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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF March 30, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

CS-Link IP3 update

Click here for the latest updates, reminders, training and assistance information.

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Is there a nurse you'd like to honor?

The best actors get nominated for an Oscar®. The best nurses at Cedars-Sinai get nominated for a Maggie. Online nominations for the 2012 Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award are being accepted through Friday, April 6. Only medical staff members may submit a nomination.

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Up for debate: technology and the doctor-patient relationship

Residents Matthew Singer, MD, and Omar Hussain, MD, will take the podium at the Ninth Annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition on Thursday, April 26, at 8 a.m. in ECC A-C.

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Researchers discover mechanism in cells that leads to inflammatory diseases

Cedars-Sinai researchers have unlocked the mystery of how an inflammatory molecule is produced in the body, a discovery they say could lead to advances in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, Type 2 diabetes and numerous other chronic diseases that affect tens of millions of people.



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NEJM: Heart patients do better with nonsurgical valve replacement than standard medical therapy

Patients diagnosed with aortic stenosis who are too sick for open-heart surgery have better survival rates and an improved quality of life after undergoing catheter-based heart valve replacement than if the patients had been treated with standard medical therapy, according to a study authored by a Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute physician based on results from a multicenter clinical trial.


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Esophageal COE finds success implementing evidence-based screening protocol

Adherence by Cedars-Sinai's GI doctors to an evidence-based methodical protocol for detecting high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and early-stage cancer in individuals with Barrett's esophagus has vastly improved since October, according to data provided by the Esophageal Center of Excellence.

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Cedars-Sinai biobank revamps tissue collection

Tucked away in freezers chilled to minus-80 degrees centigrade are thousands of blood and tissue samples collected from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center patients. Protected by alarms and backup power generators, they are among the Medical Center's most precious materials. Now the infrastructure supporting this collection is being updated and expanded to make this resource more useful to researchers and clinical investigators alike.

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