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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 Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers are developing strategies to mitigate pain-related barriers to physical activity in older adults with chronic pain.

Featured In Cardiovascular

Patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia, a severe form of peripheral artery disease, are commonly treated with surgical bypass or endovascular therapy. A new Mass General Brigham study compared treatment results and indicated that bypass revascularization improves patient outcomes.

Featured In Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology

Hydroxychloroquine guidelines for lupus recommend a lower dose due to eye safety concerns, but recent findings from Massachusetts General Hospital researchers show that a limited dose yields poorer outcomes.

Featured In Research and Innovation

The Obstetric Anesthesia team at Massachusetts General Hospital provides expert care for pregnant patients, actively engages in research, and contributes to the specialty nationally. Read their annual report to learn about the team's accomplishments throughout 2022.

Featured In Orthopaedics

Christopher Melnic, MD, Hany S. Bedair, MD, and colleagues derived optimal lab values for diagnosing periprosthetic joint infection after partial knee arthroplasty. They found they align more closely with international consensus than previously proposed thresholds for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty.

The Latest Otolaryngology Advances

In one of the largest retrospective studies of its kind, a group of Mass Eye and Ear researchers examined data from nearly 96,000 ears to develop a word-score model that can help estimate the amount of hidden hearing loss in humans.

Otolaryngologists at Mass Eye and Ear developed machine learning models that are 80% accurate in predicting malignant transformation in patients with a variety of oral lesions and 71% accurate in those with a pathology-confirmed diagnosis of oral dysplasia or submucosal fibrosis.

Contributing Physicians

Amelia Peabody Chair, Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Director, Lauer Tinnitus Research Center, Mass Eye and Ear, Professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Daniel B. Polley, MD, Headshot

Director, Laryngology Research, Mass Eye and Ear, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Advances Specialties

Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers studied the association between anti-Asian COVID-19-related discrimination and health outcomes of older adults. They found discrimination positively correlated with depression/anxiety symptoms and negatively correlated with the level of physical functioning.

Pulmonary and Critical Care

The Thoracic Anesthesia team at Massachusetts General Hospital provides care during surgeries for lung and airway diseases or obstruction, voice preservation, and more. Read their full annual report to learn about the team's accomplishments throughout 2022.

Urology

Mass General researchers gathered "real-world" data on the leva Pelvic Health System for guiding pelvic floor muscle training. They found 78% of users reported improvement in symptoms within eight weeks, and 62% met or exceeded the minimum clinically important difference on the Urogenital Distress Inventory.

Education & Training Opportunities

February 8, 2023 - June 28, 2023

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.

February 6-11, 2023

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's Annual Meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™, is the premier event for cutting-edge science in obstetrics where participants can connect with colleagues in maternal-fetal medicine. Learn about the research presented by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Clinical Trials

In Neuroscience

The study involves multiple visits over 6 months. You will complete an 8-week stress reduction treatment that includes a medical device worn in the ear and attend MRI and PET scans. You will also complete daily migraine diaries online.

In Cardiovascular

We are seeking individuals who self-identify as having high stress to participate in a randomized study using a mindfulness-based, stress-reduction intervention and PET-MR imaging.