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October 28, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA forward Travis Wear has been diagnosed with appendicitis. He was being treated at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Monday. There was no immediate timetable for his return to the Bruins. Wear, a senior, averaged 10.9 points and 5.2 rebounds last season. ALSO: Chris Paul has sights set on winning an NBA title with Clippers NBA preview: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and other key questions Lakers expected to run (or plod) in place and get nowhere this season
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October 28, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA forward Travis Wear has been diagnosed with appendicitis. He was being treated at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Monday. There was no immediate timetable for his return to the Bruins. Wear, a senior, averaged 10.9 points and 5.2 rebounds last season. ALSO: Chris Paul has sights set on winning an NBA title with Clippers NBA preview: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and other key questions Lakers expected to run (or plod) in place and get nowhere this season
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Elton John is suffering from appendicitis and will postpone all concerts until he has fully recovered from surgery, it was announced Tuesday. Turns out the "Tiny Dancer" singer has an abscess on his appendix, a condition discovered when tests were run after he fell ill during his current tour. He is expected to undergo surgery soon, once toxins from the abscess are reduced, according to a rep. "Elton is incredibly disappointed to postpone these tour dates," the spokesman said on John's official website . "To know that he made such super-human efforts and continued to perform to thousands through his illness only confirms his dedication to his European fans.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Elton John is suffering from appendicitis and will postpone all concerts until he has fully recovered from surgery, it was announced Tuesday. Turns out the "Tiny Dancer" singer has an abscess on his appendix, a condition discovered when tests were run after he fell ill during his current tour. He is expected to undergo surgery soon, once toxins from the abscess are reduced, according to a rep. "Elton is incredibly disappointed to postpone these tour dates," the spokesman said on John's official website . "To know that he made such super-human efforts and continued to perform to thousands through his illness only confirms his dedication to his European fans.
SCIENCE
June 23, 2009 | Thomas H. Maugh II
Researchers have identified a chemical in urine that is closely associated with appendicitis in children and are working to develop a simple test that could be used to diagnose the condition -- a test that would both increase the likelihood of performing surgery before the appendix bursts and prevent unnecessary surgery.
HEALTH
October 12, 2009 | Jill U. Adams
It's easy to see how air pollution would affect respiratory disease: You breathe in smog-filled miasma all day and the ozone, other noxious gases and small particulate matter therein can make you wheeze and cough. Pollutants can trigger asthma attacks and bronchitis in susceptible individuals. But it's harder at first blush to understand links to other conditions. In two studies reported last week, bad air was associated with higher rates of appendicitis and ear infections. The new reports have been met with surprise because neither health problem seems obviously linked with the airway or bloodstream.
SCIENCE
June 11, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
CT scans can cut the number of unnecessary appendectomies performed in hospitals from 20% to 3%, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital report this month in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Prior to the use of CT scans, there was no good way to determine whether appendicitis was present, the team said. But the sophisticated X-ray scans are good at imaging the appendix as well as finding conditions that mimic appendicitis.
SPORTS
March 15, 1986
The headline ("Washington Athlete Has Unnecessary Surgery") which appeared in the sports section was misleading and deceptive, a journalistic cheap shot at surgeons. Equating a life-saving endeavor with frivolous, unneeded surgery does a disservice to your readers. If only one kid with appendicitis delays his care because of the headline, a terrible damage has been done. To operate if the suspicion of appendicitis is high is correct and advisable. To wait can be dangerous.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Nate Berkus is engaged to Jeremiah Brent, his boyfriend of nearly nine months. The 41-year-old interior designer, TV personality and Oprah protege popped the question Monday at Machu Picchu in Peru, completely surprising Brent because the two were actually on a business trip, his rep confirmed to Us Weekly . "Machu Picchu @nate_berkus @susankfeldman @allmoxie #lifechanging #specialday," Brent tweeted on Monday with an Instagram picture ...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1988
As a surgeon and, after 22 years of practice a candidate for the title of "older physician," I would like to respond to Krieger's diatribe against technological medicine. He complains at great length about the inability of a university hospital to diagnose his ruptured appendix in spite of (or because of) an intensive series of high-tech studies. I would like to introduce this young man to two of my patients. In 1972 I operated upon a young woman with "typical" symptoms of gallbladder disease.
SCIENCE
July 9, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
This week, a spokesperson for Sir Elton John confirmed that the singer was postponing a series of concerts on his European tour because he was suffering from appendicitis. The specific diagnosis, as given on John's website, was "appendix abscess surrounding retrocaecal appendicitis. " We're about to get into the science of exactly what that diagnosis means, but first a warning: It's not going to be pretty. The appendix is attached to a part of your body called the cecum , which is a sack generally considered to be the beginning of your lower intestine.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Nate Berkus is engaged to Jeremiah Brent, his boyfriend of nearly nine months. The 41-year-old interior designer, TV personality and Oprah protege popped the question Monday at Machu Picchu in Peru, completely surprising Brent because the two were actually on a business trip, his rep confirmed to Us Weekly . "Machu Picchu @nate_berkus @susankfeldman @allmoxie #lifechanging #specialday," Brent tweeted on Monday with an Instagram picture ...
HEALTH
October 12, 2009 | Jill U. Adams
It's easy to see how air pollution would affect respiratory disease: You breathe in smog-filled miasma all day and the ozone, other noxious gases and small particulate matter therein can make you wheeze and cough. Pollutants can trigger asthma attacks and bronchitis in susceptible individuals. But it's harder at first blush to understand links to other conditions. In two studies reported last week, bad air was associated with higher rates of appendicitis and ear infections. The new reports have been met with surprise because neither health problem seems obviously linked with the airway or bloodstream.
SCIENCE
June 23, 2009 | Thomas H. Maugh II
Researchers have identified a chemical in urine that is closely associated with appendicitis in children and are working to develop a simple test that could be used to diagnose the condition -- a test that would both increase the likelihood of performing surgery before the appendix bursts and prevent unnecessary surgery.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2009 | Mike Boehm
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SCIENCE
September 7, 2008 | Alan Zarembo, Times Staff Writer
When Maureen Scanlan had a painful kidney stone episode four years ago, she was pleased that her doctor ordered an annual regimen of CT scans to monitor her condition. The scans involved hundreds of razor-thin X-rays of her innards stitched together by a computer into stunningly detailed 3-D images showing the size and location of the stone, down to the millimeter. What she didn't realize was that the perfection of the images was a result of a radiation dose equivalent to more than a dozen standard abdominal X-rays -- all for a condition that though painful is relatively mundane.
NEWS
December 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
One of President-elect George W. Bush's twin daughters was hospitalized Christmas Day for an emergency appendectomy after suffering abdominal pains. Jenna Bush, a 19-year-old freshman at the University of Texas at Austin, was listed in stable condition at St. David's Hospital, near the Governor's Mansion. Hospital officials said she would remain there overnight. Doctors performed surgery to remove the appendix. At the time of the attack, she was at the mansion.
SPORTS
September 15, 1989 | Associated Press
Edmonton goaltender Grant Fuhr had an emergency appendectomy Thursday and will be out of action for up to two months, the Oilers announced. Fuhr, 26, reported to the Oilers' dressing room Thursday morning complaining of pains in his abdomen. After being examined by teammate Randy Gregg, a doctor, he was sent to another doctor. A surgeon later determined that Fuhr's appendix was in danger of rupturing, and a surgery was required immediately.
NATIONAL
March 7, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. George E. Pataki was released from a hospital after 18 days of treatment for appendicitis and abdominal complications that followed surgery. "It's great to feel the fresh air and sunshine," the Republican governor said as he left New York-Presbyterian/University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell. "I'm not 100%, but I'm a lot better than I was a few days ago."
SCIENCE
June 11, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
CT scans can cut the number of unnecessary appendectomies performed in hospitals from 20% to 3%, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital report this month in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Prior to the use of CT scans, there was no good way to determine whether appendicitis was present, the team said. But the sophisticated X-ray scans are good at imaging the appendix as well as finding conditions that mimic appendicitis.
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