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Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for Dec. 2004

MEDICAL TIP SHEET DECEMBER 2004 - To pursue any of these story ideas, please call Glenda Collins at 310-423-2103. Thank you.

INNOVATIVE MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY PROVIDES PATIENTS WITH AN ALTERNATIVE TO FUSION TO TREAT DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE

Although spinal fusion is a common treatment for low back pain caused by degenerative disc disease, it limits the range of motion in the spine and may cause extra wear and tear on surrounding spinal discs. That's just one of the reasons that Cedars-Sinai is exploring innovative and minimally invasive surgical alternatives. One treatment approach, disc replacement with the Charite artificial disc - a prosthetic device that replaces a damaged or won out disc - was recently approved by the FDA and was tested at Cedars-Sinai. J. Patrick Johnson, M.D., Director of the Institute for Spinal Disorders at Cedars-Sinai is available for interviews.

NEW DIRECTOR OF COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPLANT CENTER BRINGS ADDITIONAL WORLD-CLASS EXPERTISE

Andrew Scott Klein, MD, MBA, is the new director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He has been with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore for more than 20 years and is well known for his involvement with the United Network for Organ Sharing, the national organization that sets transplantation policies. Dr. Klein is available for interviews on organ transplantation.

INTERNATIONAL HEART DOCTORS AND RESEARCHERS INVITE FORMER PRESIDENT CLINTON TO JOIN CAMPAIGN FOR ERADICATION OF HEART ATTACK

A diverse group of international cardiologists and cardiovascular researchers, including P. K. Shah, M.D., Director of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has sent a formal request to former President Bill Clinton inviting him to help in the campaign for heart attack eradication. In an open letter to Clinton spearheaded by the Association for Eradication of Heart Attack (AEHA), the heart attack p
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Contact: Glenda Collins
glenda.collins@cshs.org
310-423-2103
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8-Dec-2004


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