August 3 2007 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Physician Reaps Reward for His Feedback at Clinical System Vendor Demos

Participation in the Clinical System vendor demonstrations in July paid a dividend Tuesday for Andrew John Li, M.D., an OB/Gyn on the Cedars-Sinai medical staff since 2002.

Ongoing Safety Analysis for Avandia

The FDA's Advisory Committees met in July to discuss the cardiovascular ischemic/thrombosis risks of thiazolidinedione drugs, primarily focusing on rosiglitazone. The FDA is continuing to review safety data on the drug rosiglitazone maleate. Some of this data suggests that rosiglitazone may increase a patient's risk of cardiovascular events and heart-related deaths compared with other drugs that also treat type 2 diabetes.


Building on the medical center's successful efforts to help prevent and control multi-drug-resistant organisms (MDRO's), Cedars-Sinai's Quality Council has launched an aggressive effort to completely eliminate hospital-acquired MDRO infections.

Beach Treatment

Medical Staff Members Enjoy Annual

Sand 'N Snore Event in Santa Monica

Lawrence Friedman, M.D., Diku Mandavia, M.D., Dani Hackner, M.D., and Mel Herbert, M.D., on the beach.

Cedars-Sinai medical staff and their families enjoyed a special evening on the beach at the annual Sand 'N Snore event. A total of 38 physicians participated this year, which was held July 20-21 at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. Look for more event photos in next week's special photo issue of Pulse.


Film or Image Requests

The Web/VS "Submit Film Request" button activates a Film and Image Request form that sends a request directly to CSMC's Imaging department for a copy of a film or digital image, or to have an image pushed to the PACS web server for viewing in Web/VS.


David A. Kulber, M.D., is not only a hand expert, but he is board certified in three specialties -- general surgery, hand surgery and plastic surgery -- and is now clinical chief of surgery at Cedars-Sinai.

Research Corner

There is no Research Corner this week.


Bioethics Noon Conference: September 19

9th Annual HIV/AIDS Conference: September 28

Cedars-Sinai Emeritus Society Lecture: October 5

3rd Annual Run for Her: November 11


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