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Author: Mary Nettleman, MD, MS, Chair, Department of Medicine, Michigan State University

Coauthor: Stephen Sigworth, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Primary Care Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Editor(s): Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor,, Inc; Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor III, MD, Vice-Chief, Compliance Officer, Attending Physician Emergency Medicine Residency, Department of Emergency Medicine, Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, University of South Carolina; Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor,


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Last Editorial Review: 4/3/2007

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