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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Surgery Scheduling

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Inspiring Presentations at Vascular Surgery Lectureship

Benjamin Starnes, MD, chief of Vascular Surgery at the University of Washington, was the visiting professor for this year's Sanford Rosenbaum Lectureship in Vascular Surgery on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

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Follow Universal Protocol for Patient Safety

This is a reminder that closely following our Universal Protocol before beginning procedures is the only reliable way to prevent mistakes in providing the correct care to the correct patient.

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Slattery, Azizzadeh Complete Book on Facial Nerve

Two Cedars-Sinai otolaryngologists have completed a book on the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of facial nerve disorders. "The Facial Nerve," edited by William H. Slattery, MD, and Babak Azizzadeh, MD, addresses facial nerve problems such as congenital disorders and Bell's palsy.

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Honors for Reich, Steiner

Physician News

Heidi Reich, MD, has been named the recipient of a 2014 Sports Spectacular Endowed Fellowship, and Jerrold H. Steiner, MD, has received the Tower of Spirit award from the Tower Cancer Research Foundation.

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Formulary Expanded; FDA Issues Warnings, Changes Labels for Several Drugs

Pharmacy Focus

The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee added ticagrelor (Brilinta®) to the formulary and took other actions Oct. 1. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cautioned about human immune globulin products, the use of spinal catheters in certain patients and two cardiac stress test agents. Sales of the drug Iclusig have been halted, and the FDA has changed the labels for Potiga and Incivek. Also, the federal agency has removed some restrictions on diabetes drugs containing rosiglitazone.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for October

The Circle of Friends program honored 149 people in October. 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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