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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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U.S. News 'Best Hospitals' Physician Survey

From Chris Ng, MD, Chief of Staff

The U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings are based on a variety of quantitative and qualitative factors, one of which is a reputational score assessed by board-certified physicians in each specialty.

This year, all U.S. physicians with designated board certifications will be eligible to participate.

If you are eligible and enrolled in Doximity — a free, online professional network — you will be surveyed separately through an email invitation.

Eligible physicians who are not Doximity users will be surveyed by mail.

While we all know that the U.S. News rankings are neither the most accurate nor relevant metric for the clinical effectiveness and even the reputation of academic medical centers, expanding the number of physicians who can vote will likely improve the accuracy of the survey.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.