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

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Risk of Potentially Fatal Heart Rhythms with Azithromycin (Zithromax or Zmax)

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has strengthened a previous warning regarding a small but significant increased risk of fatal arrhythmias associated with azithromycin (marketed as Zithromax® or Zmax®). Also, the FDA is evaluating unpublished findings by a group of academic researchers that suggest an increased risk of pancreatitis and pre-cancerous cellular changes in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with a class of drugs called incretin mimetics.

Symposium Offers Perspectives on End-of-Life Care

The specialists who make up Cedars-Sinai's Surgical Critical Care team recently presented a multidisciplinary symposium on end-of-life care. The symposium examined end-of-life care from various perspectives encountered by the practicing physician.

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Match Program Brings 10 New Residents to Surgery Department

The Department of Surgery has matched its top applicants in General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Urology. These students are among the brightest to join Cedars-Sinai, with the highest average scores on the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination®, along with superior letters of recommendation, research and extracurricular talents.

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Surgeon Gives Girl a Reason – and the Ability – to Smile

During three decades as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Randy Sherman, MD, has faced plenty of tough cases. One of his most fulfilling cases, however, has involved one of his youngest patients – 8-year-old Hayley Brang, who suffers from Moebius syndrome, a congenital disorder that paralyzes facial muscles, compromising her ability to eat, talk and smile.

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Memorial Service for Leon Morgenstern, MD, Set for April 18

A memorial service for Leon Morgenstern, MD, will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Morgenstern was the founding director of Surgery for Cedars-Sinai and senior adviser to the Center for Healthcare Ethics.

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President's Perspective: Antidote for Confusion - Some Facts about Payments and Pricing

Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO

Here's something everyone can agree on: The current payment and pricing system for health care is confusing, and a huge source of dissatisfaction and frustration.

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AHSP Set for Phased Opening in April

As construction workers continue to put the final touches on the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, orders for new equipment are already being delivered to the new building in preparation for the arrival of its first occupants this spring.

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Link Between Lifestyle, Insurance Premiums Subject of Debate

Residents Seth Felder, MD, and Tsuyoshi Todo, MD, will take the podium at the 10th Annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition on Thursday, April 18, at 8 a.m. in ECC A-C.

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Annual Brainworks Event Challenges, Inspires Local Middle Schoolers

About 150 middle school students from throughout Los Angeles County had the chance to participate in neuroscience experiments, meet "Robot-Doc" and get hands-on suture experience at Cedars-Sinai's Brainworks conference this year.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for February

The Circle of Friends program honored 136 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. When a gift is made, the person being honored receives a custom lapel pin and a letter of acknowledgement.

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