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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,SUN STAFF | July 10, 1996
Morgan Wootten, who has compiled a 1,094-163 record in 40 seasons as basketball coach at Hyattsville's DeMatha High, has cirrhosis of the liver and is a "high priority" candidate for a transplant.Wootten is in Johns Hopkins Hospital after collapsing Sunday at his basketball camp at Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg. He has had a diseased liver, believed to be the result of an inherited condition, for years and has been on a transplant list since April, but recent internal bleeding has made his condition critical.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2011
Hepatitis C has long been a problem with a low rate of cure. But new drug therapies are in use and others are on the horizon, according to Dr. Paul J. Thuluvath, chief of gastroenterology at Mercy Medical Center and the medical director of the Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy. That has meant better liver health for millions in this country and around the globe. What is hepatitis C and what causes it? Hepatitis C (HCV) is a virus that causes liver disease in a significant number of the U.S. and world population.
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By Dr. Simeon Margolis and Dr. Simeon Margolis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 29, 1997
Over the past several weeks my husband noticed gradually increased swelling in his stomach. According to his doctor, the swelling is due to fluid. I would like to know what could cause this and what can be done about it?Ascites, the medical term for an accumulation of fluid within the abdominal (peritoneal) cavity, may progress slowly and not he noticed for several months because it usually causes no pain or other symptoms during the early stages.The first hint may come when a belt or clothing feels tight.
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By Holly Selby | October 6, 2008
Nearly 17.6 million adults in the United States are alcoholics or have an alcohol problem, according to the National Institutes of Health. Between 10 percent and 20 percent of heavy drinkers develop cirrhosis of the liver, which is the 12th leading cause of death by disease. But alcoholism is not the only risk factor for this disease, says Dr. Paul Thuluvath, medical director of the Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Diseases and the director of the Center for Liver & Biliary Diseases at Mercy Medical Center.
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By Dr. Simeon Margolis and Dr. Simeon Margolis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 23, 1996
I thought cirrhosis of the liver was caused by alcoholism, but a close business associate developed cirrhosis even though he doesn't drink. Why would cirrhosis make it necessary for my friend to stop working at age 46?Cirrhosis is initiated by the death of liver cells with the subsequent build-up of fibrous scar tissue that interferes with the blood flow through the liver.Alcoholism is the most common cause of cirrhosis in the United States, but only 15 percent to 20 percent of chronic alcoholics develop the disorder, and many other causes of liver cell damage can result in cirrhosis.
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June 15, 1999
John Lloyd, 51, a British archaeologist whose work shed light on the lives of ordinary people in classical times, died in London on May 31 of a brain tumor.Jabu Nkosi, 46, a jazz keyboardist who played with such luminaries as Miriam Makeba and Harry Belafonte, has died of heart failure in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Sunday Times said Mr. Nkosi had high blood pressure, diabetes and cirrhosis of the liver. It did not say when he died.Pub Date: 6/15/99
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February 10, 1992
Carter Manasco, 90, a former Democratic congressman from Alabama and later legislative counsel to the National Coal Association, died Wednesday.He served in the House from 1941 to 1949.Herman "Junior" Cook, 57, a tenor saxophonist who played with Freddie Hubbard and the Blue Mitchell Quintet, died of cirrhosis in New York Feb. 2. The Pensacola, Fla., native played with the Horace Silver Quintet from 1958-1964, Blue Mitchell from 1964-1969 and with Hubbard from 1973-1975.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2011
Hepatitis C has long been a problem with a low rate of cure. But new drug therapies are in use and others are on the horizon, according to Dr. Paul J. Thuluvath, chief of gastroenterology at Mercy Medical Center and the medical director of the Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy. That has meant better liver health for millions in this country and around the globe. What is hepatitis C and what causes it? Hepatitis C (HCV) is a virus that causes liver disease in a significant number of the U.S. and world population.
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September 6, 1993
* Robert Zeppa, 68, a surgeon who developed a life-saving operation for cirrhosis patients, died on Thursday in Miami of a pulmonary embolism. He was president of the American Surgical Association in 1990-91, chairman of the American Board of Surgeons in 1982-84 and the recipient of a distinguished service award from the American College of Surgeons in 1990. In the late 1960s, he and Dr. Dean Warren developed the distal splenorenal shunt as a treatment for cirrhosis. The operation diverted blood from a damaged liver to avoid potentially deadly bleeding from that organ.
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By M. Dion Thompson | August 9, 1991
Three employees of a Gambrills slaughterhouse were indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday, charged with violating federal meat inspection laws by slaughtering, transporting and selling uninspected goat meat.Eddy Igweze Ndichie, president and owner of Edndichie Poultry and Livestock, was indicted along with Mawussi Kwami "Frank" Abbah, who managed the business, and Harvest "Robert" Sultry, an employee. Mr. Ndichie also was charged with making a false statement and obstruction of justice.
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June 15, 1999
John Lloyd, 51, a British archaeologist whose work shed light on the lives of ordinary people in classical times, died in London on May 31 of a brain tumor.Jabu Nkosi, 46, a jazz keyboardist who played with such luminaries as Miriam Makeba and Harry Belafonte, has died of heart failure in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Sunday Times said Mr. Nkosi had high blood pressure, diabetes and cirrhosis of the liver. It did not say when he died.Pub Date: 6/15/99
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By Dr. Simeon Margolis and Dr. Simeon Margolis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 29, 1997
Over the past several weeks my husband noticed gradually increased swelling in his stomach. According to his doctor, the swelling is due to fluid. I would like to know what could cause this and what can be done about it?Ascites, the medical term for an accumulation of fluid within the abdominal (peritoneal) cavity, may progress slowly and not he noticed for several months because it usually causes no pain or other symptoms during the early stages.The first hint may come when a belt or clothing feels tight.
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By Dr. Simeon Margolis and Dr. Simeon Margolis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 23, 1996
I thought cirrhosis of the liver was caused by alcoholism, but a close business associate developed cirrhosis even though he doesn't drink. Why would cirrhosis make it necessary for my friend to stop working at age 46?Cirrhosis is initiated by the death of liver cells with the subsequent build-up of fibrous scar tissue that interferes with the blood flow through the liver.Alcoholism is the most common cause of cirrhosis in the United States, but only 15 percent to 20 percent of chronic alcoholics develop the disorder, and many other causes of liver cell damage can result in cirrhosis.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,SUN STAFF | July 10, 1996
Morgan Wootten, who has compiled a 1,094-163 record in 40 seasons as basketball coach at Hyattsville's DeMatha High, has cirrhosis of the liver and is a "high priority" candidate for a transplant.Wootten is in Johns Hopkins Hospital after collapsing Sunday at his basketball camp at Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg. He has had a diseased liver, believed to be the result of an inherited condition, for years and has been on a transplant list since April, but recent internal bleeding has made his condition critical.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 18, 1995
WARSAW, Poland -- In the Polish countryside it is best to drive slowly at night, lest you plow into an increasingly common hazard of darkened highways. If there were a sign for it, it would read Caution: Sleeping Drunk Ahead."The situation is everywhere the same," says Dr. Jerzy Mellibruda, director of the State Agency for Prevention of Alcohol Related Problems. "People are drinking very heavily."Since the arrival of democracy and free-market economics, Poles are drinking more than they have in years.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 18, 1995
WARSAW -- In the Polish countryside it is best to drive slowly at night, lest you plow into an increasingly common hazard of darkened highways. If there were a sign for it, it would read Caution: Sleeping Drunk Ahead."
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 18, 1995
WARSAW -- In the Polish countryside it is best to drive slowly at night, lest you plow into an increasingly common hazard of darkened highways. If there were a sign for it, it would read Caution: Sleeping Drunk Ahead."
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 18, 1995
WARSAW, Poland -- In the Polish countryside it is best to drive slowly at night, lest you plow into an increasingly common hazard of darkened highways. If there were a sign for it, it would read Caution: Sleeping Drunk Ahead."The situation is everywhere the same," says Dr. Jerzy Mellibruda, director of the State Agency for Prevention of Alcohol Related Problems. "People are drinking very heavily."Since the arrival of democracy and free-market economics, Poles are drinking more than they have in years.
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June 23, 1995
The American WayFor several years now as a Baltimore City elementary school teacher, I've been baffled as to the underlying educational philosophy of our Superintendent, Walter Amprey.The recent series in The Sun about Dr. Amprey's relationship with Education Alternatives Inc.'s John Golle cleared up this matter.Dr. Amprey was quoted as saying, "It's hard to find anybody who doesn't make money off of education. It's part of the American way."Now I know exactly where he stands.Peter FrenchBaltimoreDon't Judge MantleMickey Mantle -- hero or fraud, deserving or not?
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September 6, 1993
* Robert Zeppa, 68, a surgeon who developed a life-saving operation for cirrhosis patients, died on Thursday in Miami of a pulmonary embolism. He was president of the American Surgical Association in 1990-91, chairman of the American Board of Surgeons in 1982-84 and the recipient of a distinguished service award from the American College of Surgeons in 1990. In the late 1960s, he and Dr. Dean Warren developed the distal splenorenal shunt as a treatment for cirrhosis. The operation diverted blood from a damaged liver to avoid potentially deadly bleeding from that organ.
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