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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

The Foot & Ankle Research and Innovation Laboratory (FARIL) at Massachusetts General Hospital harnesses next-generation imaging techniques to more completely assess orthopaedic foot and ankle pathology.

Featured In Research and Innovation

An instructional video developed by clinicians at Massachusetts General Hospital offers guidance on how to safely perform a temporary tracheostomy to wean patients with COVID-19 off ventilators.

Featured In Digestive Health

Studies are uncovering how prenatal and lactational exposure to maternal obesity leads to neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders in offspring.

Featured In Oncology

Stromal cancer-associated fibroblasts shape single-cell and tumor gland heterogeneity in pancreatic ductal carcinoma, which affects the response to cytotoxic therapies and patient survival.

Featured In Neuroscience

Treatment with co-formulated, fixed-dose sodium phenylbutyrate–taurursodiol had a modest effect in slowing the decline in total score on the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale–Revised, a measure of function in daily activities.

The Latest Pulmonary and Critical Care Advances

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers use novel PET probe to find type I collagen and identify disease activity in pulmonary fibrosis.

Up to 5% of the patients who underwent prolonged invasive mechanical ventilation during treatment for COVID-19 later presented with post-intubation tracheal stenosis. This article discusses causes, identifiers and treatment of tracheal stenosis.

Contributing Physicians

Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician, Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Dr. George Alba

Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Physician, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Hibbert

Advances Specialties

Cardiovascular

While cancer risk increases significantly in patients with a cardiovascular event, researchers are still working to identify the reasons for the association. Emily Lau, MD, reviews new findings that point to inflammation as a potential treatment target and mechanism linking the two conditions.

Oncology

While cancer risk increases significantly in patients with a cardiovascular event, researchers are still working to identify the reasons for the association. Emily Lau, MD, reviews new findings that point to inflammation as a potential treatment target and mechanism linking the two conditions.

Orthopaedics

When patients have adverse local tissue reactions (ALTR) due to head-neck taper corrosion of metal-on-polyethylene (MoP) hip implants, synovial marker thresholds for diagnosing periprosthetic joint infection are lower than the reported ALTRs associated with metal-on-metal hip implants and MoP implants without ALTRs.

Education & Training Opportunities

December 2, 2020 - July 14, 2021

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.