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

FDA Warns About SGLT2 Inhibitors, Contrast Media

Pharmacy Focus

A review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has resulted in additional warnings on the labels of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors about the risks of too much acid in the blood and of serious urinary tract infections. Also, the FDA is advising that rare cases of underactive thyroid have been reported in infants following the use of contrast media containing iodine for X-rays and other medical imaging procedures. 


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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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Education Schedule - December 2015 (PDF)  


Surgery Scheduling

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SCORE Three-Year Anniversary Celebration — Jan. 13

The program Safe Care in the O.R. Everytime will celebrate three years of having unit-based, interdisciplinary teams that emphasize the importance of culture in relation to surgical quality and improvements in the patient safety process. Two events will take place Wednesday, Jan. 13. At the main event, from 6:30-7:30 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium, SCORE teams will showcase their projects. An open house will take place from 1-4 p.m. in the North Tower, Fifth Floor, room 5329. For more information, contact Jay Arcilla at jay.arcilla@cshs.org or 213-215-5516.

Symposium on Neurovascular Disease — Jan. 23-25

Neurovascular disease is the number one cause of permanent adult disability in the United States. New treatments show promise, not only in preventing subsequent strokes, but reversing the effects of acute stroke. The eighth annual symposium will focus on existing and emerging therapies for patients with cerebrovascular disease, including management and prevention of ischemic stroke, the latest in endovascular and surgical aneurysm treatment, and strategies for optimizing acute stroke assessment and care. The symposium will take place Saturday-Monday, Jan. 23-25, at the Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica. Click here for more information or to register.

Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders — Feb. 4-6

The 15th annual symposium will focus on current treatment methodology, new and emerging technologies and controversies in spine care management. Lectures will cover innovations in spine surgeries, spine sciences including biologics and stem cells, minimally invasive surgeries, motion preservation, complications and controversies, and deformities. The symposium will take place Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 4-6, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Click here for more information or to register.

The Urologic Management of the Aging Patient — April 16

The aging population has unique healthcare needs. Experts will review state-of-the-art management of benign prostatic hyperplasia, sexual dysfunction, androgen deficiency, urinary incontinence and the latest scientific data regarding nutrition and lifestyle. The conference will take place Saturday, April 16, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Harvey Morse Conference Center. Click here for more information or to register.

Conference on Office Orthopedics: The Essentials of Nonoperative Musculoskeletal Care — May 14

The field of orthopedics is rapidly advancing, which presents a challenge for primary care providers to keep pace. The goals of this program are to provide primary care physicians with an overview of some of the most common disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and to offer them an opportunity to sharpen their skills in recommending surgical techniques or nonsurgical treatment plans that will restore function and range of motion to their patients. The ninth annual conference will take place Saturday, May 14, at the Harvey Morse Conference Center. Click here for more information or to register.