Internal Medicine 1609 - Internal Medicine Alert - May 15, 2012

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the internist and family practitioner.

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

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

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

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

Subjects:

  • Sleep: The New Heavyweight in Weight Control?
  • Short-term Prescriptions for Analgesics can Lead to Long-term Use
  • Peginesatide Injection (Omontys┬«)
  • Clinical Briefs
  • Any Acute Changes?

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 Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, FACP, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, and James Chan, PharmD, PhD, Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, FACP, 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 Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH serves on the speakers bureau for PotomaCME. Associate editor Louis Kuritzky, MD is an advisor for Endo, Kowa, Pricara, and Takeda. Ken Grauer, MD is the sole proprietor of KG-EKG Press, and publisher of an ECG pocket brain book.

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