Megan McNamara; Pelin Batur; Kristi Tough DeSapri
CME Objective: To review current evidence for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment, hormonal contraception, and patient information for perimenopause.
Funding source: American College of Physicians. Disclosures: Dr. McNamara, ACP Contributing Author, has disclosed the following conflict of interest: Travel expenses/accommodations expenses covered or reimbursed: American College of Physicians. Dr. Batur, ACP Contributing Author, has disclosed no conflicts of interest. Dr. Tough DeSapri, ACP Contributing Author, has disclosed the following conflicts of interest: Honoraria: Amgen; Travel expenses/accommodations expenses covered or reimbursed: American College of Physicians. Disclosures can also be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M14-2821.
With the assistance of additional physician writers, Annals of Internal Medicine editors develop In the Clinic using resources of the American College of Physicians, including ACP Smart Medicine and MKSAP (Medical Knowledge and Self-Assessment Program).
This issue provides a clinical overview of Perimenopause focusing on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, practice improvement, and patient information. The content of In the Clinic is drawn from the clinical information and education resources of the American College of Physicians (ACP), including ACP Smart Medicine and MKSAP (Medical Knowledge and Self-Assessment Program). Annals of Internal Medicine editors develop In the Clinic from these primary sources in collaboration with the ACP's Medical Education and Publishing divisions and with the assistance of science writers and physician writers. Editorial consultants from ACP Smart Medicine and MKSAP provide expert review of the content. Readers who are interested in these primary resources for more detail can consult http://smartmedicine.acponline.org, http://mksap.acponline.org, and other resources referenced in each issue of In the Clinic.
McNamara M, Batur P, DeSapri KT. Perimenopause. Ann Intern Med. 2015;162:ITC1. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/AITC201502030
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