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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Dec. 6, 2013 | Archived Issues

Recognition for Honjo, Reich, Slattery, Azizzadeh, Steiner

Physician News

Tomoyuki Honjo, MD, PhD, has received honors for his work on a vaccine to treat aortic aneurysms; Heidi Reich, MD, has won a Sports Spectacular Endowed Fellowship; William H. Slattery, MD, and Babak Azizzadeh, MD, have completed a book on the facial nerve; and Jerrold H. Steiner, MD, has been honored by the Tower Cancer Research Foundation.

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Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - November 2013 (PDF)

Helping Patients With Individual Insurance Policies Understand Changes in Coverage

Some patients with individual health insurance plans (not employer- or group-provided insurance) have raised concerns about being able to stay with their doctors as changes in the health insurance marketplace are implemented. Here's how to keep them informed.

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MEC Approves New Secretary, Treasurer

The Medical Executive Committee on Dec. 2 approved two new officers for 2014: Ilana Cass, MD, as secretary and Michael Alexander, MD, as treasurer. The committee also approved a new Medical Staff Privacy and Confidentiality Policy, and noted eight new members of the medical staff.

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Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Health System and Select Medical to Create Medical Rehabilitation Hospital

Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Health System and Select Medical have announced a partnership to create a 138-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital located in the former Century City Hospital.

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Flu Badges Being Distributed to Medical Staff

To help ensure compliance with a Los Angeles County Public Health order issued to hospitals, Cedars-Sinai has begun distributing special ID badge accessories to its employees, medical staff and volunteers, beginning with everyone who works in patient-care areas.

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CS-Link Tip: Viewing the Anesthesia Report

OpTime has been live for a month now. The surgeons and anesthesiologists are pros at using the new functionality. Other physicians may not have noticed anything, but there is added perk for nonsurgical types, too.

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Spend a Night at the Museum

Medical staff members and their families are invited to A Night at the Museum, a dinner and sleepover at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, on Friday, Feb. 28.
 

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FDA Lessens Restrictions on Rosiglitazone Drugs

Pharmacy Focus

Because of new data, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring removal of the prescribing and dispensing restrictions for rosiglitazone medicines that were put in place in 2010. Also, a summary of FDA boxed warnings has been issued.

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Cedars-Sinai Patient Undergoes First-of-Its-Kind Stent Graft Procedure

A patient at Cedars-Sinai has become the first in the nation to undergo a less invasive type of stent graft procedure to repair an ascending aorta.

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Cedars-Sinai Enters Sports Medicine, Orthopedics Partnership

Cedars-Sinai has entered into a Letter of Intent with two prominent orthopedic and sports medicine physician groups — the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group — to join them in the recently established Institute for Sports Sciences.

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Novel Study Charts Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Investigators in the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute have made extensive progress in understanding the molecular mechanisms of prostate cancer's progression. These results may help scientists better understand the prognosis of patients diagnosed with advanced forms of the disease.

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Half of Brain Cancer Study Patients Survive 5 Years

Eight of 16 patients participating in a study of an experimental immune system therapy directed against the most aggressive malignant brain tumors — glioblastoma multiforme — survived longer than five years after diagnosis, according to Cedars-Sinai researchers.

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