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News

Currently Browsing:2016

  • Building teamwork block by block

    Friday, February 26, 2016  Mass General

    Recently a team of 60 surgeons, anesthesiologists, nursing and perioperative support staff from across the Departments of Surgery, Anesthesia and Perioperative Nursing participated in a team training exercise.

Currently Browsing:2015

  • Explorations on ice:

    Friday, December 11, 2015  Mass General

    The Weddell Seal is a champion diving mammal. It can thrive in icy Antarctic waters for extended periods of time while holding its breath, and survive the extreme pressure of deep diving due to its unique physiology.

  • Neurologic ‘switch' rapidly induces sleep-associated brain wave patterns

    Thursday, October 29, 2015  Research

    MGH and MIT investigators have discovered what appears to be a neurologic ‘switch’ within the brain that controls the process of falling asleep.

  • Anesthesia Resident Spotlight: Jamie Rubin, MD, and David Bartels, MD

    Saturday, August 01, 2015  Mass General

    David Bartels, MD, and Jamie Rubin, MD, share their unique experiences as residents in the Anesthesia Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • #1 in the Nation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts General Hospital the #1 hospital in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

  • Brown honored

    Friday, February 06, 2015  Mass General

    Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD, director of the Neuroscience Statistic Research Laboratory in the MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

  • Caroline’s cause

    Monday, January 12, 2015  Mass General

    Caroline Murray is hoping to make a difference. The 9-year-old has been collecting funds for MGH Alzheimer’s research to help her grandmother and others who suffer from the disease.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • Delivering the Pain Relief of Anesthesia Around the Globe

    Monday, December 29, 2014  Mass General

    Lena Dohlman, MD, MPH, anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been honored for three decades of global humanitarian service.

  • Integrated medical technology may ease Ebola’s complicated procedures

    Friday, November 14, 2014  Mass General

    As health care workers across the country prepare for the possibility of treating a patient with Ebola, an MGH research team is working hard to rapidly identify technology-based solutions to support Ebola care.

  • Ether Day applause

    Friday, October 24, 2014  Mass General

    Every October, the MGH community celebrates the anniversary of the first successful public demonstration of ether as a surgical anesthetic. In doing so, the hospital also celebrates staff as they reach milestones in their commitment to the hospital.

  • Russell Museum Fall Lecture Series

    Thursday, September 11, 2014  Mass General

    All MGH Russell Museum lectures are open to the public. To register, please email mghhistory@partners.org.

  • Safe delivery

    Friday, July 25, 2014  Mass General

    For Dan Drzymalski, MD, Shiqian Shen, MD, and May Pian-Smith, MD, physicians in the MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, relieving pain is their calling – a calling that recently took them overseas.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • In General Awards and Honors: May 16, 2014

    Friday, May 16, 2014  Mass General

    In General Awards and Honors: May 16, 2014

  • Improving Burn Care in Ukraine

    Thursday, March 27, 2014  Mass General

    A resident in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital shares his experience in Ukraine caring for burn patients after receiving a Center for Global Health Travel Award.

  • Nurses on the run

    Friday, February 28, 2014  Mass General

    Six nurses on the Blake 12 Intensive Care Unit are planning to run the 2014 Boston Marathon – five for charity teams and one as a qualified runner.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • James Rathmell named first Beecher professor

    Friday, August 02, 2013  Mass General

    James P. Rathmell, MD, executive vice chair and chief of the Division of Pain Medicine in the MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, has been named as the inaugural incumbent of the Henry Knowles Beecher Professorship of Anesthesia.

  • Dream come true: MGH researcher selected as NASA astronaut trainee

    Friday, June 21, 2013  Mass General

    When Jessica Meir was 5 years old, she drew a picture of what she wanted to be when she grew up. Thirty years later, the PhD and assistant biologist in the MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine recalled that crayon creation when discussing how her dream of becoming an astronaut may now become a reality.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Toys, toys, toys

    Friday, December 21, 2012  Mass General

    MGH departments host annual Toys for Tots competition.

  • Enhancing the patient and family experience

    Friday, December 07, 2012  Mass General

    Local artist donates prints to the MGH Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) waiting room.

  • Back pain relief from an unlikely place

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012  Mass General

    Christopher Gilligan, MD, medical director of the Center for Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses the benefits of spine cord stimulation.

  • Major NIH grants support innovative research projects

    Friday, September 28, 2012  Mass General

    Two MGH-led research teams and one MGH investigator have received major grants from the National Institutes of Health.

  • Team helps treat burn victims in Ukraine

    Friday, August 17, 2012  Mass General

    The Doctors Collaborating to Help Children organization recently launched a new telemedicine program allowing MGH and Shriners physicians to provide quick and efficient consultations for acutely ill burn patients in Ukraine.

  • In Generals: 08.10.12

    Friday, August 10, 2012  Mass General

    In General awards and honors

  • Xue named first recipient of Amelia F. Gardner Memorial Award

    Friday, July 13, 2012  Mass General

    Feng Xue, senior financial analyst in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, was honored June 26 as the first recipient of the Amelia F. Gardner Memorial Service Award in recognition of her “nurturing nature, dedication, selflessness and patience.”

  • In General: July 13, 2012

    Friday, July 13, 2012  Mass General

    In General: July 13, 2012

  • Cemetery tour keeps history alive

    Friday, June 29, 2012  Mass General

    Each spring Elliott Miller, MD, brings together a new generation of physicians to learn about their predecessors, a unique occasion in that the students are the teachers – each is tasked with making a presentation – and their classroom is the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.

  • Massachusetts General Hospital physician receives Traveling Fellowship Award

    Friday, June 01, 2012  Mass General

    Ersne Eromo, MD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, receives scholarship to spend a month teaching anesthesia in a developing country.

  • In General 05.11.12

    Friday, May 11, 2012  Mass General

    In General awards and honors

  • Department of Anesthesia collaboration aims to improve postoperative care in rural Uganda

    Friday, February 10, 2012  Mass General

    IN THE UNITED STATES and other developed nations, caregivers can access to the latest technologies and techniques, allowing them to improve patient outcomes and comfort. Unfortunately, clinicians in developing countries often lack these critical resources.

Currently Browsing:2011

Currently Browsing:2010

  • Featured Doctor: Ronald Minter

    Tuesday, August 03, 2010  Mass General

    The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine spotlights Ronald Minter, MD.

  • Future philanthropists support MGHfC

    Friday, July 16, 2010  Mass General

    THE YOUNGEST of philanthropists recently demonstrated their support for pediatric patients at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

  • IV infusion devices move from "smart" to "intelligent"

    Friday, February 19, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 02.19.10 In the late 1990s, the MGH transformed patient intravenous (IV) medication safety by conceptualizing and developing the "smart" drug infusion pump -- an invention that was first deployed at the MGH and has since proven highly useful in clinical care worldwide.

  • Featured Doctor: Scott Streckenbach

    Friday, February 12, 2010  Mass General

    The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine spotlights Scott Streckenbach, MD.

Currently Browsing:2009

  • Facing a better future

    Friday, December 04, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.04.09 When she looked in the mirror, the long jagged scars running across her cheek reflected back at her, a disturbing reminder of the physical and emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of the father of her children.

  • MGH Center for Pain Medicine renovates and expands

    Friday, November 20, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 11/20/2009 AS ONE OF THE LARGEST and most advanced pain centers in the Northeast, the MGH Center for Pain Medicine offers multidisciplinary care for individuals with acute, chronic and cancer-related pain as well as coordinated consultative services for hospitalized and ambulatory patients.

  • MGH Center for Pain Medicine renovates and expands

    Friday, November 20, 2009  Clinical

    MGH Hotline 11.20.09 As one of the largest and most advanced pain centers in the Northeast, the MGH Center for Pain Medicine offers multidisciplinary care for individuals with acute, chronic and cancer-related pain as well as coordinated consultative services for hospitalized and ambulatory patients.

  • Featured Doctor: Aalok Agarwala

    Tuesday, November 03, 2009  Mass General

    The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine spotlights Aalok Agarwala, MD.

  • Brown named to Zapol professorship

    Friday, October 23, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 10.23.09 The Warren M. Zapol Professorship in Anaesthesia, a new endowed chair at Harvard Medical School (HMS), has been established to honor the clinical and research accomplishments of Warren M. Zapol, MD, who served as anesthetist-in-chief in the MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine from 1994 to 2008 and who is now the department's anesthetist-in-chief emeritus.

  • A new and improved Post Anesthesia Care Unit

    Friday, October 16, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 10.16.09 A new and improved Post Anesthesia Care Unit Patients recovering from surgery in the MGH Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) now are cared for in a new 20-bed unit nearly double the square footage of the previous facility.

  • Featured Doctor: Padma Gulur

    Friday, July 24, 2009  Mass General

    The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine spotlights Padma Gulur, MBBS.

  • Featured Doctor: Zhongcong Xie

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009  Mass General

    The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine spotlights Zhongcong Xie, MD.

  • Acute Pain Service established for 24-hour pain management

    Friday, March 13, 2009  Clinical

    The MGH Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care on Jan. 5 launched the Acute Pain Service under the guidance of department chief Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD.

  • Featured Doctor: Jean Kwo

    Friday, February 06, 2009  Mass General

    The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine spotlights Jean Kwo, MD.

Currently Browsing:2008

  • Featured Doctor: Meredith Albrecht

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008  Mass General

    The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine spotlights Meredith Albrecht, MD.

  • Featured Doctor: Lucy Everett

    Thursday, September 04, 2008  Mass General

    The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine spotlights Lucy Everett, MD.

Press Releases

  • MGH/MIT study identifies neurons important for induction of natural REM sleep - 2/3/2015, Research

    An MGH/MIT team has found that that activation of cholinergic neurons – those that release the neurotransmitter acetylcholine – in two brain stem structures can induce REM sleep in an animal model. Better understanding of mechanisms that control different sleep states is essential to improved treatment of sleep disorders.

  • Neuroinflammation may be behind general-anesthesia-associated learning disabilities - 1/24/2013, Research

    Two studies in mice suggest that several factors may combine to induce impairments in learning and memory, accompanied by the inflammation of brain tissue, in young mammals receiving general anesthesia and that the offspring of animals that received general anesthesia during pregnancy may show the same effects.

  • Automated system promises precise control of medically induced coma - 10/31/2013, Research

    Putting patients with severe head injuries in induced comas requires constant monitoring of brain activity and manual adjustment of drug dosage. Now a computer-controlled system promises to automate the process, making it more precise and efficient and opening the door to more advanced control of anesthesia.

  • EEG pattern reflects brain's shift into low-energy, protective mode - 2/10/2012, Research

    A distinctive pattern of brain activity associated with conditions including deep anesthesia, coma and congenital brain disorders appears to represent the brain's shift into a protective, low-activity state in response to reduced metabolic energy.

  • Common stimulant may speed recovery from general anesthesia - 9/21/2011, Research

    Administration of the commonly used stimulant drug methylphenidate was able to speed recovery from general anesthesia in an animal study conducted at MGH. The report is the first demonstration in mammals of what could be a safe and effective way to induce arousal from general anesthesia.

  • Research team explores causes of death on Mount Everest - 12/9/2008, Research

    In the first detailed analysis of deaths during expeditions to the summit of Mt. Everest, a research team led by MGH investigators has conducted found that most deaths occur during descents from the summit in the so-called “death zone” above 8,000 meters and identified factors associated with a greater risk of death.

Events

Currently Browsing:2016

  • Anesthesiology Update 2016

    Monday, May 09, 2016

    This comprehensive, 5-day conference provides new practice recommendations and comprehensive updates across all subspecialties in the field of anesthesiology, including ambulatory, cardiac, critical care, obstetric, pain management, pediatric, regional, and thoracic.

Multimedia

Publications

Currently Browsing:2011

  • MGH Hotline

    Friday, September 30, 2011

    In this week's issue: "Revolutionary potential," "Saying 'I Do' in the Lunder," "Capt. 'Sully' visits the MGH," and more.

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