Internal Medicine Alert (Vol. 38, No. 24) - December 30, 2016

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Release date: December 2016

Valid through: December 2019

Target Audience

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


  • Diastolic Blood Pressure Goals
  • Cranberry Capsules Are Not Effective in Preventing Bacteriuria with Pyuria in Elderly Women in Nursing Homes
  • How Safe Is Your Honey?
  • Benefits of TB Screening Confirmed
  • Pharmacology Update: Prasterone Vaginal Insert (Intrarosa)
  • Clinical Briefs: 10-year Outcomes for Localized Prostate Cancer; Secondary Prevention of Stroke by Pioglitazone in Prediabetes; Linking Psoriasis to Vascular Health


  • 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.

Credit Available


  • Maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.0 AOA Category 2-B credits
  • 1.0 AAFP Credits
  • 2.0 ABIM MOC Credits


This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

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Credit Designation


AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association has approved this continuing education activity for up to 2.0 AOA Category 2-B credits.

Internal Medicine Alert has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 Prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP accreditation begins Jan. 1, 2016. Term of approval is for one year from this date with the option of yearly renewal.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Faculty Listing


Stephen A. Brunton, MD

Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice

College of Pharmacy

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Salt Lake City  


James Chan, PharmD, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor
School of Pharmacy
University of California, San Francisco

Michael Crawford, MD

Professor of Medicine, Chief of Clinical Cardiology
University of California, San Francisco


William T. Elliott, MD, FACP

Chair, Formulary Committee

Northern California Kaiser

Permanente; Assistant Clinical

Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco


Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
Division of Infectious Diseases
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center


Louis Kuritzky, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Florida



Richard R. Watkins, MD, MS, FACP, FIDSA

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Division of Infectious Diseases
Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center
Akron, OH


Gerald Roberts, MD

Senior Attending Physician

Long Island Jewish Medical Center

NS/LIJ Health Care System
New Hyde Park, NY

Financial Disclosure

Internal Medicine Alert’s Physician Editor Stephen Brunton, MD, is a retained consultant for Abbott Diabetes, Actavis, AstraZeneca, Becton Dickinson, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cempra, Janssen, Lilly, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, and Teva; he serves on the speakers bureau of

AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Teva. Contributing Editor Louis Kuritzky, MD, is a retained consultant for and serves on the speakers bureau of Allergan, Daiichi Sankyo, Lilly, and Lundbeck. Peer Reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD; Editor Jill Drachenberg; and Assistant Editor Jonathan Springston report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.


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


Dr. Watkins reports he has received research support from Actavis.

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