Release date: January 2016 Valid through: January 2019 Target Audience This CME activity is intended for the internist/family physician. Subjects Effect of Modified Valsalva Maneuver for Emergency Treatment of Supraventricular Tachycardia Utility of Non-traditional Risk Factors Pharmacology Update: Mepolizumab Injection (Nucala) Carotid Occlusion Rarely Develops from Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis Clinical Briefs: Good Cardiovascular News from the SGLT2 Inhibitor Class?; Spironolactone Best Add-on for Resistant Hypertension; Vitamin D: Conclusions From an NIH Conference ECG Review: Early Repolarization or Something More? 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. Credit Available Physicians Maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits 2.0 AOA Category 2-B credits 1.0 AAFP Credits Sponsor This activity is sponsored by AHC Media. Accreditation Statement AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation Physicians 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 1.0Prescribedcredit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP accreditation begins Jan. 15, 2016. Term of approval is for one year from this date with the option of yearly renewal. Faculty Listing EDITOR Stephen A. Brunton , MD Adjunct Clinical Professor University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill ASSOCIATE EDITORS James Chan , PharmD, PhD Pharmacy Quality and Outcomes Manager, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA William T. Elliott , MD, FACP Chair, Formulary Committee, Northern California Kaiser Permanente; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco Ken Grauer , MD Professor Emeritus in Family Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida Seema Gupta , MD, MSPH Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Health, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV Harold L. Karpman , MD, FACC, FACP Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine Louis Kuritzky , MD Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville Martin S. Lipsky , MD Chancellor, South Jordan Campus, Roseman University of Health Sciences, South Jordan, UT 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 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 Financial Disclosure Internal Medicine Alerts editor, Stephen Brunton , MD, is a retained consultant for Abbott, AstraZeneca, Becton Dickinson, Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, and Teva; he serves on the speakers bureau of AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Teva. Peer reviewer Gerald Roberts , MD; executive editor Leslie Coplin ; and associate managing editor Jonathan Springston report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study. Dr. Karpman reports no financial relationships relevant to this field of study. Michael Crawford, MD, Professor of Medicine, Chief of Clinical Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco, reports no financial relationships relevant to this field of study. Matthew E. Fink , MD, Louis and Gertrude Feil Professor in Clinical Neurology and Chairman, Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College; Neurologist-in-Chief, New York Presbyterian Hospital, reports no financial relationships relevant to this field of study. Drs. Elliott and Chan report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study. Dr. Grauer is the sole proprietor of KG-EKG Press, and publisher of an ECG pocket brain book.
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