Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff is Oct. 22

Join us for a free lunch, some special awards and humor (supposedly)

The annual meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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CS-Link enhancements coming in early November

For those of you who have been waiting for better or additional CS-Link™ features, you’ll be happy to know that the latest upgraded version of CS-Link will be installed to production in the early hours of Sunday, Nov. 4. You will not, however, see a significant amount of changes to your day-to-day workflows or screens.

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'Flu Shot Fridays' begin Oct. 12

Vaccination campaign gets boost with Board of Directors challenge

Cedars-Sinai is making it even easier for medical staff to get vaccinated by launching "Flu Shot Fridays" this Friday, Oct. 12, on the north side of the South Tower on the Plaza Level.

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Clinical Scholars Program graduates fifth class

Training the next generation of clinical scientists, who focus on scientific discoveries that can be translated into treatments, is crucial to saving lives. That's why Cedars-Sinai Medical Center five years ago created the Clinical Scholars Program, which on Sept. 27 graduated its fifth class, welcomed a new one, honored grant recipients and announced a new round of awards.

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PubMed, EndNote Web among Medical Library class offerings

Courses scheduled through December

Cedars-Sinai's Medical Library is offering a variety of classes through December. Library staff also is available to schedule specific times for individual or group sessions if the times listed are not convenient.

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In case of questions about East Coast cases of steroid injections linked to meningitis infections

Cedars-Sinai has not purchased any products prepared by New England Compounding Center, which produced injectable steroids that appear connected to fungal meningitis infections among patients in several Eastern states.

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Liver transplant program earns LA County's highest one-year success rate

One-year liver transplant survival rate better than national average, data show

In 2011, 90 percent of Cedars-Sinai liver transplant patients reached the one-year post-surgery milestone, giving the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center the highest one-year liver transplant survival rate in Los Angeles County.

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Two minutes with Ilan Kedan, MD

A cardiologist and extreme unicyclist, Ilan Kedan, MD, is director of Inpatient Cardiology with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. He also is a member of Cedars-Sinai Health Associates and the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

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Study sheds light on bone marrow stem cell therapy for pancreatic recovery

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have found that a blood vessel-building gene boosts the ability of human bone marrow stem cells to sustain pancreatic recovery in a laboratory mouse model of insulin-dependent diabetes.

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Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody reference range change

The reference range for the Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (ANCA) IFA test changed from <1:20 to <1:10 at the beginning of October.

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Circle of Friends honorees for September

The Circle of Friends program honored more than 200 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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Out-of-this-world medical challenges

Anemia, vertigo, atrophied muscles, lowered cardiac output and reduced bone mass. Symptoms of a very sick patient? On Earth, perhaps. But in space, it's pretty normal. For help with these conditions, astronauts turn to experts such as Gregg A. Bendrick, MD, chief medical officer and senior flight surgeon for NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at California's Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert.

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