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February P&T Decisions

Pharmacy Focus

February 2011 P&T decisions and pertinent agenda topics are summarized in the PDF below. Highlights include the additions of dabigatran (Pradaxa®) and Nature Made® fish oil capsules to the formulary, and various updates on automatic substitutions.

February 2011 P & T Decisions (PDF)

Meetings and Events

Straight from the Source: Experiences of Research Subjects
March 23

Marc Cooper Discusses Politics, Media and Las Vegas
March 25

Graves' Disease Lecture
March 31

What's New in Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
April 1-2

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Grand Rounds

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Bylaws Revision Passes, Headed to Board

Attending physicians voted (399 to 37) to ratify the new Medical Staff Bylaws. The revised Bylaws must now be approved by the Board of Directors.

Leading the Way in Heart Transplantation

Michelle Johnson of San Diego knew it was going to be a good day when she woke up on New Year's Eve and heard that her sister was about to give birth. She didn't know her day was about to get even better.

Just a few hours later, Johnson became the 75th person to receive a heart transplant in 2010 at Cedars-Sinai.

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Ugandan, Cedars-Sinai Residents Learn from Each Other

It was Christmas Day and Steve Rad, M.D., a third-year OB/Gyn resident, was booked on a flight from L.A. to Kampala, the capital of Uganda. There, he would be joined by Dotun A. Ogunyemi, M.D., the director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training program and the department's vice chair of Education at Cedars-Sinai. The pair would then make the six-hour drive to a medical center in Mbarara for a unique, one-week residency.

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Breast Cancer Surgeon Giuliano to Join Cedars-Sinai

Armando E. Giuliano, M.D., known for his research and clinical expertise in breast cancer, is joining Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as executive vice chair of surgery for surgical oncology.

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Preventing Infections after Colorectal Surgeries

Cedars-Sinai Takes Part in National Partnership to Reduce SSI Rates

Cedars-Sinai is working with the Joint Commission's Center for Transforming Healthcare as part of a national collaboration to reduce surgical site infections after colorectal surgical procedures. Also partnering in the project is the American College of Surgeons and six other hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic, Stanford Hospital and the Mayo Clinic. This project follows Cedars-Sinai's first initiative with the Center for Transforming Healthcare regarding hand hygiene.

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Imaging Case of the Month for March

Make Your Diagnosis

History: An 18-year-old girl with four-day history of sore throat develops acute onset cough, shortness of breath and chest pain. Chest CT is ordered to further evaluate.

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