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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Nov. 22, 2013 | Archived Issues

Formulary Expanded; FDA Warns About Immune Globulins, Spinal Catheters, Cardiac Drugs

Pharmacy Focus

The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee added ticagrelor (Brilinta®) to the formulary and took other actions Oct. 1. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cautioned about human immune globulin products, the use of spinal catheters in patients taking anticoagulants and two cardiac stress test agents.

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Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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CME Newsletter - November 2013 (PDF)

Physicians Must Attest to Influenza Vaccination Status Online

To ensure that members of the medical staff are in compliance with the Los Angeles County Public Health order about flu vaccination, physicians should go online before Dec. 1 and fill out a flu vaccination status.

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CS-Link Tip: Rearranging the Tool Bar

OpTime is live. That means that CS-Link™ is now the record in the operating room. Some physicians may have been happy to find the tab Surgeon OR Reports in the middle of the tool bar. Some may prefer to move this tab over to the right. Remember that you can move items on the tool bar by using the wrench.

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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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Headache Clinic Has Painless Opening

Although headaches are considered by the World Health Organization to be the third-most-disabling illness, the study and treatment of headache pain remains less than ideal. In an effort to fill that gap, the Cedars-Sinai Headache Clinic opened Aug. 1 with Ronald Andiman, MD, as its director.

 

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Circle of Friends Honorees for October

The Circle of Friends program honored 149 people in October. Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai.

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Physicians Test Experimental Regimen for Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients

Alain C. Mita, MD, is fighting an uphill battle against small cell lung cancer. Despite the severity of the disease, the standard-of-care treatment remains the same today as it was nearly 30 years ago.

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Cedars-Sinai Patient Is First in U.S. to Receive Newly Approved Device to Fix Mitral Valve

A Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute patient is the first in the nation since the procedure's approval to undergo a nonsurgical method to fix a leaky — and life-threatening — heart valve condition.

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'Award-Winning Care' More Than Words

Thank-You Cards Not Enough, So Heart Transplant Patient Gives Team a Trophy

Jorge Nishii got his new heart in September. So the way he sees it, the team of healthcare professionals at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center deserves a little something, too.

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New Exhibit Will Display Cedars-Sinai's History

If you walk down the hallway near the Medical Library, stop to check out the large photo of the old house that's on display. That house was where Cedars-Sinai began. And the photo is the beginning of what will soon be a new Historical Conservancy exhibit about the medical center's storied past.

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Run for Her Raises Nearly $900,000

More than 5,400 people participated in the ninth annual Run for Her® 5K Run and Friendship Walk on Nov. 10, raising nearly $900,000 for ovarian cancer awareness and research at Cedars-Sinai.
 

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Mentoring Tomorrow's Medical Scientists

Cedars-Sinai Experience Proves Valuable for High School Students

Lara Schwieger has more exposure than most 17-year-olds to the world of medicine — and not just because her parents are physicians. This past summer, she spent a month observing top scientists in a Cedars-Sinai laboratory as part of the medical center's Teens in Science program.

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