Internal Medicine 1205 - Internal Medicine Alert - Mar 15, 2008

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the internist and family practitioner.

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Credit Designation:

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Faculty

Executive Editor
Stephen A. Brunton, MD

Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine

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

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

Louis Kuritzky, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Florida
Gainesville

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

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

Author
John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of Virginia
Charlottesville

Subjects:

  • The Mystery of Warts: Duct Tape, Moleskin or What?
  • Dementia Is a Death Sentence
  • CT Scans and Radiation Exposure
  • Warfarin vs Clopidogrel Plus Aspirin for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Niacin/simvastatin Extended-Release Tablets (Simcor®)
  • Clinical Briefs by Louis Kuritzky, MD
  • ECG Review: Not Just 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 editors Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, Allan J. Wilke, MD, Mary Elina Ferris, MD, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, James Chan, PharmD, PhD, and peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD, report no financial relationships to this field of study. Author John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD is a consultant for Novartis, and does research for Medtronic and Guidant. 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.

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