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Credit Statement: College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Learning Objectives: Educational objectives. On completion of this article, you should be able to (1) define diarrhea; (2) outline various pathophysiologic mechanisms of diarrhea; and (3) describe a simplified 5-step approach to facilitate the evaluation of diarrhea.
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and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational
activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. Disclosure of this information
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In their editorial and administrative roles, William L. Lanier, Jr, MD, Scott C.
Litin, MD, Terry L. Jopke, Kimberly D. Sankey, and Nicki M. Smith, MPA, have control of the content of this program but have no relevant financial relationship(s) with industry.
Dr Sweetser has no potential competing interests to declare.
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Date of Release: 6/1/2012
Expiration date: 5/31/2014 (Credit can no longer be offered after it has passed the expiration date.)