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Pantoprazole as preferred PPI, change from Gamunexto Gammaked

Pharmacy focus

Pantoprazole (Protonix®) is now the preferred proton pump inhibitor and Gammaked® is being dispensed in place of Gamunex®.

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CME Newsletter - September 2012

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End-of-life expert to speak at Cedars-Sinai on Sept. 28

An expert who has created and studied videos to empower patients and families regarding end-of-life decisions will speak at the Department of Medicine grand rounds on Friday, Sept. 28, at 8:30 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Angelo Volandes, MD, MPH, an internal medicine physician in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Medicine and assistant professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, led research exploring the role of visual media in medical decision making.

His recent advance-care planning research was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine on April 23 in an article titled "Using Video Images of Dementia in Advance Care Planning." Volandes' study compared the preferences of patients who watched a video depiction of a patient with advanced-stage dementia, to those who received a verbal description dementia. Results show that the use of video engages and allows patients to envision future health states in a manner not captured with verbal communication, according to Massachusetts General.

Cedars-Sinai Applied Health Services Research will be partnering with Volandes to pilot a new end-of-life video created for surrogates of patients in the ICU, said Jonas Green, MD.