Navigation Links
Allegheny General Hospital Performs First Liver Transplant
Date:11/15/2007

28 year-old Mother of Three Recovering Well After November 1 Procedure

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A 28 year-old Robinson Township woman has become the first patient to undergo liver transplantation surgery at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH).

AGH officials said the surgery, which took place on November 1, represents a milestone locally in the field of organ transplantation, providing end stage liver disease patients with a vital, new choice for surgical care.

"This program is a critical new resource for liver transplantation candidates in western Pennsylvania and the tri-state region, particularly those who have traditionally been referred out of state for surgery due to lack of access to a local transplant center. Though recently established, it affords patients access to a surgical team whose skill and experience rivals most in the nation," said Mark Roh, M.D., chairman of AGH's Department of Surgery.

Christine Berman was admitted to AGH on October 28 suffering from a sudden onset of acute liver disease called fulminant hepatic failure. An often rapidly fatal condition, she was immediately placed on the transplant list as a status 1A candidate and underwent liver transplantation surgery three days later.

The surgery was performed by Thomas V. Cacciarelli, M.D., director of Liver Transplantation at AGH, and Dr. Roh.

After the six-hour operation and a week in AGH's surgical intensive care unit, Berman 's new liver is functioning perfectly well, Dr. Cacciarelli said.

The mother of three young children, Berman said she and her family are most grateful for the care she received at AGH and for the availability of the donor organ that saved her life.

"I am alive today because of this hospital, because of these wonderful doctors and nurses and everyone else involved in the transplant program, and most importantly, because of the gift of life that was bestowed to me from an organ donor and their family. M
'/>"/>

SOURCE Allegheny General Hospital
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. General Wesley Clark Joins Immtech as Consulting Strategic Advisor
2. Neupro(R) (Rotigotine Transdermal System) Effective in Controlling Early Morning Motor Impairment and Generally Well-Tolerated for Long-Term Use in Patients with Parkinsons Disease
3. Sugammadex Trials Demonstrate Rapid Recovery from Profound Neuromuscular Blockade During General Anesthesia
4. Ethics Group Asks USAID Inspector General to Investigate Legality of Grants to Soros Groups
5. MedImmunes Motavizumab Reduced RSV Hospitalizations by 83 Percent Among High-Risk Native American, Full-Term Infants in Placebo-Controlled Phase 3 study
6. Gilbert Hospital Continues Cutting Edge Treatments
7. Siemens Preclinical Imaging System Helps The Methodist Hospital in Houston Further Its Research Mission
8. New Data Show Doripenem as Effective as Commonly Used Therapies in Treating Hospital-Acquired Pneumonias
9. AspenBio Pharma Reports Strong Results with Appendicitis Triage Blood Test from Large Multiple Hospital Study
10. INVEGA(TM) Significantly Reduced Symptoms of Schizophrenia Compared to SEROQUEL(R) in Acutely Ill, Hospitalized Patients
11. Cardinal Health Releases New Tool to Combat MRSA Infections in Hospitals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Research and Markets ... Sclerosis Drugs Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... medical condition that results in demyelination, axonal transection, and ... abnormal response by the immune system, which targets neurons ... potentially debilitating disease in which the damage of the ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 Pixcelldata, the innovative Irish ... announced a major new deal with Dutch based eX-Path, ... expert, Dr. Marius Nap . The ... Congress of Pathology which is taking placing between August ... London where Pixcelldata will demonstrate its ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... & Long, P.A.: , Do you, or did ... , Did you purchase your shares before September 10, ... , Did you lose money in your investment in ... your rights? Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. ... MacFall , announces that a complaint has been filed in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Biogen Idec, Merck Serono, Novartis and Teva Pharmaceutical 2Global Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Biogen Idec, Merck Serono, Novartis and Teva Pharmaceutical 3Pixcelldata Announces New Deal with Dutch Tele-Pathology Specialists eX-Path Ahead of ECP 2014 2Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Lannett Company, Inc. 2Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Lannett Company, Inc. 3
... Data Presented at ASCO -, CHICAGO, June ... Soliris(TM) (eculizumab), a new treatment for,paroxysmal nocturnal ... is effective in patients diagnosed with PNH,who ... or myelodysplastic,syndromes (MDS). Soliris significantly reduced red ...
... Onset and Total Sleep,Time, and Key Secondary Endpoints, ... Doses, HAMBURG, Germany and OXFORD, England, June 04, ... from its first phase II clinical trial of ... 201 is a partial,positive allosteric modulator (pPAM) of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Soliris Effective in PNH Patients With History of Aplastic Anemia,and Myelodysplastic Syndromes 2Soliris Effective in PNH Patients With History of Aplastic Anemia,and Myelodysplastic Syndromes 3Soliris Effective in PNH Patients With History of Aplastic Anemia,and Myelodysplastic Syndromes 4Soliris Effective in PNH Patients With History of Aplastic Anemia,and Myelodysplastic Syndromes 5Soliris Effective in PNH Patients With History of Aplastic Anemia,and Myelodysplastic Syndromes 6Soliris Effective in PNH Patients With History of Aplastic Anemia,and Myelodysplastic Syndromes 7Evotec Reports Positive Proof-of-Concept Top-Line Results with,Insomnia Drug Candidate EVT 201 2Evotec Reports Positive Proof-of-Concept Top-Line Results with,Insomnia Drug Candidate EVT 201 3Evotec Reports Positive Proof-of-Concept Top-Line Results with,Insomnia Drug Candidate EVT 201 4
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 After offering hyperbaric oxygen ... the past several years, Dr. Roy Schmidt and ... announced a scholarship program for veterans who have ... meeting held this summer to discuss veterans’ needs ... have shed light on the large number of ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Insomnia causes disturbances ... listeners understand how they unknowingly developed insomnia and the steps ... nights during. Tune in to the show at this ... show airs live on August 30, and will be podcasted ... on programming, go to DrCarolFrancisTalkRadio.com. , "Insomnia causes ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 30, 2014 "My wife suffered neck, ... car accident," said one of two inventors from Bethel, ... her shoulder and neck area. She tried other pillows ... and pressure, assisting in comfort and providing extra sleep." ... CRADLE to support the head, neck and back comfortably. ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... New York (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... company, Profit By Search announces the Labor Day ... the clients will surely get the complete services related ... as SEO professionals, Content Writers, and others do have ... to perfection that reflects in their work and since ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... In today’s world, a good night’s sleep has ... and sleep apnea (a medical problem where the airway ... their bed partners of the rest they need to ... population snores and 20 million people in the United ... have been diagnosed and treated; and of those treated, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Tennessee Hyperbaric Center Offering HBOT Scholarships to Veterans 2Health News:Sleepless Nights, Exhausting Days, Mental Fog – Relief for Insomnia With Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carol Francis 2Health News:Profit By Search Announces Labor Day Discount on SEO Services 2Health News:Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health 2Health News:Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health 3
... in Canadian hospitals, way beyond estimation, raising concern among ... investigator in the study said, “The stark reality in ... and other drug-resistant bacteria are posing a serious threat ... these super bugs are more likely to have longer ...
... a drug charity has revealed that young men are ... looks as well as to boost their self-confidence.// ... body builders and athletes to improve their performance, were ... building site workers between the ages 16 and 25. ...
... been developed by a researcher from Cornell University that detects ... in food processing.// , ‘It’s very inexpensive, it ... and it could be activated for whatever you want to ... Professor of Fibre Science and Apparel Design at Cornell. ...
... next week the distribution of a drug to help fight ... Africa is being affected by an extremely virulent strain of ... in the country. The health officials have now promised that ... next week to help fight the disease. The officials but ...
... properly for their safety and efficacy, says a ... // The drugs that are being indiscriminately prescribed ... ,The researchers analyzed drugs covered by a "congressionally ... the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may extend ...
... branded inhalation capsules in India for the treatment of ... Beta2-agonist Formoterol and the most potent inhaled corticosteroid Fluticasone, ... 100 mcg, Avessa 250 mcg, Avessa 500 mcg, depending ... product is to be used only with the Rheohaler ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nanotech Wipes for biohazard detection 2Health News:South Africa To Make Available Two New Drugs To Fight The TB Outbreak 2Health News:Doctors Unaware If Pediatric Dosages Are Safe 2Health News:Doctors Unaware If Pediatric Dosages Are Safe 3
Tryptone is the pancreatic digest of casein used as a nitrogen source for bacteria. Ideal for general bacteriological use with a variety of microorganisms. Tryptone is guaranteed BSE-Free....
... Eppendorf Thermomixer R offers maximum application ... shaking, heating, and cooling. Its active ... application and temperature control ranges. Five ... 24 micro test tubes, are available ...
Penicillin G (1 x 10 4 units/mL and Streptomycin (10mg/mL) Solution. 100X Concentrate....
Contains 5 mg of penicillin, 5 mg of streptomycin, and 10 mg of neomycin/ml utilizing penicillin G (sodium salt), streptomycin sulfate, and neomycin sulfate in 0.85% saline....
Medicine Products: