Advances in Motion provides health care professionals with information about the latest breakthroughs, research and clinical advances from Massachusetts General Hospital.

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The Healey Center at Massachusetts General Hospital is a worldwide leader in ALS research that speeds new therapies to patients.

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In this video, Nasrien Ibrahim, MD, discusses her work in identifying patients who are at risk for developing heart failure. She and her research team are using the CASABLANCA database to find biomarkers that could predict a patient's risk for heart failure.

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Patients implanted with a modern system for bi-cruciate retaining total knee arthroplasty did not exhibit full replication of the articular contact kinematics of the native knee during functionally strenuous high-flexion activities, orthopedic surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital report.

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A three-step plan to confront substance use disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital provides care to patients across clinical settings and improves both access to and quality of care.

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The American Urological Association (AUA) is hosting its Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL from May 3-6, 2019. Specialists from the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Urology will present on leading research and innovative treatment approaches. Mass General doctors will participate in over 20 different sessions covering the full spectrum of urologic care, including bladder, prostate, urologic oncology and more.

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A consortium of psychiatry researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital has provided the first molecular genetic evidence of PTSD heritability.

In living transgenic mice, the two major proteins involved in Alzheimer's disease, amyloid beta and tau, synergize to impair neural circuits—calling into question the pertinence of therapies that target one protein or the other.

Contributing Physicians

Researcher, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

Chief, Neurology Service, Director of the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Mass General, Director of Neurological Clinical Research Institute and the Jilieane Dorn Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Merit Cudkowicz

Advances Specialties

Digestive Health

Based on the first cost-effectiveness study of weight loss therapies among patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis cirrhosis, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital recommend considering bariatric surgery as appropriate.

OB/GYN

Marijuana smoking appears to have a positive effect on spermatogenesis and other aspects of testicular function, according to researchers from the EARTH Study.

Urology

In 1974, a seminal study found that the number of hospital days spent catheterized is a significant risk factor for urinary tract infection. Researchers recently confirmed that finding—and identified additional risk factors to consider in prevention efforts.

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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.

May 15-17, 2019

This CME program provides a special and timely opportunity to hear directly from world-renowned physician specialists, team physicians and athletic trainers for the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, New England Revolution and New England Patriots, and physical therapists on the cutting edge of rehabilitation about clinical changes that affect the way we diagnose, treat and rehabilitate sports injuries incurred by elite athletes, weekend warriors and patients with active lifestyles.

Clinical Trials

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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.

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.