Internal Medicine 1011 - Internal Medicine Alert - Jun 15, 2006

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This activity is intended for the internist and family practitioner.

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Faculty

Editor
Stephen A. Brunton, MD
Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine

Peer Reviewer
Gerald Roberts, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY

Associate Editors
Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor
University of California
San Diego

James Chan, PharmD, PhD
Pharmacy Quality and Outcomes Manager
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

William T. Elliott, MD, FACP
Chair
Formulary Committee
Northern California Kaiser Permanente;
Asst. Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California
San Francisco

Ken Grauer, MD
Professor
Assistant Director
Family Practice Residency Program
University of Florida

Malcolm Robinson, MD, FACP, FACG
Emeritus Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Oklahoma City

Louis Kuritzky, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Florida
Gainesville

Author
Michael H. Crawford, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Clinical Cardiology
University of California
San Francisco

Subjects:

  • Are Lifestyle Measures Effective in Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease? An Evidence-Based Approach
  • Yes, We Can Treat Alcoholism Effectively
  • News About Clopidogrel
  • Methylphenidate Transdermal System (Daytrana™)
  • Clinical Briefs By Louis Kuritzky, MD
  • ECG Review: Need for a Pacer?

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

Financial Disclosure:

Internal Medicine Alert's Editor, Stephen A. 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. Peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD, and associate editors Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, James Chan, PharmD, PhD, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, and Ken Grauer, MD report no financial relationship to this field of study. Associate editor Malcolm Robinson, MD, FACP, FACG serves as a consultant for TAP, Pfizer, Janssen, Eisai, J&J-Merck, and Procter & Gamble, is on the speaker’s bureau of Janssen, Eli Lilly, Solvay, TAP, and Aventis, and does research for Forest Labs, Wyeth-Ayerst, AstraZeneca, and Centocor. Author Michael H. Crawford, MD is on the speaker's bureau for Pfizer. Associate editor Louis Kuritzky, MD is a consultant for GlaxoSmithKline and is on the speaker's bureau of GlaxoSmithKline, 3M, Wyeth-Ayerst, Pfizer, Novartis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, Jones Pharma, and Boehringer Ingelheim.

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