June 27 2008 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

MEC Update

Proposed 2009 Nominating Committee Announced

Chief of Staff William Brien, M.D., presented the following proposed appointees for the Nominating Committee for Chief of Staff and Vice Chief of Staff for 2009:

  • John G. Harold, M.D. - Chair
  • Ronald H. Wender, M.D.
  • Steven S. Galen, M.D.
  • Christopher S. Ng, M.D.
  • Andrew I. Spitzer, M.D.

News You Can Use

Anemia in the Older Patient

Click here to download practical information from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine on the laboratory diagnosis of anemia in the older patient.

Black Box Warning to be Added to All Antipsychotics

The FDA recently announced that both conventional and atypical antipsychotics are associated with an increased risk of mortality in elderly patients treated for dementia-related psychosis.


The Procedure Center Celebrates the Opening of its New Facility on 5 South

(l-r) Cheryl Ransom, R.N., Mark Ault, M.D., and Philip Ng, M.D., enjoy their new space in Room 5725

There are only a handful of dedicated Procedure Centers in the country -- and the newest one is on the fifth floor of Cedar-Sinai's South Tower.

Medical Library Resources

Each of the following Medical Library Resources are available in Web/VS via a link. The Web/VS link is an inconspicuous information icon (pictured here)
that appears to the right of either the Medication List or abnormal results.

Happy 4th of July!

Have a happy and safe holiday. Pulse will return on July 11.



Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine and a nationally known endocrinologist, has earned a distinguished honor: a Mastership from the American College of Physicians.

New System Helps Guide MDs Treating Patients with Myocardial Bridging

What type of intervention, if any, should cardiologists offer their patients who have a heart abnormality called myocardial bridging and symptoms of heart problems?

Plastic Surgery Day: June 28

Sand N' Snore Event: July 18

HIV/AIDS Conference: September 26

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