Internal Medicine 1117 - Internal Medicine Alert - Sep 15, 2007

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the internist and family practitioner.

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Faculty

Executive Editor
Stephen A. Brunton, MD

Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine

Associate Editors
Louis Kuritzky, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Florida
Gainesville

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

Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH
Professor of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Director, Sleep Disorders
Center, Samaritan Hospital
Lexington

Allan J. Wilke, MD
Residency Program Director
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
School of Medicine
Huntsville Regional Medical Campus
Huntsville

Mary Elina Ferris, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Southern California

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

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

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

Subjects:

  • Another Cherished Clinical Dogma Bites the Dust
  • Yogurt for Diarrhea
  • Searching for Thyroid Disease
  • Ambrisentan Tablets (Letairis™)
  • Clinical Briefs by Louis Kuritzky, MD
  • An Octogenarian in Heart Failure

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 Abbott, Amylin, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, Endo, Novartis, and Novo Nordisk. 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. Associate editor Ken Grauer, MD is the sole proprietor of KG-EKG Press, and publisher of an ECG pocket brain book. Associate editors Barbara Phillips, MD, MSPH, Allan J. Wilke, MD, Mary Elina Ferris, MD, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, James Chan, PharmD, PhD, report no financial relationship to this field of study. Peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD, reports no financial relationship to this field of study.

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