Internal Medicine Alert - March 30, 2014

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Internal Medicine Alert has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1 Prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP accreditation begins 01/15/13. Term of approval is for one year from this date with the option of yearly renewal.

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;
Assistant 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
Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine,
University of Washington School of Medicine,
Seattle, WA 

Alexander Shtilbans, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology,
Weill Cornell Medical College 

William B. Ershler, MD
INOVA Fairfax Hospital Cancer Center,
Fairfax, VA;
Director, Institute for Advanced Studies in Aging,
Washington, DC

Carrie Decker, ND
Founder and Medical Director,
Blessed Thistle, Madison, WI

Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine,
Stanford University,
Division of Infectious Diseases,
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center 

William T. Elliott, MD, FACP
Chair, Formulary Committee,
Northern California Kaiser Permanente;
Assistant 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

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

Subjects:

  • Are Hospitalists Associated with Improvements in Quality of Care?
  • Inhaled Apomorphine as a Rescue Treatment in Parkinson’s Disease
  • Choosing Myeloma Maintenance Therapy: Patient Choice
  • Brief Reports
  • Pharmacology Update: Droxidopa Capsules (Northera™)
  • Clinical Briefs By Louis Kuritzky, MD

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.

Authors Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD, FACP, Alexander Shtilbans, MD, PhD, William B. Ershler, MD, Carrie Decker, ND, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, and James Chan, PharmD, PhD report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Carol Kemper does research for Abbott Laboratories and Merck.Louis Kuritzky, MD is a retained consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim, Daiichi Sankyo, Forest Pharmaceuticals, Janssen, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, and Sanofi.

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