Internal Medicine Alert - September 30, 2011

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

Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH
Vice President, Primary Care
Eisenhower Medical Center
Clinical Professor, Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

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

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

Author
Russell H. Greenfield, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC;
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ

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

Subjects:

  • Constipation, Cardiovascular Disease, and the Connection
  • We Can Help our Seniors Sleep Better Without Dangerous Pills
  • Why You Should Outsource Your Weight Loss Treatment
  • Relationship Between Activity Levels and Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults
  • Crizotinib Capsules (Xalkori┬«)
  • Clinical Briefs

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, serves on the advisory board for Amylin, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novo Nordisk, and Symbiotix; he serves on the speakers bureau of Boehringer Ingelheim, Novo Nordisk, and Teva. Associate editors Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, FACP, Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, and James Chan, PharmD, PhD, and peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD report no financial relationship to this field of study. Associate editor Harold L. Karpman, MD, FACC, FACP serves on the speakers bureau for Forest Laboratories. Associate editor Louis Kuritzky, MD is an advisor for Endo, Kowa, Pricara, and Takeda.

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