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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF March 25, 2016 | Archived Issues

FDA Warns About Zydelig

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting healthcare professionals about reports of an increased rate of adverse events, including deaths, in clinical trials with the cancer medicine Zydelig in combination with other cancer medicines.

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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 - March 2016 (PDF)  


Milestones

Morton W. Klein, MD, has died.

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Share Your News

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

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Cedars-Sinai Relaxes Ebola-Related Screening

Cedars-Sinai is de-escalating its Ebola-related travel screening efforts.

Healthcare workers can discontinue routine screening questions for patients related to recent travel to the formerly affected West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Transmission of Ebola virus disease is no longer occurring in any of these countries.

Travelers from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are no longer being monitored by the California Department of Public Health or the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. If travelers become ill, they do not need to be managed as having suspected Ebola infection.

As infectious diseases continue to emerge globally, it remains important to routinely obtain a recent travel history for any patient presenting with symptoms of an infectious disease. Patient care personnel should routinely ask questions about recent travel (within the month prior to symptoms) for patients with symptoms of infection. To this end, Cedars-Sinai is working to develop and incorporate more generalized travel screening information and guidance into CS Link.

Cedars-Sinai is making the changes in response to recent updates and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information, contact the Department of Hospital Epidemiology at 310-423-5574.

Information about current global outbreaks may be found at the CDC's website.