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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF May 19, 2017 | Archived Issues

Cedars-Sinai, Torrance Memorial Plan Affiliation

A message from Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai

Over the past several years, Cedars-Sinai has initiated numerous innovative partnerships, affiliations and other working relationships with a variety of healthcare providers to help enhance access, coordination and quality of care for patients throughout the region. These have taken many different forms, including partnerships with UCLA and Select Medical (California Rehabilitation Institute), primary care and specialty medical groups joining Cedars-Sinai Medical Network, the purchase of Marina Del Rey Hospital, and a variety of other clinical and research relationships with organizations.

I am now pleased to announce plans for a formal affiliation between Cedars-Sinai and Torrance Memorial.

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Blood-Brain Barrier Linked to Neuron Disorder

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Scientists for the first time have assembled a "disease in a dish" model that pinpoints how a defect in the blood-brain barrier can produce an incurable psychomotor disorder, Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome. The findings point to a path for treating this syndrome and hold promise for analyzing other neurological diseases. Clive Svendsen, PhD, was a senior author, and Gad Vatine, PhD, was the first author of the study, published in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

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Ebinger and Xie Win Clinical Fellows Award

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Joseph Ebinger, MD, and Yu Xie, MD, have a lot in common. Both are third-year cardiology fellows at Cedars-Sinai and serve as chief fellows. And on May 3, both won the 2017 Cedars-Sinai Clinical Fellows Award for Excellence in Research. The annual award is designed to foster clinical and translational research and encourage the development of future clinical investigators.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for April

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The Circle of Friends program honored 208 people in April. 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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Charlton Represents AAOS in Advocacy Trip to DC

Representing the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Timothy P. Charlton, MD, traveled to Washington last month to advocate for more government funding for medical research. Charlton was among dozens of physicians, researchers and patient supporters who visited with congressional leaders in the nation's capital to seek a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health.

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FDA Eliminates Risk Evaluations for ESA Agents

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently eliminated the risk evaluation and mitigation strategy for erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, which includes Epogen®, Procrit® and Aranesp®.

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FDA Issues Warning Against Canagliflozin

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning Type 2 diabetes patients who take canagliflozin that the medicine can cause an increased risk of leg and foot amputations. Two recent large clinical trials showed that leg and foot amputations occurred about twice as often in patients treated with canagliflozin than in patients treated with a placebo.

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Summer Is Coming, and So Are Fireworks

Celebrate Independence Day at the Hollywood Bowl with fireworks and music by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and a special musical guest, Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix. The event on Monday, July 3, is open to Cedars-Sinai physicians and their immediate family members. Cost is $140 per adult and $70 per child 3-11 years of age.

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Send Your Trainee Anecdotes to Discoveries

We are interested in stories about your early days as a resident or trainee. Do you remember any exciting, scary or unexpected moments? We will gather these anecdotes for a story in Discoveries magazine, Cedars-Sinai's flagship publication about medical research and its impact on patient care.

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CS-Link Tip: Creating SmartPhrases

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On CS-Link™, SmartPhrases spare you the trouble of having to type commonly used phrases over and over again. Creating a SmartPhrase is fairly simple and can be a big timesaver. Start by looking for a big green plus sign on your screen and clicking it.

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