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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF June 8, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

A remembrance of David L. Rimoin, MD, PhD

Cedars-Sinai memorial set for Monday

Please join colleagues and members of the Rimoin family in a program to celebrate the life and accomplishments of the late David L. Rimoin, MD, PhD. The event will be Monday, June 11, at 4 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Law requires security prescription forms to include prescriber's preprinted address

Pharmacy focus

A new California law will take effect July 1 requiring security prescription forms for controlled substances to include the preprinted address of the prescriber.

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As bridge soars, AHSP reaches another major milestone

They arrived on campus a few weeks ago under police escort and have cast an imposing shadow on Sherbourne Avenue with their sheer heft and size. Friday, June 15, a crane will lift the first half of the enormous, 184-foot-long trusses into place to form the pedestrian bridge connecting the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion to the medical center on the fifth-floor level.

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New guideline for patients with headache in the ED

Most headaches can be accurately evaluated by clinical history and physical exam. Diagnostic neuroimaging in these cases is neither needed nor desirable, as it is more likely to yield false positive findings while exposing many patients to unnecessary and harmful radiation.

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President's Perspective: the efficiency-quality paradox

At first, it seems counterintuitive: How can you increase efficiency while also enhancing quality? Isn’t one or the other inevitably going to slip? On top of that, can this possibly work at a place like Cedars-Sinai - a very large, complex, pluralistic organization?

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Cedars-Sinai receives nation's first accreditation for obstetric anesthesia fellowship

Year-long program offers advanced training, research for future leaders in field

Cedars-Sinai has received the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's first approval for an obstetric anesthesiology fellowship program.

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Yu named director of Cedars-Sinai's Neuroscience Critical Care Unit

Wengui Yu, MD, PhD, a research scientist and clinician specializing in stroke treatment and neurocritical care, has been named director of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Neuroscience Critical Care Unit.


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Researchers identify genetic mutation causing rare form of spinal muscular atrophy

Scientists have confirmed that mutations of a gene are responsible for some cases of a rare, inherited disease that causes progressive muscle degeneration and weakness: spinal muscular atrophy with lower extremity predominance, also known as SMA-LED.


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Cedars-Sinai physician definitively links IBS and gut bacteria

An overgrowth of bacteria in the gut has been definitively linked to irritable bowel syndrome in the results of a new Cedars-Sinai study which used cultures from the small intestine. This is the first study to use this "gold standard" method of connecting bacteria to the cause of the disease that affects an estimated 30 million people in the United States.

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