Articles tagged with 'Surgery' & 'Transplant' | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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2020
January
02,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
FOX 11 interviewed Cedars-Sinai patient Regina Armstrong about her experience as a double transplant recipient and her plans to ride this year's Donate Life float, sponsored by Cedars-Sinai, in the annual Rose Parade. Armstrong told FOX 11 that sh...
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January
01,
2020
| 09:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Regina Armstrong is looking forward to an especially exciting start to the new year. The 44-year-old Cedars-Sinai patient will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of her kidney transplant as a rider on the Donate Life float in this year's Rose Pa...
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2019
December
22,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
2019 proved to be the busiest year on record for the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center, with more than 500 organs transplanted. In March alone, 65 organ transplants were performed—the highest number of transplants in one month during th...
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October
17,
2019
| 03:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
Pasadena Weekly recently interviewed Stanley C. Jordan, MD, director of Nephrology & Transplant Immunology and medical director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Cedars-Sinai, about a patient who received a lifesaving kidney transplant from his wif...
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June
17,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives and shatter families across the nation, a Cedars-Sinai expert is urging physicians and patients to try managing pain without the addictive pills. "Today, more than ever before, we have a host of othe...
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May
31,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
PopSugar recently interviewed Neel Anand, MD, professor of orthopedic surgery and director of spine trauma at the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center, about what to do if you battle neck pain – and when it’s time to see a physician.  Anand told PopSugar tha...
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May
30,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Spectrum News 1 recently featured the Cedars-Sinai Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills and a day of simulated surgical experience for 40 students from Los Angeles' Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School. After hig...
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May
24,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
James D. Grant, MD, MBA, has joined Cedars-Sinai as chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and physician executive in Perioperative Services. Known for his distinguished record of clinical excellence, organizational leadership and administrativ...
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May
07,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Reporter Sarah Pilla from Spectrum News 1 recently interviewed Edmund Huang, MD, and Jon Kobashigawa, MD, about a family that has undergone multiple organ transplants. Cedars-Sinai patient Regina Armstrong, 44, is full of life, and it’s in part be...
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April
23,
2019
| 06:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
Whether it’s starting a six-hour liver transplant surgery at 1 a.m. or helping a friend of a friend get a sick child the medical help she needs, it’s standard operating procedure for Nicholas N. Nissen, MD, to go above and beyond the call of duty.   ...
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April
22,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
In March, the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Cedars-Sinai completed more organ transplants in one month than ever before in the 15-year history of the program. "It's all hands on deck when the pace gets that intense," said Irene Kim, MD, surgi...
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April
17,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
After Hermine Honarvar Rule was told that she was in critical need of a kidney transplant, two relatives and a friend each volunteered to give up a kidney to help save her. But Rule, 50, a state administrative law judge from Huntington Beach, soon...
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April
11,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Beth Halsey says the decision to donate one of her organs to a perfect stranger had its beginnings in 2017, during her daily spiritual practice. “Thoughts about donating a kidney kept coming to me while I was praying each day. At first, I just ble...
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March
05,
2019
| 08:59 PM America/Los_Angeles
mHealthIntelligence recently interviewed Timothy Daskivich, MD, director of Health Services Research for the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery, about a new program – based on data from a recent study – that encourages and measures daily exercise aft...
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February
12,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai once again ranked first in the country for completing more adult heart transplants in 2018 than any other U.S. medical center. The Smidt Heart Institute transplant team completed 122 heart transplants duri...
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February
05,
2019
| 03:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new Cedars-Sinai study shows that using Fitbit activity monitors to measure steps taken in the days after surgery can predict which patients leave the hospital sooner. The study of 100 patients, led by Timothy Daskivich, MD, director of Health S...
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January
24,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new study has uncovered that the standard method for ranking patients on the waitlist for lifesaving liver transplantation may not prioritize some of the sickest candidates for the top of the list. "Ultimately, we hope this information will help...
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January
21,
2019
| 02:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Los Angeles Times recently interviewed Cedars-Sinai patient Robert Hill, PhD, about his journey from heart failure to health. The journey culminated in Hill representing Cedars-Sinai’s Comprehensive Transplant Center on the 2019 Donate Life float...
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January
02,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Andrew Klein, MD, MBA, the Cedars-Sinai Esther and Mark Schulman Chair in Surgery and Transplantation Medicine, steps into the presidency of the International College of Surgeons (ICS), U.S. Section, on Jan. 1, 2019. A pioneer in transplantation surg...
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2018
December
31,
2018
| 03:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Robert Hill, PhD, arrived at the Cedars-Sinai Emergency Department in February 2017, he was suffering from pains in his stomach but expecting to be treated and sent home. Instead, Hill was told his heart was failing and without a transplant, he ...
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December
28,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
In the lab, the operating room and the community, in 2018, Cedars-Sinai physicians and researchers led important advances in orthopaedic surgery, transplant surgery, transgender programs, gene therapy, tissue regeneration, injury prevention and more....
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December
17,
2018
| 01:11 AM America/Los_Angeles
Spectrum News 1 reporter Sarah Pilla recently interviewed Antoine Hage, MD, about Eric Grace, a Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute patient awaiting a heart and kidney transplant. As Hage explained to Spectrum News 1, the kidney and heart Grace nee...
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December
13,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Harley Brackney, 20, has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. After a snowboarding accident landed him in the emergency room, Brackney learned he had a life-altering diagnosis. “I found out my fall was caused by a seizure and that I was i...
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December
05,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Vascular surgeon Ali Azizzadeh, MD, was the first to use a newly approved, minimally invasive device to perform a series of innovative surgeries on patients with aneurysms of the aorta, the main vessel that delivers blood from the heart to the rest o...
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November
19,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When 66-year-old Donna Terrell from Compton began suffering from aches and pains in the spring of 2005, she attributed it to stress from working long hours in the banking industry. But when she started vomiting blood, she realized something was serio...
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August
17,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Raymond Schaerf, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon, likes to joke that most people pack their cellphones with photos of their smiling children. His cellphone, however, is stocked with pictures of the human heart. The photos are not Valentines and displ...
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April
11,
2018
| 07:40 PM America/Los_Angeles
The first time George Berci heard a siren, he was 23 years old. It was the summer of 1944, on the outskirts of Budapest, he was one of hundreds of Jewish conscripted laborers who were packed into a railroad car as human freight. They were bound fo...
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March
06,
2018
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Christopher Rowles sits on a beach chair, crossing one leg over the other as he enjoys the sunset at Point Mugu. He missed performing that simple maneuver, not to mention walks on the beach and trout fishing, until recently. The former Los Angeles...
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2011
July
26,
2011
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study shows that removing lymph nodes due to the presence of occult, or microscopic, cancer cells found in the sentinel lymph node – the one closest to the tumor -- has no impact on survival outcomes of women with early-stage breast cancer. The...
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July
13,
2011
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
George Berci, MD, FACS, has received the highest honor bestowed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), with the largest, most prestigious surgical organization in the nation recognizing him as a pioneer who developed the endoscopic and laparoscop...
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