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Advances in Motion provides health care professionals with information about the latest breakthroughs, research and clinical advances from Massachusetts General Hospital.

Featured In Neuroscience

In this video, Bob Carter, MD, PhD, chief of Neurosurgery Service, discusses an active research program at Massachusetts General Hospital that's involved in developing Car T cell therapy for brain tumors.

Featured In Cardiovascular

The APOLLO Trial is investigating minimally invasive mitral valve replacement as an alternative to open heart surgery for patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation. Massachusetts General Hospital's team is leading efforts to explore the innovative procedure's safety and effectiveness.

Featured In Urology

Early diagnosis of Peyronie's disease is critical to treatment efficacy. Disease progression, ranging from acute to chronic, can result in significant physiological and structural changes. The iteration of proven treatments has increased the likelihood of nerve preservation, penile function and pain relief and preservation of penile length.

Featured In Orthopaedics

Orthopedic surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital have published the largest known case series of aneurysmal bone cysts of the clavicle, along with recommendations about diagnosis and treatment of this rare condition.

Featured In OB/GYN

In a randomized trial, a liposomal bupivacaine incisional block at the time of cesarean delivery did not decrease postoperative pain compared with placebo, but the results suggest additional studies would be worthwhile.

The Latest Orthopaedic Advances

Orthopedic surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital have published the largest known case series of aneurysmal bone cysts of the clavicle, along with recommendations about diagnosis and treatment of this rare condition.

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have determined that combining surgical resection with adjuvant radiation is associated with better local relapse-free survival of patients with sacral chordoma.

Contributing Physicians

Chief, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Director, Spine Oncology & Co-Director, Stephen L. Harris Chordoma Center, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Program Director, Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program, Hip and Knee Replacement Orthopaedic Surgeon, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Young-Min Kwon, MD, PhD, FRACS, FRCS

Advances Specialties

Cardiovascular

Despite many changes in the last two decades, women who work in Cardiology are still the minority. In this video, female cardiologists from the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center talk about why it’s important to improve disparities in the field – for both their peers and patients.

Neuroscience

Yakeel T. Quiroz, PhD, is the director of the Familial Dementia Neuroimaging Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. For the past several years, she has been studying a Columbian family with autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease. In this video, she discusses her research to find biomarkers that signal early brain changes associated with developing Alzheimer's Disease.

Urology

A team led by Sagar U. Nigwekar, MD, MMSc, an assistant in Medicine in the Nephrology Division at Massachusetts General Hospital, has evaluated the kidney stone burden of patients with enteric hyperoxaluria.

Education & Training Opportunities

February 17-20, 2019

Attend this four-day conference on substance use disorders to hear the latest research and find guidance that enhances your care for patients. Our agenda includes a broad update across the spectrum of substance use disorders. Sessions cover topics from neuroscience and developmental perspectives to recovery-oriented systems of care.

April 26, 2019

Midlife Women's Health 2019 is a one-day course that provides a multidisciplinary approach to the care of menopausal women.

Clinical Trials

In Neuroscience

If you are a mother who has experienced an episode of postpartum psychosis within the past ten years, you could help us to better understand this serious disorder.

In Cardiovascular

Elevations in a hormone may be linked to abnormal blood flow, inflammation, and plaque in the heart. This study will evaluate whether blocking the hormone will improve cardiovascular disease in HIV individuals using heart imaging studies.