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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

A phase II trial kicked off at Massachusetts General Hospital involving multiple departments and research institutes are utilizing oncolytic viruses to treat glioblastomas.

Featured In Neuroscience

A group of psychiatry and public health clinicians and researchers, including professionals from Massachusetts General Hospital, released a statement of concern highlighting gaps in state marijuana regulations and advise regulators to suspend licensing until a public health framework is established for regulation.

Featured In OB/GYN

At Massachusetts General Hospital, nurse-midwives work closely with physicians to provide seamless patient care and expand the range of patients they safely care for, from low-medication to epidural deliveries.

Featured In Orthopaedics

A retrospective study demonstrated an 11% incidence of symptomatic venous thromboembolism—including a 1.3% rate of fatal pulmonary embolism—within 90 days after surgery for spine metastases

Featured In Digestive Health

Massachusetts General Hospital clinicians use weight-loss medications after bariatric surgery to help patients lose weight and control weight regain.

The Latest Cardiovascular Advances

In the first prospective trial of mechanical thrombectomy for acute intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism, the effectiveness and safety profiles of the FlowTriever Retrieval/Aspiration System were comparable to those of catheter-directed thrombolysis.

In patients with isolated severe tricuspid regurgitation, there is no difference in long-term survival for patients who undergo surgical intervention and those who have medical management alone.

Contributing Physicians

Medical Director, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, Director of Quality and Analytics, Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center

Jason H. Wasfy, MD

Director of the Echocardiography Lab, Division of Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Judy Wei-Ming Hung, MD

Advances Specialties

Digestive Health

Referral for computed tomography enterography, magnetic resonance enterography or contrast ultrasonography can assist with the diagnosis and monitoring of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Orthopaedics

A study at Massachusetts General Hospital provides justification for assessing neuromuscular control in the second landing of the drop vertical jump activity, not just the first.

Urology

According to new research from urologists at Massachusetts General Hospital, cessation of pain does not necessarily indicate the passage of a ureteral stone.

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.