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

P & T Approvals, FDA Warning About Hepatitis Drugs, Statement About Plavix

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the October meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a warning regarding the risk of serious liver injury with use of hepatitis treatments Viekira Pak and Technivie, and the agency says long-term use of Plavix does not change the risk of death for patients with heart disease.


Mark Your Calendar


Surgery Grand Rounds

Click the "read more" to see information about upcoming Surgery Grand Rounds.


Grand Rounds

Click here to view a schedule of all upcoming grand rounds.


Education Schedule

Click the PDF links below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule.

Education Schedule - December 2015 (PDF)  


Surgery Scheduling

Click the "read more" for hours and contact information for surgery scheduling.

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OR 360 Wins Award from West Hollywood Chamber

Cedars-Sinai's OR 360 has won a Creative City Award from the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

The project won the chamber's Creative Concept Award, given to an operation that is "an innovator of a cool new concept, product or service." The six Creative City Awards were presented on Nov. 4.

Cedars-Sinai partnered with the U.S. military to design OR 360, the "operating room of the future" that will enable emergency medical teams to respond more quickly and effectively to patients with life-threatening injuries.

Under the project, research teams reconfigured the operating room with movable walls and equipment for more flexible use, identified ways to eliminate disruptions during surgery, and developed a smartphone app that provides diagnostic information about blood pressure and other vital signs before patients arrive in the emergency room.

The chamber chose the award winners for their innovation in their approach to business or their creative merits in product and service.