Internal Medicine Alert (Vol. 39, No. 2) - January 30, 2017

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Release date: January 2017

Valid through: January 2020

Target Audience

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


  • Seniors Unsafe While Driving Under Influence of Opioids
  • Pulmonary Embolism Common Cause for Syncope in Hospitalized Patients
  • Dental Care May Reduce Risk of Pneumonia
  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness May Stave Off the Development of Depression
  • Diabetes and Vitamin C Deficiency May Be Common
  • Pharmacology Update: Crisaborole Ointment (Eucrisa)
  • Clinical Briefs: Dietary Supplement Trends, 1999-2012; New Tools for Glucose Monitoring; Placebo for Osteoarthritis Pain


  • 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, 2017. 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


William T. Elliott, MD, FACP

Chair, Formulary Committee

Northern California Kaiser

Permanente; Assistant Clinical

Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco


Matthew E. Fink, MD

Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York Pres­byterian Hospital


Seema Gupta, MD, MSPH

Clinical Assistant Professor,

Department of Family and Community

Health, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Marshall University

Huntington, WV


Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP

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


David Kiefer, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of Wisconsin
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
University of Arizona, Tucson


Louis Kuritzky, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Florida



Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Professor of Medicine
Division of General Medical Disciplines
Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine



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; Executive Editor Leslie Coplin; and Assistant Editor Jonathan Springston report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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

Dr. Fink reports he is a consultant for Proctor & Gamble.

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