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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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

Education Schedule - May 2016 (PDF)  

Surgery Scheduling

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Pilot Program Helps Decrease Antibiotic Overuse

A recent Cedars-Sinai initiative is already showing promise in combating a rising global health threat — drug-resistant infections, largely due to overuse of antibiotics. In four pilot programs, the Antimicrobial Stewardship team's two-pronged approach has led to a 35 percent drop in antibiotic therapies.

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Morgenstern Debate Tackles Physicians and Social Media


This year's topic is "Physicians and Social Media: Threat to Professionalism or an Essential Part of Contemporary Medical Practice?"

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Cedars-Sinai Holds Free Head and Neck Cancer Screening

head and neck

More than a dozen physicians and dental residents from the Cedars-Sinai's Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and Department of Surgery performed free head and neck cancer screenings for employees and the public on May 6.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for April


The Circle of Friends program honored 272 people in April. 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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P & T Approvals; Changes in Warnings, Labels for Aripiprazole, Metformin, Fluconazole, Brintellix

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the April meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning regarding reports of impulse-control issues with the use of aripiprazole, has revised the labeling for metformin and is evaluating a study that shows there is a possible increased risk of miscarriage with the use of oral fluconazole. And the agency has approved the name change of the antidepressant Brintellix to Trintellix

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