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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF December 18, 2015 | Archived Issues

Next Issue Will Publish Jan. 15

Because of the holiday, Medical Staff Pulse and will not publish on Friday, Jan. 1. The next issue of Pulse will come out on Jan. 15.


FDA Warns About SGLT2 Inhibitors, Contrast Media

Pharmacy Focus

A review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has resulted in additional warnings on the labels of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors about the risks of too much acid in the blood and of serious urinary tract infections. Also, the FDA is advising that rare cases of underactive thyroid have been reported in infants following the use of contrast media containing iodine for X-rays and other medical imaging procedures. 

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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 - December 2015 (PDF)  


Milestones

George Diamond, MD, has died.

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Getting Smarter About Antibiotics

In an effort to enhance patient safety and quality outcomes, Cedars-Sinai is promoting extra measures regarding the effective use of antibiotics. The Antimicrobial Stewardship team recently implemented best practice alerts in CS-Link™ in several pilot units for patients receiving selected antibiotics for three or more days.

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U.S. News 'Best Hospitals' Physician Survey

From Chris Ng, MD, Chief of Staff

The U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings are based on a variety of quantitative and qualitative factors, one of which is a reputational score assessed by board-certified physicians in each specialty. This year, all U.S. physicians with designated board certifications will be eligible to participate.

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Night at the Aquarium Set for Feb. 27

Medical staff members and their families are invited to a Night at the Aquarium, a dinner and sleepover at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, on Saturday, Feb. 27, starting at 7 p.m.

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CS-Link Tip: Adding a Handout to an AVS

Memory for medical information is alarmingly poor and inaccurate. Spoken information should be supported with written material. CS-Link™ provides an after-visit summary (AVS) to your patients, either printed or electronically. You can add your own instructions under the activity "Pt Instructions."

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Recognition for Geiderman, Karlan, Wallace

Physician News

Joel M. Geiderman, MD, has been named the winner of the Howard I. Wilner, MD, Alumnus of the Year Award, a group led by Beth Y. Karlan, MD, has been awarded a grant from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, and Daniel Wallace, MD, has been named a Master of the American College of Rheumatology.

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SCORE Marks Three Years of Changing Culture

SCORE

Events Jan. 13 Include Showcase for Projects, Open House

For three years, teams across Cedars-Sinai have been engaging caregivers around the concept of SCORE, or "Safe Care in the O.R. Everytime." SCORE's unit-based interdisciplinary teams are committed to emphasizing the importance of culture in relation to surgical quality and improvements in the patient safety process. SCORE will celebrate its third anniversary with a pair of events Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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Medical Library Requests Book Donations

Have you written a book or a chapter in a book? Would you like your colleagues to know of your achievement? Would you like to maximize your research impact? The Cedars-Sinai Medical Library wants to add your book to its collection.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for November

COF Logo

The Circle of Friends program honored 201 people in November. 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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New Mouse Models Could Aid Fight Against ALS

Scientists have created the first transgenic mouse models of the most common type of inherited amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal, incurable disorder that gradually kills nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord controlling muscle function. The scientists' work offers hope that this form of ALS may one day be reversed by gene therapy.

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