August 21 2009 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

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Advanced Preventive Women's Clinic is part of Heart Institute

Menopausal women at risk for heart disease now have a specialized clinic at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. The Advanced Preventive Women's Clinic at the Women's Heart Center offers comprehensive cardiac risk assessments designed for high-risk women who are in menopause.

Annual medical student reception is Sept. 29

All members of the medical staff are encouraged to attend the annual Arthur I. Johnson, M.D., Medical Student Reception on Tuesday, Sept. 29, starting at 6 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Pharmacy Focus

FDA issues alerts, recalls

Click here for information on alerts regarding Propylthiouracil, Rapamune and liver transplant patients, and Simponi and fungal infections.

Click here for information on neuropsychiatric events with certain asthma drugs, suicide risks with anti-epileptic drugs and a recall of infant apnea monitors.


David Palestrant, M.D., seen on the robot's monitor, makes rounds in the Neuro ICU.

Physicians use first mobile robot for rounds

Finding a neurologist at 10 p.m. just got easier.

The Neuro Intensive Care Unit on 8 Saperstein has Cedars-Sinai's first mobile robot, which allows physicians to remotely perform rounds, assist residents and communicate with patients' families when they aren't at the medical center.


FDA Alert on Insulin

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an alert that certain vials of the long-acting insulin Levemir were stolen and are being sold in the U.S. The stolen vials, which came from three specific lots, may not have been stored or handled properly, and may be dangerous to use.

The following three lots were stolen: XZF0036, XZF0037 and XZF0038. These lots contain almost 130,000 vials of insulin, according to Novo Nordisk, the manufacturer of Levemir.


How to contact the support team

To report a problem, ask a question, make a suggestion, comment or complaint, you may notify the Web/VS support team immediately using the "Contact Us" button in the lower left corner of the patient search screen.


Sumeet Chugh, M.D., Named Price Chair Holder

Sumeet S. Chugh, M.D., associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and section chief of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, has been given The Pauline and Harold Price Chair in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research.

Research scientists at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have isolated stem-like cells in benign pituitary tumors and used these "mother" cells to generate new tumors in laboratory mice. Targeting the cells of origin is seen as a possible strategy in the fight against malignant and benign tumors.

Welcome Reception for Rabbi Jason Weiner - Sept. 9

Rehabilitation Topics in the Management of Brain Injuries - Sept. 12


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