March 20 2009 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

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Morgenstern Debate VI scheduled for April 2

For the sixth year, the Department of Surgery will host the Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition. The debate is set for Thursday, April 2.

Maggie Stempson-Carter Award given by physicians

Is there a special nurse you would like to acknowledge with an award? If so, nominations for the 2009 Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award for eligible nurses are being accepted March 23 through April 10.

Cedars-Sinai's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee reviewed ciprofloxacin injections, drugs for off-label uses, and its role in the order set approval process for CS-Link, among other items at its February 2009 meeting. Click here to download a 23-page PDF containing all the panel's decisions and related materials.


Technology allows for identification of gastrointestinal tumors in real time

Simon Lo, M.D., is one of the Cedars-Sinai physicians working with the confocal laser endomicroscope.

The Cedars-Sinai Division of Gastroenterology is getting a closer look at its patients than ever before with a high-tech endoscopy that allows physicians to see what's happening on a cellular level.

Cedars-Sinai is one of the first medical centers in the nation - and the only one in California - to perform confocal laser endomicroscopy.

Pharmacy application to launch in June

Following the successful launch of CS-Link Revenue Cycle, it's time to look ahead to the next step - the CS-Link clinical applications.

Pharmacy will be the first to go on line with a June go-live date. The Emergency Department and Ambulatory Care applications are set to launch in October 2009.

How to view PDF reports

Web/VS receives data from a variety of applications that display in PDF format only. To view a PDF document, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. Examples of PDF reports are EEGs, Scanned Patient Charts and Pathology reports.


Amir Steinberg, M.D., knew what he wanted to be after he was successfully treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma as a teenager. The hematologist/oncologist now works in Cedars-Sinai's Blood Marrow Transplant Program and in the Outpatient Cancer Center at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.

Those of 80 years old with diastolic heart failure do not appear to benefit from the most common heart medications, according to a study conducted at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and published in the March 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

"Dirty Dancing" - Reserve tickets by April 10

Stem Cells and Immunity in Glioma Therapy - May 8

Orthopaedic Trauma Conference - May 9


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