sutures newsletter

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

FDA Requires Drug Interaction Studies for Kayexalate

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring the manufacturer of the hyperkalemia drug Kayexalate to conduct studies to investigate Kayexalate's potential to bind to other medications administered by mouth — drug interactions that could affect how well the other medications work.


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 - October 2015 (PDF)

Education Schedule - November 2015 (PDF)  


Surgery Scheduling

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

Share Your News

Know an interesting colleague we should profile? A story we should tell? Submit your ideas, meetings and events for consideration.

Click here to submit your news to Sutures

Bloom Honored by Trauma Surgery Association

Bloom

Matthew Bloom, MD

A faculty member from the Department of Surgery was honored recently by the nation's largest organization addressing trauma and surgical care.

Matthew Bloom, MD, assistant professor of Surgery, received the Peter C. Canizaro Award, presented by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST). This award was established by the AAST in 1991 to recognize the best paper by a young member. Bloom's award-winning paper was titled "BMI Strongly Impacts the Diagnosis and Incidence of HIT in the ICU."

The award was presented in September at the AAST's annual meeting in Las Vegas. This was the most-attended meeting in the association's 74-year history.

For an article about Bloom's findings, click the PDF link below.

HIT Risk Rises With Obesity (PDF)