March 23 2007 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Cedars-Sinai/USC Dance Medicine Center Opens

A specialized treatment center -- the first of its kind in Los Angeles -- has opened at Cedars-Sinai to help keep dancers on their feet.

The Quality Council Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Team has made steady progress toward achieving 100 percent compliance with two new JCAHO measures.

FDA Issues Safety Warning for Zyvox (Linezolid)

FDA notified healthcare professionals this week of new emerging safety concerns about Zyvox (linezolid) from a recent clinical study. This open-label, randomized trial compared linezolid to vancomycin, oxacillin, or dicloxacillin in the treatment of seriously ill patients with intravascular catheter-related bloodstream infections including those with catheter-site infections.


New Web-Based Program Helps Patients Better Understand Procedures, Risks

An interactive web-based education program called Emmi (Expectation Management and Medical Information) is being rolled out across the medical center by the Risk Management Department.

Women's Health Conference Draws 650

Adrienne Youdim, M.D., medical director of Cedars-Sinai Center for Weight Loss, speaks at this year's Women's Health Conference, held last Friday in Century City. Youdim was one of 30 Cedars-Sinai physicians who participated at the conference, attended by an estimated 650 people.

C. Noel Bairey Merz, M.D., has been elected to the American Board of Medicine's Subspecialty Board in Cardiovascular Disease.

Joel M. Geiderman, M.D., has been re-appointed as a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, which is the governing body of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.


By John G. Harold, M.D, & William W. Brien, M.D.

Another major milestone was reached this week in our efforts to select a proven clinical information technology system that will support Cedars-Sinai's leading edge medical care delivery in the future. The clinical system's potential vendor list has been narrowed to include Cerner, Eclipsys and Epic systems.

The Broad Foundation Funds $1 Million Gift for Women's Heart Research

Cedars-Sinai has received a $1 million gift from The Broad Foundation to fund a women's heart research fellowship within its Women's Heart Center. Scientists selected for the one-year fellowship will study coronary microvascular function as well as a variety of other women's heart disease research topics.

Great Debates in Clinical Medicine: April 12

Holocaust Remembrance Day Program: April 13

AHA Heart Awards Gala: April 14


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