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P & T Approvals, FDA Warnings About Codeine-Containing Meds, NSAIDs, Proglycem

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the June meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about codeine-containing medicines in children, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and Proglycem in infants.

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Grand Rounds

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Surgery Scheduling

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Establishment of a New Orthopedic Academic Department

Message From the Chair

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery has long been recognized for its high-quality care and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and diseases. The Department of Surgery believes the program has the potential to achieve even a stronger academic reputation among specialists in the field with the addition of departmental status. Our recent proposal to form such a department was advanced through the Surgery Department and approved by the Medical Executive Committee; board approval is expected July 27, 2015.

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Joshi Wins 2015 Adashek Award

Neel R. Joshi, MD, has been named the 2015 winner of the Dr. Kenneth Adashek Surgical Excellence Award. The award was presented in June. The award comes with a $25,000 prize, which Joshi can use for educational or academic activity.


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Hydroxyurea-Induced Lower Extremity Ulcers on Rise?

By Romina Vincenti, DPM, and Karen Shum, DPM

On our service, we are seeing a rising trend of ulcers that may be associated with hydroxyurea therapy. These wounds take longer to heal compared to those in patients not undergoing hydroxyurea therapy, and they sometimes fail to heal.

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Notes, 'Fat Tab' Among CS-Link Updates

Several improvements were added recently to CS-Link™, including the ability to write notes via Haiku and Canto. Please note one change in particular: All order functions now are grouped into one "fat tab" called "Manage Orders."

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Doctors Deal With Rules on Patient Classification

Use of Two-Midnight Rule to Determine Status Can Be Confusing

Federal policy designed to clarify when patients in overnight hospital stays qualify as inpatients, outpatients or under observation is causing some confusion among Cedars-Sinai's medical staff, especially documenting "medical necessity" under the two-midnight rule.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for June

The Circle of Friends program honored 249 people in June. 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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