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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.


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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 - October 2015 (PDF)

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Surgery Scheduling

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Faculty, Residents Make Presentations at ACS Conference

Several faculty members and residents from the Department of Surgery made presentations at the American College of Surgeons conference this month in Chicago.

Faculty members making presentations were:

Rodrigo Alban, MD

  • Abstract: "Limit Crystalloid Resuscitation in Elderly Trauma Patients." Ara Ko, MD; Andrea Zaw, MD; Beatrice Sun; Megan Harada; Galinos Barmparas, MD; Rodrigo Alban, MD; Matthew Bloom, MD; Daniel Margulies, MD; Eric Ley, MD
  • Discussant: "Trauma Center Verification and a More Inclusive System: Identifying Unnecessary Criteria for Level III/IV Centers." Jared Forrester, MD; Thomas G. Weiser, MD; Paul M. Maggio, MD; Lakshika Tennakoon, MPhil; David A. Spain, MD; Kristan L. Staudenmayer, MD

Bruce Gewertz, MD, chair, Department of Surgery

  • "Leadership Lessons Learned." Society of Surgical Chairs
  • "Maintaining Personal and Professional Balance in an Academic Career." Meet the experts lunch
  • "Emotional Intelligence in Leadership Positions." Plenary Session

Eric Ley, MD

  • "Updates in Surgical Critical Care. Pulmonary: Physiology and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP)." Eric Ley, MD
  • "Damage Control Cultures in Elderly Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury." Galinos Barmparas, MD; Andrea Zaw, MD; Beatrice Sun; Tong Li; Danielle Tran; Kurtis Birch; Priyanka Tripuraneni; Ara Ko, MD, Rex Chung; MD, Eric Ley, MD
  • "Limit Crystalloid Resuscitation in Elderly Trauma Patients." Ara Ko, MD; Andrea Zaw, MD; Beatrice Sun; Megan Harada; Galinos Barmparas, MD; Rodrigo Alban, MD; Matthew Bloom, MD; Daniel Margulies, MD; Eric Ley, MD
  • "Predictors of Mortality in the Critically III Cirrhotic: Is MELD Enough?" Alagappan Annamalai, MD; Megan Harada; Priyanka Tripuraneni; Tong Li; Bansuri Patel; Dorothy Yim; Eric Chen; Eric Ley, MD; Nicholas Nissen, MD
  • "Timing of End-of-Life Decision-Making in Patients Awaiting Transplantation." Alagappan Annamalai, MD; Megan Harada; Priyanka Tripuraneni; Tong Li; Bansuri Patel; Dorothy Yim; Eric Chen; Eric Ley, MD; Nicholas Nissen, MD
  • "Adding Polyethylene Glycol When Treating Hepatic Encephalopathy." Ara Ko, MD; Andrea Zaw, MD; Beatrice Sun; Tong Li; Alagappan Annamalai, MD; Eric Chen; Sogol Asrafian; Galinos Barmparas, MD; Eric Ley, MD
  • Member, Program Directors Meeting, Surgical Critical Care

Daniel Margulies, MD

  • "Laparoscopy for a Stab Wound to the Abdomen 33 Hours After Injury." Nicolas Melo, MD; Daniel Margulies, MD; video-based education session, Surgical Cases in Trauma
  • "Limit Crystalloid Resuscitation in Elderly Trauma Patients." Ara Ko, MD, MP; Andrea Zaw, MD; Beatrice Sun; Megan Harada; Galinos Barmparas, MD; Rodrigo Alban, MD; Matthew Bloom, MD; Daniel Margulies, MD; Eric Ley, MD; Trauma III Session

Nicolas Melo, MD

  • "Laparoscopy for a Stab Wound to the Abdomen 33 Hours After Injury." Nicolas Melo, MD; Daniel Margulies, MD; video-based education session, Surgical Cases in Trauma

Daniel Shouhed, MD

  • Video presentation: "Surgical Revision After Heller Myotomy"

Residents making presentations were:

  • Galinos Barmparas, MD
  • Ara Ko, MD
  • Ryan Spurrier, MD

Other faculty members attending the conference were Miguel Burch, MD, and Matthew Bloom, MD.