Internal Medicine 1222 - Internal Medicine Alert - Nov 15, 2008

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the internist and family practitioner.

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Credit Designation:

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

Faculty

Executive Editor
Stephen A. Brunton, MD

Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine

Associate Editors
Harold L. Karpman, MD, FACC, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
UCLA School of Medicine

Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, FACP

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine
Meharry Medical College
Nashville
Assistant Clinical Professor, Div. Of General Internal Medicine and Public Health
Vanderbilt University Medical School
Nashville

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

Subjects:

  • Vitamin D Levels and the Risk of Mortality in the General Population
  • An Update on Tiotropium for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent Recombinant Vaccine (Gardasil┬«)
  • Clinical Briefs by Louis Kuritzky, MD
  • ECG Review: A Fast Heart with Chest Pain

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 Harold L. Karpman, MD, FACC, FACP, Rahul Gupta, MD,MPH, FACP, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, James Chan, PharmD, PhD, and peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD, reports no financial relationship to this field of study. 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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