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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Dec. 17, 2010 Issue | Archived Issues

New Officers Elected for 2011

MEC Update

Christopher Ng, M.D., was elected for a second term as secretary of the medical staff and David Kulber, M.D., was elected as treasurer at the Dec. 6 Medical Executive Committee meeting. Also at the meeting, Chief of Staff Scott Karlan, M.D., announced that he has begun to send new Constitutional language to medical staff members for comment.

Morning After Report- December 2010


Physician News

George Berci, M.D. ...

John Harold, M.D. ...

Prediman K. Shah, M.D. ...

Rick B. Delamarter, M.D. ...

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Reversal of Dabigatran's Effects

Pharmacy Focus

Dabigatran (Pradaxa®) is a new oral direct thrombin inhibitor approved in the U.S. for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients.1 Over the past few weeks, there has been increased interest in this product and a growing number of inquiries regarding the management of these patients when anticoagulation needs to be reversed.

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Meetings and Events

The Drug Industry, Clinicians and Responsibility
Jan. 19

Advances in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT
Jan. 21-23

International Symposium on Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy
Jan. 28-30

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State Law Prohibits Use of Aliases on Prescriptions

Are any of your patients using an alias? If so, beware. Writing a prescription, using their fake name or pseudonym, will put your license at risk.

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Early Palliative Care Referrals Improve Quality of Life and Life Expectancy for Lung Cancer Patients

By Linda Gorman, RN, MN, PMHCNS-BC, FPCN
Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

The Palliative Care world has been buzzing about a new study that demonstrates the positive impact of early referrals. This data challenges the fears that some people carry that the presence of palliative care hastens death.

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'Discovering for Life' Campaign Surpasses Goal

Funding to benefit Cedars-Sinai research and community

The most successful fundraising campaign in the history of Cedars-Sinai recently came to an end. Discovering for Life surpassed its goal and raised $357.1 million. Click here to learn more about the campaign and what it is helping to fund.

She's No Diva …

But oncologist Angela Lopez does sing opera

Cedars-Sinai’s Angela Lopez, M.D., recently traded her white coat for a black evening gown, surprising peers and patients by singing at the 11th annual Celebration of Life. Few, if any, of those attending knew that Dr. Lopez is a formally trained opera singer.

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Cedars-Sinai Tumor Terminators Raise $15K for Research

The Department of Neurosurgery “Tumor Terminators” are on a mission: to make the grey ribbon just as recognizable as the pink. John Yu, M.D., Ray Chu, M.D., and Rebecca Naor (pictured l-r ) joined the team of physicians, Cedars-Sinai brain tumor patients, nurses and support staff in the third annual Heroes of Hope Race for Brain Tumor Research this past month.

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Alumni Association Honors Bernard Salick, M.D.

Bernard Salick, M.D., a world-renowned medical entrepreneur whose clinics developed the standards of care for cancer treatments, was awarded the 2010 Howard I. Wilner, M.D., Alumnus of the Year Award.

He accepted the honor at the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association’s 2010 Annual Business Meeting and Dinner on Dec. 8 at the Sofitel Los Angeles.

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