Kurt Kroenke, MD; Lia Logio, MD
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Kroenke K., Logio L.; Update in General Internal Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 2004;141:213-220. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-141-3-200408030-00010
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2004;141(3):213-220.
This year's Update in General Internal Medicine incorporates articles on thromboembolic disease, imaging, hypertension, combination therapy versus single-drug therapy, preventive medicine, pain, and physician satisfaction.
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