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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)

Education Schedule - November 2015 (PDF)  


Surgery Scheduling

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Soukiasian Named Director of Thoracic Surgery

Harmik J. Soukiasian

The Department of Surgery is pleased to appoint Harmik J. Soukiasian, MD, as director, Division of Thoracic Surgery, effective immediately. Dr. Soukiasian's expertise is in minimally invasive thoracic and esophageal surgery.

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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.

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Clinical Trial Aims to Help Children With Incontinence

The majority of children with neurologic abnormalities of their spinal cord, such as spina bifida with myelomeningocele or traumatic spinal cord injuries, will face lifelong challenges with their bladder function. Treatment often entails intermittent self-catheterization and medications.

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Bloom Honored by Trauma Surgery Association

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.


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Memorial Service for Matloff Set for Nov. 11

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.



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Transplant Trailblazer Named 'Pioneer'

Stanley C. Jordan

Jordan's Decision to Pursue Medicine Has Helped Many Who Need New Kidneys

Stanley C. Jordan, MD, decided to pursue medicine when he was 5. Because of his decision, highly sensitized patients worldwide have received kidney transplants, and the Kidney Transplant Program at Cedars-Sinai has become an international referral center for patients with high immunological risk. Jordan received the prestigious Pioneer in Medicine Award during the annual meeting of the medical staff Oct. 19.

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CS-Link Tip: Be Specific When Storing Problems

This week's tip comes from the newest member of the physician team at Enterprise Information Services, Anil Goud, MD. When storing problems within problem lists in CS-Link™, use the calculator to drive to as much specificity as possible.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for September

The Circle of Friends program honored 161 people in September. Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai.

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