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A new study has found that patients with malignant astrocytoma – the most common malignant brain tumor – whose tumors carry a specific genetic mutation benefit greatly from surgical removal of the largest possible amount of tumor.
12/10/2013: Spinal Metastases & Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Radiosurgery has shifted the paradigm of treating patients by minimizing the morbidity of conventional surgery and, focusing on tumor control.
12/10/2013: Cranial Base Endoscopic Surgery
Advances in endoscopic equipment, and constant honing of surgical technique have improved patient outcomes for scull base tumors.
12/10/2013: NeuroBlast e-Newsletter December 2013
In this issue: spinal metastases & stereotactic radiosurgery; skull base tumors & endoscopic surgery; pediatric epilepsy dietary therapy; Alzheimer Disease: tau pathology; drug & gene discovery; early treatment; preclinical diagnostic tools.
About half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia – a common syndrome that causes chronic pain and other symptoms – was found to have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other evidence of a disease called small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN).
07/22/2013: NeuroBlast e-Newsletter
NeuroBlast: the newsletter of translational neuroscience and clinical care advances in neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroscience from Massachusetts General Hospital.
07/16/2013: #1 in New England, #2 in the nation
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.
A study of sports programs at three major universities finds that the way the injury commonly called concussion is usually diagnosed – largely based on athletes' subjective symptoms – varies greatly and may not be the best way to determine who is at risk for future problems.
07/17/2012: Massachusetts General Hospital Ranked #1 in the Nation on U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll
Massachusetts General Hospital has moved into the number one spot on the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” list.
Magnetic fields generated by microscopic devices implanted into the brain may be able to modulate brain-cell activity and reduce symptoms of several neurological disorders.
A study from MGH researchers finds that a structure deep within the brain, believed to play an important role in regulating conscious control of goal-directed behavior, helps to optimize responses to changing conditions by predicting how difficult upcoming tasks will be.
07/19/2011: MGH ranks #2 in nation
MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings
06/24/2011: A blast from the past
MGHers traveled back in time to 1811 during this year’s Employee Summer Picnic hosted by MGH President Peter L. Slavin, MD.
02/18/2011: Lunder Building to “Go Live” this summer
MGH Hotline 2.18.11 In preparation for the summertime transition of several hospital programs and services to the Lunder Building, the MGH Go Live Group for the new facility was established under the auspices of Jean Elrick, MD, senior vice president for Administration.
12/03/2010: In General awards and honors 12.3.10
MGH Hotline 12.3.10 In General awards and honors
07/16/2010: MGH ranks among top
The MGH ranked third among the country's top hospitals on the annual list of "America's Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report.
MGH Hotline 4.30.10 THE MGH has been designated a Blue Distinction Center for both spine surgery and knee and hip replacement by Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
03/12/2010: In memoriam: Robert G. Ojemann, MD
MGH Hotline 03.12.10 Esteemed MGH neurosurgeon Robert G. Ojemann, MD, died March 3.
MGH Hotline 06.26.09 Surgeons from MGH and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) performed an Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) surgery -- a New England first -- May 20 with the goal of eventually partially restoring the patient's hearing.
05/22/2009: Boston Globe honors MGH nurse
MGH Hotline 5.22.09 Deidre Buckley, NP, is recognized in The Boston Globe's seventh annual "Salute to Nurses."
05/01/2009: MGH honors 2009 Ellis Award recipient
MGH Hotline 5.1.09 Geraldine Flynn, a staff assistant in the Department of Neurosurgery, is the 2009 recipient of the Pamela J. Ellis Memorial Secretarial Award. The award, presented April 21, was established to remember the talent and work values of Pamela Ellis, an MGH executive secretary who worked at the hospital from 1992 to 1996.
09/01/2011: MGH Fund Update Summer 2011
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