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Browse our news, publications and events from the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Pain Medicine.


Currently Browsing:2016

  • NeuroInterventional Spine Program treats two generations

    Friday, February 26, 2016  Mass General

    An active octogenarian, John Higgins walked up to four miles a day to stay fit. But one night last winter, he slipped on a sheet of ice. “I went down and hit my hip,” he says. He remembers the agony he felt on both sides and across the middle of his back. “I couldn’t take a step without excruciating pain. There was nothing I could do.”

Currently Browsing:2015

  • #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.

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.

Currently Browsing:2012

Currently Browsing:2009

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Press Releases

  • 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.


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