April 11 2008 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

April 18 is the Deadline

Only one week remains to nominate that special nurse for the 2008 Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award. Online nominations for eligible nurses are being accepted now through Friday, April 18. Only medical staff members may submit a nomination.

Make Your Diagnosis!

History: 28-year-old male with no significant past medical history presents with knee pain.

Exubera Inhalation Powder Prescribing Information Updated

Pfizer has informed healthcare professionals and patients of updated safety information in the WARNINGS section of prescribing information for Exubera (insulin human rDNA origin).


Researchers Devise Approach to Minimize Radiation Exposure in Coronary CTA

Reducing patients' exposure to radiation is an important goal at Cedars-Sinai. Now patients undergoing a coronary CTA at the medical center can receive a MINIDOSE coronary CTA that reduces radiation exposure by up to 75 percent below the current standard.
Daniel S. Berman, M.D., director of Cardiac Imaging

Free Wireless Internet Service is Available to Cedars-Sinai Patients and Visitors

Patients and visitors can connect to Cedars-Sinai's wireless Internet service by going to their laptop or handheld device's wireless network configuration screen and selecting the local wireless network called "CSGUEST."

Web/VS Enhancement

We've made some changes to Web/VS to provide you with more useful information in the new navigation bar. Once you log into Web/VS, a navigation bar will appear across the top of the window. We are currently displaying:

  • Date and time of your last login;
  • Number of days until your account expires;
  • Number of days until your password expires;
  • Digital certificate expiration information (applicable only with remote access);
  • A print icon that will print whichever patient listing is currently being displayed.


Dr. Danielpour, director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, talks about his work, his commitment to international children's charities, and his most unbelievable moment.

Save the Date: April 21-25

"The Long Journey: Transplantation Stories" Special Photo Exhibit

Photographer and writer Rich Nahmias spent several months chronicling the work of the Comprehensive Transplant Center's team to tell the stories of two patients waiting for a liver transplant. The exhibit will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the South Plaza Concourse. Click here for an event flyer.


Barbara Markell Alumni Breakfast: April 16

Bioethics Noon Conference: April 23

6th Annual Physician Basketball Game: May 18

Share Your Story

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