Internal Medicine 904 - Internal Medicine Alert - Feb 28, 2005

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the internist and family practitioner.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Subjects:

  • Do Diets that are Named After People Work Better?
  • Is Obesity a Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation?
  • Accuracy of Screening for Fecal Occult Blood on a Single Stool Sample Obtained by Digital Rectal Examination
  • Niacin Plus Statins For Low HDL
  • Suicidal Ideation in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Pharmacology Update: Oxycodone and Ibuprofen Tablets (CombunoxTM)

Objectives:

  • Describe new findings in differential diagnosis and treatment of various diseases
  • Describe controversies, advantages, and disadvantages of those advances
  • Describe cost-effective treatment regimens
  • Describe the pros and cons of new screening procedures

Financial Disclosure:

Internal Medicine Alert’s Editor, Stephen Brunton, MD, is a consultant for Sanofi-Aventis, Ortho-McNeil, McNeil, Abbott, Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, Endo, EXACT Sciences, and Astra-Zeneca and serves on the speaker’s bureau of McNeil, Sanofi-Aventis, and Ortho-McNeil.