Internal Medicine Alert - July 30, 2012

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the internist and family practitioner.


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Faculty Listing:

Stephen A. Brunton, MD

Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine

Executive Editor
Leslie Coplin

Managing Editor
Neill Kimball

Associate Editors
Michael H. Crawford, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Chief of Clinical Cardiology
University of California
San Francisco Medical Center

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

William B. Ershler, MD
Institute for Advanced Studies in Aging
Washington, DC

David J. Pierson, MD
Professor Emeritus
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
Associate Chief of Infectious Diseases
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center


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  • 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.

Authors Michael H. Crawford, MD, William B. Ershler, MD, and David J. Pierson, MD, Associate editors William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, and James Chan, PharmD, PhD, Peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD; executive editor Leslie Coplin; and managing editor Neill Kimball report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Author Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, FIDSA does research for the National Institutes of Health, and is an advisory board member and consultant for Merck.

Associate editor Louis Kuritzky, MD is an advisor for Endo, Kowa, Pricara, and Takeda.

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