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Emery Brown, MD, PhD, answers questions about a new joint MIT/Mass General research center that he's leading. He aims to integrate neuroscience into the study of anesthesia to create new approaches to managing anesthesia and treating common neuropsychiatric disorders such as insomnia, depression and coma recovery.
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Implanted Vestibular Prosthesis Improves Spatial Orientation in Animals with Severe Vestibular Damage
Faisal Karmali, PhD, Richard F. Lewis, MD, and colleagues at Mass Eye and Ear showed in monkeys that a semicircular canal implant improved head orientation after severe vestibular damage, suggesting implants mimicking canal function can improve spatial orientation and balance in patients with vestibular hypofunction.
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Aditya V. Karhade, MD, MBA, Joseph H. Schwab, MD, MS, and colleagues found free-text discharge summary notes have the greatest utility in a natural language processing algorithm for predicting the risk of readmission after posterior lumbar fusion. Progress notes had the least utility.
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.
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.