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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

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

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Clinical Documentation Integrity Course for Physicians — Nov. 3

Members of the medical staff can take a Clinical Documentation Integrity Power Course for Physicians that will meet the first Tuesday of each month through Dec. 1. Sessions will take place from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in various locations. The Nov. 3 session will take place in PEC 8. Participants need to attend just one session. For more information, call Clinical Documentation Integrity at 310-423-3052.

CDI Power Course for Physicians (PDF)

Multispecialty Plastic Surgery Symposium — Nov. 6-8

The Multispecialty Plastic Surgery Symposium and the Bernard G. Sarnat, MD, Lectureship are designed for plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons and dermatologists involved in the care of patients with aesthetic and reconstructive needs. The symposium will take place Friday-Sunday, Nov. 6-8, at the Sofitel Hotel at Beverly Hills. Click here for more information or to register.

Memorial Service for Jack Matloff, MD — Nov. 11

The service will honor the late Jack Matloff, MD, founding chair and chair emeritus of the Cedars-Sinai Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. All personnel are invited to attend this event celebrating the life and legacy of Matloff, respected teacher, pioneer and visionary in medicine and health policy. The service will take place Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 4-6 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Clinical Documentation Integrity Course for Physicians — Dec. 1

Members of the medical staff can take a Clinical Documentation Integrity Power Course for Physicians that will meet the first Tuesday of each month through Dec. 1. Sessions will take place from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in various locations. The Dec. 1 session will take place in Harvey Morse 4-5. Participants need to attend just one session. For more information, call Clinical Documentation Integrity at 310-423-3052.

CDI Power Course for Physicians (PDF)

Emergency Medicine Symposium: A Practical Update — Dec. 4

The 13th annual symposium will be a Leading-edge, highly interactive and comprehensive course on new directions and topics in emergency medicine. Among other topics, participants will explore simulation medicine and the ways to incorporate it into you department and will analyze chest pain "rule ins" and "rule outs" and the risks and benefits of procedural sedation. The symposium will take place Friday, Dec. 4, at the Four Seasons Hotel. Click here for more information or to register.