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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY April 2013 | Archived Issues

Don't Tie Insurance Premiums to Lifestyle, Debate Judges and Audience Decide

Plenty of statistics – leavened with good, clean humor and wit – were thrown out during the 10th Annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition. The competition played out in front of a standing-room-only crowd estimated at over 300 physicians, nurses, administrators and friends of the medical center.

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Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Keeps Growing

By William W. Brien, MD

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery continues its decade-long growth. In the past year we have continued our recruitment of nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeons to join our division.

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Femoroacetabular Impingement: Case Example

By Justin Saliman, MD

JW is a 48-year-old male who presented complaining of chronic hip pain that had been progressive over the past 20 years. He localized his pain specifically to the anterolateral groin region and had a positive C-sign. He had increased symptoms after sitting for long periods, as well as with exercise and prolonged walking.

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Keeping Dancers on Their Feet

By Margo K. Apostolos, PhD

The ballet dancer takes off from the stage on one foot, turns in the air, and lands gracefully on the other foot: tour jete. The wide receiver takes off from the turf on one foot, turns in the air, catches the football and lands on the other foot in the end zone: touchdown. Both dancer and athlete are performing a technical maneuver, and both can wind up injured.

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Encrypting Email is Easy - Here's How

Physicians are reminded that federal laws require electronic protected health information to be secured, including when it is sent via email to addresses outside Cedars-Sinai. To assist you, the medical center's email system includes an easy way to use encryption to keep emailed information secure and protected from unauthorized access.

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Chung Wins CTSI Scholars Award

Alice Chung, MD, has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 CTSI Scholars Award for her grant titled "The effect of basal gene expression on prognosis and Herceptin resistance in operable Her2+ invasive breast cancer."



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Articles Accepted for Publication

Several articles involving members of the Department of Surgery have been accepted for publication.

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Chest Physiotherapy No Longer Routine Post-Op Order

A drop-down menu has been added on CS-Link™ to help remind physicians when it is appropriate to order chest physiotherapy (CPT), which is no longer a routine post-operative order.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for March

The Circle of Friends program honored 154 people in March. 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. When a gift is made, the person being honored receives a custom lapel pin and a letter of acknowledgement.

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P&T Committee Adds Drugs to Formulary

Pharmacy Focus

Recent decisions by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and pertinent agenda topics include several additions to the formulary and update on drug shortages.

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Once Common, Now Forgotten - What Is It?

Can you identify this instrument? The Cedars-Sinai Historical Conservancy is collecting materials for display. This instrument/device was recently donated. What is it?



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