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

P & T Approvals, FDA Warnings About DPP-4 Inhibitors, Canagliflozin

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the August meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about DPP-4 inhibitors and joint pain and has strengthened its warning about fracture risk with canagliflozin.


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 - September 2015 (PDF)

Education Schedule - October 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

UpToDate Anywhere Available to Medical Staff

Cedars-Sinai has upgraded its UpToDate subscription to UpToDate Anywhere. Within CS-Link™ or through the UpToDate website, medical staff members can take advantage of the following enhancements:

  • Free continuing education credit (CME/CE/CPD) possible when you research a clinical question using UpToDate
  • Easy access to UpToDate with automatic login via CS-Link Web Activities
  • Remote access from any computer with an Internet connection
  • Free access to the UpToDate mobile app

To register, simply log in to UpToDate from the Cedars-Sinai network. You can do this in two ways: 

  • Access UpToDate via the Web Activities link within CS-Link
  • Or, when connected to the Cedars-Sinai network, go to UpToDate.com, click the login link on the top right and then enter your username and password

Your registered account is then linked to your affiliation with Cedars-Sinai. To keep your account active and maintain benefits, simply log in through the Cedars-Sinai network every 90 days. 

For more help with CS-Link, you can schedule a training session with Alex Bram (alex.bram@cshs.org).