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Latest Allegheny General Hospital Stories

2014-04-21 23:03:44

A team of Allegheny Health Network physicians has presented the first evidence supporting an objective method of concussion assessment. Reporting at the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, specialists from the orthopaedics, neurology, and sports medicine programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) determined that a clinical diagnosis of concussion was highly correlated with results from oculomotor and vestibular reflex testing. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB)...

2014-03-28 23:22:50

U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy will speak at Allegheny General Hospital Monday on key features of his Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 The Allegheny Health Network has invited Congressman Tim Murphy to be a featured speaker at a special public forum today Monday, March 31, 2014, at 8AM on the need to reform the nation’s mental health system. The program begins at 8:30 a.m.and media availability with Rep. Murphy will begin at 9:30 a.m. Rep. Murphy...

2014-03-12 23:00:12

Allegheny Health Network researchers are seeking African-American children, adolescents and adults for investigation of the most effective treatments for asthma that is not well-controlled on a low dose of inhaled steroid. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Allegheny Health Network researchers are investigating the most effective treatments for African-American children, adolescents and adults with asthma. The BARD (Best African American Response to Asthma Drugs) trial, sponsored by...

2014-03-06 23:21:58

The Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, at Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital, is marking 20 years of pioneering and implementing effective strategies for helping traumatized children and teens through the healing process. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Allegheny General Hospital's Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, the only center of its kind in the Pittsburgh region, is marking 20 years of helping children and families...

2014-03-05 23:00:14

Trial Evaluates Safety and Efficacy of Nellix Endovascular Aneurysm Sealing System (EVAS) Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, has been chosen as the only clinical trial site in Pennsylvania for a new investigational stent graft device designed to be used for the repair of infrarenal aortic aneurysms. The EVAS FORWARD trial, sponsored by Endologix, Inc., will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Nellix™...

2014-02-05 16:26:15

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allegheny Health Network has been designated an Official U.S. Olympic Regional Medical Center, joining a national network of six leading medical providers selected by the United States Olympic Committee to provide comprehensive medical services to elite Team USA athletes, including orthopedics and sports medicine, primary care, cardiovascular care, neurosurgery, physical therapy, and more. The USOC launched the National Medical...

2014-01-29 23:25:38

Allegheny General Hospital’s Cardiovascular Institute recently joined a select group of medical centers in the country performing robotically-assisted minimally invasive mitral valve repair surgery. The groundbreaking procedure greatly reduces trauma and other health risks and likely helps patients recover more quickly. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Allegheny General Hospital’s Cardiovascular Institute recently joined a select group of medical centers in the country...

2014-01-23 23:02:26

Long regarded as a Neurosciences Center of Excellence with special expertise in the treatment of movement disorders, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, will celebrate its 500th Deep Brain Stimulation procedure on Monday, January 27, 2014 with live coverage of the case on Twitter. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Long regarded as a Neurosciences Center of Excellence with special expertise in the treatment of movement disorders, Allegheny General...

2013-11-15 23:04:32

Researchers at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) propose a new “one-stop shop” approach to preoperative testing for liver transplant patients that could greatly streamline the assessment process by substituting one magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)study for a multitude of other tests. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Researchers at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) propose a new “one-stop shop” approach to preoperative testing for liver transplant patients that could greatly...

2013-10-30 23:03:58

Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital is one of a few national centers using SBRT as a "bridge" to liver transplant for liver cancer patients, and a recent study shows it is effective. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Liver transplantation is one of the few treatment options available that can potentially save the lives of people with liver cancer, but unfortunately many patients are not eligible for transplantation due to the invasiveness of their disease. A...