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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 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 Pulmonary and Critical Care

Research at Massachusetts General Hospital demonstrates that prolonged prone positioning during mechanical ventilation decreases COVID-19-related mortality.

Featured In Oncology

Lung cancer screening is an extremely underused tool. Review the lung cancer screening guidelines with the American Lung Cancer Screening Initiative's founder, Chi-Fu Jeffrey Yang, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital.

Featured In Otolaryngology

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.

The Latest Pulmonary Advances

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.

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that differences in pulmonary perfusion images acquired at baseline versus those acquired during vasodilation can distinguish between healthy controls and patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, even those who had not responded to acute vasodilation.

Contributing Physicians

Thoracic Surgeon, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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

Jehan W. Alladina, MD, Profile Image

Advances Specialties

Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Tamra Keeney, DPT, PhD, and team found that from 2008–2015, post-acute care use increased among frail Medicare beneficiaries discharged after hospitalization for heart failure. Although the number of days spent alive at home improved, mortality and readmission rates were highest among beneficiaries classified as frail.

OB/GYN

Panagiotis Cherouveim, MD, Victoria S. Jiang, MD, Charles L. Bormann, PhD, and colleagues have demonstrated the accuracy and efficiency of using an artificial intelligence (AI)–based tool to monitor the performance of physicians and embryologists in a variety of procedures involved in assisted reproduction.

Urology

Matthew R. Smith, MD, PhD, and colleagues present compelling evidence that survival is significantly better among patients with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer who receive darolutamide, androgen-deprivation therapy, and docetaxel than those who receive androgen-deprivation therapy and docetaxel alone.

Education & Training Opportunities

February 1, 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.