Internal Medicine 2013-08-15 - Internal Medicine Alert - Aug 15, 2013

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
Allan J. Wilke, MD
Professor and Chair
Program Director
Department of Family Medicine
Western Michigan University School of Medicine
Kalamazoo

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
Martin S. Lipsky, MD
Adjunct Professor,
Institute on Aging,
School of Community Health,
Portland State University;
Dean Emeritus, University of Illinois College of Medicine,
Rockford

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

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

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

Jeff Unger, MD
Director, Metabolic Studies
Catalina Research Institute
Chino, CA

Allan J. Wilke, MD, MA
Professor and Chair
Program Director
Department of Family Medicine
Western Michigan University
School of Medicine, Kalamazoo


Peer reviewer
Gerald Roberts, MD
Senior Attending Physician
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
NS/LIJ Health Care System
New Hyde Park, NY

Subjects:

  • Role of Fish Oil in Secondary Cardiovascular
  • Physician Communication and Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Digoxin and Mortality in Atrial Fibrillation
  • Spontaneous Dissections of the Vertebral Arteries and the Carotid Arteries have Different Clinical Presentations and Outcomes
  • Pharmacology Update
  • Once-daily Tadalafil for ED: Efficacy and Safety
  • Psychological Disorders: How to Give Patients What They Want and What They Need
  • ECG Review: Which Vessel is Occluded?

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 Abbott, Amarin, Boehringer Ingelheim, Duchesnay, Janssen, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Sunovion, and Teva; he serves on the speakers bureau of Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Teva. Peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD; executive editor Leslie Coplin; and managing editor Neill Kimball report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Dr. Gupta (author) reports no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Dr. Lipsky (author) reports no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Dr. DiMarco does research for St. Jude, is a consultant for Medtronic, Novartis, and St. Jude, and is a speaker for Boston Scientific

Dr. Fink is a retained consultant for MAQUET.

Drs. Elliott and Chan report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.