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(PR NewsChannel) / April 26, 2017 / Winter Park, FloridaMark A. LaGatta, MD, Nephrologist working for Nephrology Associates of Central Florida, and affiliated with Winter Park Memorial Hospital, has been named a 2017 Top Doctor in Winter Park, Florida. Top Doctor Awards is dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care. Dr. Mark A. LaGatta is an experienced and respected physician, having been in practice for over 20 years. His career in medicine started in 1996, when he graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. An internship and residency then followed at the Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, prior to completing a fellowship at the Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. LaGatta is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and he treats and diagnoses a wide variety of conditions. These include kidney stones, gout, nephritis, vascular disease, hypertension, alkalosis, chronic kidney diseases, and acute kidney failure. Expert treatments undertaken by Dr. LaGatta include hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Dr. LaGatta is known not only for his clinical excellence as a nephrologist, but also for his patient centric approach to medicine. He takes the time to get to know and understand his patients, and provides tailored and effective solutions. This laudable philosophy makes Dr. Mark A. LaGatta a very deserving winner of a 2017 Top Doctor Award. About Top Doctor Awards Top Doctor Awards specializes in recognizing and commemorating the achievements of today’s most influential and respected doctors in medicine. Our selection process considers education, research contributions, patient reviews, and other quality measures to identify top doctors.


(PR NewsChannel) / April 25, 2017 / Winter Park, Florida Mark A. LaGatta, MD, Nephrologist working for Nephrology Associates of Central Florida, and affiliated with Winter Park Memorial Hospital, has been named a 2017 Top Doctor in Winter Park, Florida. Top Doctor Awards is dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care. Dr. Mark A. LaGatta is an experienced and respected physician, having been in practice for over 20 years. His career in medicine started in 1996, when he graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. An internship and residency then followed at the Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, prior to completing a fellowship at the Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. LaGatta is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and he treats and diagnoses a wide variety of conditions. These include kidney stones, gout, nephritis, vascular disease, hypertension, alkalosis, chronic kidney diseases, and acute kidney failure. Expert treatments undertaken by Dr. LaGatta include hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Dr. LaGatta is known not only for his clinical excellence as a nephrologist, but also for his patient centric approach to medicine. He takes the time to get to know and understand his patients, and provides tailored and effective solutions. This laudable philosophy makes Dr. Mark A. LaGatta a very deserving winner of a 2017 Top Doctor Award. About Top Doctor Awards Top Doctor Awards specializes in recognizing and commemorating the achievements of today’s most influential and respected doctors in medicine. Our selection process considers education, research contributions, patient reviews, and other quality measures to identify top doctors.


The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Angelica Gacayan, RN to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Angelica is a Registered Nurse with six years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially critical care and medical/surgical nursing. She is currently serving patients within Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. Angelica’s career in nursing began in 2010 when she graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Florida International University in Miami. She keeps up to date with the latest advances in nursing by maintaining a professional membership with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Nursing Informatics Association. Angelica attributes her success to truly loving her profession, as well as the inspiration from her mother who is also a nurse. In her free time, Angelica enjoys blogging at www.angelicagacayan.com, spending time with her family, and playing with her dogs. Learn more about Angelica here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4135869/ and www.angelicagacayan.com and be sure to read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


News Article | April 19, 2017
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Gunshot wound injuries in Miami-Dade County are clustered in predominantly poor, black neighborhoods, according to a new study from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. "These findings offer evidence to support urgent, targeted community engagement and prevention strategies to reduce local firearm violence," said Tanya L. Zakrison, M.D., M.H.Sc., M.P.H., assistant professor in the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery and a surgeon at the Ryder Trauma Center at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Zakrison sponsored the study, "Geo-demographics of Gunshot Wound Injuries in Miami-Dade County, 2002-2012," published recently in the journal BMC Public Health. Co-authors were Justin Stoler, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, whose research focuses on health disparities, and Laura Zebib, a former UM student and Miller School intern who is now an M.P.H. student at Columbia University. "We found that the epicenter of gun violence persisted in these socially and economically marginalized neighborhoods throughout the 11-year study period, implying that gun control, anti-violence, and policing strategies have been ineffective," said Zakrison. "We hope to engage local community groups and municipal politicians to find new societal-level interventions that will help eliminate systemic inequalities, also known as structural violence, evident in Miami that lead to direct violence related to firearms." The Miller School researchers reviewed 4,547 Miami-Dade cases involving an intentional firearm-related injury from 2002 to 2012. The fatality rate of injured patients was 15.4 percent. "Gun violence in Miami-Dade County is twice the national average," Zakrison said. "From a public health perspective, this is a crisis." Zakrison said more funds are needed on a national level for firearm research and injury prevention programs. "Firearm-related violence is a greater problem in societies like the United States that have extreme inequality of wealth," she said. "It also stems from a culture of fear that has permeated society so that people feel they need a gun." She added that the United States has the world's largest incarcerated population with 2.7 million people in prison. "When inmates are released, it is very difficult for them to obtain regular employment, so they are pushed back into high-risk alternatives for income, fueling the intra-community violence in Miami-Dade," she said. "We need to make changes in our society so all human beings have an opportunity to realize their full potential."


News Article | April 14, 2017
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NEW YORK, April 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Fouad G. Souki, Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at the University of Miami has been selected to join the Education Board at the American Health Council. He will be sharing his knowledge and expertise on Transplant Anesthesiology. With over a decade of experience in the field of Anesthesia, Dr. Souki offers valuable insight in his role as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at the University of Miami. Recognized as part of the University of Miami Health System, the University of Miami prides itself in delivering high-quality compassionate health care, promoting health and well-being in the community, and educating the next generation of medical leaders. In his current capacity as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at the University of Miami for over five years, Dr. Souki day-to-day responsibilities include clinical work, teaching residents and fellows, overseeing the Transplant Anesthesia Fellowship Program and maintaining his role as Director of Post Anesthesia Care Unit. Following his graduation with a medical degree from the American University of Beirut in 2003, Dr. Souki completed a residency in Anesthesiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital - Jackson Health System. He then continued post graduate training with a fellowship in Solid Organ Transplant Anesthesiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital - Jackson Health System. Dr. Souki maintains affiliation with the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia, International Liver Transplant Society and International Anesthesia Research Society. He is board certified in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. As a founding member of the Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia, Dr. Souki pursued Transplant Anesthesiology after being fascinated by the field, its challenges and desiring to make a positive impact on patients. Looking back, he attributes his success to hard work and dedication. Due to his outstanding career, Dr. Souki has been honored with the 2012 Anesthesiology Research Award and the 2012 Anesthesiology High Academic Achievement Award by the University of Miami. He has authored peer-reviewed publications on topics ranging from cardiac arrest in pregnancy, airway management, emergence, cardioverter defibrillators and transesophageal echocardiography. Also, he has written book chapters on transplant in geriatric patients and anesthetic implications of opioid addiction. Dr. Souki has presented at numerous national conferences including ASA, GAARRC, IARS and OAS. He is supportive of various local and international charitable organizations such as the Dolphins Cancer Challenge, United Way of Miami, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Residing in Miami, he is an avid Miami Heat fan who enjoys playing basketball, tennis, and football in his spare time. Due to his international roots, Dr. Souki is fluent in English, Spanish, and Arabic. Considering the future, Dr. Souki plans to continue his dedication to academic medicine and develop his research for better patient care and safety.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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St. Catherine’s Village announced that a limited number of rooms have become available in its Siena Center. Siena Center is a skilled nursing facility on the grounds of the St. Catherine’s Village campus in Madison, Mississippi that accommodates 120 residents in private and semiprivate rooms. It recently was voted the best nursing home in Mississippi for the second year in a row by readers of the Clarion-Ledger. “Whether someone needs temporary recuperative care after a hospital stay or long-term convalescence due to illness, they’ll find compassion at Siena Center,” said Mary Margaret Judy, executive director at St. Catherine’s Village. “Our staff provides exceptional person-centered care in a setting that recognizes each individual’s dignity and worth.” St. Catherine’s Village is a subsidiary of St. Dominic’s Hospital and as such has access to its services. Furthermore, each Siena Center resident’s treatment is overseen by a physician who is a member of the St. Catherine’s Village medical staff with care centered around his or her circumstances. A nurse practitioner is on-site Monday through Friday while a medical director is on-site weekly. The facility’s two in-house social workers provide support beyond just physical needs but also emotional support, and two pastoral care visitors offer spiritual support. Activities coordinators plan engaging recreational, social, cultural, therapeutic, spiritual, and enriching activities, as well. “No matter how much care a resident requires, it is vitally important to let the resident express his or her own decisions and choices,” said Judy. To accomplish this, St. Catherine’s Village maintains a staff-to-resident ratio that exceeds state requirements. The nursing administration is comprised exclusively of RNs filling the roles of Director of Nursing, Director of Health Services, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, and Nurse Managers. Additionally, Siena Center is licensed and regulated by the Mississippi State Department of Health as a Skilled Nursing facility. “Finding the right living environment is a real concern for family members when they realize their loved ones need more care than they can provide,” said Judy. “We understand this is one of the hardest decisions they will ever have to make. It is our intention that each and every individual will receive unsurpassed, compassionate care at Siena Center.” In addition to assistance with activities of daily living, residents at Siena Center are served three meals a day. A full-time in-house dietician and culinary staff provide extensive meal selections where choice is the number one priority and nutrition and taste combine for a healthy diet. Utilities except telephone and Internet are included in monthly fees as is regular housekeeping. Wi-Fi hot spots allow for Skyping with family. Round-the-clock campus security also is provided. Siena Center is one stage of the all-inclusive Life Care Community of St. Catherine’s Village. The gated property is located on 160 picturesque acres and is the first retirement community in Mississippi to earn accreditation by CARF-CCAC. This “commitment to excellence” seal signifies that the campus exceeds the standards established by the only international accrediting body for CCRCs. Other living options include independent living in apartments and garden homes, assisted living in Marian Hall, and memory care in Campbell Cove and Hughes Center. In addition to unparalleled facilities, St. Catherine’s Village offers protected and beautiful outdoor spaces plus engaging activities and a mission-focused environment. The ministry encourages residents in all levels to enjoy fullness of life, health and faith. St. Catherine’s Village is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois. The Sisters, who have owned and operated St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital since 1946, extended their healing ministry to the special needs of older adults with the creation of St. Catherine’s Village in 1988. For information on availability and admission criteria for Siena Center, call (601) 856-0123 or log onto http://www.StCatherinesVillage.com.


The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome Kendrick E. Duldulao, MD, FAAPMR, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician, to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. Dr. Duldulao is currently serving patients at Rehabilitation Health Centers of Florida in Tampa, Florida. With eight years of experience in his field, he specializes in pain management and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Kendrick E. Duldulao graduated with his Medical Degree in 2002 at New York Medical College. He then went on to undertake an internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital, followed by a residency at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, before completing his fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Duldulao has earned the coveted title of Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. To keep up to date in the latest advances in his field, Dr. Duldulao maintains a professional membership with the Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, the Florida Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and the American Spinal Injury Association. He attributes his success to his good upbringing, great training, and excellent mentors along the way. When he is not assisting patients, Dr. Duldulao enjoys boating, fishing, and playing the drums. Learn more about Dr. Duldulao here: http://www.rehabhealthflorida.com/ and be sure to read his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. FindaTopDoc.com is a hub for all things medicine, featuring detailed descriptions of medical professionals across all areas of expertise, and information on thousands of healthcare topics. Each month, millions of patients use FindaTopDoc to find a doctor nearby and instantly book an appointment online or create a review. Findatopdoc.com features each doctor’s full professional biography highlighting their achievements, experience, patient reviews and areas of expertise. A leading provider of valuable health information that helps empower patient and doctor alike, FindaTopDoc enables readers to live a happier and healthier life. For more information about FindaTopDoc, visit: http://www.findatopdoc.com


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Diagnostic Center for Women has announced that Dr. Michael J. Plaza expands use of cryoablation treatment of fibroadenoma to include early stage breast cancer with the Visica® 2 Treatment System. Developed by Sanarus Technologies, the Visica 2 Treatment System is a cryoablation device that uses extreme cold (cryo) to destroy tissue (ablation). The device destroys the tumor by freezing and damaging the adjacent vasculature that fuels tumor growth. Dr. Michael J. Plaza is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiology. He completed his residency at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and breast imaging fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Plaza has become the first radiologist in Miami to provide cryoablation for early stage breast cancer with the Visica 2 Treatment System. Cryoablation—also referred to as tumor freezing—is a minimally invasive procedure done under ultrasound guidance in the doctor’s office or radiology suite. After injection of local anesthesia, a thin probe is inserted through the skin directly into the tumor. Liquid nitrogen is pumped into the probe to form an “ice ball” around the lesion. Freezing destroys the tumor cells, which are then reabsorbed by the body over time. The procedure can be done in less than an hour with most patients reporting minimal discomfort and a resumption of normal activity right away. Little, if any, visible scarring occurs. Because no breast tissue is removed during the procedure, the natural shape of the breast is maintained. Dr. Plaza began using cryoablation for fibroadenoma in February 2016, and expanded to treating early stage breast cancer in October 2016. “We saw great results in treating benign breast tumors, and with the growing evidence in the medical literature, especially the National Cancer Institute Z1072 Trial we decided to expand our practice to include cryoablation of early stage breast cancer,” said Dr. Plaza. In a 5-year multicenter study funded by the National Cancer Institute and sponsored by the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, cryoablation with the Visica 2 Treatment System was shown to be 100% effective for complete ablation of invasive ductal breast cancer tumors <1.0 cm. The Visica 2 Treatment System was the exclusive device used in the Z1072 study and showed cryoablation to be effective in 92% of the targeted lesions. Results from this breast cancer study (ACOSOG Z1072), which included a 5-year follow-up, were published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology. “Cryoablation is an evolution in the treatment of early stage breast cancer. Unlike surgery, it is a minimally invasive procedure that preserves the shape of the breast and can be performed in the office under 30 minutes while the patient is awake” Dr. Plaza explains. “Patients can typically return to work the next day. I am excited to bring this modality to the patients in Miami.” Cryoablation with the Visica 2 Treatment System is a nonsurgical option for patients that have been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, is visible on sonogram and has been confirmed with a biopsy. About Diagnostic Center for Women The Diagnostic Center For Women is a premier imaging facility focused on fostering female wellness. Established in 1999, they are committed to providing the most reliable and comprehensive testing available. Their facility is accredited in mammography, breast and body MRI and obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound by the following organizations: American College of Radiology (ACR), Mammography, Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), Breast MRI, Body MRI, and American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM), Obstetric and Gynecologic Ultrasound. “At the Diagnostic Center for Women, we understand your unique health needs.” Find out more at http://www.dxforwomen.com About Sanarus Technologies In 2001, the Visica® 2 Treatment System was the first available for cryoablation of fibroadenomas. Since then, our system has been used to successfully treat thousands of patients. The Visica 2 Treatment System is FDA-cleared for the ablation of cancerous or malignant tissue and benign tumors. At Sanarus, we develop innovative solutions for the nonsurgical treatment of breast tumors. We are headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, and all of our products are manufactured in the USA. Find out more at http://www.sanarus.com


The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome Charif Abdul Rahman Sidani, MD, Radiologist, to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. He is a highly trained and qualified radiologist with an extensive expertise in all facets of his work especially diagnostic radiology and neuroradiology. Dr. Sidani has been in practice for more than 13 years and is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology within the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. He is also affiliated with Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sidani attended the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon, graduating with his Medical Degree in 2003. He subsequently completed an internship and Radiology residency within the same educational, before relocating to the United States and undertaking his fellowship training at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sidani is double board certified in Neuroradiology and in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. To keep up to date with the latest advances and developments in his field, Dr. Sidani maintains professional memberships with the American College of Radiology, the American Society for Neuroradiology, and the Lebanese Order of Physicians. With his wealth of experience and knowledge, Dr. Sidani is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the Henry H. Lerner MD Award for Teaching Excellence in 2014. He attributes his success to the support of his family, his excellent mentors, and hard work. When he is not assisting patients, Dr. Sidani enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his family. Learn more about Dr. Sidani here: http://www.med.miami.edu/ and be sure to read his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. FindaTopDoc.com is a hub for all things medicine, featuring detailed descriptions of medical professionals across all areas of expertise, and information on thousands of healthcare topics.  Each month, millions of patients use FindaTopDoc to find a doctor nearby and instantly book an appointment online or create a review.  FindaTopDoc.com features each doctor’s full professional biography highlighting their achievements, experience, patient reviews and areas of expertise.  A leading provider of valuable health information that helps empower patient and doctor alike, FindaTopDoc enables readers to live a happier and healthier life.  For more information about FindaTopDoc, visit http://www.findatopdoc.com


Cano E.L.,Jackson Memorial Hospital | Miyares M.A.,Jackson Memorial Hospital
American Journal Geriatric Pharmacotherapy | Year: 2012

Objective: To report clinical challenges in managing dabigatran-induced bleeding. Methods: A 78-year-old woman came to the hospital with severe coagulopathy, respiratory failure, hypotension, and bleeding secondary to dabigatran therapy. At admission, creatinine clearance was 15 mL/min; prothrombin time, 147.5 seconds; activated partial thromboplastin time, >200 seconds; and international normalized ratio, 12.42. Medications taken at home included dabigatran, 150 mg BID. During the hospitalization, multiple blood product transfusions were given, vitamin K and prothrombin complex concentrate were administered, and dialysis was initiated in an attempt to achieve hemostasis. Despite multiple interventions, coagulopathy persisted (prothrombin time, 70.8 seconds; activated partial thromboplastin time, >200 seconds; and international normalized ratio, 6.05), with continued bleeding. On hospital day 5, the patient died. Conclusions: According to the Naranjo probability scale, bleeding associated with dabigatran revealed a probable relationship. This fatal case illustrates our concern about the usefulness of currently recommended anticoagulation laboratory tests and of the efficacy of blood transfusion, dialysis, and prothrombin complex concentrate in managing life-threatening bleeding secondary to dabigatran. In addition, clinicians should be cognizant of the renal recommendations for the newer oral anticoagulant agents to prevent potentially catastrophic results. © 2012 Elsevier HS Journals, Inc. All rights reserved.

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