Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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10/08/2013: Combination of anemia and high altitudes significantly increases risk of poor outcomes in children with pneumonia

Pneumonia is the leading cause of death of young children around the world, and a new study now finds that the risk of poor outcomes – including persistent pneumonia, secondary infections, organ failure or death – in children who contract pneumonia is four times higher in those who also have anemia and live at high altitudes.

09/16/2013: Massachusetts General Hospital offers specialized operation to remove chronic blood clots from pulmonary arteries

Massachusetts General Hospital offers pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE), a highly specialized operation to remove chronic blood clots in the lungs. Without surgery, patients who have this life-threatening disease will likely develop progressive shortness of breath so severe that it leads to heart failure.

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.

06/08/2012: In General awards: Homayoun Kazemi, MD

In General awards: Homayoun Kazemi, MD

04/05/2012: Big advance against cystic fibrosis

MGH researchers have taken a critical step in making possible the discovery in the relatively near future of a drug to control cystic fibrosis, a fatal lung disease that claims about 500 lives each year, with 1,000 new cases diagnosed annually.

04/05/2012: Mass General Researchers Take Major Step Toward a Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis

Researchers in the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have taken a critical step toward a treatment for Cystic fibrosis and other fatal lung diseases.

07/19/2011: MGH ranks #2 in nation

MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings

01/09/2009: Charles A. Hales MD honored with AHA award

MGH Hotline 010909 Charles A. Hales, MD, chief of the MGH Pulmonary and Critical Care Unit, has received the 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Heart Association's Cardiopulmonary, Perioperative and Critical Care Council.


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05/04/2014: Annual Massachusetts General Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Course

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Course is designed for pulmonary and critical care physicians, thoracic surgeons, general internists and health professionals with an interest in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

09/15/2012: A Symposium for Those Living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

A Boston IPF Collaborative, a clinical and research collaboration including the Pulmonary Divisions of Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital


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