Internal Medicine 1623 - Internal Medicine Alert - Dec 15, 2012

Target Audience:

This CME activity is intended for the internist/family physician.

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Faculty Listing:

Editor
Stephen A. Brunton, MD

Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine

Executive Editor
Leslie Coplin

Managing Editor
Neill Kimball

Associate Editors
Penny Tenzer, MD
Associate Professor
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Chief of Service
Family Medicine
University of Miami Hospital
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

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

Ken Grauer, MD
Professor Emeritus in Family Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Florida

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

Subjects:

  • Improving Outcomes for Patients with New Onset Bell's Palsy
  • Cardiovascular Benefits and Diabetes Risks of Statin Therapy
  • Pharmacology Update: Perampanel Tablets (Fycompa„¢)
  • Gabapentin for Chronic Cough
  • Can Statins Reduce Cancer-Related Mortality?
  • Are All of Those Multivitamin Dollars Well Spent?
  • ECG Review: The Coronaries Were Clean...

Objectives:

  • describe new findings in differential diagnosis and treatment of various diseases
  • describe the advantages, disadvantages and controversies surrounding the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
  • identify cost-effective treatment regimens
  • explain the advantages and disadvantages of new disease 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 Penny Tenzer, MD,Harold L. Karpman, MD, FACC, FACP, 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.

Associate editor Louis Kuritzky, MD is an advisor for Endo, Kowa, Pricara, and Takeda. Associate editor Ken Grauer, MD is the sole proprietor of KG-EKG Press, and publisher of an ECG pocket brain book.

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