Practical Reviews in Internal Medicine

Stay current on the latest advances in Internal Medicine with our unbiased expert reviews from today's leading medical journals.

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Practical Reviews is just that—practical, expert reviews of the most relevant articles from leading medical journals in Internal Medicine.

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Our expert medical faculty conduct a comprehensive review of hundreds of articles from current leading medical journals so you don't have to. Our knowledge leaders summarize the most relevant medical research for you to review at your convenience and add commentary with perspective for applying these findings in your own practice.

Connect to Practical Reviews in Internal Medicine and get:

  • Up to 26 articles summarized in each issue, each with an expert audio review
  • Online quizzes and instant pass/fail notification
  • Instant access to our database of Internal Medicine journal reviews
  • 14 issues annually
  • Ability to earn up to 70 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ or contact hours

View our full list of Reviewers, Journals, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Did You Know?

Arjun S. Chanmugam, MD, FACEP, MBA, the Attending Emergency Physician with the Johns Hopkins Hospital, serves as the Medical Director for Practical Reviews.

Articles in each issue of Practical Reviews are selected, vetted and summarized by expert panelists who are some of the leading practitioners and instructors in their fields.

The free Practical Reviews app provides easy search capabilities across 125,000+ articles to aid you in your research needs.

Coordinating Editor

Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Rathmann Family Foundation
  • Endowed Chair for Patient – Centered Clinical Education
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA

Administrative Editor

Redonda G. Miller, MD, MBA

  • Vice President, Medical Affairs
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD


Cameron Baston, MD

  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA

Lisa A. Chiou, MD, MPH, FACP

  • Hospitalist Physician
  • Providence Regional Medical Center Everett
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • University of Washington
  • Everett, WA

Lindsay Collins, MD

  • Chief Medical Resident
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA

David E. Greenberg, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Departments of Medicine & Microbiology
  • Dallas, TX

Deborah L. Greenberg, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA

Zachary D. Goldberger, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FHRS, FACP

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Division of Cardiology
  • Seattle, WA

Melissa “Moe” Hagman, MD, FACP

  • Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Boise VA Medical Center
  • Boise, ID

Jon Keller, MD

  • Chief Internal Medicine Resident
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA

Christopher L. Knight, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Baylor/Scott and White
  • Temple, TX

Michael F. Krug, MD

  • Associate Residency Program Director
  • University of Washington – Boise
  • Boise VA Medical Center
  • Boise, ID

Susan Eva Merel, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Department of Medicine
  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Seattle, WA

Kim O’Connor, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA


Genevieve L. Pagalilauan, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Medicine
  • Division of General Internal Medicine
  • University of Washington School of Medicine/Medical Center
  • Seattle, WA

Mark E. Pasanen, MD, FACP

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Fletcher Allen Health Care
  • Burlington, VT

Elaine Sachter, MD, FACP

  • Internist
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Seattle, WA

Rachael A. Safyan, MD

  • Hematology/Oncology Fellow
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • New York, NY

John V. L. Sheffield, MD, FACP

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Seattle, WA

Richard J. Simons, MD, MACP

  • Senior Associate Dean for MD Programs
  • The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Washington, DC

Karen Stout, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Division of Cardiology
  • Seattle, WA

Eliza L. Sutton, MD, FACP

  • Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine
  • University of Washington Medical Center – Roosevelt, WHCC
  • Seattle, WA

Rachel E. Thompson, MD, FHM, MPH

  • Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine
  • University of Nebraska
  • Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Omaha, NE

Jeff Wallace, MD, MPH

  • Professor and Director of Clinical Geriatrics
  • University of Colorado Health Science Center
  • Division of Geriatrics
  • Denver, CO

William G. Weppner, MD, MPH, FACP

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • University of Washington School of Medicine - Boise
  • Internal Medicine Residency
  • Boise, ID

Jenny Wright, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Department of Medicine
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA

  • American Heart Journal
  • American Journal of Cardiology
  • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • American Journal of the Medical Sciences
  • American Journal of Medicine
  • American Journal of Surgery
  • American Review of Respiratory Disease
  • Annals of Allergy
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Annals of Neurology
  • Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
  • Annals of Surgery
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Arthritis & Rheumatology
  • British Heart Journal
  • British Medical Journal
  • Circulation
  • Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases
  • Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Care
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gut
  • Hepatology
  • JAMA Internal Medicine
  • Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Clinical Investigation
  • Journal of General Internal Medicine
  • Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Journal of Rheumatology
  • Kidney International
  • The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • The Lancet
  • Mayo Clinic Proceedings
  • Metabolism
  • Nephron
  • Neurology
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Stroke
  • Surgery

Statement of Need

CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Internists and others interested in the diagnosis and treatment of internal medicine disorders.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Describe recent advances in diagnosis and management in the field of internal medicine
  • Evaluate the scientific literature in internal medicine with respect to study design and interpretation of results
  • Identify and incorporate new scientific advances into clinical practice as appropriate

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 5 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 5 hours.

Nursing Accreditation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 5 hours per issue

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the speaker and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the instructional materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

For release and expiration dates, please see the front matter material at the beginning of each issue.


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(Updated 4/09 and 3/14)


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