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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.


Mark Your Calendar


Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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Education Schedule - October 2015 (PDF)

Education Schedule - November 2015 (PDF)  


Surgery Scheduling

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Memorial Service for Matloff Set for Nov. 11

Jack Matloff, MD

A memorial service for Jack Matloff, MD, the founding chair and chair emeritus of the Cedars-Sinai Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 4-6 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

All personnel are invited to attend this event celebrating the life and legacy of Matloff, a respected teacher, pioneer and visionary in medicine and in health policy. Matloff died Aug. 20.

Matloff was recruited to Los Angeles in 1969 to develop a cardiothoracic surgery division at what was then Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. During his nearly 30 years at Cedars-Sinai, Matloff and his world-class team grew the division into one of the most highly respected centers for cardiothoracic surgery in the world, as it remains today. He and his team touched the lives of more than 10,000 patients during his tenure.

Previously in Sutures:

Jack Matloff, MD, Leader in Cardiothoracic Surgery (September 2015)