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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 Orthopaedics

By bringing together multidisciplinary specialists to focus on sex-specific risk factors, orthopedic surgeons at the Women's Sports Medicine Program at Massachsetts General Hospital are working to improve treatments and outcomes for female athletes.

Featured In Neuroscience

Seeing a loved one admitted into the ICU can lead to emotional trauma for the patient's loved ones. In this video, Jonathan Rosand, MD, discusses why it is critical to provide care for a patient's loved ones along with the patient. 

Featured In OB/GYN

A review examines current knowledge of obstetrical care for refugees and other displaced women. Current data suggests these women may face higher rates of c-section, which can pose unnecessary medical issues.

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 Urology

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

The Latest Cardiovascular Advances

When carotid endarterectomy and coronary artery bypass grafting are combined in the same procedure, outcomes are good across the U.S., but contrary to guidelines, the combination is used most commonly for patients with asymptomatic unilateral carotid disease.

Following computer-assisted, 3-D volumetric analysis of atherosclerotic plaque, cardiologists at Massachusetts General Hospital have new ideas about which patients may be vulnerable to acute coronary syndromes.

Contributing Physicians

Director, Cardiology Laboratory for Integrative Physiology and Imaging

Ik-Kyung Jang

Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Director, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

Thoralf M. Sundt, MD

Advances Specialties

Neuroscience

The burnout rate among neurointerventionalists is 56%, according to a nationwide survey—but burnout appears to be at least partially preventable.

OB/GYN

A review examines current knowledge of obstetrical care for refugees and other displaced women. Current data suggests these women may face higher rates of c-section, which can pose unnecessary medical issues.

Orthopaedics

Orthopedic surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a machine learning algorithm, now available as a web-based calculator, that preoperatively predicts the discharge of a patient to a rehabilitation or nursing facility after surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis.

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.