima County Purchasing Agent 7855 South 8th Avenue, Tucson, Arizona Bidder shall be required to furnlst B sufficient Bid and Performance Bond acceptable to the Board of Supervisors The Board of Supervisors r*:erves the right to relect any or all bids for any reason whatsoever or to waive any Irregularities or Informalities In the b fe I BORDER of the Board 01 Supervisors this 28th day of February 196A. THOMAS S. JAY, Charitnan Board of Supervisors Pima County, Arizona PUBLISH: Tucson Dally Citizen March 3, 4, i, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. 12 *nd U 1J46. --Scienct Service Photo Pumping Up Air Emphysema is a lung disease that is a continual struggle for breath. Many patients can be helped by breathing exercises, although other treatment may be better for some. Nearly 20,000 persons a year are dying of this ailment for which there is no permanent cure as yet. pumps may sometimes be re- mones can reduce inflammatory quired for spraying, but for the most part, hand bulbs or pressurized cartridges will be practical if the patient learns how to use them. He should breathe, out fully and then breathe in the sprayed mist, pause momentarily and then exhale again. EXPECTORANTS ARE used to make secretions less sticky and easily coughed up. Hot drinks and a simple inexpen- s i v e liquefying expectorant should be taken with each meal and at bedtime, Katz advises. Although potassium iodide has been used for decades, he believes its usefulness is limited, even in large doses. Expectorants containing glycerol guia- colate may provide better liquefying of secretions. In spite of the fact that many physicians advise breathing exercises, Katz says their routine use cannot be recommended. Neither can windpipe incisions called tracheotomy, or the surgical removal of the thyroid. Doctors differ over whether patients with severe emphysema respond to oorticosteroids. Certainly these chemicals should not be a first treatment, Katz says. Granting that the hor- edema, and that they can overcome the effects of an unrecognized allergy responsible for bronchial spasm, he maintains that they can nevertheless cause an euphoric state of mind without having any specific action on the disease itself. ONE DOCTOR characterized the control of emphysema as about as complicated as a game of chess, compared with which tuberculosis treatment is an elementary game of checkers. Low-grade bronchial infections are continuous in emphy- sema patients, but in addition, acute infections are likely to recur. The only evidence of acute infection may be an increasing cough or shortness of breath, or a change in the material coughed up. Penicillin or 22. sutibiotic tb?t kills ? er of organisms may be effective in controlling acute infections. The two most frequent forerunners of emphysema are allergic asthmaand chronic infectious bronchitis. If these ailments persist, both of them will inevitably lead to varying degrees of emphysema. One of the earliest symptoms of emphysema is wheezing. This is sometimes interpreted as being asthmatic, and the person is qften treated with antihistamines, usually without success. Or the patient's shortness of breath may be thought to be an indication of heart trouble, and he is treated with rest, digitalis and diuretics, again unsuccessfully. IT IS IMPORTANT to understand the meaning of a wheeze. "All that wheezes is not asthma," is a good thing to remember. Try blowing through a reed and watch how sound is produced. Only until the sides of the reed are compressed will there be sound. This is comparable to what happens in the bronchial tubes. When the interior is narrowed, either by bronchial spasm or loss of elasticity, the person wheezes. Considering the laws of probability, when one first hears a wheeze, the first diagnosis to .consider is emphysema, some doctors believe. Although the outlook for recovery is not too good at this time, help is available for the emphysema patient who follows his doctor's orders. The challenge to the doctor is to continue helping his patient with the most modern knowledge drugs and equipment, and to work for better ones. Copyright 19« At *. jm, w 11 Die In Food Riots CAUnJTTA-UPI-Police killed at least 10 demonstrators today 35 violence ¥ru n tj?d durin" 3 eftist-called 24-hour general strike against government food wlicy. One policeman was beaten to death by a mob. The deaths were reported after the army was called in to restore law and order. The demonstrators were shot to death in the Hind motor factories and the industrial suburbs of Konnagar and Rishra when they became violent, West Bengal Chief Minister Prafulla Chandra Sen said. Press Trust of India reported that another demonstrator died when police opened fire on a riotous mob in Asansole, 120 miles west of Calcutta. The agency said 2,000 persons attacked the office of the divisional railway superintendent and stoned a police party stationed there. They also burned the premises of a bank and the trade union headquarters. PROBES CONTINUE Tftree Accidents To Ammunition Still Unsolved By United Press International Three mysterious accidents involving ammunition to be used by U.S. forces, some of it bound for Viet Nam, remained unsolved today. There was no clear indication from investigating federal officials that the widely scattered incidents in- T T upper Is Closed affic volving armament were at all related. All three occurred yesterday, in New Jersey, New Mexico and Arkansas. At Corning, Ark., early in the day, a Missouri Pacific freight train's two carloads of 175 mm artillery shells blew up, gouging a huge crater in the ground. The cause "may never be known," said a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent. At Logan in New Mexico, a Rock Island freight with ammunition for Viet Nam and blasting powder was derailed. The ammunition cars of the crack Gold Streak freight were roped off and guarded by state police. Five of its seven en- .gines were wrecked. Belts of machine gun cartridges were wrapped around bushes along the tracks. Officials said the FRIDAY A SATURDAY £ DC/"* I A I CASH 4 CARRY ^rCVIMti STOCK Bunch Phone 622-4643 TOMINGLIS 23626 Broadway train derailed when it hit a flatbed truck stalled on the tracks. At the Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, N.J., two men died in the explosion of several newly developed bombs being'assembled for use in Viet Nam. A four- man federal board of inquiry has been summoned to investigate the series of chain-reaction blasts and a fire that followed. Col. John S. Chambers Jr., deputy commander of the 6,500- acre arsenal 30 miles west of New York City, said the men were loading small bombs that eventually were to have been sent to the Air Force in Viet Nam. "There might be a simple explanation to this, or it might be very complex," Chambers said ToTr High water has flooded bridges and forced the closing of Upper Sabino Canyon to traffic. John Waters, Catalina district ranger, said melting snows have raised the level of. the creek so that some bridges are a foot to 16 inches under water. Waters said the area below the first bridge still is open to picnickers but traffic is prohibited beyond there. Waters said the road will be reopened as soon as the creek flow recedes -- and this will depend on the weather. "There's still six to seven feet of snow on some parts of the Catalinas," he said. 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