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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY February 2017 | Archived Issues

Mark Your Calendar

81‐Year‐Old Man With Weakness and Edema (Case of the Quarter)
March 3

Into the Abyss: From Obamacare to Trumpcare (Ethics Noon Conference)
March 15

Harnessing Stress Management and Emotional Intelligence to Enhance Performance and Fulfillment: A Skills Lab for Healthcare Professionals
March 18


Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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Education Schedule - February 2017 (PDF)

Education Schedule - March 2017 (PDF)


Surgery Scheduling

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Symposium Identifies Research Needs in Brain Injuries

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Leading scientists and clinicians from around the country gathered recently at Cedars-Sinai for the 2017 Regenerative Medicine Institute Symposium to present their latest research and identify the most pressing areas for further study about traumatic brain injury and sports concussions.

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Sleep Apnea Center Involved in New Clinical Trial

The Cedars-Sinai Sleep Apnea Center is involved with a new clinical trial for obstructive sleep apnea patients who are CPAP intolerant. Using a pacemaker-like nerve stimulator, an electrode wrapped around the XII cranial nerve is stimulated to relieve the obstructing event in obstructive sleep apnea.

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Two Minutes With …

Truong, Adam

This question-and-answer feature will help you get to know some of the faculty in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery. This month's installment features Adam Truong, MD.


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Illig to be Guest Lecturer at Vascular Day March 15

Karl Illig, MD, director of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, will be a guest lecturer at Vascular Day at Cedars-Sinai on Wednesday, March 15. Illig's major clinical and academic areas of interest are thoracic outlet syndrome and arteriovenous access, including treatment of advanced problems.

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FDA Warns of Rare, Severe Reaction to Chlorohexidine Gluconate

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning about a rare but severe IgE-mediated allergic reaction to chlorhexidine gluconate, a commonly used over-the-counter and prescription skin antiseptic product. The FDA safety communication is a reminder to always obtain and document patient allergies prior to administration of medication or topical agent.

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Research Day Highlights Hearts and Minds

Cardiologist Christine Seidman co

Christine and Jonathan Seidman lend new meaning to William Shakespeare's poetic paean to love: "the marriage of true minds." As co-directors of the pioneering Seidman Lab at Harvard Medical School, they are partners in both life and science. The Seidmans met in an undergraduate biology class at Harvard University and married in 1973. On Jan. 13, they shared their unique insights at an annual showcase of Cedars-Sinai's research achievements.

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Surgeon Writes about Healthcare Under Trump

David V. Cossman, MD

David V. Cossman, MD, co-director of Vascular Trauma and co-medical director of the Vascular Laboratory, wrote a piece for General Surgery News about what healthcare can expect from the Trump presidency.


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Circle of Friends Honorees for January

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The Circle of Friends program honored 194 people in January. 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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CS-Link Tip: Updating Immunization Orders

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Here are some helpful tips to navigate CS-Link™ if you are updating immunizations, writing compounded medications and taking more than one set of vitals.

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