Internal Medicine 1503 - Internal Medicine Alert - Feb 15, 2011

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This activity is intended for the internist and family practitioner.


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Stephen Brunton, MD
Adjunct Clinical Professor
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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

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

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

Matthew E. Fink, MD
Iterim Chair
Division of Stroke & Critical Care Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

William T. Elliott, MD, FACP
Chair, Formulary Committee
Northern California Kaiser Permanente
Assistant 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

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


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Financial Disclosure:

Internal Medicine Alert’s editor, Stephen Brunton, MD, is a consultant for Amylin, Novo Nordisk, Shionogi Pharma, Takeda, and Teva; he serves on the speakers bureau of Boehringer Ingelheim, Novo Nordisk, and Teva. Associate editors 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. Associate editor Louis Kuritzky, MD is a consultant for Abbott, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Daiichi, Sankyo, Forest Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Takeda. Associate editor Ken Grauer, MD is the sole proprietor of KG-EKG Press, and publisher of an ECG pocket brain book. Associate editor Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH is a consultant for Cephalon, and serves on the speakers bureaus for Resmed and Respironics.

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