CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1990 |
Seven AIDS patients taking the experimental drug DDI have now died of pancreatitis and 71 other patients have developed non-fatal cases of the disease. The updated information was released last week by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. of New York, DDI's manufacturer, in a letter to physicians treating the 8,300 AIDS patients receiving the drug.
December 3, 1989 |
Deadly pancreatic cancer again has struck the family of former President Jimmy Carter, prompting a leading cancer researcher to suggest regular testing for the entire clan. Gloria Carter Spann, Carter's sister, was diagnosed with the ailment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, according to a statement from Dr. Martin York. Spann, 62, of Plains, Ga., is the former President's last surviving sibling. His father, James Earl Carter Sr.
December 2, 1989 |
Rep. Jack Brooks (D-Tex.) was released Friday from Bethesda Naval Medical Center after being treated since Oct. 22 for inflammation of the pancreas, his office announced.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1989 |
Diabetics given a new pancreas to eliminate the need for insulin shots may also end up with healthier kidneys, six Minneapolis doctors reported last week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The discovery supports a long-held belief that if diabetics could carefully control their blood-sugar level, they might be able to avoid the kidney failure, blindness and other serious health problems that appear in many longtime sufferers of the disease.
January 28, 1988 |
Experimental pancreas transplants, used to cure the blood sugar imbalance caused by diabetes, do not seem to halt the progressive blindness that diabetes causes, University of Minnesota doctors reported.
October 9, 1987 |
Billy Carter, who has been diagnosed as having inoperable cancer of the pancreas, was readmitted Thursday to Emory University Hospital so he could be given special intravenous feedings, a hospital spokeswoman said. Carter, 50, the younger brother of former President Jimmy Carter, had left the hospital Saturday to return to his home in Plains, Ga.
September 29, 1987 |
Emperor Hirohito, who underwent surgery last week to bypass an obstruction of his intestines, does not have cancer, his physicians said today. Tests performed at Tokyo University showed the 86-year-old emperor is suffering from chronic pancreatitis, Akira Takagi, the emperor's chief doctor, told a news conference. "There were scars caused by inflammation, but no cancer cells" were found on tissue taken from the emperor's pancreas during a 2 1/2-hour operation Sept. 22, Takagi said.
September 23, 1987 |
Emperor Hirohito was in stable condition Tuesday after undergoing surgery for an intestinal blockage, his doctors reported. Doctors said that the 86-year-old Japanese emperor, the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch, suffered from an inflamed pancreas. A bypass operation was performed to keep a hard, egg-sized object from pressing on the upper part of his small intestine. Dr.
September 11, 1987 |
Billy Carter, brother of former President Jimmy Carter, underwent surgery at Emory University Hospital today for what his wife said was cancer in his pancreas. The ex-President canceled a meeting with Pope John Paul II to rush to Billy's bedside. Sybil Carter said the surgery on her 50-year-old husband began about 8:30 a.m. and could take up to 12 hours. She said doctors planned to remove a malignancy from the lower portion of his pancreas.
December 5, 1986 |
It certainly wasn't a gourmet feast, but to Clara Clements it seemed like one. There was soup and chicken, rice and bread. And, Clements recounted with delight, "There was coffee cake. I had a piece of cake." For 20 years since coming down with diabetes, Clements, a 40-year-old Glendale resident, had been on a restricted diet in which sugars and starchy foods were taboo. Then last month, she had a pancreas transplant at UCLA Medical Center, the first such operation performed on the West Coast.