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P & T Approvals; FDA Warns About Zydelig

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the February meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting healthcare professionals about reports of an increased rate of adverse events, including deaths, in clinical trials with the cancer medicine Zydelig in combination with other cancer medicines.

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Surgery Grand Rounds

Click the "read more" to see information about upcoming Surgery Grand Rounds.

Grand Rounds

Click here to view a schedule of all upcoming grand rounds.

Education Schedule

Click the PDF link below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule.

Education Schedule - March 2016  

Surgery Scheduling

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Expediting Admission to the SICU

By Eric Ley, MD
Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit

A surgical safety checklist should be considered a tool to facilitate communication and coordination rather than a decree. Successful human factor interventions, such as a surgical safety checklist, require the system to adapt to the user rather than forcing the user to adapt to the system.

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Obesity and Prostate Cancer - Bedside to Bench and Back

New faculty recruits have joined the lab of Stephen Freedland, MD. Freedland's group specializes in prostate cancer prevention, management and outcomes. See the details of his team's research.

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Bhamb Wins Orthopaedic Association Award

The California Orthopaedic Association presented a series of four awards for resident research projects this year, with the Orthopaedic Resident and Education Foundation Resident Research Symposium award going to Neil Bhamb, MD, a PGY-4 Cedars-Sinai resident physician in Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Two Minutes With …

Two Minutes With

This question-and-answer feature will help you get to know some of the physicians in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery. This month's installment features and Daisy Chou, MD, and Timothy Daskivich, MD, MSHPM.

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Does Surgery Work? Study Sniffs Out an Answer

Surgeons, of course, hope their handiwork helps patients. But how can they be sure? That question inspired Cedars-Sinai to launch an innovative study to quantify the outcomes of surgery for sinus inflammation. The data was reassuring. "We can now say that if you have endoscopic sinus surgery at Cedars-Sinai, you have an 87 percent chance of feeling better a year later," said Martin Hopp, MD, PhD.

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Gordon Discusses Cedars-Sinai Mural at Jewish Center

Leo Gordon, MD, medical adviser to the Cedars-Sinai Historical Conservancy, presented From Concept to Canvas — The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Mural — Jewish Contributions to Medicine to the adult education section of the Merage Jewish Community Center in Irvine on Feb. 21.

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CS-Link Central Has New Design, Easier Navigation

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Take a few moments to check out the newly designed CS-Link Central — your source for CS-Link information and resources. The website now offers a fresh look and feel, easier-to-use layout and navigation, better search capabilities and mobile-friendly functionality.

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CS-Link Tip: Reminder Email

You should check your CS-Link InBasket daily. There may be times when you wish you could get a notification to your regular email that you have a message waiting for you in CS-Link. You can. Just set up an email reminder about InBasket notifications.

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Topics Sought for Morgenstern Debate


The 13th annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition will convene on Friday, June 3. The debate committee is soliciting topics.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for February


The Circle of Friends program honored 197 people in February. 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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