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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 Urology

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers demonstrate that antimicrobial photodynamic treatment of urinary tract infection can be successful in an intact animal model.

Featured In Cardiovascular

Judy Wei-Ming Hung, MD, director of Echocardiography in the Division of Cardiology, is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of mitral regurgitation. In this video, she discusses an algorithm for approaching and diagnosing the condition that she developed as part of a recent set of joint guidelines for severe aortic stenosis.

Featured In Digestive Health

A prospective study at Massachusetts General Hospital highlights the importance of excluding diagnoses that may contribute to obstructed defecation syndrome before considering surgical repair of intussusception.

Featured In Cardiovascular

A decision aid created at Massachusetts General Hospital improved conceptual knowledge and understanding of risks among patients facing surgical aortic valve replacement, reducing their decisional conflict in choosing between a mechanical and tissue prosthesis.

Featured In Neuroscience

Noninvasive techniques are useful for indicating whether or not a drug is delivered to the tumor and effective. In this video, Bakhos Tannous, PhD, discusses research in molecular imaging that investigates how secreted luciferase could act as a probe to indicate the drug's efficacy.

The Latest OB/GYN Advances

Fertility researchers have created an inexpensive, smartphone-based automated system for investigating male factor infertility.

Researchers have provided in vitro and in vivo evidence that the YAP1 oncogene can induce cervical cancer regardless of HPV infection. Further, the synergism between HPV and YAP1 significantly accelerates the development of cervical cancer and HPV vaccination remains vitally important.

Contributing Physicians

Fellow, Gynecologic Oncology

Dr. Alexander Melamed

Director, Vulvovaginal Disorders Program, Investigator, Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology , Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology

Caroline M. Mitchell, MD

Advances Specialties

Digestive Health

A prospective study at Massachusetts General Hospital highlights the importance of excluding diagnoses that may contribute to obstructed defecation syndrome before considering surgical repair of intussusception.

Orthopaedics

Patients who underwent arthroscopic intervention for labrochondral injuries before developing widespread chondral damage were at reduced risk of needing total hip arthroplasty within 20 years.

Urology

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers demonstrate that antimicrobial photodynamic treatment of urinary tract infection can be successful in an intact animal model.

Education & Training Opportunities

September 4, 2019 - June 17, 2020

The Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center prepares future health care professionals and trains providers in innovative therapies and care. As part of these efforts, the center hosts regular Grand Rounds presentations from thought leaders and researchers on important cardiology topics. Cardiology Grand Rounds is open to all healthcare professionals.

October 18-19, 2019

This course is designed to provide the fundamentals of the management of short-term support through multidisciplinary case scenarios to narrow the professional practice gap.

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.