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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY March 2015 | Archived Issues

P & T Approvals, FDA Warnings About Testosterone Products, Treanda, Chantix

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the February meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about prescription testosterone products, Treanda and Chantix.


Mark Your Calendar


Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Surgery Scheduling

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Buss Donation Endows Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Jeanie Buss, president and governor of the Los Angeles Lakers, has donated $1.5 million to establish an endowed fellowship, the Dr. Jerry H. Buss Surgical Oncology Fellow, in honor of her late father and in appreciation of the work of Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD.

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Cedars-Sinai Improves Professorial Structure

The Cedars-Sinai professorial structure has been enhanced. These changes will better recognize individuals who make sustained and significant contributions to clinical scholarship and important contributions to collaborative research projects.

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Lin to Present Orthopedic Research at National Meeting

Carol A. Lin, MD, a faculty physician with the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center, will present her research on acetabular fractures March 25 at the national meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Las Vegas. See a summary of her findings.

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SICU Can Be Right Choice for Critically Ill Patients

By Eric Ley, MD, Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit

If you have a critically ill surgical patient who requires a higher level of care, consider the Cedars-Sinai Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU). The unit provides state-of-the-art treatment to more than 1,800 patients each year. To discuss a patient, you can phone a surgical critical care fellow anytime at 310-423-7430.

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Recognition for Arena, Charlton

Physician News

Elizabeth A. Arena, MD, has been awarded board certification in complex general surgical oncology, and Timothy P. Charlton, MD, represented the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons this month in Washington.

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Trauma Conference for Nurses Filled to Capacity

The Cedars-Sinai Trauma Program met one of its longtime goals in January by hosting a trauma conference for Cedars-Sinai nurses. The Jan. 20 conference provided actionable and thought-provoking information to help nurses exemplify best practices at this Level I trauma hospital. A capacity audience of 70 nurses attended the conference.

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Impact of Weight-Loss Surgery May Depend on Bacteria

Some patients do not experience the optimal weight loss from bariatric surgery, and the cause may be a specific methane-producing organism in the gastrointestinal tract, according to new research by Ruchi Mathur, MD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Anna and Max Webb and Family Diabetes Outpatient Treatment and Education Center.
 

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Surgery in Simulation Center Has Real Effect on Teamwork

For the team working on the surgical repair of a ventricular septal defect in the Cedars-Sinai Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills, the focus was on the infant "patient" — a life-size, computer-controlled mannequin. But no matter how technically dazzling the mannequin was, the surgical team approached it simply as a tool for reaching a crucial goal: to improve patient safety by working as a seamless unit.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for February

The Circle of Friends program honored 145 people in February. 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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