Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Pharmacy Focus

Formulary review of asenapine (Saphris®) and several physician guidelines, including methotrexate for ectopic pregnancy, were among the items addressed by Cedars-Sinai’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at its August 2010 meeting.

For more information, call Cedars-Sinai’s Drug Information Center at (310) 423-3784.

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee August 2010

Physician News

Margie A. Morgan, Ph.D.

Rick B. Delamarter, M.D.

Hyun Bae, M.D.

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Meetings and Events

The Jewish World of Broadway
Nov. 4

The Great American Stickup
Nov. 5

Advances in Multi-Specialty Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Symposium and Bernard G. Sarnat, M.D., Lectureship
Nov. 6-7

Run for Her
Nov. 14

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Imaging Case of the Month for October

Make your diagnosis

Submitted by Michael Witkosky and E. James Tourje, M.D., of the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center.


A 32-year-old male recently diagnosed with HIV presented to the emergency room with lethargy, agitation and right-sided weakness. CT scan of the brain without intravenous contrast showed multiple bilateral low attenuation white matter lesions within the cerebral hemispheres.

Subsequent MRI is shown below:


Question: Which answer best describes the findings?

  1. Multiple asymmetric white matter lesions with FLAIR hyperintensity and peripheral enhancement (ADEM)
  2. Predilection for periventricular white matter
  3. Scattered asymmetric white matter lesions without enhancement
  4. Multi-focal grey matter/white matter lesions in the cortical/subcortical, basal ganglia, and thalamic portions of the brain

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We welcome your feedback. Please send your questions and comments to Marcel Maya, M.D., at marcel.maya@cshs.org.