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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Aug. 30, 2013 | Archived Issues

Cedars-Sinai Medicine Creates Tool to Help Physicians Choose Wisely

Medically unnecessary tests and procedures can often do more harm than good. To ensure patients receive necessary care that minimizes this risk and does not duplicate procedures, Cedars-Sinai Medicine has adopted 120 evidence-based recommendations that will be integrated into CS-Link™.

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CS-Link Tip: the Encounter Diagnosis

This week's tip comes from William Hohl, MD. He reminds us that it is easy to save a problem from the Visit Diagnosis field to the Problem List. It is just as easy to move that problem from the Problem List to the Encounter Diagnosis.

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Medical Library Adds The Journal of Visualized Experiments

Cedars-Sinai Medical Library recently added The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) to its collection. JoVE is a peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed journal that publishes biological, medical, chemical and physical research in video form.

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Patient Trial of Immunization to Treat Alzheimer's Disease Begins

Cedars-Sinai has launched a Phase I clinical trial to study the safety and tolerability of an experimental immunization to treat Alzheimer's disease. The treatment is based on Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate), a drug often prescribed to reduce the frequency of multiple sclerosis relapses.

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Marking the High Holidays at Cedars-Sinai

Senior Rabbi Jason Weiner, manager of Spiritual Care, will conduct services for the High Holidays at Cedars-Sinai. Services also will feature Cantor Jordan Gorfinkel. Your patients will be able to view the services on channel 50 of the inpatient TV system.

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Nursing Magnet Site Visit Set for Sept. 16-19

Appraisers from the Magnet Recognition Program will be conducting a site visit Sept. 16-19 as part of Cedars-Sinai's application for its fourth consecutive designation as a Magnet organization, which recognizes excellence in nursing services.

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The Face Transplant: Modern Marvel of Medicine or Past Procedure ... Perfected?

Robert Lee Norris accidently shot himself at age 17. Charla Nash was mauled by a chimpanzee. Both suffered horrific facial injuries. And both were successful recipients of facial transplants. The stories of Norris and Nash are included in a display in the Medical Library that traces the progression of the face transplant from a simple procedure performed in ancient India to the complicated 36-hour procedure we know today.

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