The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed. Rather, it is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty, which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.
The AAFP disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to any individual using this material and for all claims that might arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician or any other person.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the data presented here. Physicians may care to check specific details, such as drug doses and contraindications, in standard sources prior to clinical application. Websites accessed January, 2012.
This material might contain recommendations/guidelines developed by other organizations. Please note that although these guidelines might be included, this does not necessarily imply endorsement by the AAFP.
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In the past, the ABFM has advised that the information on the exam does not include any questions based on evidence released in the last 18 months. Recently, we have been advised by the ABFM that examinees should answer questions on the exam based on the most current practice recommendations.
This self-study material was recorded live, and changes have been made to make the material more suitable for the at-home audience, including reformatting the slides. The audience responses were captured live and are to be used for benchmarking purposes only. In some cases, the user may see all 0%s where the audience response system (ARS) did not capture any data, or cases where, due to rounding, the response percentages do not add up to 100%. In all cases, we have exactly duplicated the responses that were recorded by the ARS.
Notes about Drugs
The faculty members for this activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time the presentations were written. Information regarding drugs (eg, administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, and precautions) and delivery systems is subject to change, and the reader is advised to check the manufacturer’s insert and medical references for information concerning recommended dosage and potential problems or cautions prior to dispensing or administering any drug.
Investigational Uses of Products
Faculty members shall disclose when an investigational use of a product not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity. Faculty members shall disclose that the product is still investigational. It is not the purpose of this policy to prohibit or limit the exchange of views in scientific and educational discussions, but to ensure that faculty members disclose to participants that such discussion will take place.
The following faculty members have returned forms declaring that the content of their presentations for this AAFP-sponsored CME course will not include discussion of investigational uses of products or devices:
Teresa Lianne Beck, MD
B Wayne Blount, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Robert Dachs, MD, FAAP
Jonathon Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP
Americo D Fraboni, MD
Joseph Garry, MD, FAAFP
William J Geiger, MD, FAAFP
Gary I Levine, MD, FAAFP
Robyn Latessa, MD
Stanley Oakley, MD, FAPA
Laurence J. Robbins, MD
David G. Weismiller, MD