Internal Medicine 1407 - Internal Medicine Alert - Apr 15, 2010

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
Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, FACP
Clinical Assistant Professor
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Charleston, WV

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

Allan J. Wilke, MD, MA
Professor and Chair
Department of Integrative Medicine
Ross University (Bahamas)
Limited, Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas

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

Author
Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
Division of Infectious Diseases;
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

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

Subjects:

  • Breaking a Vicious Circle?
  • Unaware of Best Practices for Low Back Pain Management? You're Not Alone
  • BMI or Metabolic Syndrome — Which Is More Important?
  • Hydromorphone HCl Extended-Release Tablets (Exalgo™) CII
  • TB in Haiti
  • Clinical Briefs
  • ECG Review: Some Pulmonary Diagnoses

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. Associate editors Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, FACP, Harold L. Karpman, MD, FACC, FACP, Allan J. Wilke, MD, MA, 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. Author Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP conducts research for GSK Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Laboratories, and Merck.

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