Internal Medicine 1319 - Internal Medicine Alert - Oct 15, 2009

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

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

Authors
Leslie A. Hoffman, PhD, RN
Department of Acute/Tertiary Care
School of Nursing
University of Pittsburgh

Jonathan Abrams, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque

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

Subjects:

  • Transmission of Influenza H1N1: What Is Not Being Done
  • Percutaneous Closure of Left Atrial Appendage vs Warfarin Therapy
  • Diabetes and CV Disease: An Uneasy Truce
  • Pharmacology Update: Pitavastatin Tablets (Livalo┬«)
  • Clinical Briefs by Louis Kuritzky, MD
  • ECG Review: Has There Been an Infarct?

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 Amylin, Cephalon, Novo Nordisk, Sciele, and Takeda; he receives grant/ research support and serves on the speakers bureau of Cephalon and Novo Nordisk. Author Leslie A. Hoffman, PhD, RN, associate editor Harold L. Karpman, MD, FACC, FACP, author Jonathan Abrams, MD, associate editors William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, James Chan, PharmD, PhD, and peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD, report 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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