Internal Medicine 1604 - Internal Medicine Alert - Feb 29, 2012

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Faculty

Editor
Stephen A. Brunton, MD

Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine

Executive Editor
Leslie Coplin

Managing Editor
Neill Kimball

Associate Editors
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

Authors
Michael Rubin, MD
Professor, Clinical Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College.
Editor for Neurology Alert

Michael H. Crawford, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Chief of Clinical Cardiology
University of California
San Francisco Medical Center
Editor for Clinical Cardiology Alert

Russell H. Greenfield, MD, Editor

Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Arizona
College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ
Editor for Alternative Medicine Alert

Melissa J. Nirenberg, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College.

Jerome W. Yates, MD

Professor of Medicine
SUNY at Buffalo;
Professor of Oncology
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY;
Senior Clinical Research Scientist
Clinical Research Branch, NIA, NIH

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

Subjects:

  • Muscle Complications Due to Statins
  • Optimal Weight Loss Diet to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
  • Sweat Your Heart? Sauna for CHF
  • Solvents and the Risk of Parkinson's Disease
  • Care Options for Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Azilsartan Medoxomil and Chlorthalidone (Edarbyclor®)
  • 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 Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novo Nordisk, Sunovion, and Teva; he serves on the speakers bureau of Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly, Kowa, Novo Nordisk, and Teva. Associate editors William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, and James Chan, PharmD, PhD, authors Michael Rubin, MD, Michael H. Crawford, MD, Russell H. Greenfield, MD, Editor, Melissa J. Nirenberg, MD, PhD, Jerome W. Yates, MD, peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD; executive editor Leslie Coplin; and managing editor Neill Kimball report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study. Associate editor Louis Kuritzky, MD is an advisor for Endo, Kowa, Pricara, and Takeda.

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