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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY October 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

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Message from the chair

The Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery enjoyed remarkable success in the most recent academic year.


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Pediatric surgery has strong roots, future at Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai's pediatric surgeons have played key roles at the local, regional and national levels. It's been that way since Stephen Gans, MD, helped transform a fledgling group of child-caring surgeons into the American Pediatric Surgical Association and then developed the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  

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Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff is Oct. 22

Join us for a free lunch, some special awards and humor (supposedly)

The annual meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Liver transplant program earns LA County's highest one-year success rate

One-year liver transplant survival rate better than national average, data show

In 2011, 90 percent of Cedars-Sinai liver transplant patients reached the one-year post-surgery milestone, giving the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center the highest one-year liver transplant survival rate in Los Angeles County.

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Featured publication

Leon Morgenstern, MD, FACS, the first chair of the combined Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery, continues to inspire us. His most recent publication in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, was published this month.



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CS-Link enhancements coming in early November

For those of you who have been waiting for better or additional CS-Link™ features, you’ll be happy to know that the latest upgraded version of CS-Link will be installed to production in the early hours of Sunday, Nov. 4. You will not, however, see a significant amount of changes to your day-to-day workflows or screens.

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Circle of Friends honorees for September

The Circle of Friends program honored more than 200 people in September. 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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PubMed, EndNote Web among Medical Library class offerings

Courses scheduled through December

Cedars-Sinai's Medical Library is offering a variety of classes through December. Library staff also is available to schedule specific times for individual or group sessions if the times listed are not convenient.

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Out-of-this-world medical challenges

Anemia, vertigo, atrophied muscles, lowered cardiac output and reduced bone mass. Symptoms of a very sick patient? On Earth, perhaps. But in space, it's pretty normal. For help with these conditions, astronauts turn to experts such as Gregg A. Bendrick, MD, chief medical officer and senior flight surgeon for NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at California's Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert.

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Pantoprazole as preferred PPI, change from Gamunexto Gammaked

Pharmacy focus

Pantoprazole (Protonix®) is now the preferred proton pump inhibitor and Gammaked® is being dispensed in place of Gamunex®.

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