April 4 2008 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
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Nominations Available Online

Is there a special nurse you would like to acknowledge with an award? If so, online nominations for the 2008 Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award for eligible nurses are being accepted now through April 18. Only medical staff members may submit a nomination.

Prezista (darunavir) and Hepatotoxicity

The FDA and Tibotec Therapeutics have notified healthcare professionals of changes to the WARNINGS section of the prescribing information for Prezista (darunavir) tablets regarding the risk of hepatotoxicity. In clinical trials and postmarketing experience, drug induced hepatitis has been reported in patients receiving combination therapy with Prezista/ritonavir.


(l-r) Joubin Gabbay, M.D., Leon Morgenstern, M.D., Navanjun Grewal, M.D., at the Great Debates

It was standing room only as a capacity crowd filled the ECC on April 3 for the Fifth Annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition.

A group of world-class track and field athletes has teamed with Cedars-Sinai to form an alliance that combines physiology expertise with training techniques to improve performance.
Orthopaedic surgeon Rodney Gabriel, M.D., with members of the Cheetah International Track Club

Cedars-Sinai Procedure Center is Featured in AHRQ WebM&M Perspective

On behalf of Philip Ng, M.D., the medical director of the Procedure Center, Brad Rosen, M.D., recently participated in an interview about the Procedure Center with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Click here to access the article, "In Conversation with Bradley T. Rosen, M.D.," which is reprinted with the permission of AHRQ WebM&M.



Mari Madsen, M.D., is an attending surgeon in the division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and one of three female colorectal surgeons currently practicing at Cedars-Sinai.

Upgrades to Critical Results Notification System

Several upgrades to Vocada's VERIPHY, the critical results notification system in Imaging, have been made and are now in effect. These upgrades include...


Barbara Markell Alumni Breakfast: April 16

Bioethics Noon Conference: April 23

6th Annual Physician Basketball Game: May 18

Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Spectacular: July 3


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