There is an emerging emphasis on using nonsurgical spine specialists (spine-trained physiatrists) for initial evaluation and patient management. The goal at the Spine Center is to produce improved functional outcomes as well as to create a better overall experience for the patient population.» Read more
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In This Issue:
By Harry C. Sax, MD, MHCM
Although terms used in healthcare reform are ambiguous, surgeons routinely deal with ambiguity and make definitive decisions in the best interests of their patients. In fact, in the new healthcare world, surgeons will play a greater role in expeditiously and efficiently dealing with disease and restoring patients to improved health and function.» Read more
With help from a Cedars-Sinai medical team, surgeons in Luoyang, China, have become proficient at a procedure to correct anorectal malformations in children. And thanks to an enterprising solution by the Cedars-Sinai doctors, the Chinese surgeons now have an affordable alternative to a muscle stimulator needed to do the job.» Read more
The partnership between the Sinus Center and the operating room staff turned into a tasty competition recently, during the Hot Wings Cook-Off sponsored by the Sinus Center.
The Circle of Friends program honored 88 people in January. 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.» Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has requested clinical trial data from the manufacturer of saxagliptin to investigate a possible association between use of the Type 2 diabetes drug and heart failure. Also, the FDA said the label of the hepatitis C drug Victrelis has been updated to include information about serious reported cases of pancytopenia.» Read more