Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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CS-Link Tip: the Help Button

This week's CS-Link™ tip comes from Chief of Staff Steven Galen, MD. He likes to use the "Help" button located on the Main Tool Bar on the right when he has questions or feedback on ways to improve a work flow.

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Interactive Video Program Helps MDs Maximize Patient Education

Patient engagement and compliance are major factors in the success of any medical treatment, and Cedars-Sinai physicians now have a tool that addresses both issues for patients being treated for chronic conditions or undergoing surgery.

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Cedars-Sinai Meets Growing Need in Cardiac Care by Expanding Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Thirty out of every 100,000 people living in Los Angeles currently live with advanced heart failure – and most of them need a transplant or they will die. As a direct result of the region's need, the Heart Institute recently expanded its Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Program to include a total of seven devices that support weakened hearts and or provide a temporary bridge before a heart transplant.

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FDA Limits Use of Samsca (Tolvaptan) Due to Possible Liver Injury Leading to Transplant or Death

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that the drug Samsca (tolvaptan) should not be used for longer than 30 days and should not be used in patients with underlying liver disease because it can cause liver injury, potentially leading to liver transplant or death.

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Physician News

Mahul Amin, MD, Keith L. Black, MD, Glenn D. Braunstein, MD, Asher Kimchi, MD, and Ruchi Mathur, MD, are highlighted.

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Scientists Identify Genetic Subtypes of Endometrial Cancer, a Step Toward Individualized Treatments

A collaborative, multicenter team of researchers has discovered that endometrial cancer is more complex than previously thought, with at least four distinct molecular subtypes. This finding represents an important step forward toward individualized treatments and will allow scientists and physicians to more accurately classify tumor subtypes to direct and improve therapeutic responses.

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July Is Coming, and So Are Fireworks, Sand 'N' Snore

Summer is on its way, and July has a couple of treats in store for medical staff members and their families.

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